Studio sessions are by appointment only.
2418 W. Bloomingdale Ave., Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60647
About Organic Headshots
Since 2005, Organic Headshots has been the first choice for quality, natural portraits in Chicago
Photographer/Owner: Michelle Kaffko
I first got into photography when I was 16 and found the 1981 Chinon my dad bought when I was born (and now we all know exactly how old I am). In college I studied cinematography and darkroom processing and majored in film theory (with a minor in Forensic Anthropology—- who says your undergraduate degree has to make sense?).
After college I started a career in marketing while spending my nights and weekends in a homemade darkroom, learning more about headshots specifically and what makes a good headshot. As more and more people sought me out for headshots, I switched careers to make photography my 100% priority, and making everyone look natural, confident, and just plain great in their photos.
Photographer/Studio Manager: Jeff Johnson
My passion for photography began at a young age watching my Dad develop photos in a makeshift darkroom at our house. Upon relocating to Chicago after his death in 2009 I began studying at the Chicago Photography Center, where I went on to complete a two year Certificate Program and serve on the Board of Directors. I felt close to my Dad every time I picked up a camera, so in 2013 I quit my proverbial day job to work in photography full time. I especially love taking headshots - There's nothing between you and your subject but a camera and the connection you create, putting people at ease in what most consider an uncomfortable situation so you can capture who they really are.
Photographer: Genevieve True
In college, I studied Elementary Education and Spanish while working on my school's newspaper as a photographer and then photo editor. I gained some recognition for my photo work and my love for photography continued to grow. When I graduated, I decided to make photography my occupation. So I joined various professional photographer's associations, began showing my work in exhibits, made wonderful contacts in the photo world, and found some amazing clients. I feel so incredibly honored every time I have the chance to photograph someone. I have learned over time how to direct a photoshoot to get the best out of my subjects, to help them feel less nervous and more confident and to come up with a product that they'll truly be happy with.
Our Makeup Artists
Anjelica Bannos Rebecca Seweryn
Over 14 years, thousands of corporate headshots and event photos have been taken for large and small firms including:
- Big Ten
- Capital One
- University of Chicago
- American Dental Association
- Ozzie Guillen Foundation
- Planned Parenthood
- Hyatt Centric
- DuPage Medical Group
- BBC Worldwide
- Precious Moments
- Whole Foods
- BMO Harris
- Raymond James
- Bank of New York
- Holabird & Root
- Law Bulletin Publishing Company
- Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
Member: Chicago Loop Alliance
Member: Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
We're a woman-owned business: WBE and WOSB certified
Our studio is wheelchair accessible
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