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As you scroll through this site you will see we create images from babies to boardrooms, portraits to products, We have the equipment and the experience to handle all your image needs.

We Work with You

Our focus is on your needs. We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much. We'll hear what your needs are, make sure we understand them and then carry out the plan to meet your needs.

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Excellent photo print services, real chemically processed, photo restorations, graphic design, movie transfer to DVD, equipment consultation, digitizing 35mm, 120mm and 220mm film.

Capitalize on our Experience

After 34 years of commercial photography chances are very high we have already solved your image challenges. Let our experience help you to STAND OUT .

Latest Posts

Learning the Panasonic Lumix G9-The early journey

I finally was able to dedicate some time to shooting my new Lumix G9. Now I haven’t had to learn a new camera since 2004.  I’m not making excuses for the Lumix G9, or me but when your muscle m...
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Mirrorless? Really ?

Invoking personal changes. Every once in a while it is good to step out of your comfort zone and test your mettle.  That’s my opinion anyway,  as long as it doesn’t affect my business. We...
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Equine Photography Expertise Shared in Fundraiser Workshop For Military Families

If you are big on equine photography and barn photography then join me for an awesome 24 hours of photography bliss in the Quad city area August 11 and 12th  and at the same time provide much ...
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Food Photography — Mouth watering images

When a Chicago Area Restaurant wants to show off their menu they don’t pull out a cell phone, well the serious ones don’t anyway, they leave that up to the customer. My phone rings and ...
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Photographing Airshows

The arrival of summer brings the airshow circuit back to life in the Upper Midwest. For many the sights and sounds of high performance jets and vintage war bird aircraft is enough to bring chi...
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Winter Photography — Door Co Wisconsin

17° below zero was not your normal shooting environment. In fact most people might think going outside to take pictures under 32° might be a little insane. As for me, getting accused of being a lit...
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New Look for 1925 Landmark Hotel

When the 1925 Chicago-Evanston Landmark  Hilton-Orrington Hotel upgraded it’s guest rooms last last year, they called upon the services of Keith French Photography to showcase their remo...
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Custom Builder Professional Photography

When the president of a custom building contractor wanted to show off his prized accomplishments to potential clients it was easy to just pull out the ole cell phone a snap a few shots. But th...
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Chicago Photographic Conference

The greatest photography event in the Midwest is happening again this summer in Chicago. The second annual Out of Chicago Photography Conference is June 26th-28th in the heart of Chicago....
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An American Hero

“From a Grateful Nation”  The words of a Marine Honor Guard spoken on behalf of the Corps and the Country delivered to the family of a fallen hero.  This hero did not pay the ...
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Southern Illinois April 2014 Photo Workshop

The 2014 Spring Photo Workshop is over and once again nature didn’t disappoint. The harsh winter had its effects  in the Southern IL, on the positive side the waterfalls and the streams ...
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Healing Heros — Military Veterans

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that may develop after a person is exposed to traumatic events.  Symptoms include but are not limited to flashbacks, avoiding similar s...
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Photographing Winter Spectacular

I recently heard someone say “there is nothing worth photographing in the winter”.  The images that follow immediately came to mind so I decided to share them. The hardes...
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Better Snow Photography (simple tips)

For many of us this winter has been a real nuisance.  Snow piled high blocking driveways, morning and evening commutes extended or even doubled. Even the trains are battling with keeping a timely s...
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Damaged Photograph Restoration

Here is very meaningful photo to a client that was in very tough condition after years of neglect.  This is a great example of the before and after of restoring a photograph that has been severely ...
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Manufacturing and Product Photography

I recently had the distinct pleasure of photographing a manufacturing plant in Manchester MI. It was a special day as numerous Michigan State Senators and other legislators descended upon the smal...
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  • Keith was a pleasure to work with. He embodies all the essential characteristics that a successful professional photographer requires - very personable, easy to get in touch with, explains his logic, punctual.
  • I wanted to take a minute to say "Thank You"! Tamara and I were very happy with the photos you took of our 2 newest agents Tracey & Michelle. We will certaintly be using your exceptional services in the future. In the next month or so I believe some of our existing agents may reach out to you to set something up to get some updated photos taken. We look forward to a great working relationship! Have a wonderful week.
  • Keith French Photography - absolutely professional and dedicated. Everything we have done with him have had excellent results. He talks with you about your needs, situation, equipment, etc and gives you his honest opinion about what your next steps should be. We have had prints made, corporate portraits taken, camera equipment repaired, passport photos taken, etc. I just brought in a nonworking 35mm camera (probably 15 years old) - with partially exposed film in it. He was able to work with it and pull prints off after it sat for over 6 years in that state! My husband received an award which we needed photographed for our web site. This is a VERY difficult piece to photograph due to all the angles and design of the piece - plus we needed a background color that matched our website. The photographs turned out beautiful! The work he does is always so professional, and done with great care. You definitely know his passion for his work. His classes are a lot of fun and truly informational - I certainly did not need to know anything about cameras coming in! His knowledge is so expansive that even the most seasoned professionals will be able to discuss their situations and needs with him as well - many camera stores I have been in have not been able to talk to me in terms I could understand. Keith, a United States Marine veteran, has supported many military and veteran events with his time and talent. He is a big part of the community - geographically and militarily - something we look for in our business relationships. His patience, passion, and commitment to his profession are very evident. I highly recommend Keith French Photography for all of your photographic needs.
  • I am a model and business professional. I worked with Keith today and couldn't be any more pleased. I was fascinated by his ability to use the lighting to his advantage. He has a super great personality and even after almost 30 years as a photographer he still speaks with such passion. I highly recommend him!
  • I had a business portrait that was 4 years old and was outdated. I decided to get a current portrait and to use Keith French because of the reputation of his work. Keith is very professional and easy to work with. My business requires that I have a professional business portrait as I am providing a professional service to my clients. I am very please with the new portrait. I highly recommend using Keith French for your photography requirements.
  • "I recommend Keith French Photography if you are looking for a portrait taken with real skill. Keith's photos are well composed and not crowded with too many cheap effects. Keith makes you look like your best self in a photo, no frills attached. He did a headshot for me that I'm planning on using for my LinkedIn profile and in other professional arenas, and I would recommend him for anyone looking for a high quality classic or professional portrait."
  • We hired Keith French Photography to capture a surgical skills field trip experience in our facility for middle school students. Keith did an excellent job capturing the entire event from beginning to end - from closeups to a large group shot in a not so well lit room. He built a strong rapport with the surgeons, teachers and students and got great results. He delivered low res images from the shoot in 48 hours and followed-up with high res images within the week. We would highly recommend Keith French Photography for your corporate event.