Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography: Blog en-us (C) 2015 SHIN PHOTOGRAPHY (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:33:00 GMT Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:33:00 GMT Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography: Blog 120 120 Father's Day Portrait Special and Gift Certificate 2014 in Chicago, IL with Shin Photography

]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) Chicago Chicagoland babies baby certificate chicago children day family father father's gift kids location mother offer outdoor photographer photography portrait special studio Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:28:24 GMT
Mother's Day Portrait Special and Gift Certificate 2014 in Chicago, IL with Shin Photography Give your mom the gift of portrait this year with photos of her loved ones and something she can treasure for years to come...

]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) Chicago Chicagoland babies baby certificate children day family gift kids location mother mother's offer outdoor photography portrait special studio Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:03:44 GMT
Chicago Summer Family Portrait with Shin Photography My friends, Kate and Brennan, welcomed their baby in the spring and I had the privilege of photographing their first family portrait. We spent the afternoon together at the park and eventually at their home since the little one was getting tired and hungry. It is tough being a baby model and having to look cute all the time! Below are some of my favorite photos from our time together. In case you are wondering about the pup, her name is Honey and she also loved being in front of the camera. Congratulations again to this beautiful family. 
SL_130515_0090 Family Portrait Family Portrait

Family Portrait Family Portrait


]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) baby chicago children family father mother outdoor photographer photography portrait summer Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:09:15 GMT
Macaroni Kid Day at Play - May 2013 i

I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing families at Macaroni Kid Day at Play in Logan Square on Mother's Day weekend. It was a great turnout and lots of fun. Families came to create handmade photo frames with Macaroni Kid while I was taking photos of them to go with their frames. Play hosted the event and the kids had a blast playing with the cool toys and games in the store. Here are some of my favorite images from the event. 

Macaroni Kid Chicago



]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) babies baby chicago children dad day family father kids mother mother's photographer photography portrait toddler Wed, 22 May 2013 16:00:23 GMT
Mother's Day Portrait Gift Certificates 2013 in Chicago, IL with Shin Photography

* Mother's Day gift certificate is available for purchase from May 1-12, 2013 only. Not valid with other offers, promotions or gift certificates. Location photography is limited to Chicagoland area. 

]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) Chicago day family gift mother mother's photography portrait Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:41:05 GMT
Shin Photography - Holiday Portrait Special

]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) baby chicago children family holiday location maternity photographer portrait promotion special studio Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:56:59 GMT
Chicago Fall Family Portrait Last weekend, it was the perfect weather for a fall family portrait. The leaves were golden and the temperature was comfortable, even for the baby. We strolled around South Pond in Lincoln Park and captured some really great moments of the whole family. Here are some of my favorites...

SL_121020_0021 SL_121020_0011

SL_121020_0219 SL_121020_0176 SL_121020_0130

]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) baby boy chicago child children dad fall family father girl mom mother outdoor photo photographer photography portrait sibling toddler Thu, 25 Oct 2012 23:13:15 GMT
Chicago October Artists Month 2012

Every year throughout October, everyone is invited to meet hundreds of Chicago visual artists at exhibitions, workshops, open studios, tours, and neighborhood art walks at venues throughout the city. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in collaboration with more than 200 program partners, Chicago Artists Month aims to showcase the extraordinary talent and vibrancy of Chicago’s art community.

I am extremely excited to be part of a group show at Dreambox Gallery, along with photography by Iwona Biedermann, paintings by Jan Brud and Jerzy Kenar, sculpture and mixed media by Jolanta Pawlak, wooden mosaic by Tom Robinson, and the compelling rhythms of Aleksander Najda’s poetry. For the first time, I will be showing portraits of women that I met and photographed while living in Singapore from 2006-2008. This series showcases the diversity of the international community on this tiny island on the other side of the world. I will be showing 3 pieces from this series for this group exhibition. 

The opening reception is open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Date: Friday, Oct 12, 2012

Time: 6-10pm

Location: Dreambox Gallery, 2415 W North Ave, Chicago IL 60641




]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) art artist artists bucktown chicago event exhibition fine gallery opening photography show Sun, 30 Sep 2012 00:49:56 GMT
Professional YOU Headshot Party


Here is a great opportunity to get an updated headshot for your business, work or social media bio with a professional photographer, hosted by Shin Photography. Your ticket to this event includes:


* A professional headshot portrait by Shin Lim

* Make-up touches from a talented make-up artist

* 4-5 low resolution images of your choice to be used at your discretion

* Complimentary wine and food by Chef Brian Millman

* Great giveaways and raffle prizes


Limited spaces available so book your tickets quickly for this great event! Buy your ticket at

]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) business chicago event headshot networking party people. portrait Tue, 10 Jul 2012 03:57:46 GMT
Tips for creating great outdoor portraits of your kids in the summer


Every parent I know loves taking photos of their child. Who could blame them? Their childhood is so fleeting and a photograph is a terrific way to remember a special time, day or moment in their lives. Summertime in Chicago, as we all know, is extra special as the city comes to live with boundless family fun activities. There are endless festivals, markets, visits to the parks and lakes, picnics, and so forth. Here are 5 simple tips for creating great outdoor photos of your family with natural light using your compact camera or DSLR.


1. The most ideal times of the day for outdoor photos are the hours before sunset or after dawn as the light is soft, as compared to the hours in between. The other option is photographing on a cloudy day. This is the best portrait lighting as the light is very soft and flattering. 


2. Since the first tip is obviously not always an option, an alternative solution is to find an open shady area to photograph on a bright sunny day. Bright sunlight can create harsh and distracting shadows on faces but you can avoid it if you are in the shade where the lighting is more even.


3. If you have to photograph under direct sunlight, make sure your family is not directly facing the sun to eliminate squinting eyes. When the sun is behind their back, however, this will likely create a silhouette image where the faces are dark but the background is light. You can solve this by using a fill flash to lighten the shadows on the faces (but make sure you are within 10 feet or less).


4. If you are taking portraits in a place where the background seems too distracting (i.e. too many people or objects), you might want to consider blurring out the background by using the portrait or aperture priority modes for a smaller depth of field (f2.8 or f4).


5. When photographing kids (and sometimes adults too), let them be themselves. They do not always have to be looking at the camera. You sometimes get the best shots when they are not posing. Ask them to play in the water, throw a frisbee or dance around. The genuine smiles on their faces are priceless. 






]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) baby chicago chicago children photographer chicago family photographer chicago kid photographer chicago portrait photographer children family headshot kid kids light maternity natural newborn outdoor photo photograph photographer photography portrait summer tip tips toddler Tue, 26 Jun 2012 02:30:20 GMT
FREE Father's Day Photo-Op at Shin Photography Family Portrait If you are out celebrating Father's Day in the city this Sunday, stop by for a free photo-op with Dad. It's our gift to families on this special day. We know how hard it is to schedule time for a family photo session so we are making it short, easy and fun for you. You will receive an online gallery of your images within a week. No prints are included but there is an option to purchase if you see anything you LOVE! This service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Easy street parking in front of the studio. 

Special thanks to Fritz Pastry for providing tasty treats and Building Blocks Toy Store for giveaways to families at this event!

]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) Chicago child children dad event family father mom mother photo portrait studio Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:09:22 GMT
NPN Chicago June 2012 New Members Mingle
NPN June New Members Mingle I recently became a member of Neighborhood Parents Network Chicago (NPN), a fantastic organization that provides amazing resources and events for the diverse communities of families in the city. The first event I attended and photographed was a New Members Mingle where parents come together to meet other new members at a fun place called Bubbles Academy. Everyone had a great time. There was lots of food, music, play and raffle prizes for both parents and kids alike. Below is a link to NPN Facebook's page where you can check out more of the photographs that I took at the event.

]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) Bubbles Chicago NPN Shin academy babies baby dad event father group kid kids mom mother neighborhood network parent parents photography play Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:25:12 GMT
Mother's Day Special 2012 Shin Photography, in conjunction with Dreambox Foto Studio, is offering a 50% off Mother's Day Special portrait package. This special features a portrait session and your choice of an 8x10 archival print or two 5x7 archival prints. Additional options to purchase more images and framing are available, upon request. For more information, call or e-mail Shin Photography for more information. 

]]> (Chicago Portrait Photographer - Shin Photography) Chicago babies baby child children family father kid kids mother offer portrait special Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:49:01 GMT