NATIONAL CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO TO TURN BELOVED COMFORT OBJECTS INTO MODERN ART AND SPREAD THE LOVE
<p><strong>CHICAGO, IL</strong> Classic Kids Photography announces the return of The Lovie Project, an initiative giving people the opportunity to create modern art from photos of their beloved childhood friends&nbsp;and providing thousands of comfort items to children in need.&nbsp;&nbsp;Launched in 2011, The Lovie Project was quickly embraced with&nbsp;Classic Kids photographers from New York to San Francisco photographing hundreds of well-loved toys, from threadbare teddy bears to tattered blankets to Matchbox cars. Lovie photo shoots have yielded striking pieces of modern art and thousands of new Lovies for children in need. On Valentine's Day 2014, Classic Kids will celebrate the permanent return of The Lovie Project with Cookies, Cocoa and Lovie Shoots in their studios nationwide. Lovie photo shoots are FREE with the donation of a new comfort item and all new lovies collected will be delivered to local homeless shelters. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.thelovieproject.com">www.thelovieproject.com</a>.</p><p><!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /-->Specializing in photographing children, Classic Kids photographers have shot Lovies for years, sometimes at the feet of their owners and other times tucked under their arms. In 2011, they were inspired by the enormous potential these comfort items could have as the photo’s subject. “The Lovie Project is one of the best things we’ve done in our 20-year history,” says Julie Floyd, owner of Classic Kids. “Working with Lovies as subjects fed us creatively and seeing children at the local shelters choose a Lovie of their very own was incredibly moving for all of us. These items truly hold a special place in people’s hearts and that love comes through in the photographs.” </p><p>In addition to providing much-needed comfort items to children in need, 10% of Lovie print sales will be contributed to Chicago’s Primo Center for Women and Children to support their efforts to expand their services nationwide. &nbsp;“This is a great opportunity to create meaningful pieces of art that are not only beautiful, they’re fabulous conversation pieces,” explains Floyd.&nbsp; A range of products are available, from modern art on canvas to&nbsp;charm bracelets and stationery.</p><p>Lovie photo sessions are offered through Classic&nbsp;Kids photography studios&nbsp;across the country, including New&nbsp;York, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and<br />Newport Beach. Lovies may also be sent to studios by mail. To locate studios and schedule appointments, please visit <a href="http://www.classickidsphotography.com">www.classickidsphotography.com</a>. For more information or to request images, please contact Karie Reynolds at 626.765.1007 or <a href="mailto:karie@kariereynolds.com">karie@kariereynolds.com</a></p><br /><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">About</span><!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--></p><p><strong>Classic Kids Photography </strong>is a high end, nationally distinguished boutique photography company specializing in portraits of children and their families, including pets.&nbsp;They are known for creating black and white hand finished, fine art prints. They create artwork for their clients’ homes and heirlooms for their families. Each studio is led by its Head Photographer. </p><p>The mission of the <strong>Primo Center for Women and Children </strong>is to empower women and children to become productive, responsible and independent members of their communities. This mission is accomplished by providing transitional housing, counseling and support services to homeless women and their children; supporting mothers in their education and training efforts to find and retain employment; strengthening families by assisting mothers in improving their parenting skills and delivering all programs and services in an atmosphere of spirituality and mutual respect.</p><p></p><p></p><br />

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