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From the first instant Kelsey contacted me, I just knew that not only did I adore her, but that we just HAD to work together on her wedding!  Her energy, warmth, and excitement came through her words and were certainly echoed back in mine– and I have adored every interaction with her since!  We had to postpone her and Kellan’s engagement session a couple times so by the time we got there we were just so thrilled to finally get to meet and it was SO worth the wait!

Kelsey and Kellan are kind and warm, and absolutely crazy about each other while still feeling grounded and like they have just been together forever.  I LOVED exploring Kellan’s hometown and family farm with them- his hometown that I have always had a soft spot in my heart for- and it was just special to get to know them in person a bit!  You will see in the photos, but Kelsey is just as beautiful on the outside as she is the inside, and she styled this session SO well!  These two are sweet and comfortable together, and cozied up so well in front of my camera and I truly cannot WAIT for their wedding next year!!!  I know it will be filled with so much love and warmth, just like these two!  Meet Kelsey and Kellan!! How cute are they?! I loved getting to meet their sweet (and energetic!) pup!! I worried the whole drive it would be cloudy the whole evening, but we got some beautiful glow!! I loved these final shots so much!! Favorites!! Kelsey and Kellan, I LOVED getting to meet you guys and cannot wait for your wedding!  Your full gallery is coming your way soon!!

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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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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!).  

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