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. […]

How to photograph people of color

Deanna Morgan pulled us aside after we took her photos and asked if she could take a peek at them.  With a sigh of relief when she saw them, she said she was initially concerned about her skin being exposed properly, and was happy we nailed it. Before her role at Peapod Digital Labs as […]

Which way do you tilt your head?

Which Way Do You Tilt Your Head? Last year during Women’s History Month I told the story of why I started my own photography business after leaving a male-dominated industry, and why I felt it was important to be certified as a woman-owned business. This year I want to quickly call out an outdated rule […]

Our favorite photos of 2021

By the end of December, our studio will have photographed just over 2,000 people in 2021.  We want to thank all of our amazing clients for not only choosing us and trusting us to take your portraits! And we want to send a very special thank you for keeping us safe during the lingering pandemic.  Every time a […]

How to hide a (pregnant) belly in your headshot

How to Hide a (Pregnant) Belly in Your Headshot If you’re updating your headshot while pregnant, you probably don’t want to showcase the fact that you’re pregnant in the photo… unless you want new connections on LinkedIn to still ask you when you’re due while your child starts grade school. Here are some tips for […]

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 […]

Feeling nervous for your headshot? We’ve been trained for that!

Everyone at Organic Headshots has been at this for years: our photographers have photographed thousands of people, and our makeup artists have had just as many folks in their makeup chairs.  And if there’s one thing nearly all our clients have in common, it’s that they’re nervous.  Very few people walk into a photo studio […]

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 […]