Consent in photography

Last month the whole team gathered for our monthly “workshop day,” where we pick a skill to expand on together. The theme for that meeting was posing, but it didn’t go how we thought it would go. We thought we would be comparing and contrasting our favorite go-to poses, but good posing ended up starting […]

Chicago isn’t the crime thunderdome the media says

“I hate what’s happening to Chicago.” It’s something a relative of mine who moved out of state over 20 years ago said to me once when I asked if they would ever move back. “What do you mean?” I asked. “You know– I see it on the news all the time, there’s just so much […]

Masculine vs. Feminine Poses?

Last month we took headshots for a woman who saw a tightly cropped photo of her head and shoulders and said her shoulders looked too “crunched in and cutesy,” so we re-took the photo and pulled her shoulders back and looking more broad. Then in another shoot, we photographed a duo of business partners with […]

Meet Genevieve: she LOVES love.

When our awesome photographer Genevieve isn’t snapping portraits of C-suite execs or taking physician headshots before rounds start at dawn, she’s photographing weddings. That sounded too simple. She doesn’t just photograph weddings. She literally joins a family as a surrogate member to help a couple begin a new journey together. We’ll explain… Wedding photography is […]

Dear Abby: I hate my photos

Dear Abby, I hate every photo taken of me.  I try not to be “that person” who hides behind the largest object I can find whenever someone whips out a camera, but I can’t help it, because I know that as soon as I see that picture I’m going to cringe and maybe even throw […]

Meet Alexander: the Clark Kent of the studio

A lot of you have already met Alexander, but did you know that a photo he took was on the front page of the Chicago Sun Times?  FACTOID: when Alexander isn’t taking portraits at Organic Headshots, he can be found stalking the streets of Chicago covering historic events as a documentary photographer. With photos also […]

Meet Kirstine: she photographed KISS!

concert photography

A lot of you have already met Kirstine (and your autocorrect probably changed her name to Kristine if you’ve ever emailed her), but we bet you didn’t know she photographed Bono of U2.  Or Stevie Nicks.  Or Metallica.  Did you know she photographed Steven Tyler of Aerosmith?  Because she did. Kirstine started her career behind […]

Outdoor portraits in the Chicago Loop: is it even legal?

The Chicago Loop is a freaking goldmine of beautiful places to take headshots and group photos downtown. But WHERE? Let me rephrase that: WHERE IS IT LEGAL? And now I’m going to answer that question with a question: DEFINE LEGAL? And now that all our law firm clients are totally paying attention, let me explain. […]

The free headshot

Last month Organic Headshots had its yearly booth at Navy Pier as a sponsor of BrandSmart, which just celebrated its 20th year. Way to go, AMA Chicago! It was a fabulous event, as always, and we met some awesome new people, said hello to old friends, and learned a great deal from the amazing speakers. […]

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 […]