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Dear Abby, I hate every photo taken of me.  I try not to be “that person” who hides behind the largest object I can find whenever someone whips out a camera, but I can’t help it, because I know that as soon as I see that picture I’m going to …

A lot of you have already met Alexander, but did you know that a photo he took was on the front page of the Chicago Sun Times?  FACTOID: when Alexander isn’t taking portraits at Organic Headshots, he can be found stalking the streets of Chicago covering historic events as a …

DOUBLE CHIN.  It’s arguably THE most common lament we hear during headshot sessions.  And no one is immune to the appearance of a double chin in their photo.  It can pop up for anyone.  It has nothing to do with weight, age, or “photogenicness,” if we can invent that word.  …

A lot of you have already met Kirstine (and your autocorrect probably changed her name to Kristine if you’ve ever emailed her), but we bet you didn’t know she photographed Bono of U2.  Or Stevie Nicks.  Or Metallica.  Did you know she photographed Steven Tyler of Aerosmith?  Because she did. …

Sometimes people in front of our cameras ask us what to do with their hands before we even say “smile.”  Even when you know the photo is cropped tight enough to not even see your hands in the picture, it can feel SO awkward to stand there and smile at …

Author photos! Okay, so this topic doesn’t apply to like 99% of us because how many of us are awesome enough to publish a book? But we simply must talk about author photos because they’re just SO cool. And! There actually is a lot that the rest of us civilians …

The Chicago Loop is a freaking goldmine of beautiful places to take headshots and group photos downtown. But WHERE? Let me rephrase that: WHERE IS IT LEGAL? And now I’m going to answer that question with a question: DEFINE LEGAL? And now that all our law firm clients are totally …

June is World Infertility Awareness Month, so it’s a good month to share that although my own personal struggle with infertility had a happy ending with the birth of our son this past January, the story started almost four years earlier. I’ll spare you the minutiae of the epic saga, …

Last month Organic Headshots had its yearly booth at Navy Pier as a sponsor of BrandSmart, which just celebrated its 20th year. Way to go, AMA Chicago! It was a fabulous event, as always, and we met some awesome new people, said hello to old friends, and learned a great …

Deanna Morgan pulled us aside after we took her photos and asked if she could take a peek at them.  With a sigh of relief when she saw them, she said she was initially concerned about her skin being exposed properly, and was happy we nailed it. Before her role …

Which Way Do You Tilt Your Head? Last year during Women’s History Month I told the story of why I started my own photography business after leaving a male-dominated industry, and why I felt it was important to be certified as a woman-owned business. This year I want to quickly …

Men Get Makeup For Their Photos Too Before I go into why the answers to all those questions are the same, let me start by defining “men” as individuals who present as male and wear little to no makeup on a daily basis, at least for the purposes of this …