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About Us

Matthew and Marie Kane are the only mother-and-son Masters of Photography team in Illinois! We constantly attend seminars and conventions to further our education, staying current with new ideas and trends in photography. We have taught seminars at many state and national photography conventions. Matt And Marie are current members of national, state and regional associations:
PPA (Professional Photographers of America),
APPI (Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois), and
PPANI (Professional Photographers of Northern Illinois), of which Matt is a Past-President.

In January 2010, Matt earned PPA's prestigious International Gold Level Photographer of the Year Award, one of only 46 photographers in the 22,000 member association. This achievement is because two of his four merited prints in the 2009 national print competition were selected for the PPA Loan Collection which travels the world for one year, displayed at print exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Those images, "Guardian" (a regal German Shepherd) and "Ballerina" (Class of 2009 Hononegah senior Joanna Bares) have been published in the book PPA Loan Collection: Volume XII - 2009. A third image, "Taking a Break" (the Frank Wehrstein family) appears in PPA Showcase: Volume XII - 2009. Matt has also been selected Illinois' High School Photographer of the Year by APPI for 2007, 2008 and 2009.

In addition to our photographers, Kane Photography has two terriffic, hard-working individuals answering the phones, trying to meet all your needs, and answer questions. Doreen McGrew, our Office & Production Manager, has been with Kane Photography for 14 years and has become the backbone of our operation. She'll assist you from booking your appointment through picking up your finished work. Doreen is our master at color correcting all your images, is meticulous to detail, and ensures you of the truest color possible for each of your portraits. Sarah Romano has been with us since 2005 and is an amazing asset to our staff. As our Retoucher and Design Artist, Sarah makes everyone look absolutely beautiful and is the force behind many of the creative collages you'll find on our Blog, Website and Facebook Fan Pages.

From your first phone call through framing your finished portraits, we'll all work together to make your experience with Kane Photography's knowledgeable staff most enjoyable! If you haven't visited our studio (or haven't been in for quite a while!), give us a call. We'd love to show you around!