I love kids! In fact, I was one once! (ok, bad joke!) My children are 10 and 12 now, and I'm so glad that I took the time to create heirloom portraits of them growing up. Camera phones have sure helped us with the convenience of taking pictures while we're "out and about", but there is still nothing like a professionally created portrait that is displayed on your family room wall for years and years...
"We have gone to Neil for baby and mommy portraits for each of our four children. The process is easy and the final results are amazing. One of our children was fussy and he was patient and still produced several great photos of her. He has a way of capturing the emotional bond, not just the physical image. When guests come to our home we receive more compliments on the newborn photos than any artwork in our home. He is a gifted photographer and artist." ~ Veronica Norman, Hinsdale, IL
One of the best things about children is their fleeting sense of wonder, and I love to capture that. When possible, I let the kids play and explore. Sometimes you capture a moment quickly, and sometimes it can take a while - but I'm determined to catch it!
A 30x40 Canvas Wall Portrait in the front room.
"Initially, we were given Neil Gates Photography name and information through my son's orthodontist. Upon the removal of his braces, we were given a complimentary 8x10 portrait of our son. We were so impressed with Neil. He was so accommodating and wanted to make sure that the weather, lighting and everything was just right. We really liked how we had the opportunity to come to his studio to choose the proofs of our son we liked. Neil had them displayed on the wall, all the different poses and sizes. We had such a difficult time deciding which one to take, so we ended up choosing two poses! We are planning to use him for our family portrait as well as for when our kids are seniors in school, we'll have one in college and one in high school. Neil is so great to work with, we would highly recommend his services to anybody!" ~ Gail VanHorn, Naperville IL
Give me a call at 630-428-4540, or email, and we can set up a time to get together and chat - there's no obligation, and it's absolutely free...
Please visit the Children's Portrait Gallery also!