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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!

sweet kisses

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!



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!
Operation Beautiful


A New Year wish…

…through the eyes of a child…

be in awe of the world around you,

never lose that sense of wonder,

IMAGINE what the New Year can bring!

a Will full of wonder!

HAPPY 2013!

…TWO bear sightings in the western suburbs!!!

…a polar bear in Hinsdale?!?

…or the neighborhood kids’ favorite grizzly bear?!?  (my vote is for teddy bear!!!)

Not to worry, before long it will be time to hibernate, and these bears will be good & ready to RELAX…


*Dear Bailey, our new BFF…thank you for making us smile all the mornings you come bursting through our door with your tail and cute big bum wiggling like crazy, ready for at least 20 full speed laps of fun around our front rug while you bolt between Maggie and me for belly rubs and kisses!  When daddy said you wait at the studio door for us on days we’re closed makes me want to come to work every day of the week!!!!

XOXO…Jamie & Maggie

There’s still time to Smooch your Pooch for the Hinsdale Humane Society…book your photo shoot before August comes to an end!

staying cool in the DOG days of summer…

Have you been melting away during these dog days of summer?

….don’t worry, these pups will make you forget all about the heat while they melt your heart!


Meet Grant!!

He is one super playful pup with energy for days and a vertical jump that would make Lebron James jealous!


Meet Volley!

Can you tell by his name he’s a tennis fan?  He’d like to give a shout out to his #1 squad, the Hinsdale Central Girls’ Tennis Team!  Go Red Devils!


Meet Taffy!

Here’s a “sneak peek” of this sleepy pup, but check back soon to see Taffy with her BFF Alyssa….you won’t want to miss the moment Taffy showed us that no matter her size, she still INSISTS she’s a lap dog!

There’s just one more month to book YOUR Smooches for Pooches photo shoot to benefit the Hinsdale Humane Society

Help us reach our goal to raise $2000 for our furry friends at HHS!

Capturing the moment LILY realized that….

…a grown woman (ME!) was barking at her!

Fun fact:  Lily & her sister (featured yesterday  with her little bro in the “underwear incident” below) were the winners of the “Owner/Pet Look Alike Contest” at the Hinsdale Humane Society Pet Walk last month!  We sure can see why they won…big smiles and GREAT expressions run in the family!

Thanks for supporting HHS, Lily & family!

You can support HHS through August…Call NOW to book your Smooches for Pooches photo shoot so you too can capture treasured keepsakes of your furry family members while benefitting all our four-legged friends at the Hinsdale Humane Society!

Capturing the thrilling moment this little bro realized….

….that Maggie (our tickle monkey!) was secretly putting “HER little bro’s underwear” on my head!!!!

There’s never a dull moment during our playdates here at Classic Kids…..& yet another example of how our photo shoots are like no other!

Think your kids won’t want to smile for the camera?  Think again!!!

Studio results…Prom photo winner shows brotherly love with his hip sis’ at Classic Kids

As prom photos came rolling in to Patch.com last month, I couldn’t wait to meet the winners of our “Prom photo contest“!  Patch picked a random winning prom photo and everyone pictured won a photo shoot with me at Classic Kids Photography in Hinsdale!  Not just for kids, the winner Curtiss House and his younger sister Meagan came in for their photo shoot recently, and I must say, this was one of my favorite teen shoots ever!!  Curtiss & Meagan are two awesome, amazing, fun AND funny teenagers who are just way too adorable together…Mom & Dad did something right!  I have so many favorite photographs from this photo shoot I could make a book, but I thought everyone should see the beauty and special bond between a great local big bro & little sis team, shown here.  WOW Hinsdale has some inspiring siblings and teens!

…A parade of pups with personality!!

If you have taken a stroll through Hinsdale recently you may have noticed a crowd of all ages oohing & ahhing at our front windows decorated with some of my favorite pet photos!  This leads many curious minds to ask “who is harder to photograph, kids or animals?” and my answer is always the same…

“furry or not, it’s all about personality!”

(And let’s be honest, I spend all day in funky socks playing with kids and furry friends…what’s so hard about that?!?)

Every day I meet kids of all kinds; shy, sweet, outgoing, wild, funny, quiet, lovable, and more….and the same goes for dogs!!  Capturing each unique personality in my artwork is what inspires me every day!

Enjoy our parade of PUPS WITH PERSONALITY who came in to support Smooches for Pooches for the Hinsdale Humane Society!

Meet Frank!

He’s silly & smiley….

…with a little bit of “Whatchu talkin’ bout, Willis?”


Meet Samantha!

She’s happily regal…

…& a little bit sleepy!


Meet Indy!

He’s a super energetic pup…

…who likes to flirt with the ladies!


Book your furry family members NOW through August to support the Hinsdale Humane Society!

…Did someone call for a superhero???


“I’m ready to save the day with ALL my superhero powers…coolness, cuteness & toe grabbing!  That’s how I beat the bad guys.”

Thanks for being a superhero for St. Jude, Milo!

& a BIG thanks to ALL our superheroes and tiny dancers who ROCKED IT for St. Jude