Infertility and How Photography Healed Me

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, but in a 30-second Hollywood […]

Which way do you tilt your head?

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 This year I want to quickly call out an outdated rule […]

How does a small business owner take maternity leave?

How Does a Small Business Owner Take Maternity Leave? She doesn’t. But she wins an award for the shortest blog post ever, right? THE PLAN Maternity leave looks different for everyone, especially the self-employed and small business owners.  And for us, prepping for maternity leave feels like the plan is to: Take time off to […]

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 […]

A letter from the owner

I’m going to get vulnerable here and expose some insider info on our financials.  2020 has been tough on all small businesses, and compared to most, we’re doing okay here at Organic Headshots.  But I wanted to share some specifics to show how very close to “not okay” we and most small businesses are or […]

Happy Holidays!

This year’s holiday group photo used a little magic to create. Check out this video to see how we were all brought together while staying apart! Happy Holidays from the whole crew at Organic Headshots! (Except for Anjelica, who’s on maternity leave. Welcome to the world, lil’ Lucy!) We wish you a safe, healthy, and […]

Our business’s COVID-19 procedures

Man, this pandemic has been rough.  On everyone.  And especially on small businesses like ours.  But we’ve been happy to follow all state and city guidelines for closing, reopening, and operating safely.  Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients and staff, so we will be taking thorough precautions before, during, […]

Being a “non-essential business” makes us feel a little small

When COVID-19 lockdowns started closing businesses and obliging everyone to shelter in place in their homes, we watched our studio’s appointment calendar almost completely clear out.  And when the governor ordered “non-essential” businesses to shutter their doors, it stung a little, to be honest, since anyone’s paycheck can feel pretty darn essential once it disappears.  […]

COVID-19 Precautions at the Studio

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to give everyone an update on how our photo studio is changing operations to keep everyone safe and healthy. First off, we are still behind our cameras and taking headshots and will remain open, and none of our staff have been ill or exposed to anyone who is […]

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 […]