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Even just LOOKING at these photos brings me immediately back to the joy I felt during this session– and that is how I always feel around this sweet Jill Gum Family!!!  They are just so easy to be around and enjoy.  Calm, warm, and so fun, I truly adore every interaction I have with Erica and Dylan…and now little Lincoln!!  Erica had the idea of doing a fruit bath instead of a cake smash, saying that Lincoln LOVES water (and fruit!).  I loved the idea and thought it would be so fun to try– and it 100% paid off as one of my favorite one year sessions to date!  He LOVED his little fruit bath, and it was so cute!  It is definitely something I now wish I would have done with my babies (also water and fruit lovers).  Just wait until you see it!

Lincoln is such an expressive and fun little guy!! Time for a drink!🤣

Erica and Dylan, I can’t BELIEVE how quickly this last year has flown by– Lincoln is SUCH a special little guy, and such a reflection of you two!!! I adore you guys and have loved photographing you all so much! Full gallery coming soon!

Click HERE to see Lincoln’s newborn session!

Click HERE to see Lincoln’s 4 month session!

Click HERE to see Lincoln’s 8 month session!

Click HERE to see Erica and Dylan’s engagement session and HERE to see their gorgeous fall wedding!

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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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