Portrait Photography

A Chicago Portrait Photographer on Smiles and Styles

From the beginning of my career as a photographer in Chicago, my focus has been to capture the energy of personality in portrait form.


In the past, these images never reached their potential, because many times they were delivered on CD or USB, a media that is easily scratched, corrupted or forgotten.

Despite the best intentions, I saw how these beautiful images, planned for albums and photo projects, got postponed and replaced in priority year after year.

The most valuable lesson I have learned from master photographer mentors, is that

A portrait is completely finished when it is properly, professionally framed.


My studio’s decision to offer only framed portraits and photographs has its benefits:

Beautiful frames that match your room colors, and in custom sizes that fit your spaces beautifully.

Hands-on help for a time-pressed parent, mom or bride to find the images and portraits that bring beautiful energy to the home.

Artwork of archival materials for a unique gift or a lasting legacy for your children.

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Making the decision to offer only framed portraits and photographs has its benefits:

Custom Designs: I create beautiful frames that match your room colors, and make them the size that fits beautifully

Easier Decisions: I help a time-pressed parent, mom or bride find the best photographs that can be enjoyed again and again.

Quality Construction: Photography, printing, framing or other presentation is chosen from the best quality materials from the best in our industry for artwork that can be legacies for your children.

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I love to make it easy to see the images of your loved ones to enliven your home beautifully. An in-person, in-home visit is just a phone call away.

Dorothy Perry Portrait, 872 208 7659

Windows to the Soul

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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.

In Vino Veritas

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!"


Enjoy the feel of the day here on my gallery page or the Chicago Winefest Page on Facebook! (and thanks for 'liking' the page when you do!)

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.