Sometimes candids need to look a little less candid-y. The photo is from a snow filled time in Chicago when my daughter had come from Seattle for a holiday visit. We went to The French Market, my favorite place in the city to have lunch at a place that had Freitkoten: a way of making… Continue reading A Better Truth
The image was a beautiful moment in the ceremony, deep within the photo, taken by a guest in the wedding party. The groom is a photographer friend, and I know so well the axiom that "the shoemaker's kids have no shoes," and how a photographer may sometimes never own any decent photos of their own… Continue reading Making Photos for Feelings
As a Chicago photographer, I see people working together to provide the best experiences their own businesses can offer. All the time. This good feeling image, taken during a meeting of the Northside Networking Group, is the type of image I always seek to bring back to those who hire me. My business event photography… Continue reading Pleased to Meeting You!
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
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… Continue reading Better With Age
Love needs courage.
Some moments are worth remembering again and again.
The restorative memories of touch.
Making a portrait you have never seen before.