Our Story

Welcome to jookie, a portrait boutique. Named after my oldest niece Delia’s pet guinea pig, my photography studio is like a home for me. A place where I hang my heart through photography and the relationships I build through this fun and artistic medium. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2000 with a degree in painting, I pretty much fell onto what I would later see was a path. After working for a children’s photography studio for 5 years, I realized I had found the career I was looking for. It was one of those meant-to-be moments when everything fell into place, and I found myself settling into life here in the Mayberry-esque Rockwell Crossing of Lincoln Square.

I am so happy that you have found jookie, and I hope you will allow me the opportunity and privilege of providing you with artistic photography of your children, or as I like to call them, your finest creations.

photo by Vicki Taufer of V Gallery