Betty Stuart, graduated from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism back in 1940. After graduation, she joined with husband John Boyd Rodgers to launch Stuart-Rogers Photography, an Evanston institution. Today, their Evanston location, at 2504 Green Bay Rd., is an old firehouse that is home to some great photographers. I recently did a maternity shoot there and loved every single aspect of the process. If you’re there on a Groupon or not, you’ll get a chance to speak with your photographer in advance of the shoot, to discuss what vibe you’re trying to capture, what you should wear, what you should bring, etc. And if like me, you’re not a natural model, their photographers are great guiding you through poses without feeling awkward.
So here’s the deal: a $79 Groupon gets you one in-studio photo session, one 8×10 print and one high-res file with copyright release of the same pose. More details here. Worth every single cent, I promise.