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I‘ve got a ton of adjectives to describe this couple from my 2 experiences with them so far, but the qualities I enjoy the most are how easy they are to talk to, and how they laugh with each other.  Their laughter comes easily and naturally, both because they have great senses of humor, but also because they just don’t take life overly seriously…which I love.  I also just find Whitney and Nic to be super classy and fun together– like how I learned about how they make their own delicious wine (I didn’t even know you could do that!), and how Nic has his pilot’s license and has a local plane, and how they meet for picnics at a quiet park by the lake.  They just enjoy doing every part of life together, and it shows.  I photographed them during my busiest week of the year, and I am SO excited to be sharing these because this session was an instant favorite!  Whitney and Nic are just beautiful together, and were naturals in front of the camera from the first photos…as you can see.

Love these!! On the right? That’s them not taking life too seriously! Favorites! This location is that quiet park where they have shared picnics together…and I loved it. It feels like we could be at some lakeside cabin…this is in Springfield! What?! Whitney and Nic, I am just so excited for March!  You guys just gave me so much energy and joy the day we met, and I can’t wait to be a part of your magic again! 🙂 Full gallery coming soon!


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  1. Rachel says:

    These are just gorgeous!! I couldn’t wait to see the blog when I saw the sneak peek!

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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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