My name is Dorothy Perry, and I’m a Chicago-based photographer of real people, enjoying good-energy events and experiences of life.

In a world of artificial & superficial, I choose human-scaled and handmade.

The corner of 2600 West North Avenue displays my work in the window, with gold lettering by Sean Michael Felix of Illumination Art and Design.)

Though my wheelhouse is my own photography, I also retouch and transform treasured candid photos into art for your family home.

Let’s talk at hello@dorothyperry.com or complete the Contact Form to create beautiful images of real life you will enjoy for years to come.

I sincerely look forward to working with you. All the best,

I shoot for event planners and businesses, too! Visit my page at GigSalad!

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This jaunty derby was an essential part of this young man’s daily wear for school for a time. We artistic types recognize what courage it takes and what it costs to be so different in this world. This tiny picture fragment from long ago becomes a testament to childhood’s enduring, beautiful spirit.

This is Why

To witness the moment in photographs. To record the beautiful grace of infancy. To remember the elders, travelling to see their new young one. To document time, place, and reality for the future. To make good energy visible for the home. To celebrate the two, becoming three. To honor the spirit of family. This is… Continue reading This is Why

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Custom artwork of your Fur Person radiates good energy throughout your home!