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Loving the ‘Lovey-Dovey’


I had a mom and dad who loved each other,

and through their 50+ marriage

were joking and affectionate with each other all their lives.

But there is no evidence of their lively personalities

in the traditional poses and portraits they had taken of them.

These photos are all we had to recall the vital, real people they were.


See if you can find the two lively, lovely people in this picture!

So, in my portrait sessions, I use techniques that encourage a couple

to express their “lovey dovey” feelings for each other.

This opportunity to be affectionate lightens the mood and creates terrific images.

How great for a couple to have images specifically about their relationship.

What a great way for children to see and remember their parents as real people.

My pleasure, profession, and mission as a portraitist

is to envision the feelings of love in a lasting way

especially for later.


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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