Steve Van Dyke Photography is a boutique business in the Chicago area. This means that I devote lots of time to my clients so they can have an amazing experience and come away with artwork that they absolutely love. My goal is to thrill each and every client. I want to get to know you; your preferences, style, and personality. Part of my process as a boutique business is having in-person consultations to help you determine what kinds of artwork best suit your needs. This is ideally done in your home not only so I can get a better sense of your personal taste, but also to more easily identify areas of your home that could use a personal touch. Whether it sparks conversation with guests in your living room or stirs up fond memories of time spent together, these portraits are a great way to add something truly unique to your home. 

Let's create custom artwork for your home!

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Here's what to expect:



-Here we will discuss your pets. We'll go over tips for the session to make your pet comfortable and looking their best. We will also discuss products to showcase your beautiful portraits.


We will play, roll and shoot. Sessions are a time to have fun. Don't be too concerned if your dog doesn't want to sit or is interested in something else. With positive reinforcement and patience, they will figure out what to do. It's expected and I promise that we are creating incredible images.

After the session:

After I create your beautiful images, we will meet in your home about 10 days later for a Selection Appointment. I want our meeting to be a pleasant and stress free experience for you. My goal is to help you choose prints and products that you absolutely love. If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, before our meeting please don’t hesitate to contact me.

The first thing to do is schedule a day for us to meet if we haven’t done so already. Please let me know a good day and time that works for you best. Our meeting should take a minimum of one hour, so be sure to keep that in mind when your schedule.

The Selection Appointment:

I will show you a slideshow of all your images. This will give you an overview of how your portraits look.

We will then go through each image one by one, rating your favorites with a 1 or 2. Any image you absolutely love we will rate a 1, so we know those are your favorites. 2 will be for any you think may be maybes.

Once we have narrowed them down, we will begin to look at best way to display your images. This includes prints, canvas, metal, acrylic, albums and other specialty items I carry. I will have a catalog and some samples of each product for you to see so you can pick and choose the styles and sizes that are most appealing to you.

After you’ve made your selections and chosen your product, I will ensure all your items are delivered to you in perfect condition. I only use the best highest quality printing labs for my clients so rest assured knowing that you will receive the finest craftsmanship in the industry. Delivery typically takes between 4 and 6 weeks, so I kindly ask for your patience and remember I am always available to answer any questions you may have