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Did you hear the news?  The Willis Tower is about to get a huge makeover.  Like, HUGE.  We definitely heard the news loud and clear, because we were there to photograph the press conference announcing the plans.  And it was awesome.  See for yourself: What makes a great event photographer? …

Like most of us, I believe myself to be the queen of crappy ID card photos. I could never take a decent photo for a driver’s license, ID card, or passport to save my life. When I was 16 and got my first driver’s license photo I spent 10 minutes …

It’s January.  A new year.  And time to make those infamous New Year’s resolutions.  For some people, getting an updated headshot is actually your resolution: to log into LinkedIn and finally replace that icon that’s just an outline of a head with your actual head, or to finally have something …

Happy Holidays from Michelle, Jeff, Megg and Bowie at Organic Headshots!  As we near the end of our 11th year in business, Organic Headshots has a lot to be thankful for.  We’ve grown in so many ways: welcoming an amazing additional photographer to our ranks, adding Saturday appointments for studio …

The Organic Headshots crew set up shop in a law firm’s office in the Willis Tower for a few days last week for what we endearingly and unofficially call the “Mobile Headshot Unit.”  (Mainly because it makes us sound like Navy Seals which is pretty rad.)  When we’re not taking …

The move into the new studio earlier this month is complete!  Our new space is in the Bloomingdale Arts Building, 2418 W. Bloomingdale Ave., right across the street from the entrance to the Bloomingdale Trail on Western Avenue. In other related news, we’ve also got a new online scheduler where …

I work for myself now.  I’m a full-time photographer running my own photo studio and have been doing that for almost 12 years.  But before that, and for a few years while I was getting my business started, I worked for other people.  When people ask me what made me …

Today is the day I’m finally tackling the controversial issue of pricing in photography.  Specifically, discounts.  As a small business owner and service provider I’ve been asked for a discount more times than I can count.  I believe we’re living in what I like to lovingly call the “Groupon Era,” …

Every year Organic Headshots gives away several hours of event photo coverage, divided into quarters.  This year, Visionshare already has dibs on a few hours of coverage for an event they have in October: a group that places donated eye tissue for transplant recipients is definitely a non-profit that restores vision …

I recently took headshots for marketing materials for a hospice pharmacy service provider: they needed portraits of their team members that could be cropped in different directions for their marketing materials. It’s common that my clients need flexibility in their headshots since they can get used so many different places. …

A few months ago I was “hand selected” (as the email led me to believe) by Amazon Home Services to provide photography services on Amazon.com in the Chicago area.  A new feature Amazon.com has been rolling out in some markets is the ability to buy not just products online, but …

Last week I spent a couple days at a law firm downtown photographing an entire staff of attorneys for a special piece their marketing department wants to put together.  They told me they wanted photos of their attorneys with the same backdrop and in a variety of poses, so that the …