Cleaning the Viewfinder

Cleaning the viewfinder is an important practice for cameras - and for camera-people.

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Questions about creating positive personal family art starts here

Dorothy Perry Portrait photographs happy families, marriages, and couples portraits throughout Chicago.

The Two Become (another) One

The joy of finding new images in a session.

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Loving the Lovey-Dovey

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, prom-type poses and portraits they

(and all the parents of that time) get taken of them.


And when they pass, these bland, photos

are all that their children have to recall

of the vital, real people they were.


So, in my portraiture, I seek always to create a state of mind

that encourages a couple to express their "lovey dovey" feelings for each other.


This portrait always lightens the mood of the couple:

they smile in recognition of the feelings it creates. 


How great for a couple to have a visible image

with energy about renewing their love for each other,


What a great way for children to see and remember seeing

their parents as real people with love in their eyes.


My mission as a Portrait Artist is to capture the feelings of love in a lasting way - for now

and for later.


Dorothy Perry believes in the power of love, and creates her Romantic Couples Portraiture especially for engaged, married & renewing relationships. 

Follow Dorothy Perry Portraiture at her website and on Facebook.