What We Do and How We Work

Barrett Photography is a traveling studio servicing small businesses. Together we can create or freshen up your image with photography that is clean, contemporary and smart. Our specialties include:

  • PR Headshots and Portraits

  • Corporate Headshots and Portraits

  • Interior Photography

  • Product Photography

  • Advertising and Marketing Photography

  • Editorial Photography

Owners Sonia Barrett Esler and Mike Esler have over 10 years of experience consulting, styling, shooting, and retouching. Their relationship with 100's of businesses and publications have created a passion for fulfilling the needs of local entrepreneurs looking for professional photography on a smaller scale. What you get is a complete photography service, beautiful images that include styling/retouching, and comprehensive account management. You will also get warmth, humor and attention to detail. We have fun in our sessions! Sonia's directorial style, humor and hospitality will entertain and inspire you. Mike's organization and technical background will make image formatting and purchasing simple and straightforward. Our clients end their sessions with a renewed energy and outlook on their business and an exciting new face for their company's future.

Selected Clients

CS Magazine, NS Magazine, The Men's Book, Front Desk, New Beauty Magazine, Best Lawyers Magazine, Smithe Furniture, Amazing Cosmetics, WTMX the Mix Radio, AMC Movie Theaters, Redfin Realty, Focus Financial Group, Chicago Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, Water Tower Dental Care, Patrick Dealerships, Mercedes Benz of Chicago, Susan Kroeger For The Home, Pagoda Red, Hastens Beds, Fogo De Chao, Rosebud Restaurants, The Cookie Joint, Naha Restaurant, Ultimate Bride, Jewels of Lake Forest, Takohl Jewelry, J McLaughlin, Legacy Custom Homes, Syd Jerome Clothier, The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Clifford Law, Flight 001, Enaz, Priester Aviation, Olivia's Market, Southport Grocery, Pascal Pour Elle Salon, Asha Spas

Established 2003