Welcome to Valen Studios!

Formerly known as Eminjayin Productions!

Our Services:

  • Wedding Photography
  • Engagement Photograghy 
  • Wedding Videography
  • Love Story Videos
  • Family Portraits
  • Newborn Portraits
  • Child Portraits
  • Professional Headshots
  • Product Photography
  • Hot Rod Photography

Women's Portraiture (Boudoir and Pin up)
please call 773-908-4380 directly for boudoir

Contact Info

Address123 Center St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
United States
Daytime phone847-417-8302
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Wedding Photography & Videography

Our onsite Alfred Angelo bridal boutique
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Photographer Central Profile

Steve Neilson is a nationally renowned photographer and speaker, teaching new photographers and amateurs basics in camera knowledge as well as very advanced levels of high fashion photography and Photoshop at numerous seminars around the country. Steve's charismatic personality comes alive at weddings, always making full bridal parties and families feel at ease. Steve is nationally recognized at producing beautiful pieces of wedding and engagement photography art. Steve's style is artistic and edgy. Steve prides himself on the fact that he studied under the top three photographers in the world to bring his craft to the highest level.

Harper is a nationally renowned photographer, filmmaker and speaker. As a past parent educator, Harper speaks to colleagues on how to raise a family while building a successful photography business. Photography wise, Harper specializing in boudoir and pin up art, as well as wedding photography. Harper is inspired by nature, romance, beauty and "the relationships"....In her work, you'll find story, closeness, with a little bit of playfulness, and intimacy. Please call Harper directly for boudoir photography at 773-908-4380.

Kelly Silver has been with Eminjayin Productions since 2009. She makes a great addition to the team working side by side with Steve and Harper at weddings creating beautiful details throughout your wedding day. She also specializes in maternity, newborns, children, and family photo sessions. 

We have been so fortunate to work with some amazingly talented people including other photographers, artists, art gallery owners and academy award winners. We have been able to photograph quite a large range of people/professions including: radio talk show hosts (both in the local Chicago market, as well as national market), a comedian from Saturday Night Live, bands, reality television winners, state senators and congressman, celebrity models and television and film actresses. We have produced commercials for national companies as well as providing commercial photography. Harper has also shot as a still photographer for commercials. We also have been a part of many charitable events, donating our time and talent to worthy causes.

We are a boutique studio, so we get to know our clients and our service to them is our number one priority. Whether it's a family bringing in a newborn, a sexy mamma wanting to add a little spice to life, deeply in love soon-to-be-weds, actor/celebs wanting a personal relationship with their photographer or big companies we shoot for because they love the hands on relationship and customer service, we surely meet a wide variety of needs! We have two studios, one in Chicago in the Bucktown neighborhood, and the other in north suburban Grayslake, but we also shoot weddings, boudoir and other portraiture in Los Angeles. We are by appointment only, so as much as we like visitors, we may not be there.

Thank you for visiting our online gallery! Feel free to use the contact information to the right side of the screen if you wish to get a hold of us. Blessed be to you all~

Featured Galleries & Collections

The Best of Eminjayin Productions

Created 8-Jun-15
Modified 8-Jun-15
The Best of Eminjayin Productions


Created 4-Mar-13
Modified 4-Mar-13

Rock Videos from Love Stories

Created 19-Jun-14
Modified 19-Jun-14

Vintage Pin up Inspired-5/16/2013

Created 18-May-13
Modified 18-May-13

Best of family and children

Created 19-Feb-15
Modified 19-Feb-15
Best of family and children

Favorites by Valen

Created 20-Jul-15
Modified 20-Jul-15
Favorites by Valen

Recently Added

Michelle and Alex's Wedding

Created 24-Jun-16
Modified 24-Jun-16
Michelle and Alex's Wedding

Brysen's 1st Birthday

Created 21-Jun-16
Modified 21-Jun-16
Brysen's 1st Birthday

Kyra Newborn

Created 21-Jun-16
Modified 21-Jun-16
Kyra Newborn

Lisa and Gabriel's Wedding

Created 20-Jun-16
Modified 20-Jun-16
Lisa and Gabriel's Wedding

Bri and Drew Engagement

Created 16-Jun-16
Modified 16-Jun-16

Alexi and Jorge's Engagement

Created 15-Jun-16
Modified 15-Jun-16

Dani and Jordan's Engagement

Created 15-Jun-16
Modified 15-Jun-16

Maria and Adam's Engagement

Created 8-Jun-16
Modified 8-Jun-16

All Photographs

The Best of Eminjayin Productions

Created 8-Jun-15
Modified 8-Jun-15
The Best of Eminjayin Productions


Modified 7-Mar-16


Modified 28-Mar-16


Modified 26-Jul-14


Modified 8-Feb-16

Head Shots

Modified 3-Jun-16

Hot Rods

Modified 20-Apr-16


Modified 7-Mar-16