Searching for the perfect photographer’s assistant!

Our Classic Kids family is growing!!

Our beloved Maggie is needed at our Chicago studio to learn more on her journey to being a photographer (yay!), & while she will be greatly missed by our Hinsdale family, we are thrilled for her opportunity and we are excited to bring a new assistant on board at our studio in Hinsdale!

Help us spread the word… we are looking for the perfect Classic Kids assistant! (and Maggie is leaving some big shoes to fill!)

The candidate hired:
-will be fabulous with children. You must genuinely love working with the little kiddos all day long.
-will be physically fit as this job demands running, chasing, jumping and lifting.
-will have artistic skill as he/she will spend lots of time with our clients designing the perfect art pieces for their homes.
-will have incredible patience in dealing with both the kiddos and their parents at every step in the process to provide the highest quality service.
-will be articulate and have strong interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers and clients.
-will have excellent organizational skills in keeping many plates spinning at once. Multi-tasking ability is required.
-is not afraid of long hours and an intense work pace.
-will have great personal style and presence.
-will be a likeable team player who will fit in well in a close working environment.

Please view our web site, www.classickids.com and www.facebook.com/ClassicKidsPhotography, to familiarize yourself with our work and who we are.

*Applicants must submit a one paragraph explanation of why they are perfect for this job along with a resume in order to obtain an interview. Please send both via email to hinsdale@classickids.com

Salary, health and other benefits are above average for our industry. We offer opportunity for progress within the Company if you are a star.

 

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Got KEFI?

 Then it’s time to GET KEFI!
And a little Kiki in your life!

Kiki Vale

How lucky we were to spend the day capturing the energy, beauty & laughter that is Kiki Vale!  When Kiki walks into a room, you know it…a wave of genuine smiles & positive energy follow, leaving you in a GREAT mood you just can’t deny!  We became immediate Kiki superfans! (& you will too!)

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How does this amazing mom do it?

Besides her natural charisma and happiness, Kiki practices “Positive Energy for Life” by following & teaching…

The KEFI Credo…10 promises to yourself

#1 Be True To You

#2 Develop A Sound Mind In A Healthy Body

#3 Love Your Neighbor As Yourself…

…& that’s a little teaser for you!

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Let Kiki be your Kefi coach…follow her journey through a positive energy lifestyle & GET INSPIRED!

Learn all 10 promises of the KEFI Credo here!

Follow Kiki on Twitter for Kefi inspiration & motivation!

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I mean, what a beauty…inside and out!

XOXO

Mama’s boys….

…are NOT a bad thing! Especially when your mom is as cool and AWESOME as this gorgeous Mama…

Mom's a rockstar!

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Is there anything as sweet as the special bond between a mom & her boys?

These sweethearts sure know how to melt mom’s heart…as well as every other lady in the room!

…and, I have to say, these little dudes are pretty darn sweet with each other!

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I just LOVE these guys!!!

“Operation Beautiful” at Hinsdale Public Library

Have you ever heard of “Operation Beautiful”?

This SUPER inspiring movement is going to be featured in a very special Hinsdale Public Library program for tweens & teens this Thursday from 4pm-5pm. Did you register your teen yet?

(fun side note…Maggie and I will be there with our fun & silly photo booth to capture what makes you beautiful!)

Read more about the amazing movement that is changing the way young girls see themselves and inspire others!
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For Mom….a vital piece of family history….giver of the greatest love…

As a kid I had an unusual curiosity & early appreciation for my family history and where I came from, spending hours upon hours studying our many family photo albums.  I was enchanted with the way my parents looked at each other the first day they brought me home from the hospital, the way my Mom would laugh when I would run into her arms for a hug, the way my brother and I would snuggle up on Mom when she was reading us a bedtime story, and the patience & love in Mom’s eyes as she donned a cowboy hat against a hot pink background when all I wanted for my birthday was a “Glamour Shots Photo Shoot” (seriously, where was Classic Kids when I was a kid?!?)….

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This photo was, and still is, a vital piece art in our family home, blown up to poster size and predominantly displayed in our house since 1986. I have looked at this every day in the hallway outside my bedroom and it will NEVER feel dated or old, through this photo I can feel the love and warmth of my mom, and the joy I felt in her arms. It is truly a treasure, and something I will be passing down to my grandkids one day.

I am forever grateful to MY inspiring and beautiful Mom who is perfectly imperfect!  She is an amazing woman, wife, mother, and now Grandma who may think she sees wrinkles when she smiles, but the only thing I see is the loving sparkle in her eyes and all the years she has laughed and smiled with my brother and me. 

MY MOM WAS IN OUR PICTURES! 

(and my Dad made sure of it…way to go Dad!)

*Click here for an inspiring MOM read from “The Huffington Post”, a real tear-jerker and eye-opener…Mom’s get in the picture!*

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 photo credit Glamour Shots circa 1991

 …And a BIG CONGRATS to the newest mom in our family!  My nephew will never have to wonder how deep his mother’s love runs…he will have an endless picture book of her love over the years…he will see it in her eyes and the way she looks at him, he will see it in the way she loves to hold him and comfort him, he will see it in her smile that explodes with joy because he is hers.

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CAPTURE MOM’S LEGACY.

a Classic Kids Prom Photo Contest on Patch.com!

How was YOUR prom weekend?!? 

Unforgettable??? 

Keep the memories alive…share your prom photos on Patch.com for a chance to win a CK Teen photo shoot!

ENTER HERE!!!

http://hinsdale.patch.com/articles/patch-and-classic-kids-photography-want-your-prom-photos

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Remember the winner from last year?  We did a family shoot and this awesome big bro showed us he isn’t just a gentleman with his prom date, he’s pretty darn sweet with his little sis too!

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Can you just IMAGINE how stunning their holiday card was last year?!?

Rock Your Tutu for The Infant Welfare Society!

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Capture her legacy…

She is…

…unconditional love…

…endless kiss giver….

Sweet mommy kisses

Details here!

CELEBRATE HER LOVE.

…think SPRING!

It may be hard to imagine that warm weather and sunshine will ever arrive here in Chicago, but get your bare toes (and bare bellies!) ready……spring IS coming!  Wheeeee!!!!!

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Now let’s go play outside for an explosion of color and fresh air with our outdoor photo shoots!  Spaces and times are limited, don’t miss your chance for a play date with me, Maggie, and mother nature! 

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Happy Hearts Day!!

Show your love in every little way today!

Heartbreaker G!

2013 welcomed this little heartbreaker who melted our hearts as he smiled and dreamed his way through our very special day with him!

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We heart Little Man G!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

XOXO

Jamie & Maggie

"Bee" our Valentine!

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