Michael, Professional Photographer

(37 Reviews)

Itasca, IL

Hair & Makeup Info Available
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8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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Your photographer will contact you to finalize the date and time of the shoot. If they are not available for your chosen session, they will reschedule with you accordingly. Once the session is agreed upon, you can book your hair or makeup appointments.

Photo Packages

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    Classic Photo Package


    • 12 color digital, web-ready
    • 60 minutes
    • 2 outfits (one casual, one dressy)
    • Headshots, 3/4, and full-length
    • Preview 30-40 images in private online gallery
    • Styling Guide and assistance with clothes for photo shoot
    • Concierge Service
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    Deluxe Photo Package


    • 18 color digital, web-ready
    • 90 minutes
    • 3 outfits (two casual, one dressy)
    • Headshots, 3/4, and full-length
    • Preview 45-60 images in private online gallery
    • Styling Guide and assistance with clothes for photo shoot
    • Concierge Service

Styling Makeover

Do you feel unmotivated to start online dating either because you hate the way you look in clothes or simply don’t know how to dress to attract the opposite sex? Do you wish you had more sexy confidence? Imagine knowing what looks good on your body and having someone help you pick out outfits for your photos and on dates!

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    Complete Virtual Makeover Package


    • 60 minute private recorded video session with our stylist, Kimmy, complete image and online first impression assessment
    • Body analysis including a style guide for men/women to determine flattering styles for your body type
    • Color analysis to see what looks best for your skin and hair color
    • Hand selected suggested outfits for your photo session and dating
    • Online shopping links to several dating looks and outfits
    • Killer Body Image Workbook

Profile Writing - e-Cyrano

Do you think your profile truly conveys who you really are? Does the idea of writing about yourself scare you? Can't come up with the right witty words to use? Let e-Cyrano help you out. We have three choices for you:

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    Silver Profile Makeover


    • e-Cyrano consultant offers a 20 minute line-by-line critical analysis to help punch up your existing profile.
    • We provide an objective, professional opinion to get your profile back on track.
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    Gold Profile Writing


    • e-Cyrano writes you two 200 word essays (About You, About Your Ideal Partner) using a detailed questionnaire and a 40 minute phone consultation .
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    Platinum Profile Writing Made Easy


    • e-Cyrano writes your profile from scratch after an extended phone interview. (ideal for OkCupid/eHarmony members)
    • No long questionnaire to fill out yourself.
    • Just tell us who you are and we do the rest.

I am a life-style and portrait photographer with over 30 years experience. I have a BFA in Photography from the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design. My experience covers a wide array of subjects, but my favorite is photographing people and bringing out the best of who they are. I have photographed people for many personal and professional uses. I love what I do and my primary goal is to help my clients have images that make them LookBetterOnline. Our hair and makeup services are not makeovers, but a maximization of your assets for the camera.


I first talk to you so I can get to know you and the look you want to achieve. We will discuss your hair, makeup and where we will have your photo session at a local location. I strive to make you comfortable and relaxed so together we can produce great images of you.

Favorite Locations:

Forest Preserves, Golf courses, Lakes, Parks

Michael's Testimonials

  • Michael was extremely professional and helpful with the photo shoot. He chose excellent locations for the shoots and provided me with excellent direction to get some amazing shots. I am very happy with the results of the shoot and would work with him again.

    ~Andrew H.

  • Michael was professional and demonstrated a high degree of interest in my photo project. Coming from someone who really does not care to be photographed in this setting, Mike made the experience fun and and results were really great photos.

    ~Craig P.

  • I thought Michael was great! He spent time getting the lighting right for me to help accentuate the positives. I would recommend Michael to anyone needing a photographer.

    ~Tara M.

  • Michael is an excellent photographer who took the time to let me get comfortable in front of the camera. It was a pleasure to work with someone who was extremely professional and passionate about what they do.

    ~Kim B.

  • Michael was great! It was great working with him, he made me feel very comfortable and I am happy with the pictures.

    ~Cynthia R.

  • Working with Michael was GREAT!!! He is detail oriented and is very knowledgeable. Michael made me feel completely comfortable and relaxed during our session which resulted in some great photos. I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of using his services. I could not be happier with his service and professionalism.

    ~Michael B.

  • Michael has an easy-going style that helped a lot to loosen up this slightly stiff subject (me). Thanks to his experienced skill and artistic eye, the session went very smoothly and produced some very nice shots.

    ~Ralph C.

  • Michael was extremely easy and fun to work with. He was not at all rushed and made the entire process very comfortable. I would recommend him!

    ~Joanne B.

  • Michael made me feel so comfortable and is such an amazing photographer. I was able to see some of his previous work online, as well as in his studio, and it is awesome. I'm very happy with my pictures. Lookbetteronline is lucky to have Michael on their team! If any of my friends need pictures, I'm definitely going to send them to Michael.

    ~Jane R.

  • Michael was terrific, a real professional and artist at his craft. I felt very comfortable and relaxed. He took the extra time to make sure the shots were just right. Thank you very much!

    ~John g.

  • Michael was great to work with. Down to earth, professional and he put me at ease right away. Other than family photos and school pictures, I've never been professionally photographed so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I would work with Mike again in a heartbeat. He did an excellent job.

    ~Chad S.

  • I was so glad I chose Michael to take my profile pictures! He took as much time as necessary to ensure the best results. I've received more interest in the week since I posted the new photos as I had received in the previous three months! I highly recommend him!

    ~Karen F.

  • I was so glad I chose Michael to take my profile pictures! He took as much time as necessary to ensure the best results. I've received more interest in the week since I posted the new photos as I had received in the previous three months! I highly recommend him!

    ~Karen F.

  • Run, don't walk to book your appointment with Michael. He was fantastic! I am not very comfortable in front of the camera - my posed pictures tend to be stiff. Micheal worked with me to find what made me relaxed and comfortable and which resulted in some of the best pictures of my life! I will definitely use Michael's services again.

    ~Elaine M.

  • I would recommend Michael to anyone. I had the photo shoot done at his house. He is friendly, professional, really took his time, never felt rushed, and he made me feel comfortable. I had photos taken in different outfits. I feel like I received the best photos possible. As for using some of the photos for online dating, they have been a huge hit and have really improved my success online. I wish I would have had photos like these taken many years ago. I would recommend this service to everyone.

    ~Heather D.

  • Michael took my photo shoot for LookBetterOnline on Sunday, and I wanted to let you know that he did a really good job. Hiring a photographer to take my dating profile photos was a foreign concept to me, I must say, I'm really happy we did this. Michael did such a good job that I'm being contacted by younger men, which I never expected. Ah, the miracle of soft focus 🙂 Thank you so much.

    ~Laura W.

  • Michael was so awesome to work with. His attention to detail is amazing. He was so incredibly easy to work with and made me feel extremely comfortable even from our first phone call. I am thrilled with the results and am so glad that I chose Michael. Thank you Michael!

    ~Rosie V.

  • Michael is extremely knowledgable and an outstanding photographer. He will make you look like a model, even if you have absolutely no experience. Just a good, good man, I highly recommend him...!!!

    ~John M.

  • Mike is really an amazing photographer. I'm very uncomfortable in front of the camera, and he made me feel extremely comfortable, and really took the best photographs I've ever seen of myself! They were flattering and with a wide range of looks. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.

    ~Naomi W.

  • These are excellent thanks. Mike is an excellent photographer and a great person to work with. He made the whole session easy and fun and exciting.

    ~Arvind A.

  • Michael was terrific--he was very professional and tried to photograph me the best he possibly could. I could not have asked for a better experience.

    ~Rena G.

  • Working with Michael was a wonderful experience!

    ~Debra S.

  • Michael has a passion for doing these portraits because he says this is about people's lives. Furthermore as I got to know him I believe that I cannot recall when I have met a finer human being.

    ~Thomas M.

  • Michael was wonderful. He really made me comfortable and he made it fun! He does great work!

    ~Leigh V.

  • Mike was excellent! Best photographer in the world. Knows how to get the best of you on film!

    ~Raul M.

  • Michael was fabulous. He was punctual, flexible, highly professional. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone. Thanks for connecting him to me.

    ~Marcy G.

  • I really enjoyed working with Michael. He put me at ease! He was very professional and took great care to bring out the 'best in me'. Would use him again.

    ~Tina V.

  • I was pleasantly surprised at how well things turned out. I usually never take a good picture, but Mike managed to bring out the best in me.

    ~Kevin P.

  • I thought Michael was great. He made me feel very comfortable. He was wonderful to work with. He made me feel pretty.

    ~Kathleen S.

  • Michael was great. He is very knowledgeable and detailed. Cares about what he is doing. He spent WAY more time than I thought he would to make sure everything turned out well.

    ~Greg H.

  • I used Michael for photos to post on an online dating site. I thought he was absolutely wonderful, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. He spent a lot of time making sure I would walk away with photos I not only liked but loved. He went above and beyond, the extra mile...you name it; he was GREAT! I would recommend him to anyone. A+++

    ~Tara M.

  • Excellent photographer, experienced, pleasant, friendly, made u feel comfortable, great pictures, highly recommend to anyone. Took enough time to produce good results. Very good experience.

    ~Diane C.

  • He is great photographer and all so awesome guy.

    ~Robert A.

  • Michael was excellent. He was extremely careful about making my shots the best they could be. I was thoroughly impressed by his professionalism and would recommend him highly.

    ~James B.

  • I would highly recommend Michael to anyone needing a professional photographer. I felt very much at ease under Michael's guidance through the photo shoot.

    ~Stewart N.

  • He was great. He made me feel so comfortable and he did a fantastic job.

    ~Sheila H.

  • I have nothing but positives to say about Michael. He took extreme care in the details of making my pictures the best as possible!! He is clearly passionate about what he does! I appreciated his creativity and attention to detail. You made a great choice in bringing Michael on your team! I will be recommending him to my friends! Thanks, Michael, for making the whole experience enjoyable.

    ~Carol D.

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