Practice · Vision

Putting It Out There

From the beginning of my career as a photographer in Chicago,

my focus has been to capture the energy of personality in portrait form.

In the past, these images never reached their potential, because images on CD can

become unusable with future computer programs.

In addition, these beautiful images, planned for albums and photo projects,

got postponed and replaced in priority year after year.

(no guilt – I know how fast something can get buried in the rush of daily life!)

The most valuable lesson I have learned from master photographer mentors, is that

a portrait is completely finished when it is properly, professionally framed.


My studio’s decision to offer only framed art going forward has three positive benefits:

Art that matches your style in custom sizes that fit your wall spaces.

Hands-on help for a time-pressed parent, mom or bride

Locating the right images that evoke the event’s beautiful moments.

Use of archival materials for a lasting gift and legacy for your children.



This last item is very important – because when a CD is printed at a photo kiosk, a

budget-framed portrait will fade and become fragile over time.

My professional resources are dedicated to creating art legacies for your children.

My happiness is in seeing family reactions in seeing their lives celebrated in custom art.

And my happiness is in making that easy to do.


Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer specializing in custom family portraits, modern headshots, & personal branding for women and executives.

 Contact her studio for commissioned work here.

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