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.


Sane Spaces

One of the young student guests at my recent art show closing reception said, 

"I'm going to miss this show."  

She used to come to the UIC African American Art Gallery to do her work through the school year and finals,

along with other students practicing yoga, making art, and, on Finals week, even eating breakfast there!  

It occurred to me that I had made an art show that successfully created a zone of energy.

For four months, eleven photographs in the AACC gallery wrapped the space in energy, serving as an artistic "power station" for the campus -

and creating a room that felt really, really nice to rest in.  

This show working with vibration worked beyond my expectations, and offered me an experience rich with potential.

Dorothy Perry is an acclaimed Portrait Artist in Chicago creating commissioned photographic portraits that celebrate the heart of loving relationships for parents, soulmates and sweethearts.  Follow Dorothy Perry Portrait Art on Facebook or Instagram.

Share a Breath

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 for a newer - or deeper - conversation.


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We hope you have enriching experiences using this technique in daily life.

Dorothy Perry celebrates sweethearts and soulmates in fine portraiture that capture love's legacy in spirited images. Contact the studio here to discuss your fine art portrait commission.