About

I’m Dorothy, and I am a independent event and portrait photographer in Chicago,

joyous at seeing happily real life moments in natural light.

I am attuned to photograph the emotions and feelings of people

as they celebrate with family, eat with friends,

and gather for a good portrait of their families.

This style of portrait when in the home radiates good feeling,

and, best, are images of your own positive energy.


When I put my cameras down, I love to dance, write, and create art in other formats.

I am forever grateful to all the wonderful life moments I have witnessed all these years.

Below are a few words from some of the families that are now friends.



Had a great experience with Dorothy. Pictures came out beautiful!! Dorothy was very accommodating and showed great patience and professionalism.

We had Dorothy do our son’s newborn photos in late April.  She was fantastic and the pictures turned out amazing. Great service all around, highly recommended! We were very impressed with her and plan to have her for future family events and life milestones.

Dorothy’s photographs are really beautiful! They look professional, creative, and purposeful. Her demure and attitude were both very professional and I would be happy to hire her for another event.

She is a talented photographer who pours her heart into every shoot to capture the true essence of her clients. Dorothy is hardworking, driven, and would be a great addition to any team!

One of the things a great photographer does is capture the small moments and details the rest of us miss. Dorothy has the ability to evoke happiness and energy when she photographs people. She finds those moments and she puts people at ease. If you want to document your event in a unique way, I highly recommend Dorothy Perry Portrait!

My husband and I will treasure the images she captured for their beauty and honesty.


This Instagram post led to an interview with Voyage Chicago Magazine.



An interview in an online magazine called Voyage Chicago, July 01, 2019. The article can be read here


Some of the best portrait artist photographers in the country meet and teach at a photography conference called Masters of the Wall Portrait.

I look forward to talk about photographing an upcoming event,

or a branding or personal portrait that sees you at your best. Thank you!