My name is Dorothy, and my skill is in seeing good energy moments through my cameras.

I’m a photographer of unposed, uncommon people living life here in Chicago.

My upscale family portraits offer many opportunities for conversation and contemplation.

Room with light wood furniture and framed photo of Chinese couple and young boy.

The side window of 2600 W North Avenue has examples of my portraits

(the fabulous gold lettering is by Sean Michael Felix of Illumination Art and Design)

These natural images of normal and special events help make energy for inspiring ideas and conversations in the family.

I also celebrate the handiwork of small businesspeople – local venues and artisan vendors – that help make a good time memorable.

Complete the Contact Form to discuss creating personal images to enjoy for years to come. It would be my pleasure!

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