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REI Co-op Photo Shoot Opportunity in the Chicago Area!




Hi there, community! We wanted to give you all a head's up on an upcoming opportunity in the Chicago area: REI is coming to Chicago in the beginning of November for a photo shoot to capture images for REI's marketing asset library. The shoot is coming up quickly so please read through the details below and let us know if you are interested as soon as possible.


We are looking for REI Co-op members and friends to participate in the following roles:


We are looking for people that love to get outside and run. For fun, for the social aspect, for the fitness, setting a goal...whatever running means to you! If you have a running buddy, we love that too.

All ages, genders identities and experience levels wanted. Current runners getting out at whatever your pace 2 – 3+ times a week.

Biking family

We are looking for a family that likes to bike together! We would love to tell the full story of your biking adventure from how you prepare to where you like to bike together.

o Ex. Starting at their home preparing/packing up and riding to the park etc.
o Must feel comfortable riding a bike. Ideally, children ages 7-14 or children in ride-along child seat.

Minimum of one adult and one child.


Seeking families - multi-generational, LGBTQ+, and chosen for photo stories on how you like to get outside and play together. Some preference for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ families!

o Urban park fun -no experience necessary- just families who like to head to their local parks and have fun!

o Park or backyard family hangout/meal - (weather permitting) Having an outdoor meal together.

Shoot Dates:

November 2nd or 3rd
Most participants will be cast for a 1⁄2 day (5 hours). This is a paid project.

REI believes representation matters.

We want to show the outdoors as a welcoming and inviting place for everyone, and are committed to showing diversity in our marketing assets. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive experience, in our language and in our process.  We encourage people of all races, genders, sizes, physical disabilities and ethnicities to apply. If you do not feel you fit the roles above, we are frequently casting for other REI projects. Please reach out for more information and feedback. We would love to hear from you!

Please comment on the thread below that you are interested and we will reach out to you with more details via direct message. Thanks!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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@Dad_Aint_Hip @Bonfire @seandunlop @DavidM @Luv2Kayak @Jen31 @cml @Keeys @JGKos @Rincon 

We wanted to bring this to your attention in case you might be interested!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

@nealos @ClassicDad @teach22 @kgru @Driftwoody @KLK4210 @MsTexas @LTH58 @SaltedPeanut @Pete 

Tagging you all to see if you're interested!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

Thanks for the heads up, @REI-JohnJ  -  this sounds like a lot of fun and we'd love to be a part of it if we're the right fit.

We are, in fact, an LGBTQ+ family as well

“Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.” (John Muir)

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