Photography lives at the intersection of time and place, light and feeling. The best photos are created as photographers anticipate moments when light and emotion illuminate a physical scene. At Pivot, our quest is to be there, fully present, ready to capture those instants and tell their stories. 

The founder of Pivot Photography, Wendy Love, is a former journalist and a strategic communications consultant who makes photographs to celebrate the people, places and things that add life to our world. Her expertise includes journalistic assignments, events, sports action, and natural light portraits. In addition, Wendy teaches digital photography at Richard Stromberg’s Chicago Photography Classes. As an event photographer, she has photographed occasions large and small, from family parties and weddings to corporate functions for groups including Landmarks Illinois, Chicago Actors Call to Action, Meeting Planners International, Rotary Club, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Imerman Angels.

Wendy’s personal work is inspired by her love for Chicago and the Midwest. She is a member of Women in Focus/Chicago, an artist-initiated organization of female photographers, and her photos have been featured online, in print, and in several group exhibitions over the past five years. 

Why Pivot? Pivot is the perfect name because it's a reminder of what a great photo is and does. Photography captures vital moments, establishes connections, and causes shifts in thinking. It is pivotal. 


Landscape, 01 2016

Café Selmarie
Group Exhibition
Chicago Photography Center

Street Portraits, 11 2015

Picturing Chicago Women
Women in Focus Chicago

Landscapes, 10 2015

Open House Chicago,
Chicago Photography Center

Landscapes, 05 2015

Grand Finale,
Millennial Fine Art Gallery

Street Portrait, 03 2015

International Women’s Day,
Women in Focus Chicago

Architecture, 11 2014

Space 1858,
Women in Focus Chicago

Architecture, 09 2013

Fall Show: WithInSight Gallery,
Richard Stromberg’s Chicago Photography Classes

Street Scenes, 10 2018

Life in Motion,
Group Exhibition
Oliva Gallery, Chicago

Street Scenes, 04 2018

Neighborhoods Project
Women in Focus Chicago
Hairpin Arts Center

Abstracts, 03 2018

RED Group Project,
Jackson Junge Gallery

Street Scenes, 11 2017

"In The 'Hood" 
Women in Focus Chicago
Jackson Junge Gallery

Street Scenes, 05 2017

"Neighborhood Project" 
Women in Focus Chicago
Cafe Selmarie

Landscape, 03 2016

In Celebration of Women
Women in Focus
Atlanta - Chicago - St. Louis




Wendy, the pictures are great! We were looking through them last night and there were so many that we really loved. I have already updated the EBC website, and I couldn’t be happier with the way it all turned out.
— JASON ERNST, Founder, Elevation Basketball Clinics

There are many really good images here for us to work with - thank you!
— ANGELA BAKER, Pomp & Circ Magazines, Arranmore Farm and Polo Club Magazine

Wow! I have to say [this is] the best set of photos I have ever seen of me (and I thought the ones from my daughter’s wedding were pretty darned good).
— JOAN BENTLEY HOFFMAN, portrait client