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I believe sweet little Harrison was the quietest newborn I have EVER photographed…and 6 months later, he is still a COMPLETE doll! I’m not sure this baby EVER cries…and even if you ask mom and dad, they admit it’s SUPER rare!  I am a baby lover for sure regardless…but that is just extra amazing!  He is happy and smiley and SUPER inquisitive…which is why as I approached him with my camera his smiles exchanged for beautiful wide-eyed stares!  His baby blue eyes just grabbed me, and there wasn’t a thing about him that wasn’t just super sweet.  But more than anything, I loved  how connected he was to his mama and daddy. I cannot remember this ever happening before in all my years photographing, but when I was photographing the 3 of them together with him in their laps, he kept turning around facing them as though to make sure they were still there since they were out of his view. It was the absolute cutest.  He sure is one lucky little boy to have these two as mom and dad, and I can’t think of two more deserving parents for this beautiful boy!!!

Here are some of my favorites!


Click here to see Harrison’s newborn session!!!

**Special thanks to my sweet friend Tara (of Tara Long Photography) for letting me use her beautiful studio space for these winter sessions!  She is an amazing local photographer with a huge heart for giving, and I am SO grateful for her friendship!

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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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