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Ohhh goodness, if you are reading on this Friday you are in for a treat.  Last week, I got to meet sweet, little, perfect, new Sampson.  I photographed his parents just a few weeks before (see here!) just a year after photographing them in the bridal party of one of my 2016 brides.  There was something that was just so sweet and natural about this session.  Not a lot of fuss, just a sweet newborn, his adoring parents, his first BFF (his dog, of course!), and me out in the country of their beautiful log cabin home.  It just felt so real and lovely.  As an all natural light gal, there are few things I love more than when I get to photograph newborns outside, and all the elements were perfect for it this day. I’d say Sampson is definitely following in his daddy’s steps- he is definitely an outside boy!  Meet handsom Sampson!

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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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