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2020…what a year!! I will always remember this day so fondly as my last 2020 wedding– and an absolute showstopper for me!  Just a week beforehand, Brooke and Noah thought they were going to have to change their whole day with new restrictions, but they were able to proceed as planned and I am just so glad their wedding day looked exactly how they wanted to.  And…it was 70 degrees in November!  It was just an amazing day for a couple that truly deserved the most perfect wedding day.  Brooke and Noah have a story together with their families that just honestly moved me all day long.  And in addition to it all, they have a daughter who was a huge part of the whole story and day (and who is the age of my daughter!) and I just couldn’t get enough of her and them all together.  I said it in my sneak peeks, but a family that has been in the making for a long time became official on this wedding day, and it was so beautiful in a deep place beyond how it looked (but my goodness it looked beautiful too).  I can’t wait for you to see this all!

Brooke is SUCH a beauty and just glowed all day long! Letters and gifts from Noah to his girls!
Sisters!!!  Could they be any more beautiful?!
Brooke had to deal with a lot of wind for a while here…but these photos are SO worth it! Brooke!  You belong in a magazine! Favorite! These few minutes were high on emotion and it was just so special. This early winter glow…it’s my favorite of the whole year!! I just love all of these so much!

Brooke and Noah, I am SO SO happy for you guys and just adore you!!! Full gallery coming soon!!!

To see more of Brooke + Noah’s beautiful engagement session, click here!

DJ: Troy Armstrong

Venue + Caterer: Arlington’s

Florist: Petals + Co.

Dress: Martina Liana from Town + Country Bridal and Formalwear

Veil: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Hair Stylist: Morgann from The Rage Hair Studio + Spa

Makeup Artist: Danielle Taylor Makeup

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cake

Officiant: Tommy Nika

Invitations: Minted

Rentals: Rustic Love Rentals

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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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