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....
The pieces of glass that clad this building show their secrets of refraction when the light is just right. I see person after person walk by, deep in their thoughts and phones, unaware they are travelling through a shower of rainbows. Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer specializing in custom family portraits, modern headshots,… Continue reading Shower of Power
I always start a wedding by coming early so I can 'synch' up with the pace of the day. Not only does arriving early allow me to capture precious moments of preparation, it lets me connect with the emotional energy of the couple as they prepare to approach a new stage in their life. Matching… Continue reading The Dance of Life
flowers teach little lessons about the wholeness of life.
“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
Making a portrait you have never seen before.