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Friends, I’m just going to start with telling you that I just loved this session. The locations weren’t my typical, which was so fun, and these two were so fun to photograph! They are adorable together, so natural and fun, and also a couple that I have known and worked with/been in shows with for quite a while, and I really just loved experiencing Cory and Taylor TOGETHER!  These two inquired just after we began to consider ourselves fully booked for 2017, and I made an exception for them because I know them and adore them…and I am so so glad I did!
We met at the Yacht Club where Cory spent a lot of time in his youth, and where they will get married next year!  I loved photographing on the water– made me wish I lived on a coast! After exploring the grounds fully, we went somewhere else meaningful for them (or at least Taylor in stories ;-)), their Alma Mater Sacred Heart-Griffin!  They both attended SHG but only together for a little bit of time, and their relationship definitely started after.  Both extremely talented musicians and performers (this is truly an understatement for them), it was so fun to see them in this environment!  And they cleaned up pretty fabulously for this portion of the session, which was also fun.  Taylor and Cory– I LOVED my time with you, this is definitely an instant-new-favorite engagement session!!! Full gallery coming soon!

These were all the first shots I took- they made it easy from the get go! Favorite! Love these model faces you two! Let’s all just move to the coast and go boating for a living, shall we!? SHG!   I just love these, I admit…a little cheesy and all! Cory was serenading us with his fantastic piano skills at the same time… Another favorite! I adore you two– more on it’s way to you soon! 

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  1. Norma Kinsel says:

    Two very special people! These pictures capture their love. ❤️

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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!). 

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