Welcome to VSI
Vivid Studios, Inc. is a creative studio that offers a wide array of services. We specialize in print and digital design as well as motion and still photography, and we find ourselves wearing lots of hats. Here are a few of them. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us anyway—we’re always willing to see if your hat is a good fit.
DESIGN + MARKETING01
Everything from full corporate rebrands and print graphics to website creations
Picture perfect for weddings, babies, families, seniors, sports, and schools
Everything from wedding cinematography to corporate branding videos
Design + Marketing
BRANDING + LOGO DEVELOPMENT
A great logo and a clearly defined brand are at the heart of every successful business. Whether you are starting from scratch or looking to evolve an existing corporate image, our designer will distill the essence of your business into a strong and memorable visual brand that will capture the imagination of your customers and set you apart from your competition.
VSI offers clean, clear and unique print designs with your company’s image in mind. Whether you are interested in marketing brochures, newsletters, direct mail pieces, trade show displays or point-of-purchase designs, our professional and skilled graphic designer is here to create your vision – or the vision you didn’t know you wanted until you saw it.
We can build any type or size website you require, from small custom designed websites or highly advanced online stores. We also offer lots of help and advice along the way, so don’t worry if you are not a web guru, we have you covered. Each of our websites can be developed with a very easy to use content management system, also known as a CMS, and we provide free basic training on how to use your website.
WEDDINGS & ENGAGEMENTS
Vivid Studios, Inc. was founded upon a commitment to excellence in both the images we create and in customer satisfaction. Our goal is to create stunning, award-winning imagery that is tailored to each client’s individual needs and desires. We want your experience at VSI to be just as memorable and enjoyable as the images we create for you.
BABIES & BELLIES
VSI provides an environment for expectant mothers and newborns that is relaxed and friendly. Looks of love and anticipation from moms-to-be is one of our favorite moments to capture. Another is the appearance of wonder and awe or just the display of raw emotion that is exclusive to newborn imagery. Allow us to capture these intimate moments for you.
VSI combines contemporary photography techniques with a dynamic retouching process to offer the most creative and stunning senior imagery available today! Our various session options and trendsetting product offering allows us to meet and exceed the expectations of each individual client. We implement your uniqueness into every photograph, creating an everlasting image that captures YOUR personality.
FAMILIES & BIG KIDS
VSI offers an unparalleled level of expertise and creativity when it comes to portraits. We present each client with a mixture of stylish imagery that combines fun and spontaneous candid shots with natural looking and casual poses. Your comfort during the session is important, and we will work along with our clients to create an environment where you can all be yourselves and show us your REAL smiles!
COMMERICAL & BRANDING
The saying that you only get once chance to make a first impression is especially true when it comes to potential clients or customers for your business. Professional imagery is the keystone to presenting your goods or services in a way that creates an instant sensation of quality and legitimacy. Contact VSI for a custom photography session that will improve the impact of your promotional materials, web site, advertising and more.
SCHOOL PORTRAITS & SPORTS
At VSI, we take league and school photography to the next level. Not only do we offer the most competitive pricing available in today’s market, we also deliver the best quality! With a price that cannot be beat, and our top quality product line, you cannot go wrong when you choose VSI as your league and/or school photography solution.
Let me start by saying, Kristi was BEYOND amazing to work with! I would recommend her to anyone who is wanting professional photos. Kristi shot my engagement session and my wedding, this year. This was my first real experience with professional photos, as I am not one who enjoys having their picture taken. Kristi made me feel like a freaking model. She knew exactly how to direct me with positions that would look the best for myself and my husband. She made sure that I got all the photos I wanted, and ones that she knew would look amazing. The photos turned out WAY better than I ever could have imagined. I am still in awe of how they turned out. She was very easy to talk to, she was always willing to answer my million questions. She was one part of my wedding, that I NEVER stressed over, because I knew she knew what she was doing. I am impressed with all of her work. I will definitely being going to Kristi for all of photography needs.
Kristi / VSI come highly recommended by my family! Kristi is personable and professional, and she is such a talented photographer! She is great with family photos and kids of all ages. She is very patient and has a great eye as to what will make for a nice photo. The pricing is fair, and the scheduling is flexible- if you are debating on whether to schedule with these ladies, stop debating and go for it! You won’t regret it!
Our wedding video was a last minute addition, and something I am so happy we did! Watching the video was so special. There were so many sweet moments we didn’t know happened on the wedding day and it was so much fun and special to see it all come together in the video. The video shows how special our day was to us and our families and is a memory we will treasure forever!
We have loved working with Holly Haberkorn for the baby's first year program! She is so easy to work with and very flexible...key when working with unpredictable kiddos. She has the magic touch with newborns. I would recommend Holly to anyone!
Holly is awesome! We signed up for “Babies First Year” with our daughter and the results were fantastic. We just had a newborn session with our son, and Holly was so patient and understanding.
I cannot express just how great working with VSI was for me during the planning of my wedding! They were awesome! Any question I had got answered, and after every session the pictures were given to me very quickly! My wedding day was perfect and they made every picture depict just how perfect it was! If you are looking for awesome pictures and an awesome person like Holly to work with, then VSI is your perfect photography company!!!
Holly did an absolutely incredible job with our engagement and wedding photos! She is so fun and easy to work with, and made everything an enjoyable experience! The turnaround time on the photos was perfect, and I loved every single one of them!! I can’t recommend VSI or Holly enough!
Kristi Kern at VSI Studios was a joy to work with on our rebrand project. Our company combined our three divisions into one fluid look and she nailed it. From logo concepts to final implementation, Kristi handled all of the rebrand details beautifully. Another piece of our rebrand project that Kristi completed was a new website design. The website was a unique challenge due to having to combine three different divisions into one site. Kristi thoughtfully differentiated the look of each division but somehow wove them together seamlessly for the end user experience. In addition, Kristi provided all of the design work for our office signage, letterhead, constructions site signage, social media images and more. I look forward to working together with Kristi more on future projects because she is such a down to earth professional with exceptional service and skill.
The Lincoln Park District has been in operation since 1961 and we hope to continue to be an asset to the community for many years to come. I came on board as Executive Director back in 2015 and one area that needed assistance was our marketing and website operations. I hired Kristi Kern to come in and design a new website that was attractive and user friendly for the park district. Kristi came and gave us just what we were looking for. We found her to be very thorough, easy to work with and delivered her product in a professional manner with a quick turnaround. Kristi also designed our Lincoln Park District brochures and has had a hand in developing materials for special occasion events held at the park district. I have known Kristi for many years, she played college softball for me at Lincoln College and I can assure you she gave 100% during the two years she played for me, very competitive on the field, one of our team leaders. I would recommend Kristi for any job she might be seeking; she will not disappoint you.