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
I did not cry during my sons' high school graduation, but I did just now. 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 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
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
"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
Love needs courage.
The restorative memories of touch.
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
The joy of finding new images in a session.
Within the mindset that what we do for others, we are working on in ourselves, I see the actions I am taking to help someone grow are the things that are my struggle to grow with as well. My son and I have been a tight pair since he was born. He was not an… Continue reading Just The Two Of Us