Studio sessions are by appointment only.
2418 W. Bloomingdale Ave., Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60647
About Organic Headshots
Since 2005, Organic Headshots has been the first choice for quality, natural portraits in Chicago
Photographer/Owner: Michelle Kaffko
I first got into photography when I was 16 and found the 1981 Chinon my dad bought when I was born (and now we all know exactly how old I am). In college I studied cinematography and darkroom processing and majored in film theory (with a minor in Forensic Anthropology—- who says your undergraduate degree has to make sense?).
After college I started a career in marketing while spending my nights and weekends in a homemade darkroom, learning more about headshots specifically and what makes a good headshot. As more and more people sought me out for headshots, I switched careers to make photography my 100% priority, and making everyone look natural, confident, and just plain great in their photos.
Photographer: Genevieve True
In college, I studied Elementary Education and Spanish while working on my school's newspaper as a photographer and then photo editor. I gained some recognition for my photo work and my love for photography continued to grow. When I graduated, I decided to make photography my occupation. So I joined various professional photographer's associations, began showing my work in exhibits, made wonderful contacts in the photo world, and found some amazing clients. I feel so incredibly honored every time I have the chance to photograph someone. I have learned over time how to direct a photoshoot to get the best out of my subjects, to help them feel less nervous and more confident and to come up with a product that they'll truly be happy with.
Photographer: Alexander Gouletas
I've been a working photographer in Chicago for over a decade, and have taught at The Chicago Photography Center, as well as served on their Board. My passion for the city is matched only by my love of exploration and journalism. I have traveled from Spain to Indonesia hunting photos, and my work has been featured in the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Tribune, the Redeye, and more. With a background in production, Corporate photography, and specializing in portraiture, I have taken portraits of CEOs and Presidents of large international companies, as well as moonlighting as a food photographer.
Event Photographer: Kirstine Walton
I've always had a love for photography since I was a kid, which I totally blame my dad for. When we moved here from the UK, I decided to combine my love of music and photography together and became a live music photographer. Within just a few years, I managed to shoot bands such as Metallica, Bon Jovi, U2, and many more. In 2019, I made the decision to become a full-time freelance photographer, and started to include corporate events. I love getting to meet new people at every event and to photograph people when they are enjoying themselves. Getting to say I was part of the photography team when the NBA All-Star Game came to Chicago has definitely been a highlight so far with Organic Headshots!
Studio Manager: Shea Pender
I have been an artist from a young age when I was a lollipop guild munchkin in “The Wizard of Oz” and never looked back. I studied musical theatre at Ball State University, and I’ve been a working actor and a theatre educator teaching musical theatre classes for children. Working with other talented artists at Organic Headshots is a dream come true! I understand the need for a genuine connection between a photographer and their subject to create great work, and I’m happy to play a part in making that happen!
Our Makeup Artists
Valerie Vanderkolk Dori Walstrom
Over 14 years, thousands of corporate headshots and event photos have been taken for large and small firms including:
- Big Ten
- Capital One
- University of Chicago
- American Dental Association
- American Cancer Society
- Planned Parenthood
- Hyatt Centric
- DuPage Medical Group
- BBC Worldwide
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Whole Foods
- BMO Harris
- Raymond James
- Bank of New York
- Holabird & Root
- Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
Member: Chicago Loop Alliance
Member: Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
We're a woman-owned business: WBE and WOSB certified
Our studio is wheelchair accessible
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