Behind The Camera

I’m Tao. My name loosely translates to "water waves” in English, so I suppose it's natural that many of my images were created along the beaches of Chicago's North Shore. 

We all experience moments that we’d like to preserve forever. A portrait achieves just that - a candid, time-stopping glimpse into an exact moment. Creating that longevity for clients, friends and my own family has always been a privilege for me.

Outside of my portraiture work, I regularly support local performing arts organizations and charities by capturing their events.

The 2,004-Acre Studio

I love nature too much to shoot all portraits inside a studio. So, unofficially, the North Shore area has been my “studio” since Lenswork Studio started in the town of Winnetka over 15 years ago. The storytelling style of our portraits has earned recognition from longtime clients and publications. 

Lights, Camera, Action!

Fall is the busiest time for the studio. Most families reserve their sessions for September and October so we can capture the season's most beautiful colors. Photo sessions are mostly outdoors in the summer and fall, and in-home during winter and spring.

Our session fee is $400 with limited availability on holidays. Your satisfaction is absolutely guaranteed.