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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.



 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!)

Kiki Vale

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!

Kiki Vale

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!

Kiki Vale

I mean, what a beauty…inside and out!


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!!!

Capture her legacy…

She is…

…unconditional love…

…endless kiss giver….

Sweet mommy kisses

Details here!


…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!!!!!


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! 






Mini Valentine Photo Shoots….share love, give smiles!

share love…give smiles!
Only 2 weeks left to book your mini Valentine photo shoot at a special MINI price ($150) which includes 25 complimentary & unique classroom Valentine’s!  Let your little sweetheart be the star of their Valentine cards this year instead of Dora the Explorer! 


Be Unique!

Be Unique!

…and if you haven’t seen our Valentine’s windows yet, stop by for a sweet treat that will be sure to make you smile!  Be ready for an explosion of black, white and PINK!

…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!

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!!!

…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


The dog days of summer are here…time for “Smooches for Pooches” & the HHS Pet Walk!

YAY!  It’s June and the dog days of summer are officially here, which means it’s time for my FAVORITE summer-long event…“Smooches for Pooches”! 

Book your mini pet photo shoot to benefit our furry friends at the Hinsdale Humane Society and $50 from every “Smooches” shoot goes back to HHS!

Last year we raised more than $1000 for HHS, help us double that in 2012!

Join us this Sunday, 6/3, for the Hinsdale Humane Society Pet Walk at Katherine Legge Memorial Park in Hinsdale from 9am-1pm!  Be sure to stop by our booth at the pet mall so you can book your “Smooches for Pooches” mini pet photo shoot with 100% of your sitting fee going back to HHS if you sign up on Sunday, and for the rest of the summer HALF of every “Smooches” sitting fee will go back to HHS!!
We can’t wait to meet your furry friends!