Since 1931, Evanston Photographic Studios has provided Evanston and the Chicagoland area with beautiful photographs and videos for all occasions.
Genie Lemieux is the quintessential “people person,” handling an amazing array of roles with boundless energy and dedication. Expert photojournalist, insightful portrait artist, respected businesswoman, and devoted mother: She brings this spectrum of experience to bear on every aspect of her photography and customer service.
Genie’s passion is equaled by her professionalism. Her detailed preparation, years of experience and uncanny intuition enable her to understand a bride and her family’s expectations, and fulfill and surpass them with stunning results and heartfelt service. That clear vision and attention to detail gives Genie an edge for business, group and community event photos, too. With a bachelor’s degree in photography from Columbia University, Genie combines rigorous technical proficiency with an artist’s eye.
Always striving for the best from herself and from everyone around her, her self-effacing charm and artistic credo are best summed up in her own words: “My favorite photograph is the one I’m just about to take!”
Steve Jordan’s artistry is as multifaceted as is his life and career starting in his homeland of England, culminating in Evanston.
From his formal British education to his hands-on apprenticeship in Chicago’s largest commercial photography laboratories and working with some of Chicago’s finest commercial photographers; from founding his own video production company to joint ownership of Evanston Photographic Studios — Steve’s continuous quest for excellence and cutting-edge technical expertise has been a hallmark of his entire life.
Whether he is hanging from a helicopter for a world-class architectural aerial shot, up at dawn to capture the glories of a Lake Michigan sunrise, or in a friend’s garden contemplating the intimate geometry of a single blossom — his images invite the viewer into hitherto unperceived realms of light and shadow, reality and fantasy that his well-trained eye and gifted sensibilities have discovered.
Photographer, videographer, editor and certified drone pilot, Steve’s work has graced the pages of publications ranging from Northshore magazine to The Illinois Tourism Guide. Evanston Photographic Studios’ clientele ranging from Northwestern University, world class law firms, local businesses and beyond.
History of Evanston Photographic Studios
Established in 1931, Evanston Photographic Studios has been open for business consistently for almost 90 years. The studio has survived wars, depressions, recessions, the transition from film to digital and a few moves. The key: Offering an eclectic, but high-quality, approach to not only photography, but equally important, full and thorough service as well.
Many of our clients continue to work with us for decades. Each of the three principal studio owners, past and present, have close ties to the community, each other and one thing in common: a dedication to providing the best, most comprehensive service we can. We all have at onetime and still do serve on the boards of several non-profits and civic committees.
Our “one stop shop” for all your media needs includes an archive that reaches back more than a hundred years, design services, full video production and we cover all genres of photography from architecture to zoological.