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.
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.