…you cannot find a matching pair of socks!

boys will be boys!

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angel kisses…

July 25, 2014

Kissed by an angel

Freckles and stripes,

Speckles and spots,

The nicest of creatures love polka dots.

Look at the leopard, the ladybug too,

And any zebra you see in the zoo.

The dappled giraffe stands on delicate legs.

And thrushes and swallows lay speckled eggs.

Nature is fondest of stripes, spots and speckles,

And that is the reason I don’t mind my freckles.

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The Dog Days of Summer are HERE!

 

 

Meet Puck!

Meet Harry!

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Got KEFI?

March 7, 2014

 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!

Kiki Vale

I mean, what a beauty…inside and out!

XOXO

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Mama’s boys….

July 12, 2013

…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!!!

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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

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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.

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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?!?

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