Women’s Day Thoughts on Being a Woman-Owned Business

Today is International Women’s Day.  Your inbox is probably flooded with emails about inclusivity, pride, and solidarity (which is never a bad thing, right?).  I wanted to share something a little different—a more personal story of what today means to me personally as a woman business owner. Our photo studio is certified nationally as a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Michelle, Jeff, Megg and Bowie at Organic Headshots!  As we near the end of our 11th year in business, Organic Headshots has a lot to be thankful for.  We’ve grown in so many ways: welcoming an amazing additional photographer to our ranks, adding Saturday appointments for studio headshots, and moving into a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A day in the darkroom. With X-ray film.

My photographer friend and neighbor Randy Moe just finished a huge and ridiculously awesome project: turning a large portion of his apartment into a giant darkroom.  Part mad-scientist, part photography historian and rescuer of film format equipment, he has amassed an enviable collection of cameras, enlargers, print washers, papers, and more film formats than I […]

The studio assistant behind the scenes

Last week a fitness instructor stopped by for some promo shots and casual headshots.  And my studio assistant did a wonderful job.  He has no thumbs, so his job is really to just stand there looking cute and fuzzy to put everyone in a good mood. If you haven’t yet learned, my studio assistant is […]