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I‘ve got a little rush of newborns to photograph over the next couple of weeks, all of #jillgumcouples, and I just love it!  It is so fun to see my couples through engagement, marriage, and then into parenthood!  It is such an honor to get to see the stages, and also so exciting because I know what is in front of them as parents, and I know how special (and trying at times!) it is all going to be!!

Laura and Craig (see their wedding here!) have so quickly and gracefully transitioned into their roles as parents!  They were so wonderful with their sweet Sutton, and I just loved it seeing it all.  Tender and careful, and they look so natural with her.  They have had a lot of aunt and uncle practice, and it shows.  I know they are going to have so much fun in this adventure, and I can’t wait to witness it! Meet adorable Sutton!

Laura is just a gorgeous mama!! Laura and Craig’s sweet pup Ryder joined us for their engagement session 4 years ago, and I loved seeing him with Sutton!  Favorite! Look at Ryder!!! There is little I love more than being able to get a few newborn photos outside– there is something just so sweet about it! Favorite on the left here! Laura I love this of you and your girl!! So perfect in mama and daddy’s arms. Laura and Craig, I hope you loved these favorites– full gallery coming soon! Thank you so much for asking me to capture this amazing time– can’t wait to see you guys again!  Sutton is perfect!

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  1. Laura says:

    Looooooove! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Mary Fiorito says:

    These are amazing and beautiful pictures of our new grandbaby Sutton and Craig and Laura! Thanks so much for capturing this new adventure for them!

    • Jill says:

      Aw, thank you SO much for the kind words!! It was such an joy to take these photos and meet your sweet new grand-baby! She is such a doll!!

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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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