Through our annual Halloween event, we have raised over $18,000 for worthy children related causes and organizations over the past decade. We do this with the help of the awesome children of our neighborhood who visit us at Halloween to get a great portrait of themselves in their Halloween costumes. This year it’s $35 per costumed child, and as always, we will donate that money ONE HUNDRED PERCENT to our chosen beneficiary. This year we are raising money for The Friendship Center. Owner and photographer Jill Liebhaber works for free that day and absorbs all the expenses of paying her assistants and costs of the complimentary portraits.
The Friendship Center operates two food pantry locations – one in Lincoln Square and one in North Park – each with their own service area and volunteer needs. Both also maintain a clothing room where donated items are offered for free to clients. Once a month the Lincoln Square location also hosts a pet food parntry providing for pets in need. jookie is excited to help contribute to The Friendship Center’s success with this year’s Halloween fundraising!
New in 2016 our Halloween event is a photo fundraiser only and no longer a costume contest. Costumes are still required, but now all of the kid participants will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift certificate donated by the much beloved Timeless Toys. Thank you so much to the new owner Scott Friedland and past owners Harry & Martha Burrows for this incredibly generous raffle prize!
$35 per child (cash only) – they can be photographed separately OR as a sibling/family/friends group (maximum of five, all must be in costume). Each solo participant will receive a complimentary 5×7 portrait ($97 value) from jookie. For group shots, each person receives the same image for their print. For example, a family of four will receive four prints of the same image. A friends group of three kiddos will receive three prints of the same image.
If you want to photograph your children individually AND in a group, it will be $35 for the individual portrait and $35 more for the the group shot portrait.
The complimentary portraits will be available for pick up a couple weeks after the event, and all participants will be featured on a special blog post.
This photo fundraiser runs from 9 am to noon Saturday, Oct 29th and is held at our studio at 4656 N. Rockwell Street. It is offered in conjunction with the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce’s Halloween Happenings Event that goes from 11 am to 2 pm.
We are also offering additional walk-ins BY RSVP ONLY Friday, Oct 28th from 3:30 to 5:30 and possibly Monday, Oct 31st depending on interest. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio at 1-773-463-5665 to be added to the list. NOTE: we are closed Sundays and Mondays.
jookie, a portrait boutique, inc. 4656 N. Rockwell Street Chicago, IL 60625
A children’s, family and baby photography studio located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, created in 2006 by Jill Liebhaber, veteran Chicago kids photographer of 15 years.
Serving nearby neighborhoods of Lakeview, Bucktown, Ravenswood, Andersonville, Edgewater, Lincoln Park, West Loop, and anywhere else people like to visit us from. We also have families who come to us for kid and family photos from LaGrange, Hinsdale, Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Elmhurst, Oak Park, etc.
We focus on creating art work for clients’ homes. Our forte is artistic photography of your finest creations!