Caplan Studios

Grand Avenue Gurnee, IL 60031


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Caplan Studios began in 2009 as a creative outlet for TV Meteorologist Mike Caplan to work behind the camera and not only in front of it. Urged on by fans of his photos, Mike began selling prints of his nature photography at the Chicago Botanic Garden and Morton Arboretum. Demand for his work soon grew in a new direction-portraiture. Capitalizing on his technical ability and even more so on his gregarious personality, Mike quickly established himself as respected portrait photographer. His ease with clients is evident whether working with professional models or lens-shy families.

Luckily Mike's wife, Laura, shares his love of photography. Initially, she served as his artistic muse, serving as his model as his skill with lighting improved. Whatever mastery he achieved as photographer was more than matched by her emergence as an amazing model, striking poses and expressions that continue to make her the envy of those who see her beauty in person, on-line, or in print. Laura has also become a wonderful photographer and innovate editor. Her abstract prints have been created into photo studio backdrops available from Silverlake Photo Accessories. Her artistic vision often finds her lying prone taking a close-up of a discarded bottle while a few feet away, Mike is photographing a mountain vista or thundering waterfall.

Mike and Laura relish their separate vision as well as their unity of purpose: to create images that are appealing and to deliver a photography experience to their client that exceeds their expectations.

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