From the start, I was confident this session would be magic. And it over-delivered. Downtown Chicago. A large amount of snow on the ground. A dear friend who I haven’t gotten to see in literally years joined and helped us deal with coats and traveling (and hosting me overnight!). And a couple that has been incredibly kind and inviting since day 1 that even had a sweet gift for my friend and me at the end of the session.
Anne and Brian are quite honestly 2 of the warmest people I have met. Even while walking around in the cold (and Anne in gorgeous open toed shoes and a not-very-warm dress!), they were so engaging and easy to talk to. I felt like I had known them for years in the course of one evening, and I truly will go into their wedding feeling like a friend, which is the most ideal situation for me! I am quite convinced that if we lived in the same place, we would be in person friends (and share our ideal date night of pizza and a movie in together) too. Anne and Brian met at work, and were good friends for a solid year before they dated (also familiar to my story). I can see that deep rooted friendship in the way they care for each other, and it is so beautiful! As are they! Meet Anne and Brian!
This is their office building where they worked and fell in love! Anne and Brian, I cannot WAIT for your wedding! Full gallery coming soon!
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!).