You guys, if these engagement sessions and my first 2 weddings of the year are any indication of what the rest of 2016 is going to be like, it is going to be amazing!! Morgan and Nathan came drove hours to get to me for their engagement session last week, after postponing a few days for cold weather, and I am positive it was worth every second. I spent a lot of time working on finding them really interesting and unique locations that really showed a bit of what I knew about them, and also were just gorgeous because of how far they traveled and because they were so unaware of what was here and just trusted me, and I am so thrilled with how it turned out!
Morgan and Nathan were INSTANTLY people I knew I wanted to be bffs with. We met at my house, they were interested and sweet to my kids, and then we hit the road! I ran them around a bit more than normal, but I was thinking they could handle it and they definitely did! Morgan is stunning and that is so obvious from first glance- and my camera loved her! And so did I. She is kind and bubbly and fun, and so easy to talk to, and Nathan is much of the same. Clearly her rock and support, and not able to get in a ton of words between her and my chatting, he was along for the ride and was so able to engage in each moment with Morgan- they both know how lucky they are, and it is truly beautiful! I wrote on facebook for one of their sneak peeks that I wish everyone the kind of love they have, and I mean it!
Morgan and Nathan met long after their paths might have first crossed. They went to the same college and the same time- but never remember knowing each other. They could have shared a busy lecture hall, or eaten at tables adjacent to each other, apologizing as they bumped chairs, and moving on. Never knowing what was to come, a few years later, from meeting at a winery Morgan has worked at for years. But once they met, they knew. And here we are!!! Meet Morgan and Nathan!
Morgan wins my best dressed award! Loved it all!The location…the light….these two!!! <3
This isn’t my typical style light-wise, but I love this set!! Wait until you see them all in the slideshow!Morgan and Nathan? When I say so worth it, I know you know what I mean!!!Favorite!!
Morgan and Nathan, I loved meeting you and can’t get over how much I love these images! You two are PERFECT and I cannot wait for your wedding! Thanks for battling the bugs with me- hope you love the favorites in the slideshow- your full gallery is coming soon!
I'm Jill, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Chicago and Central Illinois, and available world wide! I'm also a photography educator, wife to my favorite person on the planet, mama to 3 amazing kids and an energetic aussie, and obsessed with statement jewelry and all desserts (especially fruit pies!).
As a past high school teacher, I have a major heart for education. After going full time in my business, I have built a business I love that gives me an almost 6 figure salary and allows me to be home part time with my kids. I dream for you to run a business that enhances your life and lights you up, and I believe I can help you learn how to do it with a little hustle and a lot of heart!
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