This maternity session represents something I love about this industry– all the connections! This beautiful couple were both in Laura and Craig’s perfect fall wedding last year and are close to a few of my other 2015 and 2016 brides as well. Kara contacted me a few months ago and I was so excited to hear about her pregnancy. I am always excited to hear about pregnancies…because I know what is coming for them.
Yes, the sleepless nights, and marathon mom days, and difficult decisions and worries. Do they need milk or food?! Are they feeling ok?! It goes on and on. But. I also know the immense joy and purpose and happiness that comes with being a parent. And it is absolutely incredible! These two have so much waiting for them! Meet Kara and Jake (and soon to be with them baby!)!
Kara, you may be one of the most stunning pregnant women I have ever seen!!
Favorites! We did a lot of extras of just Kara and baby because Jake wasn’t feeling too great that night…he was a trooper anyways! But I admit, I love these…I LOVE these extra of just this expecting mama. They are so beautiful, and such a fun way to mark this time in her life…in her baby’s life!
Kara and Jake, thanks so much for letting me capture this part of your story! Can’t wait for what is to come so soon! Full gallery coming soon.
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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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You're in the right place! As a past high school teacher, educating others is my life's work and a HUGE part of my business! I have been teaching moms and hobbyists how to use their camera from first purchasing it all the way to coaching them into businesses of their own, and I'd love to help you as well, wherever you are (and whatever camera you have!).
I'm so glad you are here! Teaching Photographers and other small business owners how to run more joyful, successful, and profitable businesses is one of my favorite parts of my business! I specialize in working with photographers to make their goals a reality (or figure out what their goals should be in the first place!).