About Us

Tracey Frugoli Fine Art & Photography

You, Beautifully!

Since you are here, we bet you’re looking for more than your average photographer. With a fine art background, we specialize in individualized, beautiful portrait photography in the Peoria, IL area.

“It’s a fun, creative experience with a lasting end result. Just like my oil painting, my photography captures a moment in time, including all the emotion and connection I can infuse into each pixel. I love people and I love how my lens lets me connect with others on a meaningful and artistic level. I see beauty in every face and in every personality.” –Tracey

Portrait Specialties

  • High School Senior Girls & Guys
  • Modern Beauty Portraiture of Everyday Women
  • Headshots & Dance 
  • Maternity & Newborn
  • Fashion & Beauty

Our creative team brings out your beauty and personality with expert —

  • hair & make-up
  • wardrobe & styling
  • location & posing
  • editing & retouching

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About Tracey Frugoli | Photographer & Fine Artist

Growing up in a creative household, oil painter and photographer, Tracey Frugoli always knew she would be an artist. She enjoyed unusually intensive art training in her suburban high school and went on to earn a BFA in fine art, and a MA in Art Therapy. After painting in the Impressionist style for 13 years she began to explore portrait photography. Inspired by light and beauty, her photography affects her painting, and vice verse, in wonderfully unexpected ways.

While she enjoys working on personal projects, Tracey loves connecting one on one with her portrait clients to give them the beautiful, expressive images that capture the essence of who they are. At her Peoria, IL studio, she specializes in custom, styled sessions such as fashion inspired high school senior portraits, capturing the beauty in the everyday woman, creative dance & head shots, and even newborn babies. Recently, she has begun to explore fashion photography bringing her artistic passion full circle. Her photographic work has been published in Jute Fashion Magazine, Intersection: Art & Life, Ellements Magazine, Flawless Magazine Online, Art & Society, Fashion Ignite Peoria 2014-15 Lookbook, and The Retriever Journal.

Tracey has won numerous art awards and her artwork hangs in the permanent collection at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, the Peoria Riverfront Museum, and in many private collections. It has appeared in American Artist and Plein Air Magazine. She has written freelance for Workshop Magazine, Plein Air, and Fine Art Connoisseur (FAC).

See Tracey’s artwork and full bio at www.traceyfrugoli.com

See Tracey’s latest project Fashion Ignite Peoria to occur Aug. 12, 2017 at the Peoria Civic Center.

About Our Creative Team

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Tierney is a talented, frequent collaborator with Tracey on photoshoots and it shows in how easily they work together. She loves using her artistry for creating hair and makeup for photoshoots, weddings, and prom, as well as, creating a knock out color that compliments a creative cut and style. In 2012, she helped with America’s Next Top Model auditions. In addition she has volunteered her services for makeovers and theater as well as for Clip for the Cure for Cancer. She has an amazing friend and client who is a coin currency specialist, featured on the TV show “Pawn Stars,” for whom she does hair before filming. She recently entered Trend Vision, as a makeup artist in a duo team and also joined the Fashion Ignite Peoria Committee (which Tracey started). Her fashion work has been published as an online fashion webitorial for Flawless Magazine. When she is not creating art, she is spending her time with her 4 kids and husband.

“I have been creating art with hair and makeup for 13 years, and have an extreme passion for making people feel great and look amazing!!” –Tierney