Hannah contacted me about a year ago on Instagram. She told me she loved my photography and couldn’t wait to get engaged to her Austin, and knew she wanted me as her photographer. That is one of the best feelings in the world…and when her email came in July, I could not have been more excited for her! She is planning an event that is so my style, with a small intimate family centered ceremony this year, and a big party next year, and worked her dates around my schedule 😭. I knew just from chatting with her before her engagement session that she was a dream client for me- but after spending the evening with her and Austin, it is just beyond true! Hannah and Austin are the perfect mix of fun, sweetness, kindness, and style– and I just absolutely loved every moment with them, love every photo of them, and cannot wait for their TWO wedding celebrations! Even as I was scrolling through to pick a cover photo for this blog post I struggled because I truly loved every outfit and spot SO much, and their connection is so visible in every.single.photo. Conversation flowed so effortlessly and I felt like I had known these two for years and we were just old friends catching up, and I just LOVE them together! The story of how they met is one of my favorites of all time…but I’m going to save that to share later!
And Hannah? Your gallery is enormous! Here are some of my very favorites…meet Hannah and Austin!!
I LOVE these photos in this set so much!! Full style switch, and I love it so much!! Hannah you are so gorgeous!! Hannah and Austin, I LOVED meeting you guys and cannot WAIT for your wedding! Full gallery coming soon– I hope you love them so much!!
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!).