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I just HAD to start with this montage of Baby Blaire and her first BFF, her puppy Millie from the past year!  I love their relationship so much!

This family is so dear to me.  I got to photograph Amanda and Tim a couple of years ago, after they were recommended to me by their wedding photographer…who was also my wedding photographer!!  So getting to witness this past year first hand, getting to know them more, and getting to watch baby Blaire grow this past year has honestly been so special to me.  They are just delightful together.  They are such a little bonded unit, and clearly enjoy each other’s company SO MUCH.  One year olds can be overwhelming sometimes, and I totally get that- I have had 3 of them!  But this group just does not show that at all- it all looks so comfortable for them, and they operate so well together.  And I LOVE how puppy Millie gets to be involved in it all!!  This is sort of an unusual amount of favorites for me for a milestone session…but I just could not help it! I can’t wait to share them…including a little cupcake smash at the end!
I just love all of these so much! It got cold FAST at this time, but Blaire did her best to get through some of her cake!!! Amanda and Tim, thank you SO much for letting me have this view of your last year!  I can’t wait for next time!! Full gallery coming to you soon!

Click HERE for Blaire’s newborn session, HERE for her 4 month session, and HERE for her 8 month session!

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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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