As founder and CEO of Buschauer Portrait Design, Al is actively involved with multiple studio functions including: principal photographer, digital artist, marketer and fine art print maker. He oversees the general operation of the studio, making sure we are operating according to our vision, passions and customers' needs.
If accolades matter, he admits to having enjoyed considerable success in his career, winning numerous awards locally, regionally and nationally. He's had work on public display at Florida's EPCOT Center and images chosen for the Photography Hall of Fame. He was invited to teach other professional photographers on the lecture circuit, across the United States, during certain phases of his photographic journey. He found teaching both inspiring and rewarding when he saw others get excited about reaching their potential as artists.
When he's not working, he spends his leisure time playing his guitar, taking his pup Daisy Mae for runs in the woods and riding his motorcycle.
As co-owner and business partner, Savannah is likewise active in multiple aspects of our studio functions. Back in the years when we were still photographing weddings, Savannah's own photographic background kept her busy photographing weddings and couples portraits on her own, for 18 years These days, she still occasionally assists Al with select portrait sessions, particularly those on location.
Savannah joined Al several years before before the opening of their Barrington Studio. One of her main ambitions and pleasures in life is writing.. She enjoys reading, watching movies, gardening and riding her motorcycle with friends from Willow Creek Church's High Road Riders.
In July of 2002, Al joined forces with Hands of Hope, a Barrington Hills based organization that helps African women and children in desperate straits due to HIV/AIDS, hunger, lack of clean water, no provision for education and no means of supporting themselves. His first mission trip to Africa was with HoH in 2006. He returned in 2007 with a group from Willow Creek Community Church.