J. Karriem Photography

Picture Yourself Better

About J.K.

My name is Jason Karriem and I’m a Chicago (U.S.A.) based professional photographer.

I am an educator by day, but one morning I woke up with the idea of starting a photography company with the simple aim for producing photography that makes people happy, feel good about themselves or their brand. I'm a firm believer, that it's never too late to start something new and chase your passion.

Our motto is "Picture Yourself Better", because we believe that every human being should feel good about themselves and we work to do that through the lens of the camera and our photography.

Our aim is to capture moments through photos you'll cherish and remember forever, images that will bring value to your work or business, and pictures that will enhance your brand.

I’ve been on this photography journey for one year professionally, with nearly eleven years behind the camera, servicing customers (models, actors, businesses, fashion brands, personal portraits and more). As a growing company, with increasing demand for our style of photography, we are expecting and planning great things this coming year. We'd love to serve your photography needs.

Although I’m based in Chicago, I have been blessed to capture images not only in my home city but as far as Mexico and Mecca, Arabia.

I have a passion for portrait photography, capturing couples, headshots, fashion and videography. I am always open to new creative possibilities that are positive and promote the good of people. I also work with businesses and customers to help them with providing images for their products or brand. I have acquired many skill sets that compliment my photography work from graphic design to professional retouching that take client images to the next level.

It would be an honor to work with you.  Drop me a message so we can discuss your ideas.
About J.K.

Session fees

The GRAD /PROM Session

Graduate/Achievement Session...$275 Prom Formal Wear Session....$275 1 hour personal session Up to 2 looks (Cap n Gown, Formal or Causal Wear) 10 photos / 2 Professionally Retouched (additional RT available) Professional Color Grading and Editing Digital Delivery via online Gallery (download) Location Travel Fees (additional fees)


The Quick Shot

Professional Headshots...$175 Need a quick professional headshot or photo (social media/ business /model/actor)? 30 minutes session 5 photos (headshots/ shoulders up) Professional retouching (1 photo) (additional retouching available) Professional Color Grading Digital Delivery via online Gallery (download


The Basic

Basic Portrait Session...$300 1 hour personal session 3 looks (wardrobe changes) 9 photos / 2 Professionally Retouched (additional RT available) Professional Color Grading Digital Delivery via online Gallery (download)


The Ideal

The Ideal Session ....$400 1 hour, 30 minute personal session 4 looks (Wardrobe Changes) 15 photos 4 Professionally Retouched (additional RT available) Professional Color Grading Digital Gallery Delivery (download)


The Boss

The Boss Session... $600 Personal Photo Session 5 looks (Wardrobe Changes) / 25 photos, 7 of them Professionally Retouched Locations Options Professional Color Grading Digital Gallery Delivery (download)


The Family

The Family/Couple Photo Session...$300 (starting fee*) Small family 2-3 1 hour photo session 7 high quality digital images 1 professional retouch (additional RT available) up to 2 looks (wardrobe change) Digital Delivery via Private Online Gallery *$25 per person added (limits do apply)

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Food / Product Photography

Product, food and brand photography starts at $400 depending upon the scope of the project. Food and product stylists require additional fees. Inquire about details by sending J.Karriem a message.

Personalized Concept Shoot

Let J. Karriem Photography help you create a concept session where your imagination is the limit. $550 (base prince) for 2 hour session, 5 high-end professional edits (price scaled based upon resources needed for the session concept)



Half Payment due at booking $25 for additional professional retouching Additional fees applied for additional people added to sessions (inquire) Location shoots may require additional fees (rentals, long distances, etc.)

Contact J.K.

  • Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Instagram: jkarriem1


Additional Services

Do you have something specific and special you'd like to capture? Let us know!  Contact J. Karriem for information and pricing for special photo sessions.

Family Portraits

Couples Portraits 

Corporate or School Portraits

Fashion and Editorial Session 

Product or Brand Photography (small businesses)

Special Events

*Pricing based upon scope of project and time required for session, location of session and post processing. Contact us today!

 *Additional photos or retouching services can be purchased with any package (fees apply)

Additional Services