High School Seniors

We have been photographing high school seniors since 2003, and it's one of our favorite parts of our photography business. We shoot senior photos 12 months out of the year (Parents: It's never too late or too soon to book senior photos), because we have the option to both shoot in an indoor studio session and also outdoors. We always try to keep your session unique to you or your senior, so we're always open for just about anything (no spiders or extreme heights). Our senior photo session sitting fees are only based on the number of outfits, because we do not charge by the hour for senior photos or limit our sessions by a certain timeframe. The way we see it, your senior photos happen once in a lifetime, so why rush the session? We take the time to make it right while also having fun in the process.

Some seniors and parents come in with a specific idea in mind. Others come in with no idea whatsoever. We're happy to help you through the entire process and make it a fun and memorable experience! Chad grew up and has lived in the Central Illinois his entire life, so he knows of hundreds of outdoor locations to go with the perfect outfit, prop or general feel.

Portrait Photography and Family Portraits

At Chad Mitchell Photography, we have a NEW large 2,000 s.f. studio with over 70 different backgrounds and sets. We feature a 40-foot wide studio with a white cycloramo wall, so we can photography families as small as 2-3 people all the way up to over 50 people. Our studio is at ground level as well, so it's the perfect option for family members who need extra assistance in walking or getting set for that perfect, priceless family portrait. We also travel to your home if you want a more personally specific atmosphere. Likewise, we travel all over Central Illinois free of charge for the perfect outdoor setting.

Professional Corporate Headshots

Our studio always runs a $50 Business Headshot special, which allows for a convenient 5- to 10-minute session and one high-resolution, retouched headshot. Everyone is busy, and we understand that and try to cater to your busy work schedule. Having said that, most sessions are quick while NOT making you feel rushed. If you don't select your chosen photo on-site, we put your proofs online the same day or very next day. On top of that, most retouching is done within 24-hours, so your professional, high-quality headshot is ready for use within a day or two.

Business/Commercial Photography

We also offer professional product photography either in our studio or at your business' location. Our studio features a large cycloramo wall specifically designed for large corporate groups up to 60 people, so we can photography most large groups in a comfortable, inviting environment at any time of the year. We also have a background in advertising, marketing and graphic design, so we are the perfect photography studio to choose for your next business product update, food/drink photography, new business launch or existing business re-branding. We have years of experience working with advertising agencies, small businesses, large corporate businesses and start-ups. Whether the photos are for a new look or new brand, please considere our studio for your print advertising, web advertising and general business photography needs.

Sports Photography

Our studio has been shooting sports photography since 2003. We have worked with sports teams and groups small to large, youth leagues, grade schools and high schools. For formal team and individual photos, we offer the most competitive prices in the area while not skimping on quality or turn-around times. On top of that, we offer action photography for every sport played in the Midwest. Contact us at 217-872-6856 for more information on our reduced sports pricing information.

Modeling + Actors/Actresses Photography

Since 2003, we have been helping both new and established models with their modeling photography needs and portfolios. This includes anything from portfolio creation and updates, to comp. cards, and also caters to amateur and professional actors/actresses.

Ordering and Payment

We offer both online and in-person sales. We accept Cash, Check, Credit/Debit Cards and PayPal. Payment in-full is required on all orders before they are placed with our professional lab. All sales are final. There is a $25 penalty fee on all bounced checks.