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July 17th, 2018

Waterproof Camera | Olympus Tough T-5 | Chicago Pet Photographer

Do you want to know what subject I photograph the most? I realized the other week that it’s my boyfriend’s sweet Siberian Husky. His name is Fisher, and he loves Lake Michigan. And he is why I just bought a waterproof camera.

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July 12th, 2018

Best Travel Tripods for Phone Cameras | Joby Tripods | Chicago Family Photographer

Yesterday, in yet another fun Camera Learning Session, I introduced parents N and L to the JOBY Gorillapods, my favorite choice for travel tripods. I have a few I use or have used over the past 7ish years. It really helped them to see how to use their phones in action with the tripods so I chose that for this week’s Snappier Snapshots topic.

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July 9th, 2018

Now Offering Senior Portraits | Seniors 2019 Model Call | Chicago Teen Photographer

To kick off jookie’s first summer offering Senior Portraits, I’m launching a Seniors 2019 Model Call.
For any 2019 senior booking a session by July 21st and then photographing by August 24th, they can receive some awesome BONUSES which include grad announcements. Two of the session types offered also come with a complimentary 30 minute family or sibling session which is a fabulous way to get some gorgeous updated portraits of the whole crew together as well.

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July 6th, 2018

Meet jookie’s New Designer | Lincoln Square Photography Studio | Chicago Kids Photographer

It’s been a non-stop year at jookie so far, in large thanks to the Giant Dose of Inspired Design that our newest employee, Emily (pictured left), is giving us. Of course, Sherrae, who has been at the studio for over a year now, is always keeping the studio in happy spirits with her Good Vibes. I’m so grateful to have the talented help of both these strong, amazing, young women. It’s so true that you can’t do it all alone.

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July 5th, 2018

Using a tripod to get better photos | Bluetooth Remote Shutter & Travel Tripod | Take better photos | Chicago Family Photographer

Isn’t it annoying when you can’t get everyone into your group selfie?

Or, when you CAN fit everyone in but then you can’t see any of the GORGEOUS scenery that you’re trying to show off behind you?

These are two phone camera gadgets I use ALL THE TIME to help me get better photos. They can help you get better photos, too, and I’m giving them away as part of our Vacation Photo Kit Giveaway.

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June 29th, 2018

Vacation Photo Kit Giveaway | Chicago Family Vacation | Take Better Photos | Lincoln Square Photo Studio

It’s summer vacation time! Where’s YOUR family planning to go? Greece, Yosemite National Park, Disney, Costa Rica, Door County, or maybe just a fun staycation here in our glorious city of Chicago?

Take this awesome Vacation Photo Kit with you to get more great shots, especially ones with you ALL in the photos.

By simply commenting to our jookie Facebook page under this Vacation Photo Kit Giveaway post, you will be entered to win $300 worth of awesome camera phone gadgets and a camera learning session.

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June 14th, 2018

A great lens is a game changer | Take Better Photos | Camera Learning for Moms | Chicago Family Photographer

Having a great camera can help you get better photos, but it’s your lens that will be the game changer.

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June 12th, 2018

Why choose jookie | Chicago Family Photographer | Lincoln Square Photo Studio

In the bustle of the day, I catch a glimpse of my jookie portraits and they stop me in my tracks. They are a direct line to feeling happy and taking a moment to be grateful.

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June 6th, 2018

Snappier Snapshots: Camera Tips for Parents | Using your iPhone to the max | Chicago Family Photographer | Lincoln Square Kids Photo Studio

This blog post will give you a great tip on how to best capture action shots of your kids on your iPhone. If you don’t know what “burst mode” is and how to find it on your phone when using the camera, you’ll really benefit from this read.

And you can easily apply this technique to non-action shots like group photos when you want a perfect photo of everyone with their eyes open!

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June 5th, 2018

Come grow with jookie | Why Moms choose jookie | Chicago Family Photographer | Lincoln Square Photo Studio

Why moms choose jookie: “My family returns to jookie time and time again for our photos because they’re not photos: they’re art. “

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