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Address33162 N Sears BLVD
Grayslake, IL 60030
United States
Daytime phone847-417-8302
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Steve Neilson is a world 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 and humorous personality comes alive at weddings, always making full bridal parties and families feel at ease. Steve is globally recognized for producing beautiful pieces of wedding and engagement photography art. His studio's style is artistic and edgy and he prides himself on the fact that he studied under the top five photographers in the world to bring his craft to the highest level.

The Valen Studios team has 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 around the world, comedians from Saturday Night Live, Mrs. USA, reality television winners, state senators and congressman, celebrity models and television & film actresses. We have produced commercials for national companies as well as providing commercial photography for brands such as Lexus, Proctor & Gamble, and Nestle'.

We are a boutique studio, so we get to know our clients and our service to them is our number one priority. We want your experience to be like nothing you have ever experienced before! We want you to "feel" valued and special. Whether it's a family bringing in a newborn, 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!

A passion of ours is to create images that will become priceless family heirlooms and works of art that will become their most prized possessions.

Featured Galleries & Collections


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Wedding Highlight Videos

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