Our favorite shots of 2020

“What a year, right?” is not an original thing to say this week. The year 2020 has been a heck of a lousy ride for a lot of us, and our studio is no exception. BUT. Even though we had to close as a “non-essential business” for 74 days in the Spring, and bookings have […]

Favorite shots of 2019

Can we talk about how hard it was to choose only a handful of photos for our annual “favorite shots” collection of 2019?  Because it literally took hours to widdle it down from hundreds to just about 30.  HUNDREDS. We met SO many awesome people and got so many awesome portrait and event shots of […]

Happy Holidays from everyone at Organic Headshots!

2019 has been a great year for our photo studio. We’ve had the privilege of photographing amazingly beautiful, talented, gracious, fantastic superstars, including you. Thank you for continuing to choose us to create photos for you, and the whole team at Organic Headshots wishes you the happiest holiday season!

Company Picture Day Doesn’t Have to Suck

If you are a follower of the American Marketing Association – Chicago Chapter’s blog, you might have read my guest post on perfecting all staff bio photos. I discussed not only why the “meet our team” section of your website can make or break your company’s branding efforts, but also how to create a well-branded […]

Favorite shots of 2017!

Now that 2018 is underway and we’ve all returned from our holiday-cookie-induced-end-of-year comas, we figured we would look through the files at our 2017 memories and choose our favorite shots of the year.  After some intensive file sorting we grabbed our favorite photos and BOOM! over 100 photos made our list.  It was a good […]

Happy Holidays!

2017, our 12th year in business, has been an absolute blast: thank you to all of our awesome clients for choosing us, trusting us, and supporting us as we grow. We’ve met and photographed hundreds of people this year alone, and have enjoyed every minute behind our cameras. Thank you, again, and we’re looking forward […]

Photographing pianists, volume 5

I found myself back in Nichols Hall in Evanston this week- this time photographing a husband and wife piano duo who have been tickling the ivories together for about a quarter of a century!  Ralph and Claire Neiweem meet with me for some updated press photos on Tuesday, and brought with them samples of past […]

Musician portraits

Last week I landed in a music hall in Evanston to take some portraits of a talented classical duo- a violinist and a pianist who perform together and needed photos both of them together and separate for their bookings and programs.  Photos of musicians are a special challenge because they need to have their instrument in […]

Headshots for a funeral?

I’ve taken headshots and portraits for a variety of strange and interesting reasons over the years… billboards, political campaigns, book jackets, television appearances, dating websites, long-distance relationships, greeting cards, business cards, and even “to replace all those crappy photos of myself online so my ex-boyfriend can see how awesome I look and what he’s missing.” […]

Office holiday photos

It’s that time of year again- time for me to head downtown for company holiday photos, as marketing coordinators across the city are scrambling to get some great outdoor group photos for holiday greeting cards… before it gets so cold everyone in the photo will look like a tiny head peeking out of a huge […]