I have a studio photograph of my parents as a middle aged married couple, a posed portrait with her best outfit on, leaning on my dad's back, both with pleasant, fixed smiles. This is the same pose we always have of ourselves through school, printed in the yearbooks, and remembered by friends. But years later the… Continue reading Better With Age
Love needs courage.
I find beauty all around me. I would love to find it for you, too. Contact my studio for portraits and events that capture life's freshness in spirited images. Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer specializing in custom family portraits, modern headshots, & personal branding for women and executives. Contact her studio for… Continue reading Walk in Beauty
“Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall, and falling, they’re given wings. ”— Rumi 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.
Some moments are worth remembering again and again.
The restorative memories of touch.
"I'm going to miss this show." This student used to come to the UIC African American Art Gallery to do her home work and study along with other students: making art, practicing yoga, and on Finals week, even eating breakfast there! It occurred to me that I had made an art show that successfully… Continue reading Sane Spaces
Take time to hear someone's voice from the inside. Match your calm breathing with the breathing of your partner, and 'share a breath' in and out for a time of silence. Not only does this calm emotions, this action serves to 'sync' one's heart with the other, to humanize a connection, and energize the space… Continue reading Share a Breath
Making a portrait you have never seen before.
Funny how some normal-looking photographs offer the potential of being something more. My daughter sent me a long-distance snapshot of my grand-son playing with his dad. I can't get enough pictures of my little guy, exploring his new world with a toddler's beautiful curiosity. Something about this image attracted me. I take another look… Continue reading Finding A Something More