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Marita Poll Images is a highly customized boutique photography studio located on the North Shore of Chicago, in Highland Park, Illinois, specializing in portraiture, weddings, and fine art photography.
I have always loved photographic images and the way they capture a moment in time like nothing else. I have always been an artist, first as a kid with my instant camera, and then a little more formally- studying painting, ceramics, and photography and earning a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. All that time working with film and in the dark room taught me a lot.
I am a Chicago girl, born and raised in the Windy City (Chicagoans know the reason it’s called the Windy City- and where to get good pizza- never hesitate to ask me). Combining my love of photography and the City of Chicago- taking photographs in and around the city- is always awesome. I may live north- but I’m a White Sox fan. When I’m not working with my lovely clients to make their portraits, you can find me in the city teaching a workshop on urban landscape, or street photography. In my free time I’m usually hanging out with my 3 kids, husband, and basset hound- plotting our next travel adventure!
My style is authentic, classic and lovely. Your portrait should reflect your unique character, with a timelessness that will transcend time and fads, and be absolutely stunning. My work- including my Chicago photographs and travel photographs from around the world- has appeared in galleries and exhibits throughout Chicago, and has received several awards and recognitions.
I love and mostly use natural light, but do use studio lights at my studio or on location – in and around Chicago and the North Shore. I’ve done sessions all around the US- mostly from clients who have moved away from Chicago (gasp!) but still want their Chicago photographer.
I would love to hear from you. Be in touch to learn more about booking a session, purchasing a fine art print, or attending a workshop.