I‘m SO excited to share this post…because before Shelby and Jack were parents at a newborn session I photographed, they were one of my couples…and before Shelby was one of my brides, she was one of my beloved teacher’s aides, one of my most gifted sopranos, and one of my students. I spent SO MUCH TIME with her over the 4 years that she was a student in my classroom– so getting to see these beautiful “next steps”…these new blessings in the life she has created for herself…is such an enormous joy to me. And seeing Shelby as a mama…truly so special. With her new baby boy in her arms, she was calm, cool, collected, and such a natural. And when you’ve known someone since they were a 14 year old Freshmen, that is such a treat to see. I have always adored her, loved her and Jack together, and just am so excited for them and all that is to come in this new part of their lives! And their new little star to their story? He is absolutely precious. Sweet, super alert, and super cute– he was a blast to photograph!
William had SO many expressions for me! How PRECIOUS is he?!
When dad works for the fire department, this is a must! Shelby, you are SO beautiful in this role, and I am SO honored to have gotten to see a piece of it! Your full gallery is coming soon!!
To see Jack and Shelby’s beautiful wedding day, click HERE!!
To see their lovely tree farm engagement 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!).