Michael and Laura Burke

Michael and Laura Burke live in Aurora, IL, where they home school their 8-year old son, Tristan, and have shared a passion for the arts since the pair's musical theater days at Waubonsie Valley High School.

After high school, Michael served in the Marine Corps in Iraq and Afghanistan and Laura completed her Master's Degree in Education at Loyola Chicago.  The couple then wed and moved to Michael's hometown of Las Vegas, NV.  While working together in a magic shop in Las Vegas, Michael and Laura developed talents in balloon artistry and face painting.  Out of these new skills (combined with Michael's lifelong interest in magic) a partnership was born.

In 2009, Michael and Laura's son Tristan was born and the young family returned to Chicagoland.  They are now the proud owners of Burke Magic and have been entertaining thousands of children and their families since 2009. 

Though their work is constantly bringing them to new and interesting places  the Burke's favorite part of the job remains putting smiles on children's faces.

Jennifer D'Onofrio-- Event Photographer

Our photographer, Jennifer D'Onofrio, currently resides in Addion, IL.  Jennifer studied photography in college and has also worked as a freelance photographer for many years.  Children are a constant source of inspiration for Jennifer as she enjoys spending time with her young cousins and nieces.  "Being able to capture the pure wonder and enjoyment in a child's face," says Jennifer "is one of my favorite parts of working as an event photographer."