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
I was pleased to be able to see a micro-view of the mission of the Inspiration Corporation in effect during their annual benefit, called One Inspired Evening. They are well known for their stellar work with local homeless populations, and their benefit art auction is the best local art social of the year! Enjoy the… Continue reading One Inspired Evening – One Moment in Time
The joy of finding new images in a session.
Do you have a favorite photograph where you remember the exact moment and can feel the textures…smells…details…even now? When you see it, does it make you feel warm (or even teary) inside? These photographs, however quickly or imperfectly taken, speak to you because the photograph contains the energy of the emotion itself. I recall a… Continue reading Seeing the Feeling
Questions about creating positive, personal family legacy art start here. I welcome your call. 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.
Poem by Tony Hoagland There are people who do not see a broken playground swingas a symbol of ruined childhood and there are people who don't interpret the behaviorof a fly in a motel room as a mocking representation of their thought process. There are people who don't walk past an empty swimming pooland think… Continue reading I Have News For You
I am sensitive to waves of energy and sunlight as a daylight photographer ~ and take additional pleasure in working for events that possess both! This Chicago WineFest was showcased at Cafe Brauer, which has a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright design, skylight, and glass panels that let in beautiful, diffused light. Being given free reign… Continue reading In Vino Veritas
A valuable skill in our sensitive, seeing world is relaxing the eyes' focus (letting the eyes 'go fuzzy') when waiting or resting. It rests more than your eye muscles: it also gives the ever-spinning wheels of mind a rest, too, and lets your intuition come through to show you how to see something new. Dorothy… Continue reading Windows to the Soul
It's my preference to photograph family pets in the comfort of the home. They usually are photographed, seated comfortably in the lap of their owner. Turtles do not do this. But he was as cute and cuddly a guy I had ever photographed. Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer specializing in custom family portraits,… Continue reading Slow and Steady