Morgan and Brandon defined the idea of rolling with what was happening, and sharing absolute joy and happiness with those around them regardless on their wedding day.  There were so many things I loved about this day, but more than anything, I was struck with the deep excitement of their loved ones- family and bridal party- about their wedding day.  I am not sure I have ever experienced (yes- it WAS an experience!) a bridal party quite as pumped up and relational as this one, and it made the day SO SO fun.  And it was clearly because of their immense love, respect, and happiness for Morgan and Brandon.  Morgan and Brandon are just beautiful together, and their wedding day was such an expression of that.  After getting in pre-ceremony photos outside, the skies OPENED up and their ceremony had to be moved extremely last minute indoors. But nothing would change their joy of the day, and it honestly just worked out so perfectly.  Susan, Panther Creek’s planner, worked fast and efficiently to get everything moved inside (she is the absolute real deal, future brides!) and it was truly just an amazing day– and we got a sunset, something I never would have guessed in the morning!  I can’t wait to share this wedding with you!!!

Sweetest little flower girl! These girls were on it all day for Morgan!!! Looking good, gentlemen! This was a first for me but something I could happily experience at every wedding…the bridal party did a huddle at the end of portraits, and it was SO fun! Models!! I adore this couple! BIG congratulations, Mr and Mrs Vice!! It was such an honor to witness your love for each other, and I’m so thankful to have been a part of it!!!

To see Morgan and Brandon’s beautiful engagement session, click here!

We loved working with Morgan and Brandon’s amazing creative team!!

Venue + Caterer: Panther Creek Country Club

Planner: Susan Kent with Panther Creek Country Club

Florist: Sam’s Club

Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero

Wedding Dress, Veil, + Bridesmaid Dresses: Girls in White Satin

Groomsmen Attire: Jim’s Formal Wear

Videographer: Golden Arrow Productions

Hair Stylist: Kate Lueken from Willow + Birch Salon

Makeup Artists: Gretchen Rovey and Jessica Gilpin

Planner + Site Coordinator: Susan Kent with Panther Creek Country Club

DJ: Kevin Smith

Decor: Mother of the Bride

Cake: Denise Vespa

Officiant: Michael Swearingen from West Side Christian Church

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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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