I met Ellie a long time ago as a friend to my sweet niece. I always loved her spark and energy– she brings such a warmth to every room she’s in and I saw it the first moment I met her. Then I got to know her as a photographer and business owner, and lastly as a bride. And while I have always really adored her- her character has really shown in the last year. As a bride with a July 2020 wedding planned, she had a lot of hard decisions to make last year and she made them so carefully, beautifully, and considerately. And she navigated choosing to delay her large celebration with such grace. And this day, this year? It was SO worth the wait, as I know she would tell you! It was truly a beautiful day with so many personal touches and moments that matter to Ryne and Ellie, and it was the PERFECT way to celebrate one year of marriage!
Ellie and Ryne met while training to serve on their local fire departments. It took Ryne a long time to convince Ellie to give him a chance. But once she did- they quickly knew this day would come. This was the perfect back drop for a bunch of their photos because it is SO meaningful to them! This round of sunset photos includes some of my FAVORITES– it was so so pretty out!! Congrats again, Mr and Mrs Crowe! I adore you two and am SO excited for what the future will bring for you together!
To see their intimate 2020 wedding celebration, click HERE!
To see their beautiful engagement session, click HERE!
We absolutely loved working with Ellie + Ryne’s amazing creative team!!
Venue: The Homestead
Flowers: Barb with Sunny Sensation Florals
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Gabby with Marelyson’s Hairography
Makeup Artist: Kaitlyn Gorman
DJ: Dustin + Max Bumgardner
Officiant: Dustin Bumgardner
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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!).