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Rock Your Tutu for The Infant Welfare Society!






The Caped Crusader defeats the bad guys & Batman returns home…Go Michael!

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Superhero…Superkid….SUPER ST. JUDE FAN!!!

Last spring we were kicking off our annual “Rock your Tutu for St. Jude…& Be a Superhero too” event when Maggie & I had a very special visit from Batman….that’s right, Oak Park’s very own Caped Crusader…

…Batman, aka Michael Brady, came to us a year ago with his sidekick little sis’ because he and the rest of the superheroes at St. Jude were hard at work fighting the bad guys in Michael’s body….and this crime fighting team was ready for victory!!  Michael’s battle began in October 2010, just after his 3rd birthday, when he was diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer called Neuroblastoma and it had metastasized into his bones.  Michael’s parents, Anne and Mike, wanted the best care for their little guy so they followed the Batman signal that led them to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!  This past year the Brady family has been stronger than ANY superhero I’ve ever come across!  It has been a year FULL of hope, faith & miracles with the support of their family, friends & St. Jude.

In September 2011 Michael celebrated his 4th birthday…in 2012 St. Jude celebrated 50 years of being AWESOME…and this May we are celebrating Batman being CANCER FREE!!

Goooooooo Michael!

(check out how far Batman has come!  Click here to read “Michael’s Story” and see his Batman photos from last year!)

Our playdate at the studio proved that Michael continues to be the happy, super sweet, playful kid we have been lucky enough to know & love!  As soon as Michael & Ellie walked through our door we were ALL beaming with excitement to start playing!  Michael quickly unloaded his vast assortment of superhero capes, threw on his favorite Batman PJ’s and eagerly began flying, jumping and laughing through the studio while Ellie picked her own superhero gear to join her big brother…can you tell these two are sidekicks for life?!?!

 …& isn’t it a well known fact that fighting crime with eskimo kisses can save a city?!?

It’s pretty clear why we celebrate superheroes for St. Jude in May…because St. Jude is FULL of superheroes like Michael Brady and all the doctors, nurses, researchers & volunteers who battle the bad guys every day and win….

…but why tutus?  …Because all girls, big & small, love to spin, dance & ROCK IT in a tutu!


Don’t miss your chance to help St. Jude & all the amazing families hoping for miracles.  Call us today to book your tutu and superhero photo shoot in May…100% of the session goes back to St. Jude so they can continue finding cures and saving lives!!!

Help us reach our goal to raise $45,000!  ….Donations to book your photo shoot can be made here then call the studio right away to book your date & time in May!



*Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries.

The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children.

St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life.

Support our buddy Michael by following his journal & keeping the prayers coming for a cancer free forever!!


…Let’s ROCK it for St. Jude!!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a superhero…It’s BACK!!!!

Join us for our 3rd annual event that is full of twirling, dancing, stylish fun! The entire month of May, we will be shooting mini tutu AND superhero sessions to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

St. Jude treats the world’s sickest children with the best care to defeat cancer and other deadly diseases.

Mini Photo Shoot $125*

100% of the session fee goes to St. Jude!

Help us reach our goal of $45,000 raised!

Call us to book today!

I hope you remember our very own St. Jude superhero, Michael Brady, aka Batman…Well we just had a VERY special day with him to celebrate how much St. Jude has done for him & his family….stay tuned next week to see how much Batman and his little ballerina sis’ have changed….trust us, you’ll want to hear the news about how the superheroes at St. Jude have been fighting the bad guys(Neuroblastoma) in Michael’s body!

Batman then…May 2011

Check back next week to see Batman NOW!

Thanks for an AWESOME day Michael & Ellie!!!

Follow this link to make your donation then call us to book your shoot!


…& visit our friend Michael’s journal to show your support!