A bit of counter-intuition for friends, photographers, and everyone in between:
Don't be so eager to photograph the daily treasured moments of your life above all else.
To be in ‘pictures or it didn’t happen’ mode, twenty-four seven. To be removed from the reality of interaction with family, children, experiences.
Take time to enjoy and feel the depth and beauty of what you witness.
Bring the energy of your presence - go quiet - be fully there.
Even a second of this type of connecting brings this beautiful state of energy to the photographer -
and to your photographs.✨
A valuable skill
in our sensitive, seeing world
is learning to relax the eyes' focus
(letting the eyes 'go fuzzy')
when waiting or resting.
It rests more than your eye muscles:
it also gives the ever-spinning wheels of mind a rest, too
and lets your intuition come through
to show you how to see
Chicago family photographer Dorothy Perry Portrait captures fine events in heirloom presentation. Inquiries and Booking here.
I am sensitive to waves of energy and sunlight as a daylight photographer ~ and take additional pleasure in working for events that possess both!
The 2018 Chicago WineFest this year was held at Cafe Brauer, which has a spectacular skylight and glass panels that let in beautiful, diffused light.
Being given free reign to photograph what attracted me allowed me to sync and flow with the enthusiasm of wine lovers, couples dancing, and wine-based cheeriness on a rainy day - AND images that had potential quality as artwork for my personal portfolio. Let me tell you, for that experience, I was as happy and elated as those who had a festival's worth of wine in them!
"Amazing having your energy onsite and shooting for us."
"The photos are absolutely beautiful."
"Overall great pictures."
"I don't know if I just have a few favorites, as I like them all."
"They look fantastic!"
"Best photos I've seen from the event."
"You really did a great job highlighting our vendors and guests."
"Thanks again for these great images."
"This is awesome work!"
"We will definitely be sharing on our page!"
Chicago photographer Dorothy Perry believes in the restorative power of love and good energy in special event and portrait photography that captures the real moments of life beautifully. Follow Dorothy Perry Portrait on her website and on Facebook.