Should you tip the makeup artist?

Should you tip the makeup artist? After a headshot shoot, when the makeup artist is just out of earshot, we’ve often had clients frantically whisper to us, “psst!  Do I tip the makeup artist?!”  Whether or not to tip your makeup artist is a complicated question.  And it should start with what kind of makeup […]

Make your bad headshot better

There’s nothing that keeps a person away from a photo studio better than a past photo that didn’t turn out so well.  Such was the case with our friend, Jon.  His partner was a past client of ours for his (dare we say awesome) professional headshots, and every month like clockwork they would have some […]

Organic Headshots turns 12… Discount time!

If you’ve been following Organic Headshots for a while now you know that about once a year we offer a discount on in-studio session fees. It’s time! To celebrate our 12th year in business, you get 20% off session fees for in-studio headshot sessions. That’s right, 12 YEARS! Organic Headshots has been taking awesome headshots […]

Presenting: the new studio!

The move into the new studio earlier this month is complete!  Our new space is in the Bloomingdale Arts Building, 2418 W. Bloomingdale Ave., right across the street from the entrance to the Bloomingdale Trail on Western Avenue. In other related news, we’ve also got a new online scheduler where you can book your headshot […]

How to ask your photographer for a discount

Today is the day I’m finally tackling the controversial issue of pricing in photography.  Specifically, discounts.  As a small business owner and service provider I’ve been asked for a discount more times than I can count.  I believe we’re living in what I like to lovingly call the “Groupon Era,” where no one pays full […]

Flexible headshots for your marketing materials

I recently took headshots for marketing materials for a hospice pharmacy service provider: they needed portraits of their team members that could be cropped in different directions for their marketing materials. It’s common that my clients need flexibility in their headshots since they can get used so many different places.  Each marketing piece a photo […]

Marketing mockups

Last week I spent a couple days at a law firm downtown photographing an entire staff of attorneys for a special piece their marketing department wants to put together.  They told me they wanted photos of their attorneys with the same backdrop and in a variety of poses, so that the photos can later be joined […]

Congrats Shark Tank alum Jeff!

I love watching Shark Tank (OMG #sharktanknation) because I LOVE watching fellow entrepreneurs pitch their dreams and what makes them get up every morning and work their buns off to create something they believe in.  Those are my people. But several weeks ago I was watching an episode I missed when it first aired a month […]

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 […]

Favorite photos of 2014

It’s December 31st again, and you know what that means- time for my favorite photos of the year!  I skimmed through my hard drives and picked out a handful of the shots that jumped out at me in 2014, and here they are in no particular order.  I’m looking forward to 2015 and thousands of […]