Jankun Studio | Forrest, IL

The Jankun Studio Difference – A Personal Quest

A portrait, by definition, should portray. It should go beyond showing just a view of a face to reveal the soul of a person. Anyone with a camera can take a picture, but it takes a special talent, and degree of sensitivity to create an image that stirs the emotion of the viewer.

This is the goal we at Jankun Studio, have for everyone who appears before our camera – to bring out the inner beauty and personality each of us shares. It might mean showing the closeness of a family, the bonding between a mother and child, the love shared by a couple celebrating an engagement or an anniversary. If the final portrait is to be a gift, it becomes our duty to ensure the feelings the subject has for the recipient are brought out in the final images.

The key to the success of your portrait lies in spending time prior to the photography session, talking about your needs, your desires and your fears and your objectives. The more prepared you are for your session, the easier it will be for you to be relaxed, look better, and end up with a portrait you will be proud to own, or give as a gift.

The difference between creating a great portrait and a mediocre one, goes far beyond using the “right” camera, or knowing all the “tricks” to make people smile. Rather, it requires a supreme command of the craft and tools, plus a strong commitment to excellence in every detail. When Jankun Studio opened for business in 1973, in Forrest Illinois, we aspired to produce the finest photography we were capable of, without compromise. We have never regretted that decision. Quality does not go out of style. It costs less in the long run, and is always appreciated by those who know, and see the difference.

You have asked us to create your portraits because you have seen and recognized that difference, We want to earn the trust you have placed in us by working with you at every step along your portrait experience. This personal approach is what will make your photographs unique. Thank you for your confidence and we look forward to your session.