I know, I know…it’s almost the second month of 2021. But I simply could not skip these favorites posts because they are just so special to me! My FAVORITE favorites post comes first, because you all know the heartbeat of my photography business is my couples!! These people grow to mean SO much to me and I just am extremely thankful to them all for their trust. These photos are so important…and it means so much to me that they trust ME to capture them. It was such an amazing year for a variety of couples, locations, and styles of weddings, and I am so proud and honored when I look at these photos! These are just a few favorites of so so many more of amazing 2020. These weddings were more unique than any other year, with so many adjustments made to fit into the year. But there was so much love and it truly inspired me how these couples just took it in stride! It also helped me realize how much I love the micro wedding set up…so personal, intimate, and special! I should have known since we ourselves chose a small wedding 10 years ago with just 60 guests! In 2020, I photographed both one of my best friend’s wedding and my niece’s wedding…so it was an extra special year to me. Some of these couples will celebrate again with larger groups this year, and I cannot wait to be with them again!
To my Casey, Kevin, Kristyn, Dustin, Leanna, Zach, Clare, Brian, Meredith, Matt, Ellie, Ryne, Liz, Neil, my Katie, Steven, Annelise, Cody, Kelsy, Nic, Makinzie, Ryan, Morgan, Brendan, Kaylee, Colt, Hannah, Austin, Brooke, and Noah…I ADORE YOU ALL and am so thankful to have witnessed these perfect days from behind my lens!! You all inspire and amaze me!
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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You're in the right place! As a past high school teacher, educating others is my life's work and a HUGE part of my business! I have been teaching moms and hobbyists how to use their camera from first purchasing it all the way to coaching them into businesses of their own, and I'd love to help you as well, wherever you are (and whatever camera you have!).
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!).