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August 11th, 2018On the eleventh day of jookie | 12 Days of jookie | Lincoln Square Photo Studio | Chicago Family Photographer


Welcome to the penultimate (I love when I get to use that word!) and ELEVENTH day of The Twelve Days of jookie!

You can participate on the jookie Facebook page, or here on the jookie blog if you’re not on social media.

FIRST, make sure you read the basic rules at this blog post, or listed again below.

SECOND, for a chance to win a Weekday Session at your favorite playground (a $390 value) PLUS a $150 portrait credit to create some striking, artsy photographs for your home, tell us what is your favorite art or home decor that you have bought or been given for your home:

a tweak wood armoire with the most incredible design, a Chilhuly-esque lighting fixture, a one-of-a-kind artisan vase given on your wedding day, eclectically patterned wallpaper, an Ed Paschke or Wesley Willis drawing… What things (besides your kiddos!) have you decorated with to make your home special to you?

NOTE: this session is best for kiddos ages 7 and under and is best photographed in black & white. This session actually begins in your home which is an important factor of the success of this type of candid, photo-journalistic style session. We start with some studio-style photos at your house to get the kids used to me so that when we go to the playground 20 minutes later, they will not be as excited about me anymore, but excited about playing. Then they will not be looking over at me while I photograph them at play.

This session type takes longer than a usual session of about an hour. Allow up to 2 hours for this session and beginning set-up time of 30 minutes.

In case of bad weather (if it’s raining at the time of the session, or temperatures are above 85 degrees, etc.), the session will be rescheduled for the next possible time before the promotion’s end date of September 28th, or you can opt for a studio session instead. Any permit required is the responsibility of the client.

All basic rules apply:

If you’re on the jookie email list, you’ll have gotten a sneak preview of all 12 sessions and which days they will be posted. (Please note, we may change any of them without notice, but it’s not likely, or there will be a good reason for it.)

Want to be on the jookie email list, too? Sign up right here.


Each day, starting Wednesday, August 1st, we will post a new type of portrait session to the jookie blog and the jookie Facebook page. They will be types of sessions that Jill has photographed before: family, doggo, location, teens, tweens, toddlers, etc.


First, if you’re participating through social media. “like” and follow the jookie Facebook page. Then simply comment under any of the 12 posts that you’d like to win the session to. (“Likes” to the post won’t count, ONLY COMMENTS.)

If you’re not on Facebook, you can comment under each day’s post here on the jookie blog.

If you choose to comment on any post, your comment will signify that you have read and understood the rules as listed here on the jookie blog.


At the end of the 12 days, we will randomly draw a winner for each day. You may comment under as many days/posts/session types as you’d like to win, but only one session will be awarded per household.

Only comment under the type of session that is appropriate to your family. I.e., if you have a toddler, you can comment under any toddler or family related session type, not a tween or teen session. If you have a dog, you can comment under any dog or family related session type, not a toddler session. You get the idea!


All of the sessions will be for WEEKDAY only. Sessions and other appointments need to be booked Tuesday through Friday AS AVAILABILITY ALLOWS. jookie is by appointment only, and our general hours are Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 10-5, Thursday 9-6, and Friday 9-5. By the photographer’s choice, some sessions may be allowed outside of those hours.

In-person consult and ordering appointments are required.

Sessions must be photographed by September 28th. They must be ordered from by October 12th or else the $150 portrait credit per session will expire.

You may choose to pay for a Saturday session (if available) and you may still receive the $150 portrait credit (but you forego the value of the weekday session fee).

You will want to book your consult and session as soon as possible. They will be booked on a first come, first served basis, and only through September 28th.

This promotion may not be combined with other special offers or promotions.

Note that some session types, like location ones, will have additional stipulations like the distance they can be redeemed from the studio. See each day’s blog post for additional details besides these.

If you have any questions about this promotion, the jookie experience, or jookie pricing, call the studio at 773-463-5665.

2 Comments on this post...

Love a picture we had blown up of our trip to Paris!

Michelle Mangan August 11, 2018

Love the active shots!

sara menna August 11, 2018


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