It was a fun evening making a house call with my trusty laptop and projector (and a little help from my Star Wars Encyclopedia) to make sure we get the measurements right for new jookie art in this family’s home. I often do house visits for consults so I can help measure spaces ahead of time and brainstorm ideas, but this was a first for the ordering appointment. Pretty cool to project the images ONTO the actual walls instead of just my usual mockups with photos OF the wall. 🙌🏼 #goingtheextramile #boutiqueexperience #wallart #chicagofamily
I love this post by @bigbuzzig - it’s a huge part of the meaning of the Halloween Photo Fundraiser. I don’t want jookie to just be a successful business within my amazing community, I want it to have a meaningful place. And every Halloween when all you wonderful families grace my studio with your kids in costume, donating to our worthy beneficiaries, helping to raise several thousand dollars for them...it makes me so happy to have your help to do good in the world. To do something that matters. ❤️ • • • #Repost @bigbuzzig with @get_repost ・・・ At @BigBuzzIG we are honored to play a part in benefiting the communities we work with. #MondayMotivation
SAVE THE DATES: Friday, Oct 25th and Saturday, Oct 26th for our 14th annual Halloween Photo Fundraiser Online sign-up will be ready 2 weeks before the event. Be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter where we will share the online sign-up link. Friday, Oct 25th will be 9 am to noon and from 3 pm to 5 pm (we’ll possibly open more time slots if demand is high enough), and Saturday, Oct 26th from 9 am to noon (in conjunction with @lsrcc_chicago ’sHalloween Happenings). • • This year we’re fundraising for @sandyhookpromise As always, the participation fees will be donated 100% from jookie to our beneficiary as they work to prevent gun violence in schools. • • $40 participation fee per kiddo/parent. Must be in costume. May be photographed individually or as a group. If it’s a group of 3, each participant will pay $40 so it would be $120 total, and you’ll receive 3 copies of a beautiful 5×7 portrait (regular value $147 value each). If you have three kiddos and they photograph individually, they will each receive 1-5×7 portrait (so 3 total). • • Walk-ins will be welcome if space allows. Be prepared for a bit of a wait if it’s after school on Friday or in the earlier morning of Saturday. If you're looking for a great costume, check out the offerings from our beloved neighborhood toy store @timelesstoyschicago (featured on our poster). • • Last year, we raised OVER $3000 for The Young Center for Children's Immigration Rights. And wow, thank you Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively for donating $1 million to them this year! We're looking forward to raising money for yet another amazing children's organization like Sandy Hook. There are so many good people in this world helping to make it a better and safer place for all children, and jookie is proud to support their causes.
Out and about in Evanston this afternoon after a morning consult at a Lincoln Park home. I visited @thealleygallery (hi, Jessie!) to help a client find the perfect new moulding, and I met with @open_studio_project to plan for headshots I’m going to do of their teachers, staff, and board members for their new website. October is revving up!
Justin Trudeau is a DUD, but my friend @jeanlachat is still a STUD. While Justin is no longer invited to the special presentation here at jookie, the rest of you all ARE. Please join us for a stimulating conversation with Jean Wed, Oct 9th. Doors open at 6:30 pm, presentation will begin at 7 pm. RSVP (important!) on our Facebook.com/jookiekids page where this event is posted, or email me at
It’s double post Friday! Had to do this today because I’m inspired by all you thousands of families out there marching for climate action - thank you!! And I saw that @gretathunberg lead NY’s protest. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 This amazing homemade costume is from 2015. (Swipe right to see his sister’s equally amazing costume.) I have to admit, I have a huge place in my heart for homemade costumes. ❤️ 🌍 ❤️ 🌏