HS Sports Catalog

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CONTENTS PAGE What Makes VIP the best 2 Our Team 3 VIP Athletic Services 4-5 Products To Promote Your Program • Senior and Varsity Athlete Products 6 • Banners 7 • Schedule Posters 8 • Specialty Products 9 • Plaques 10 • Power Posters 11 • Wall of Fame Products 12 • Cutout Plaques/Custom Posters 13 • Facility Graphics/Print Services 14 Additional Photography Services 15 Who’s Who at VIP 16 Table of Contents

Visual Image Photography provides all-inclusive photography services for over 800 schools, athletic programs and special events in Illinois and Wisconsin.

We believe that excellence is achieved by listening to and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Our attention to detail and dedication to quality applied to both product and customer service make us your best team in photography.

VIP’s commitment to quality sets us apart, and has allowed us to develop a very loyal customer base over the last 70 years. Our partners and customers are our best source of advertising, sending a majority of our business to us as referrals.

We look forward to showing what makes us

What makes VIP the best? “ your best TEAM in photography.

“I have been an athletic director for the past twenty years and an athletic administrator for twenty-six years. I can honestly say that Visual Image Photography is by far the best and most professional sports photography company that I have ever been associated with. I do not know of ANY vendor that I work with who can match their level. VIP is the best at what they do and I am pleased to have been one of their clients.”

-Mr. Richard Piatchek, Retired Athletic Director, Victor Andrew High School


Our Team

From his father’s Milwaukee-based studio, Tom Hayes established VIP in 1978 founded on the values of attention to detail and strong customer service. VIP’s current president and Tom’s daughter, Courtney contimues to nurture the ideals of a long-standing family business.

Our team includes 50 year-round employees and 150 seasonal staff members ensure that our core values are continuously met.

We hire friendly and experienced photographers with extensive hands-on training in state of the art photography techniques, professional communication skills and customer service values.

Courteous service staff available to quickly answer any questions or requests.

Our production team oversees the development of every image to provide consistent high quality and fast delivery.

As always, we offer a 100% VIP CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

GUARANTEE- offering a full refund, replacement or photo retake upon request as a testament to our confidence in our quality.


Capture your team’s winning image with VIP Athletic Services!

Our goal is to help you promote and grow your team or program.

We will schedule, organize and photograph any size team, group or league.

Our high quality photographs and versatile products are great for use in:

• School hallways, gyms, stadiums or your community

• Yearbooks, programs and media guides

• Publications and social media

We offer:

• Team portraits

• Staff and athlete headshots

• Individual athlete portraits

• Custom designed specialty products

• Easy to order products for parents and athletes

• Personalized coach, sponsor and award plaques

• Recognition Night photos

• State Finals action photos

• Varsity seasonal game coverage

“The VIP Staff will go out of their way to make sure their customers are satisfied. Anytime we are in need of something, they are able to deliver.” -Mr. Rolando Vazquez,

VIP Athletic Services “

Athletic Director, Lake Zurich High School


“In my seventeen years as an athletic director I never once had to worry about picture day.”

Mr. Jerry Dobbs, Athletic Director, Palatine High School


For more testimonials, please see page 15


• Book your photo day on our flexible calendar

• Organize a schedule that meets the needs of all your teams

• Reach your families and athletes by promoting Photo Days via web and email.

Experience an efficient Photo Day

• Paperless ordering- no envelopes to hand out!

• Fast photo taking process - perfected after 40 years in the business

• We know your time is valuable, returning your teams to practice is a priority.

• Risers provided for large outdoor teams and groups

• Teams can be digitally built when space or time is limited

Access and distribute photos easily

• All images available to view and order online at vipis.com

• Service images (traditional team photos and headshots) available ONLINE to download within 48 hours

• Images sent directly to your publisher

• Products delivered directly to families’ homes

Enjoy complimentary products and rebate options - plaques, prints, team thank you cards, calendars...our team’s way of saying thank you!

For your parents & athletes

• Memorable portraits to celebrate their experience for years to come

• All images available to view and order online at vipis.com

• Wide selection of products to show team spirit during the season

• Easy to order- items available a la carte or as part of multiple, family-friendly package options

• Families choose from multiple images and backgrounds

• Unique print booklet delivers all photos in a protective cover with a complimentary personalized calendar

For more information, contact your sales/account representative or click here to send an email to sales@vipis.com


Senior and Varsity Athletes

We have so many ways for you to celebrate them!


Honor the hard work and dedication of your senior and varsity athletes with custom posters. Select between an individual or seasonal group layout. All posters are professionally designed and exclusively curated to fit your school’s branding. Our posters are printed on high quality glossy paper. Intended for indoor use only. Lightweight and easy to showcase. Turn around = 7 business days after approval.

Due to the wide variety of custom options for these products, please contact us for pricing!

For more information, contact your sales/account representative or click here to send an email to sales@vipis.com



Make an impression with large, high gloss banners!

Our athlete banners are printed on durable, heavyweight vinyl with a 2 year UV resistant coating. They are easy to hang with conveniently placed grommets.

Display all season long with your customizable design- choose your image, text, graphic theme and include your school colors and logo.

Give as a gift to your athlete at the close of the season! Turn around time= 48 hours after approval

*Photographer fee may apply



3x5' $40/ea

3x6' $50/ea

4x8’ $95/ea

8x4' $95/ea

8x6’ $110/ea

10x5’ $125/ea

For more information, contact your sales/account representative or click here to send an email to sales@vipis.com

Individual Vertical Size Price
Group Horizontal Size Price
6x3' $50/ea
6x4' $60/ea

Schedule Posters

Promote your season with our schedule posters! Our posters are customizable- include your theme, colors, roster and/or logo. Choose from 2 sizes - 12x18 printed on cover stock or 16x20 printed on high quality photographic paper. Schedule posters are a great fundrasing opportunity! Sell posters or sponsorships to raise money for your program. *Photographer fee may apply


For more information, contact your sales/account representative or click here to send an email to sales@vipis.com

Size/Qty. 50 75 100 12x18” $175 $195 $215 16x20” $350 $375 $400

Specialty Products

At VIP, we offer many ways to honor and commemorate your students and athletes. Products can be customized to fit your needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if there is something you’d like but don’t see in this catalog.


Printed on 4mil corrugated plastic using UV resistant ink. Our standard signs are 24x18”, doubled sided, and include a metal step stake. Single sided or custom sizes are available upon request. Print turn around = 48 hours after approval.

*Pricing does not include design work


Printed on 4 mil corrugated plastic; this is the same material as our yard signs which makes them long lasting and perfect for indoor/outdoor use. Each one is uniquely die cut to outline the athlete’s face, hair, and accessories, i.e. hats and helmets. Our giant heads are printed only on one side and includes wooden holding stick. Print turn around = 7 business days after approval.


Our 3” buttons are perfect for athlete recognition. Production can be automated using the headshot services we already provide. Print turn around = 7 business days after approval.

For more information, contact your sales/account representative or click here to send an email to sales@vipis.com

Quantity Generic Design Custom Design Image, Name, No. 10-99 $11.00 $16.00 100-299 $9.50 $14.50 300+ $7.50 $12.50
Size Price 12x18 $38/ea 18x24 $45/ea 24x36 $65/ea Standard Custom $1.50/ea $3.00/ea



• Attractive, sophisticated composition

• Perfect for long term display

• Custom designed with your image, text, graphic theme, logo, colors, team motto, win-loss record, seasonal schedule, roster, or special accomplishments

Size Qty Price/plq 12x16 1-4 $40 5-9 $30 10-20 $25 21-35 $22 36+ $20 10x13 1-4 $32 5-9 $22 10-20 $20 21-35 $19 36+ $17 8x10 1-4 $26 5-9 $20 10-20 $18 21-35 $16 36+ $14 6x8 1-4 $18 5-9 $15 10-20 $12 21-35 $10 36+ $8 PRICING
For more information, contact your sales/account representative or click here to send an email to sales@vipis.com

Power Posters


Our Power Posters are 10x24 and are printed on high quality photo paper and can be mounted and framed. Additional Power Products are available like banners, blankets and more! Turn around = 7 days after approval.

*Photographer fee may apply

Qty Price

1 $30

5 $100

10 $200

15 $300

Additional quantities of 5 available for $20/poster

For more information, contact your sales/account representative or click here to send an email to sales@vipis.com

Wall of Fame

Exhibit your pride for your elite athletes with a VIP Wall of Fame!

Your school will get their own custom Wall of Fame template using your caption, style and colors. Archive your athlete’s outstanding accomplishments with portraits of your student-athletes and staff. Get fitted for your custom WOF system today!

For more information, contact your sales/account representative or click here to send an email to sales@vipis.com

Our frames are economical to fit your budget Frames

Enhance your Wall of Fame prints with innovative custom frames! Choose from: • classic metal or wood frames • a variety of sizes - from 5x7 to 40x60


VIP is proud to be the Official Photographer of the IHSA and WIAA. We offer multiple multiple product to celebrate your athletes who have made it to State Finals.

State Cutout Plaques

Create a state shaped cut-out plaque for your exceptional athletes with this unique product! Customize with your photo, text and state. Image is bonded to a lightweight, durable board.

Custom Posters

Our custom posters are another great way to celebrate your athletes that have competed at State Finals! Each features the year, school, sport, and three customizable lines of text. Posters are printed on our high quality glossy paper and are available mounted and framed with plexiglass for an additional cost. Turn around = 7 days after approval. Quantity discounts available for VIP Customers.

For more information, contact your sales/account representative or click here to send

Size Print only Print +Framing 11x17 $70 $90 16x20 $80 $100 Size Price 19.5" $65 25" $102 36" $147 48" $216 60" $319
an email to sales@vipis.com

Facility Graphics

Create a winning atmosphere with vinyl graphics or windscreens for your fields, fences, or facilities

• Durable materials apply to flat and curved surfaces like brick walls, doors, windows, lockers or columns, both indoors or outside

• Customizable designs using your logo, colors, photographic images, motto and graphic theme

• Enhance your athletes’ experience and pride with inspirational, motivating images and phrases

Print Services


We love custom orders and products!

• Local, family business

• We can work with you to create a custom design

• In-line UV coating for protected products and prints

• Top of the line Duplo finishing equipment for any cutting, creasing, folding, and stitching

• Clear upfront cost

• Wide variety of products: programs, posters, flyers, tickets, playbills, booklets, business cards, postcards, invitations, and more

here to view more samples!

Additional Photography Services

As well as team and individual portraits....

• Do you work with local youth leagues? Bring them onboard for a consistent feeder program partnership experience!

• Talk with your fellow administrators to have VIP also photograph your school portraits, print your student/ staff IDs, and more

• Have your event and game coverage action photos covered - VIP can photograph your varsity games, homecoming events, graduations and more

• Visit one of our nearby studio locations for business, family, or high school senior portraits

“We at Crystal Lake South could not be more impressed and satisfied with VIP. From their top of the line product to their incomparable customer service, VIP provides a first class service.”

-Mr. Jason Bott, Athletic Director, Crystal Lake South High School


COURTNEY LUTZ president/owner

courtney@vipis.com 414.305.4686

DREW HAYES vice president/sales director dhayes@vipis.com 414.861.6363

BRIAN HURLEY sales representative action dept. manager bhurley@vipis.com 262.573.4838

STEVE LAMASTER sales representative lead portrait photographer slamaster@vipis.com 414.303.7979

MORGAN WOOD sales representative mwood@vipis.com 309.310.8050

NICKI CROUCH account representative nicki@vipis.com 815.262.0082

MYLES HAYES sales representative lead photographer mhayes@vipis.com


KURT BARBEL sales representative kbarbel@vipis.com 630.567.6355

MEGHAN CRONCE account representative mcronce@vipis.com 262.546.1571

JENNA DOBSON office production asst. jdobson@vipis.com 262.546.1566

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