About Our Studio

This is a legacy website only. John Giolas Photographers, Inc. closed in 2015 after 57 years of business. Some photography sessions and event proofs are still viewable online if you click the "View My Session Galley" or "Go To Event Galleries" buttons on this page. John Bir, the former owner and photographer, still has access to session and event images for the last several years the studio was open. He also is still doing photography part-time, but no longer has a studio space. Most of his current work is events and outdoor photography and some in-home family portraits, etc. Please contact him through the "Contact Us" button on ths page for any inquiries into Giolas Photographer archives or for new photography services.

During his career, the founder, John Giolas, earned recognition as a Certified Craftsman Photographer for his exceptional technical knowledge and creative abilities. The last President and Photographer, John Bir, learned this craft of portrait artistry from John Giolas beginning in 1988. Bir is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and has won dozens of awards for his work in local, state and international print competitions.

He will use these abilities on every session, assuring you a portrait worthy of the standards of an experienced Professional Photographer.

We are available to many communities in Indiana and Illinois including Lake County Indiana, Lake County Illinois, Kankakee County, Will County, Cook County, Du Page County, Porter County, LaPorte County, Porter County, Newton County, Jasper County, Benton County, Pulaski County, Satrke County, St Joseph County.

Cities and towns include: Merrillville, Crown Point, Schererville, Dyer, St John, Lowell, Griffith, Highland, Hammond, East Chicago, Whiting, Gary, Chicago, Cedar Lake, Shelby, Lake Village, DeMotte, Lake Daleclaria, Miller Beach, Ogden Dunes, Portage, Dune Acres, Long Beach Indiana, Michigan City, Chesterton, Valparaiso, Hobart, Winfield, Lake of the Four Seasons, La Porte, etc.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the finest in portraits and photography, upholding the long-established Giolas tradition of excellence and superb, caring customer attention.

Call Us: 219.769.7934

Studio Hours

The studio was closed in 2015 but the former owner and photographer, John Bir, can be reached as follows:

Call 219-308-6463 to schedule an appointment or contact John Bir at the Facebook page:

Or use the "Contact Us" button on this page

Quality Since 1958