Love Notes

“I first met Julie eleven years ago when my first child was born and I took her to Classic Kids as an infant. She has taken pictures of both my children every year since. Julie and her staff have created a professional yet nurturing atmosphere where all children feel comfortable and safe. The marriage of the environment and the talent of the photographers results in beautiful photographs that have become our family’s treasures. The quality of the prints is amazing, will outlast our lifetimes, and will be passed on to future generations of our family. We have treasured the opportunity to work with Julie and her talented team at Classic Kids.”
– MK, Winnetka

“We are SO fortunate to have you photograph our daughter every year. She has grown up in front of your camera. No one but you has ever taken her pictures professionally and that’s how it will always remain. You have such an amazing gift from God and you give us such lifelong treasures that provide me with such pleasure each and every day … the only gift that I truly care about each year. Nothing even comes close in comparison to your pictures.”
– Stephanie, Winnetka

“I highly recommend Classic Kids if you are looking to capture that perfect photo of your child. Ashley and Lis were great with our son, sweet and patient. They knew exactly how to distract him, get his attention and change the environment if he got fussy. On top of this, they were professional and gracious hosts to me. The end product: WOW. They were able to capture so much of his personality in the photos. I had a hard time picking what photos
I wanted to buy!”
–Sarah, NYC

“It is rare that people and businesses exceed my expectations, and you have done just that. Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures you took of both of my kids. It was such a wonderful experience from start to finish and I feel like a proud owner of a beautiful piece of artwork—of the things I love most.”
– Karyn, NYC

“Looking at the prints today was absolutely overwhelming. You and Lindsay somehow managed to get the true smiles out of my children that never seem to appear when I pull out a camera … THANK YOU!!! I really don’t know how you two did it but you did. These photographs are simply the best ever!”
– Amanda, NYC

“Wow, what a great experience we had! I took my 7- and 5-year-old kids and my 5-month old puppy for a photo shoot. Krista was amazing … and kept the kids engaged and interested. She also did a great job of recognizing when the kids needed a break. It was almost ridiculous how many good pictures there were!”
– Gina, Santa Monica

“We initially received a very special gift from our cousin sponsored by Classic Kids in honor of our son’s battle with cancer since he was 8 months old. He turned 3 in September and we wanted to capture his beauty and strength inside and out … Getting kids to sit is difficult … but the staff at Classic Kids made that process fun for everyone … A price cannot be placed on the beauty they captured. The special thing about Classic Kids is they give you 100% of their time and attention and truly embody the meaning of superior customer service … We are overjoyed with the final product … We will cherish their work forever. And their kindness, compassion and professionalism touched us in a different way because this process, for us, symbolized our son’s improved health and as he continues to kick cancer’s butt we can look at his amazing face and mesmerizing smile in the photos to comfort us as we look to the future. Thank you to everyone at Classic Kids!!! You have not only created amazing art but you have touched our hearts in a truly selfless way.”
-The Saltis Family, Chicago

“I just wanted to say thank you again for all of your quality work you have done for us, but more importantly your great attitudes. And we don’t give out compliments freely because our standards are high, maybe too high sometimes! My husband and I have always based our jobs and parenting on attitude and you both displayed that in a very honest way. It is so important especially when it comes to Chase … You even chased me down on the street to present me with our beautiful holiday cards! I LOVE to give to credit where credit is due, and it is certainly due here!”
– Jessica, Hinsdale

“When Anthony was 5 days old, he had his newborn portrait session done by Michelle at Classic Kids, and that was by far the most magical experience I have witnessed so far … Michelle has an extraordinarily loving and unique way of connecting with children and is able to handle all of the crazy little things that had me so nervous. Not only was she able to keep my 5-day-old bundle of joy calm and smiling but I was actually surprisingly calm and got to truly enjoy watching what a truly talented artist she is. I had tears in my eyes and a smile on my face for the whole shoot … The only hard part was choosing what to order because every shot was perfectly genius … Thank you Michelle for perfectly capturing the joy of the happiest day of my life.”
– Nancy, Newport Beach

“Just wanted to say thanks again for a great meeting today! We LOVE how the photos turned out—and really appreciate your help. Also, thanks for your advice choosing the photos and for making the process so easy & enjoyable for us. You guys are the best!”
– Sofia & Scott, Los Gatos

“Classic Kids came highly recommended, and
I couldn’t be happier that we went with this amazing company. The photographer Katie and her assistant Anna were brilliant with James. He had just started showing a bit of stranger anxiety but they were so gentle and sweet that he never had a moment’s worry … They were careful not to tire James out too much too quickly … It was nice to feel so comfortable and I think that ease helped James’ personality shine through. Since James changes so quickly I really feel like these pictures are priceless … These are the types of pictures you want framed on your wall forever—they are truly timeless.”
– Lizzie, Greenwich

“The best photo session you will ever experience! Not just a photo shoot, but an entire experience capturing a moment in time … Often times having a photo shoot with your family/kids feels like work and you end up feeling exhausted. Classic Kids makes each session FUN! My kids affectionately refer to them as ‘The Picture Ladies.’ We even drive through downtown Hinsdale just so the kids can see ‘The Picture Ladies.’ Classic Kids produces premium portraits to last a lifetime.”
– Kirsten, Hinsdale

“From start to photos in hand, it was an absolute pleasure! Everybody was calming and so friendly during the entire shoot (diaper changes, feedings, and all)—it was effortless! I will recommend nowhere else!”
– Wendy K., Burlingame

“Classic Kids has done a phenomenal job over the past 11 years of capturing the true essence of my children. Every day I cherish the beautiful images of my kids that are framed throughout our home. There is no art more beautiful or special than that!”
– D. , Los Gatos

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