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FEATURED: FOCUS(ED) PODCAST FOR CREATIVES Running a Business as a Mama with toddlers

If you had told me even a year ago that this opportunity would have come my way this spring, I wouldn’t have believed you!!  A fellow photographer who I met through The International Academy of Wedding Photographers launched a whole new amazing side to her business a few months ago.  Her name is Cinnamon Wolfe– if you are a creative small business owner, you have to check out her new site HERE.  She has been blogging for business owners for years, and now has a whole new round of amazing tools…including Podcasts.  Right before her launch, she asked me if I would be a guest on her new podcast, Focus(ed), which I have absolutely loved listening to since it’s first episode.  I completely urge you to check it out, fellow photogs and boss babes!

Anyways, she asked if I would talk about balancing a business with young kids, and I was thrilled because it is one of the main topics I have always dreamed of speaking about.  Her 30th episode aired last Thursday, featuring me (with a couple of word mix ups, too many “absolutely”s, and all!) and it was such an absolute joy for me!  I don’t consider myself to be perfect at the balance, and there are some days I don’t get it right at all.  But after 4 years of living that balance day in and day out….first 1 baby and then 2 babies and now 2 toddlers, sometimes a part time teaching job, sometimes musical director on the side…after all of that, I have learned a thing or two about it all, and I am so happy to share it. I just hope it can help some other business owning mamas (or women who want kids and are terrified of how to make it all work!).

Click HERE to see Cinnamon’s write up of the episode and to check it out yourself!!  Thanks again for the opportunity, Cinnamon and Paul! You definitely want to check out their resources– they are totally amazing!!

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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!).  

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