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January 15th, 2018Born to Shine Valentine Fundraiser | Saving tiny Hearts Society | Chicago Childrens Photographer


“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ”

Elizabeth Stone



Listening to a Mel Robbins talk recently on Creative Live, she cited a statistic that the number of people alive on Earth is about 6% of the number of people that have ever lived. Which is REALLY amazing.

And no wonder that we celebrate the entrance of babies into the world with such incredible JOY.

These little bitty humans melt our hearts without doing so much as looking at us with their big, adorable eyes. They are clearly born to shine bright sunbeams right into us.

They light up our lives with new experiences and emotions. We get to experience the wonder of life all over again through their eyes.

Which is why I named the 2018 annual jookie Valentine promotion Born to Shine. Inspired by sparkly, magical lights which reflect the sparkly magic of the children we know and love.

This Valentine specialty session is not a “mini session”. It’s a special set-up with a brand new background photographed with a cozy sofa, continuous lighting, and strings of Valentine-colored holiday lights.

These limited-time sessions are photographed with an extremely shallow depth of field for a ephemeral, painterly look with the goal of creating gorgeous imagery of children for equally gorgeous wall art for your home.

As always, the Valentine promotion is a fundraiser for Saving tiny Hearts Society who we have been fundraising for over 7 years. StHS is comprised of a determined board of directors, a distinguished Medical Advisory Board and many wonderful volunteers who share the passion for helping to save the lives of these children born with congenital heart defects. They have NO paid employees.

StHS is “passionately dedicated to eliminating Congenital Heart Disease as a major health concern by funding revolutionary life saving research for the #1 birth defect worldwide in order to improve, prolong and save the lives of countless children born with CHD.”

To save the lives of children who are BORN TO SHINE and need our help to keep their heart lights beating.

Call me at 773-463-5665 or email me at jill@jookiekids.com to get the rest of the details for this limited-time Valentine specialty session.

Thurs, Jan 25th – Fri, Jan 26th – Sat, Jan 27th

Fri, Feb 2nd – Sat, Feb 3rd

EXTENDED through Sat, Feb 10th! Five fresh spots opened just in time for Valentine’s Day.

A portion of every session fee will be donated to Saving tiny Hearts Society, and you will receive a complimentary e-Valentine with your wall art purchase.



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A lot is happening at jookie this January! Join us Wed, Jan 31st as we welcome author and Northwestern professor of photography Pamela Bannos to the jookie studio for a talk on Vivian Maier. Read more here and be sure to RSVP by January 22nd!

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jookie, a portrait boutique, inc. 4656 N. Rockwell Street Chicago, IL 60625

A children’s, family, baby and pet photography studio located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, created in 2006 by Jill Liebhaber, veteran Chicago kids photographer of over 15 years, focused on creating custom art work for homes.

Serving nearby neighborhoods of Lakeview, Bucktown, Ravenswood, Andersonville, Edgewater, Lincoln Park, West Loop, River North, Old Town, Gold Coast and Downtown. We also have families who come to us for baby, kid, dog, and family photos from LaGrange, Hinsdale, Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Elmhurst, Oak Park, and even out of state like Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and California.

Gift certificates always available!

We specialize in silly serious LOVE ™.


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