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On the second day of jookie

Welcome to the second 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 , tell us what your …

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Thursday August 2, 2018


On the first day of jookie

Welcome to the first 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 , tell us what you …

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Wednesday August 1, 2018


The 12 days of jookie

On the first day of jookie, what will your photographer give to you? How about a portrait session and a $150 portrait credit toward your order? And on the second, third, and fourth days as well! As many as 12 sessions in 12 days. It’s a “jookie twelvetide!” jookie opened its doors here at 4656 …

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Monday July 30, 2018


Waterproof Camera | Olympus Tough T-5

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. Fisher lives really close to the lake and is lucky enough to get to …

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Tuesday July 17, 2018


Best Travel Tripods for Phone Cameras | Joby Tripods

Yesterday, in yet another fun Camera Learning Session, I introduced parents N and L to the  JOBY Gorillapods , my favorite choice of travel tripods for my smart phone. I have a few I have used over the past 7ish years. It really helped them to see how to use their phones in action with the tripods …

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Thursday July 12, 2018


Now Offering Senior Portraits | Seniors 2019 Model Call

That’s right, jookie is officially offering Senior Portraits! With the simple passage of time, and the fact that kids just keeping growing up (dang them!), I’ve been asked more and more to photograph kids of the high school age, many of whom are graduating. To kick off jookie’s first summer …

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Monday July 9, 2018


Meet jookie’s New Designer

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 …

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Friday July 6, 2018



Vacation Photo Kit Giveaway

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 …

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Friday June 29, 2018


A great lens is a game changer | Camera Learning for Moms

Having a great camera can help you get better photos, but it’s your lens that will be the game changer. One of the camera questions I received for the  Mother’s Day Camera Learning Sessions Giveaway  was from a mom, Kelly, who thought her Canon Rebel (a really good entry-level DSLR) might be …

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Thursday June 14, 2018


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