It takes more than point and shoot to capture a decent photo of your kids. It’s point. Attract attention with monkey noises. Point. Wipe a booger. Point. And, finally, shoot. (What do you mean the flash didn’t go off?)
This year, see what develops when Christopher Frackiewicz of Lunel Photography is behind the lens. The professional shutterbug (and father of three) snaps gorgeous pictures of families and children looking their happy, natural best — and starting November 13, he’s offering a mini holiday package for a fraction of his regular fee.
For $225, Frackiewicz travels to your location of choice (home, neighborhood park, or anywhere else within 50 miles of Chicago). In a quick, painless 30 minutes, he takes group and individual portraits, plus playful candids. The best twelve to fifteen shots are put in an online gallery and on a DVD with unlimited reproduction rights (hello, holiday card and gifts for Grandma).
The only thing you need to focus on is having fun.
Lunel Photography (630-890-3560 or lunelphoto.com). Holiday package offered November 13-January 30.
The Red Balloon Warehouse Sale
What: Mini fashion plates sizes newborn-12 score clothing (everything from coats to shoes to dresses) for 30-75 percent off.
Why: Stella Industries, Daily Tea, City Threads, Wati, and other lovey-dovey brands.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 4021 N. Ravenswood Ave., b/t Irving Park Rd. & Belle Plaine Ave. For info, call 877-969-9800.
The Hundred Dresses
What: Chicago Children’s Theatre brings back its hit musical about bullying and the bonds of friendship.
Why: Teach them it’s not okay to get picked on.
When: Thru Dec. 2.
Where: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., at Golf Rd., Skokie. Tickets at 847-673-6300 or online at northshorecenter.org. Adults and children, $26-$36.
Photo: Lunel Photography
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