Commercial photographer John Shelves offers an array of photography at Summit Studios, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. John’s versatility reflects impactful imagery in his product and corporate photography, captures special moments in his lifestyle photography and expresses beauty and appetite appeal in his food photography. Whether your needs focus on general advertising or packaging, corporate communications, catalogs or websites, John will finesse every detail of the job to ensure that your photos exceed your expectations.

Summit Studios provides clients with state-of-the-art, high-resolution digital imaging, allowing for quick production and electronic transfer of images. They also offer electronic retouching and Photoshop imaging solutions as well as set and prop styling…all in a comfortable environment. John’s philosophy - no matter the size of the client, we can customize an original concept and price to suit your needs.

If you’re tired of paying the high prices of downtown Chicago photographers, consider taking your professional photography business to John Shelves in the Chicago suburbs.


"John always provides critical detail and the "Photographer's Eye" to every project, big or small.  His lighting and set-up are incredibly intuitive and his service is top notch. He has everything ready (even a test shot prepared) before you arrive on the first day. That makes each photo session professional, efficient and enjoyable!"

       Diane Ganka, Cassata & Associates

"I've had the pleasure of working with John’s studio for over 15 years. He is an excellent and highly creative photographer with an extremely professional staff and studio.Over the years I've worked with many other studios and John's my first choice in the Chicagoland area."
       Jennifer Smith, Director, One Step Ahead

"John is not only a talented photographer, he and his team gives 200%+ to make sure that you and your client get gorgeous results."

      Judith Mara, Partner, MBF Creative Partnership