Talk about a classy couple and engagement session, this is it!!! Lauren contacted me shortly after her and Adam’s engagement in Italy, and I immediately knew we would get along well. She is both easy going and easy to talk to, and I couldn’t wait to get to meet them. And right when that happened, I felt the same about Adam: They are both smart, kind, funny, they are dog people, they love to travel…the list goes on and on. It was surprisingly hot the evening we met after a little streak of nice fall weather, and I was so impressed by how Adam just carried on in his suit without a single complaint or worry of the heat. I kept offering outfit changes to help them get cooler (even though I was completely in love with their first look and could have kept them in it the whole time!) and they were just so good about dealing with it all!
I love Lauren and Adam’s story together, and how it seems like it took them much longer to meet than they should have. I am fully a believer that things happen when they are meant to– and I fully believe that of their story! And now they have a beautiful life together, and planning their dream wedding. They are so kind to each other and considerate with each other, and talk to each other with such respect and love, and it is lovely to witness. Lauren and Adam, I loved meeting you and cannot wait for your wedding! Favorite! Love these too. You two are so beautiful together! Lauren found this completely epic location that I fell totally in love with- I’m hoping we can go back on their wedding day!! How beautiful is this?? 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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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!).
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