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,… Continue reading Loving the Lovey-Dovey
This little light of mine....
flowers teach little lessons about the wholeness of life.
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
“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.
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
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
"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
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
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. Even a clove of garlic. 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.