MVP Studio

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About Us

MVP Studio is an award-winning wedding and portrait photography studio. We specialize in providing personal service to our clients. In this way you will receive the intangible extras that might be lacking from other studios.

Founded in 1978, MVP Studio has flourished by first determining what each client is seeking and then working together to achieve those expectations.

We make it our priority to work with every client throughout the planning stages of their wedding. Starting with the initial consultation, we meet personally with you to discover your preference in photographic style and to map out and plan the timing of your day. We provide you with realistic goals that we can achieve together. Additionally we are always available to talk with you.

Featuring Photographer Bill Melonides

Our featured photographer is Bill Melonides. Bill joined the MVP staff in 1998. Bill studied journalism at Purdue University and then transferred to Columbia College in Chicago where he trained in motion picture photography. Bill has worked on over a dozen major Hollywood motion pictures filmed in Chicago in the 1990s as well as many independent films and network television programs.

Wanting to transition from motion picture to still photography, Bill worked closely with many noted Chicago area wedding and portrait photographers. After many years of hard work and guidance, Bill has become one of the top wedding and portrait photographers in Chicago.

A child of Greek parents, Bill has deep ties to the Greek community in Chicago. A long-time member of St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, Bill and his wife Christina now reside in the western suburbs and are members of Holy Cross parish in Justice, IL.

Since 2005 Bill has been MVP’s President and Director of Photography, Bill is completely at home when photographing the traditional Greek wedding ceremony & reception. He speaks fluent Greek and has extensive knowledge of Greek customs and has familiarity with most of the area parishes and clergy. All of these factors make him ideally suited to photograph Greek weddings. Additionally, Bill has photographed hundreds of weddings of other faiths. When you call for an appointment, ask for Bill, he'll be happy to speak with you.

Award-Winning Quality From MVP

For three straight years, MVP Studio has been named the Best Photographer by the US Commerce Association. At MVP Studio we believe in providing our clients with only the finest quality products available on the market today. Our photographers use state of the art high-resolution 36 megapixel full-frame digital Nikon SLR cameras. All photographs purchased from MVP are retouched and color-corrected and then printed on the finest professional-grade photographic paper. Our wedding albums are hand made from the highest quality leather hides and are individually designed using the very latest in album design software. You won't find albums with pins and hinges that will break and bend. Our albums are library bound and as unique as you.

We sincerely hope that you call our studio to schedule an appointment and give us the chance to visually impress you with our work. We are sure that once you have the opportunity to see the full extent of what we can do for you, your decision will be an easy one.