The free headshot

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 deal from the amazing speakers. […]

How to photograph people of color

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 at Peapod Digital Labs as […]

Men get makeup for their photos too

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 particular discussion. Question: should men […]

Our favorite photos of 2021

By the end of December, our studio will have photographed just over 2,000 people in 2021.  We want to thank all of our amazing clients for not only choosing us and trusting us to take your portraits! And we want to send a very special thank you for keeping us safe during the lingering pandemic.  Every time a […]

Case study: office photos without the office

Fifteen months into the pandemic and small businesses in all industries are still adjusting, shifting, and otherwise finding new ways to deliver for their clients in a changing environment, including us. We’ve been rough polling everyone who comes into our studio with a “so when is everyone at your office ditching their WFH pants and […]

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 […]

Personal branding photography: SO hot right now

You may have heard the phrase, “personal branding photography” whispered between marketers, publicists, or influencers lately.  Or maybe you’ve seen photos on Instagram or company websites and thought, “how do they get so many great, magazine-worthy shots for their social media pages?  That was so NOT taken with an iPhone.”  Welcome to the newest photography […]