Tis the Season!

I thought I'd pause for a moment and step away from the Holiday craziness to share this image with you, sent to me by an amazing family. Nestled in an Organic Bloom Ornament Frame is an image from a 3m session. I have had the honor of sharing many moments with this loving family, Engagement Session, Wedding, Maternity, NB, 3m, and soon we will be meeting again for their son's 6m portrait session. What an amazing journey, thanks for having me along. :-)

I love receiving images displaying your images and products, please send them along to jodiellen.goldstein@yahoo.com

Thanksgiving Weekend Deals!

Now until Midnight Monday 28th

%10 of proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Door Buster :-):

First 2 orders will receive a complimentary 2012 Standard Portrait Session (restrictions apply)

First 5 orders receive an extra 10% off entire order.

Deal #1: 15% off Store Wide
Deal #2: BOGO Buy one Frame, get one 40% off (includes image)
Deal #3: Buy two Frames get one FREE (includes image)
Deal #4: For every $10 spent on Gift Cards I will add $2.50.
So, $20 = $25 $70= $87.50 $100 = $125 $200 = $250 and so on.

*email or message orders or for pricing. Invoices must be paid within 24 hours of receipt.*

Happy Shopping!

Get Bloomin! ;-)

Organic Bloom has announced their Holiday Deadline. Order by November 15th! for Holiday Delivery. You can ONLY purchase these beautiful hand made frames through selected Portrait Photographers, you will not find them in stores. Contact me for a price list, check out the Promos Gallery for styles and colors. Don't miss out!
Frames can be ordered separately or add on a print for 10% off the print price.

Our Halloween Fundraiser Was a Success!

Thank you to everyone that donated baby items, and money to purchase baby items for Teen Parent Connections Parent Pantry. I'm so excited to deliver all of these items next week!

Let's Help!

Schedule your mini session now to benefit a local charity!

Teen Parent Connection provides a continuum of comprehensive services designed to assist young parents in navigating both parenthood and adolescence. In fact, Teen Parent Connection is the only nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization in DuPage County providing comprehensive programs and services related to teenage pregnancy and parenting. In addition to parenting services, young parent participants are offered the opportunity to train as peer educators to deliver a strong pregnancy prevention message through prevention education programming offered to middle schools and high schools in DuPage and areas of Kane, Will, and Cook counties.

The Mission of Teen Parent Connection is to serve the community through education on the realities and responsibilities of teenage pregnancy and through long-term assistance to adolescent parents for their development of self-esteem, parenting skills, and empowerment towards self-sufficiency.

The Parents' Pantry is a place where Teen Parent Connection participants can shop for baby and personal items. You can earn "Baby Bucks" by attending Teen Parent Connection meetings, keeping up with your child's immunizations, and finishing school. You can then "spend" them in the Pantry in exchange for wipes, diapers, formula, and personal hygiene products.

Where do you and Jodi Ellen Photography come in?
I am offering special, limited, mini sessions during the month of October. Mini Sessions are NOT typically available and are being offered at $20 and a donation to the Parent's Pantry.

The Pantry is in most need of:

Baby food and cereal
Personal Care Products

I know I have some of the most generous clients in the world, and we can really come together to reach out to this organization and their young families.

Thank you,


Trick or Treat!

Bring your lil ghouls in their Halloween Costumes or favorite fall attire. Silly, Dressy, anything goes! Parents come dressed up and join in the fun. This mini session
includes a free web-based Halloween Card for you to share!

Available Dates/times:

Thursday October 20th
11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm

Wednesday October
26th 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm

Thursday October 27th
1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4pm, 4:45pm

Email me directly, first come first served. jodiellen.goldstein@yahoo.com

Happy Halloween!

Urban Wheaton!

Cake Smash!

What is a Cake Smash Session and what do I bring?

These sessions are typically for 1-5 years, but if your older kids want to have some fun and get messy they are welcome as well. It does not have to be your birthday to enjoy some cake :-)
During a Cake Smash I will take a few images of your child in his/her street or party clothes. After that, Let Them Eat Cake! :-) Either in their clothes, diaper cover, jeans, onsie, bib, etc.
Bring: A change of clothes, wipes, and your Cake or cupcake, or cupcake cake. A word of advice, do not get a cake with red frosting or accents. Frankly, mixed with drool it looks like blood.

I recommend Whole Foods, they make some cute lil cakes.

Urban Wheaton!

From the beautiful gardens to the back lots of Main Street, there is so much our little town has to offer. Thanks for coming exploring with me, it's always fun to see you guys!

Belly Bump!

Congrats to this beautiful couple! I can't wait to meet your little guy, see you in September :-).

Beautiful Early Evening At Cantigny!

This young man was full of life and kept us on our toes and kept us laughing. Thanks to beautiful big sis for letting me sneak in a photo of her!


This was such a fun session, celebrating family and the summer time. It's always great to see you guys!

Summer Afternoon at Cantigny

Last year I was lucky enough to play with C at his home for a Lifestyle Session. Last week he met me with his family at Cantigny to introduce me to his beautiful baby sister G, and what a pleasure it was. I look forward to watching them grow!