A couple years ago, a guy’s name came through my mini-session bookings and I did a bit of a double take because let’s just be honest, it’s usually the girlfriend/wife/mom who sets up the photos! They mentioned a sweet dog Millie (and I had a dog named Millie while growing up that I was super fond of), and I knew instantly we would get along! When we met, I learned that I been recommended to them by their wedding photographer, who lived in Chicago where they used to live, and was also my wedding photographer! It was such a fun connection and also told me that they really value great photos in our life because our shared wedding photographer is a complete rockstar. I loved meeting them that day and fast forward to now…
They have a beautiful little new princess in their lives!! Amanda and Tim were so smitten with Blaire and it just made my heart burst! They were gentle and kind and tender, and seemed so comfortable in their new roles just instantly. And sweet Blaire!!! She is just tiny and precious and has the most delicate little feminine features!! I absolutely loved photographing these 3 together…and don’t worry, their “first baby” Millie got in on the deal too big time! I can’t WAIT to watch Blaire grow over the year with this beautiful family!!
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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!).
I'm so glad you are here! Teaching Photographers and other small business owners how to run more joyful, successful, and profitable businesses is one of my favorite parts of my business! I specialize in working with photographers to make their goals a reality (or figure out what their goals should be in the first place!).