May 24, 2021

Friends, it has been a busy spring.  So many sessions, so much traveling, so many huge plans in action on the education side of my business…but I would do it all again and again and I just feel SO lucky to get to call any of this “work”.  And I do not have a better example of that all than this dream of an engagement session.  I have gotten to photograph both Kyndell, and Kyndell with Ryan a few times over the past couple years and have loved every.single.moment.  They are creative, fun, interesting, surprising, adventurous, and are willing to follow ALL of my crazy plans (and I, them).

When Kyndell asked me and her amazing videographer (and one of my FAVORITE people) Lydia if we wanted to travel for her engagement session down south a few hours for the gorgeous scenery to a place that has a lot of significance for them, we jumped at the opportunity to say yes…and I’m SO glad we did!  My sweet family got to come with and we got an amazing weekend together exploring, kayaking, and enjoying the scenery…but it all started with this session that I literally could not love more.  I LOVE Kyndell and Ryan together. I LOVE the way the love each other.  I LOVE Kyndell’s vision for fashion and style.  And I LOVE this scenery so much!  I had a HARD time choosing favorites here!  I am not going to interrupt this with any words…just enjoy!

Kyndell and Ryan, I ADORE you two! Thanks for letting me be a part of all of this with you!  Full gallery coming soon- I cannot WAIT for September!!

To see Kyndell + Ryan’s surprise proposal session, click HERE! For their couples session, click HERE!  For Kyndell’s fun 30 Years Young session, click HERE!


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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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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!).  

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