Helen Berkun is a fashion photographer, stylist, creative director, influencer, shoe collector and mama. With 20 years in the fashion industry, she has run the gamut from editorial and advertising photography to celebrity styling and commercial print. This multi-talented girl lives, eats, sleeps and breathes fashion.
Born in the former USSR, Helen’s aesthetic is eclectic, trend-driven and artistic—a quality that runs through her family of painters, photographers and designers. After receiving a Fine Arts degree with a photography emphasis from Columbia College Chicago, Helen quickly established herself as an editorial fashion photographer, where she developed a keen eye for composition, lighting and art direction. Her photography is recognized for her fun, beautiful and poppy images.
Helen’s contagious personality and sense of style has made her one of the most in-demand fashion “IT” girls about town. A sought after host for fashion events in Chicago, Helen has gathered the city’s most well-heeled with luxe brands like Teen VOGUE, Neiman Marcus, Cusp, Guess, Decades LA, Coach, Kate Spade, Furla, Thompson Hotel and many more.
Helen is based in Chicago with her husband and her awesome three kiddos. Helen frequently travels the globe and does it all in #BerkunStyles. She is the Contributing Travel Writer for CHLOE Magazine.