346. Thomas Balsamo Offers 15% Off Custom Portraiture


Barrington portrait photographer Thomas Balsamo is stepping up this last week before Christmas with a fantastic offer for a holiday gift to last a lifetime.  He’s offering a 15% discount for those interested in gifting his photography services by purchasing a custom Portraits by Thomas gift card for their loved ones this month.

We recently asked Thomas to photograph our own children for a portrait we’ll be giving as gifts to grandparents and sharing with our holiday cards this year.  Finally, we have an image we will cherish of all three of them (ages 2, 3 and 5) sitting still (for a nanosecond) and all looking at the camera (a first!).


Thomas took care of that tall order, with a few time-tested tricks and techniques up his sleeve coupled with his mastery of lighting, composition and establishing a comfort level that’s required to produce his signature fine art images.  Here’s a slideshow of some our favorite portraits, mixed with a few of the out-takes and photos I took during our session.  Our gallery, in this order, pretty much sums up our session and we are so excited about the results!

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You can order your Portraits by Thomas custom gift certificate by phone at 847-487-7710 or by email at thomas@portraitsbythomas.com, you’ll find Thomas Balsamo’s website at portraitsbythomas.com, you’ll also find his images on his Facebook Page and you can CLICK HERE to read more about Thomas’ portrait services, video production company and the many causes he supports in our community.

Thank you, Thomas, for charming our children before your camera. I can’t wait to see the look on our parents’ faces when they unwrap your work by the tree on Christmas day!

Portrait photographer Thomas Balsamo
Portrait photographer Thomas Balsamo


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