September 1, 2020

Talk about the perfect combo of outfits, location, and light!  The only problem was that it was about 100 degrees when we shot these, and I know how uncomfortable this sweet family was weather wise…but we wanted to stick to the plan, and I think these pictures make it SO WORTH IT!!!  I have had the pleasure of getting to know this family a bit over the last year and I just adore them so much!  Laci owns an amazing online clothing boutique and is honestly just an amazing business woman and SO much fun to follow– I am really amazed at how regularly and candidly she shares her life with her FB group, and it is inspiring as a fellow small business owner to watch her run hers!  Go follow her boutique- you will love her too!  Her older boy and my little girl are also friends from school (and may end up getting married one day, right Laci?! We’ll see! 😂😂), and her boys are just so sweet and fun. They are polar opposites, and I have had a blast photographing them a couple of times recently!  We took these photos on family property of theirs and I could photograph there every day… it was so so beautiful!  Here are a couple of my favorites!

Full gallery coming soon Laci!!


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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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