My tip this week comes from learning the hard way that everyone should have professional photographs taken of your family- with you actually in them!

My kids are tough to wrangle.  They’ve been energetic and “spirited” since birth.  My parents would probably say that I too am a little spirited-  and I’m also a little camera shy.  The combination of these two hurdles has been my excuse for not having professional family photos taken.  Ever.

I didn’t realize how crazy this was until I started trying to find a photo of the four of us for this site!  The only photos we have with all four of my immediate family members in them are selfies.  Selfies!  I have plenty of the boys and of my husband with the boys, but I am the photographer And in very few photographs at all.  It’s a little embarrassing- and a lot sad!  So, my tip of the day is to have photo’s taken by a professional.

Classic Kids Photography on Armitage has a way of taking gorgeous family photos without looking too posed or formal.  The large black and white photos they often have hanging in the window of the studio on Armitage always catch my attention while walking by.  They even shoot pet portraits- and let me tell you, they’re amazing!  Head Photographer Monica Wandrey, and Assistant Photographer Crystal Campos are able to capture expressions that feel authentic, while still beautiful.  Classic Kids Photography has recently merged the Hinsdale location with the Lincoln Park studio on Armitage Ave, along with renovating the Armitage location.  “The new space has beautiful brick walls, and so many scenic outdoor opportunities. From super cool urban scenes to the shores of Lake Michigan!  With combining our talents in our Lincoln Park studio, we feel like a super team!” .

Take it from me, if you haven’t recently had family photos taken (or haven’t ever!), don’t miss out on capturing those years!  The super team at Classic Kids Photography is offering a 25% discount on your product order with your next purchased full session.  Contact the CK team by May 12th to take advantage of this exclusive offer for LPAM readers at 773-296-2607.

 

 

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