Organic Headshots


Michelle Kaffko started Organic Headshots in 2005 to provide affordable, professional, and customized portraits and lifestyle marketing photos. Our strength is understanding that everyone HATES being in front of a camera, and helping them push past their photo anxiety for natural looking photos.

We are a proudly certified Woman-Owned Business.

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 portraits and headshots specifically. 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/Owner: Michelle Kaffko
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: Genevieve True
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 moonlighted as a food photographer.
Photographer: Alexander Gouletas
After moving from the UK to Chicago, I have been able to make my lifelong passion for photography into a career. I have been a working photographer in Chicago for the past 10 years and joined the Organic Headshots team in 2019. During the day, I work as a corporate and events photographer. By night, I combine my love of music with photography and have photographed musicians live in concert for bands such as Metallica, Bon Jovi, U2, and many more. I love meeting new people every day and working together to create the best photo for each individual.
Photographer: Kirstine Walton
I am a Chicago event photographer with a background in family, engagement, and wedding photography, and my work is a mixture of classic and photojournalistic with a focus on candid moments and creating an invaluable connection with each and every client! It’s my passion to capture your event in an unobtrusive way and I aim to document the highlights of the day without distracting from them at all. Your event will happen only once, and I'm honored to be a part of it and to create images that narrate the best parts!
Event Photographer: Ashley Hamm
I’ve always had a passion for art in all its forms: whether it was musical theater, drawing, painting, photography, or writing (to name a few), which guided me to study Art History formally, originally working in and pursuing museum education. A self-described multipotentialite, I’ve since worked in several industries over the years, honing my business, customer service, and organizational skills. After living in Bologna, Italy, Houston, and New Orleans, I’ve moved back to my hometown of Chicago, and am so excited to combine my artistic and analytical interests as the Operations Manager at Organic Headshots.
Operations Manager: Renata Voci
Like most kids I was obsessed with Disney movies. One day I realized I could begin to make movies just like the ones I saw in the theatre with my parents' camcorder. Well, maybe not JUST like them, but I tried! I studied film, broadcasting, and theatre in College and shot stage productions, weddings, commercial, and corporate videos, and am now an award winning director and cinematographer. Since moving to Chicago I’ve continued writing, shooting, directing, and editing, always trying to top the last project and bring everything I can to a particular production.
Videographer: Rhett Thompson

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Over 15 years, thousands of corporate headshots and event photos have been taken for large and small firms including:

We’re certified as a Woman-Owned Business (WBE) and Woman-Owned Small Business


Member: Chicago Loop Alliance
Our studio is wheelchair accessible


Studio sessions are by appointment only.

The studio is open for appointments

Monday-Friday – 9am-7pm

Saturday-Sunday – 10am-4pm

Organic Headshots

1821 West Hubbard Street, Suite 105

Chicago, IL 60622

(312) 912-8321