Jean Lachat Photography
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I'm so glad you're here! You've made a great choice! I can't wait to work with you to create amazing photographs that you will cherish forever!

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Professional Portrait Happy Hour - $75
Professional Portrait Happy Hour. Come have your professional headshot taken and enjoy wine, beer and apps! Please choose time slot and pay when registering. For questions, call Jean @ 708.296.2170
the LEAH project - $35
The LEAH project is a photography session for single parents. The $35 session includes one 8x10 portrait. $15 from each session will be donated to the Crisis Center for South Suburbia. All sessions take place at my home studio at 19314 116th Avenue in Mokena. If you would like to schedule your session at a different location, the session cost will be $50. You will have the option of ordering additional portraits and other unique momentos in a follow-up in person sales appointment that will be scheduled at the time of your session.
MEF Mini-Sesssions (LIMITED OFFER) - $30
Mini-Session includes an 8x10 portrait and a $20 donation to MEF.
Holiday Card Session - $75
Mini Session + 25 holiday cards for $95.

Special Events

U of I theater Portraits - $250
Portraits for University of Illinois Theater Senior Showcase We are scheduling two people per hour and will be providing two photographers with lighting set-ups. One will have a white backdrop, another a black backdrop. We will also offer natural light portraits, weather permitting. Please bring up to three looks for your session. Payment is due on or before the session and can be credit/debit cards, cash or check. Any questions, please contact jean at 708.296.2170 or via email at
Sweetheart Quick Takes - $99
Bring your sweetheart for this special Valentine's Day mini-session! $99 includes the session and 24 custom 3.5x5" Valentine's Day cards and envelopes - perfect for handing out at school this year, or for mailing! Call 708.263.7269 for more details.

All sessions will be at Jean Lachat Photography, 19314 116th Avenue in Mokena.
Please park in driveway and enter through garage right to the studio room.
Mokena Chamber Portrait Happy Hour - $25
Portrait event for Mokena Chamber of Commerce Members only at my home studio. 19314 116th Avenue in Mokena.

Enjoy wine and cheese and receive an updated professional portrait - all for $25. Includes one digital portrait from session. Additional portraits can be purchased for $25 each.

Please reserve your spot by paying when you schedule. Portrait shoots will last only about 5-10 minutes each.

You may park in driveway or on the street and enter through the garage. Just walk in; my studio room is right inside!

Thank you and looking forward to a great evening!
2018 MEF Portrait Fundraiser SESSION - $99
For anyone who has participated in past years, please note the changes for this year!

The Mokena Educational Foundation is a 501-3(c) non-profit whose mission is “Support academic initiatives and enrichment of programs, activities and facilities for the students of our schools.”

Your ENTIRE $99 session fee is donated to the Mokena Educational Foundation, and includes a complimentary pewter ornament that is personalized with an image of your choice.

Sessions will be photographed at Yunker Farm this year, which has a couple opportunities for backgrounds during your session. Think “red barns” when you plan what you will wear!

When you sign up, you will need to choose your session time on October 14, as well as a one-hour in-person viewing appointment time from the dates provided, so that you can choose the image for your ornament, and place any additional orders for wall art, prints and holiday cards and gifts.

The session fee will be paid online when you register for both of your dates.

Once you have registered, I will confirm your appointments via email and provide you with additional
information about your session.

Artwork and other purchases are delivered to your child at school. You may also make arrangements to pick orders up when they are ready.

Please email Jean: or call: 708.263.7269 with any questions about the fundraiser.
THANK YOU for supporting the Mokena Educational Foundation!!!
2018 MEF Portrait Fundraiser VIEWING - $0
Please schedule a viewing appointment for your MEF Portrait Fundraiser session. This appointment will last one hour. At this time, you will be able to view photos from your session and choose an image for your complimentary pewter ornament, as well as purchase any additional artwork, holiday cards or custom photo gifts if you would like.

Photo Love Workshop

Photo Love Workshop Registration - $80
Please join me for the return of Photo Love Workshop in January! All gatherings will be at jean lachat photography's studio: 11210 Front Street, Mokena (Second floor of An English Garden Florist)

This three-week workshop is for anyone who would like to learn about getting the most out of their digital camera! All skill levels are welcome. Below is the schedule of what will be covered each week of the workshop.

The workshop fee is $75 for three sessions. Sign up with a friend and the fee is $60 for each of you :)

Sign up for this class via

Payment can be mailed to the studio:

jean lachat photography

11210 Front Street - 2nd FL

Mokena, IL 60448

Week 1 | Wednesday, January 20 | 7-8:30 PM | Beyond Auto.

Bring your camera and manual (if available) to class. We will talk about the settings and language of the digital camera. How to use semi-manual and full manual modes. Making sense of exposures, light and composition.

Week 2 | Wednesday, January 27 | 7-8:30 PM | Exposure & Aperture

Bring "homework" images back to class, as well as your laptop or tablet. Learn how move images from the camera to your digital device. Evaluate what your shooting and learn how the use of aperture affects your exposure and compositions.

Week 3 | Wednesday February 3 | 7-8:30 PM | Photos that Move.

Evaluate images from the past week. Discuss shutter speeds and how to show movement and stop movement in your images. How does shutter speed affect your exposure and compositions?

for more information please call 708.263.7269 or email:

JLP photo Club - $10
I am so happy to announce MY BRAND NEW PHOTO CLUB!!!

The NEXT MEETING IS July 25 in my Mokena studio.
studio, from 7:30-9 PM.

Membership is $12/month (pay as you go) or
$99 for a full year.

We meet the second Monday of every month, all year long.

The club includes:

advanced photo instruction
theme shooting
guest speakers
field trips
photo movies
post-processing education
a really great time

Your input will direct the future of the club!!

All ages and backgrounds welcome, though a DSLR, laptop and ability/desire to shoot on manual are recommended!

**BONUS** If you have a great idea for a name for the new club please send it along... I am looking for something fun and sassy that includes learning and appreciation of the art of photography. If I choose your photo club name, you will receive a three-month membership to the club, and my sincere gratitude!

Contact me with questions or to sign up TODAY! 708.263.7269 or
Summer in Chicago Photo Safaris - $110
Join Jean for a photo tour in and around Downtown Chicago on Sunday, August 27, 2016.

For: Adults who want to learn more aboutphotography AND bring their photography to the next level through storytelling with their camera. Additional trips may be added if response warrants it! Instructor reserves the right to cancel program if a minimum of four students is not met.

$125 per person for a three hour class/tour.

Individuals are responsible for their own ransportation and parking costs.

A fully manual DSLR camera is recommended for this class.

kids & cameras

kids & cameras Summer Camp - $110
jean lachat photography’s
Kids & Cameras
Summer Photo Camp

for inquisitive kids who love taking pictures!


June 22-25 9-11:30AM
Thursday evenings 6-8:30PM on the following dates: july 16, 23, 30 and august 6

$110 per child includes all supplies for sessions.

Recommended for kids ages 10 and up, who have a digital camera (not just a phone) and an ipad/tablet.

**Device for uploading photos to your ipad or tablet is recommended and can be purchased online prior to the start of camp.**

All other supplies included.

Every single gathering provides instruction on cameras, photography technique, photo-related project(s) and a take-home photo project with next day critique in an engaging, safe, friendly and FUN atmosphere for kids!

Indoor and outdoor projects included so no weather delays!

Digital camera (not camera phone) and ipad/tablet recommended.
All supplies included.

Space is limited! All sessions take place at:

jean lachat photography,
11210 front street, 2nd FL in Mokena.

Schedule includes:

Science of Photography - How and why the camera works the way it does and how to make photos more interesting! Photo t-shirt printing!

All about Light - Portraits, Painting with Light, and other fun studio/indoor projects!

Photojournalist for a Day - local photo safari around Mokena to photograph and ask questions. Print and write captions for your photos that may appear in the Mokena Messenger newspaper and online at!

Digital Artwork - Using photo apps for photo editing and enhancement. Make a terrific craft project with your favorite photograph!

Each class will be taught and supervised by Jean Lachat and at least one assistant. Jean lachat photography is a fully licensed and insured corporation.

For more info:

Phone: 708.263.7269
Directions Mokena, IL, United States