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Most of our engagement sessions involve a lot of nature, a lout of country, and a lot of green.  Often fields and crops, or at least trees upon trees.  When we get to shoot in the city, let alone the city (at least of my childhood!), it is just really exciting!  Erin and Mike are getting married downtown this fall, and I am highly anticipating their day. I know it will be gorgeous.  But really, Michael and I just loved getting to have this time getting to know them and their life together a bit, and getting to see them in their natural environment.  They are lovely together, and so in their comfort zone in the beautiful city they call home. I’m sure this is just the perception of someone who doesn’t live in the city, but it seemed like they were familiar with every nook and cranny we visited, and I just love that.

We started at their home, with their sweet dog Franklin (see if you can discover why he is named Franklin!) on their gorgeous roof top deck.  If I ever lived in the city, I would crave finding a home with a roof like this!! Meet Erin and Mike!

That view!! Love these! Franklin!!! This was one of my favorite e-session looks ever- their style is on point!! LOVE this building and all it’s gold!! This is one of my favorite spots, and views, in the city.  We loved our time with you guys- thanks so much for inviting us to your city!!!  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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