You are priceless. You have a legacy needing to be captured and shared. Your life and all you love are a gift. Seeing you for the amazing person that you are, and expressing it in a way that is unique and breathtaking, is the passion that inspires my work as a Portrait Artist and Designer, and brings me immeasurable joy.

Lisa Hartell is Northern Illinois' premier Portrait Artist & Designer, a published Author and International Speaker. Lisa began in photography long ago. Her heart for the poor and hurting later led her to travel to some of the poorest places on earth. Her camera became a faithful companion to document the messages, the people, and miraculous moments.

Incredible doors began to open for her to study under and work with the world's finest Portrait Artists. Today, Lisa combines the finest quality portraiture, high-end retouching, and artistic design, to create custom, commissioned, and unique portraits, video and creative projects. Her books contain messages that inspire and open hearts to receive healing for her readers and their families around the world.

From small to exceedingly large works, Lisa is commissioned to create exquisite legacy pieces that are passed down for generations. On a corporate level, she creates custom pieces that communicate the heart of your vision to the people who need to hear it most!

Newborns. Children. Families. Couples. Modeling or Glamour Folios. Tweens. High School Seniors. Corporate Projects.  Headshots: Social Media/Linked-in. Album & Book Covers-Musicians, Artists, and Authors.