November 11, 2020

Sometimes I just meet people and instantly know that we could be real life friends…and these two are so like that for me!  I met Sarah and Toby for a front porch session in the spring, and instantly adored them.  But seeing them together (and getting to meet Sarah’s parents too!) for their engagement session for an extended period of time just fully convinced me!  They are crazy about each other, but just grounded, kind, loving, GOOD PEOPLE.  And I just wish they could be duplicated over and over in this world!  Sarah and Toby told me they were going to be so awkward…they had never been professionally photographed, weren’t sure how to pose, and were just awkward together.  Well, I will let these photos speak for themselves, but they were about as natural as couples come!  There is just such a settled feeling about these two in general and it just makes them so wonderful to be around.  I am so excited to share these favorites!

I also have to give a shout out to my talented and sweet friend Erica of Erica Reist Bass Videos who joined us to give some amazing engagement session video footage to this sweet couple of mine– I know they are SO thankful and can’t wait to see her amazing work also!!!

Here are some of my many favorites– meet Sarah and Toby!

LOVE that late fall light so much! I know so many people like leaves and greenery…but to me, this is the very prettiest of landscapes and seasons!  And couples! I just love these all so much! This glow!

Full gallery coming soon Sarah and Toby!!

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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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