There are SO MANY THINGS I adored about this session, but one of them is that if you had told me 6 years ago this is what I’d be doing that would make me feel so alive, I would have laughed at you!  Not Madison and Blane and their sweet puppy Teddy…I would have loved them at any moment in my life.  But riding around on their ATV through the country in cow pastures finding all the BEST farm scenery that Blane’s gorgeous family farm has to offer? That’s the part that represents so much of my life over the past few years that I never would have believed!

Blane’s family farm is breathtaking, and I fell in love with it just like this sweet city girl Madison did when she first saw it.  Madison and Blane are so comfortable at at peace in their country home, and it suits them so so well. I was thrilled to get to capture them and their love in that place!  The farm is weaved into every part of their lives together (including their engagement, which included a beautiful black cow you will see in these photos!), and it is just so special to witness and be a part of.  I love these photos so much because I know they really represent Madison and Blane…and that’s what I want more than anything for my couples!!  I can’t wait for you to see my favorites!

Madison, you are SO beautiful!  I can’t get over Teddy and how EASY he was to photograph! Looking great, you two! Check out my instagram for a fun bts of this moment 😂 If you know you know, am I right?! Their beloved Joanna, who was bottle fed by Madison as a calf! This has got to be in my top few favorite locations I have photographed a couple of mine!  I’m hoping they bring me back for a trash the dress session or something later because it was just too gorgeous!! So.many.favorites. Madison and Blane, I LOVED meeting you two so much! You made me feel right at home, and I literally wish November was TOMORROW so we could have your wedding right away!  I adore you both, and your full gallery is coming 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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