My name is Dorothy Perry, and in my many years in Chicago, I’ve photographed thousands of real people enjoying their lives.

In a world of artificial intelligence, I choose human scaled and handmade.

My photography captures life naturally to capture the growth of families, small businesses, and celebrations with treasured friends.

I also use my skills to retouch and redesign your older photographs (and candid “happy accidents”) for your family portrait walls.

This window at 2600 West North Avenue and Rockwell in Chicago has examples of my portrait styles (with gold leaf signs by renowned Illumination Art and Design.)

Send me an email at hello@dorothyperry.com or complete the Contact Form to create beautiful images of real life you will enjoy for years to come.

All the best,

Latest from the Blog

Group Photo

Sometimes within candid images are natural diamonds to be mined.

Set the Tone

A local young bride’s wedding photographs are now ready for her home. I was extremely pleased to have two heirloom frames to work with: these images look amazing in antique settings! Another pleasure was in working with a younger person’s style of communication and relating. So lovely to meet another who values images that hold… Continue reading Set the Tone

Words From Friends

Sometimes, someone captures a beautiful, evocative idea to inspire the week ahead. This quote by Epicurus on a friends’ Instagram post ‘speaks’ to me today. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. After years of… Continue reading Words From Friends

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