Photography trends come and go but classic portraiture never goes out of style. Sheila Rutledge has been constantly honing her photograph skills for 26 years.  Her award winning style has made her one of Dupage County’s busiest photographers.  She began her interest in photography as a teen-ager.  The youngest of 7 children she decided that without photography her family portrait history would skip the youngest child.  Some of her first professional jobs included professional musicians and by then she was hooked.  As she start a family of her own she saw the family cycle as one of the most interesting portrait subject of all.  With all of the babies in her family she is most at ease with children.

Sheila is the principal portrait photographer at Captured, INC.  She specializes in preserving your family's life experiences to be treasured forever.  From the consultation to selecting your images, Sheila will help you to plan a portrait that is sure to bring a smile to your face for years to come.  Once your session is over Sheila's talents move from the camera to the computer to work with your portrait to remove blemishes, smooth clothing wrinkles and add artistic enhancements.  Once printed, the perfect frame can complete your art piece to enjoy if for a lifetime.

A lifelong keen observer of people Sheila has a skill in helping people to relax and let their personality come through.  Always her goal is to make sure moms, young and old alike, will love the portraits she takes.  Pushing a shutter button is one thing but truly knowing you got it takes an expert and Sheila’s experience and training let her accomplish that quickly without the need for hundreds of exposures.  Her most frequent complaint is “I love them all, now what do we do!”  A problem she and her clients are happy to have.

Sheila is a Professional Photographers of America Certified Professional Photographer and has attained the Master of Photography Degree as well.  That means she has met PPA’s standards of excellence and service. More importantly, it is a benchmark for excellence that you can trust her studio to provide you with quality imaging fit for your occasion.  After all, she is one of only 2,100 PPA photographers who have earned such a degree…only about 4% of the total membership.  Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world's largest non-profit association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers…and with over 25,000 creative members in 54 countries.ce printed, the perfect frame can complete your art piece to enjoy it for generations.
Eric Rutledge is a young exciting photographer who is bringing a new generation to the studio.  He currently is a retouching artist in the studio and an event photographer.  His fun loving personality at events and sessions keep things lively.