I am not a photographer because I like to take photos.


I am a photographer because I love to create memories. I love to create art for your home and see the enjoyment you have when it is displayed. I pride myself on being a part of individual and small businesses success and growth. 

We begin with the end in mind

what we do

Whether we are creating portraits, wall galleries, albums, head shots or branding for your business we always start with the end in mind. Photography is an investment of time and money. When investing this effort we want to make sure that your images fit the end goals. It is a very important step that should never be skipped with any photographer or project.  

My photography journey really started in high school but I didn't commit to it until my second year of college. Switching from a nursing to a photography major during my second year and transferring to Columbia College Chicago to obtain my bachelors in Commercial Photography. 

Before opening my portrait studio in 2010 I spent a few years working in local portrait studios, assisting commercial photographers on ads and product photography jobs. 

As a mom of two (now teens) I know how fast your time goes by and how important making sure this time is preserved and displayed. I understand how portraits can make a house a home and how properly printing them insures they are around for future generations. You don't have the time to get this done right now. But you also cannot afford to wait until your kids have left the nest to finally get those portraits up.  

As a small business owner in a digital world I know how important high quality images are. Consumers can tell the difference between stock photography and authentic photography which is why I dive in and understand each business to provide genuine imagery. 

Studio Owner & lead Photographer

Kelly Fitzgerald

Ela's roots in photography stem all the way back to her youth, spending time in her grandfathers dark room wrapped in film and engulfed in developer smells. She has brought her skills, love for photography and families to KF STUDIO. She will be that second sets of hands during a newborn session, behind the scenes organizing events and helping out at our limited editions sessions.

Her speciality is weddings and couples. She spends time getting to know each couple, what they value, and how they love each other. Ela becomes family and that is what you want with someone who will be by your side on one of the most important days of your life. Because of this connection she delivers couples personalized, one of a kind wedding albums and art to start their new lives together. 

Don't take my word for it, see her work here. 


Ela Orasan

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