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I am SO excited to share this beautiful couple, and even more excited that I get to be their wedding photographer for their 2022 wedding!  I have known Stephanie’s mom for years— she has taken some of my in person and online photography courses and I have always enjoyed her SO much!  2 of her daughters have already gotten married and timing did not work out for either for me to photograph, so I was thrilled when the dates worked out for me to get to photograph and get to know her youngest, Stephanie, and her love Daniel.  They were cheerful, kind, warm, down to earth, and so fun to get to spend time with!  We started downtown Springfield at their favorite Sunday morning coffee stop before heading eventually to Washington Park, following their ideal Sunday routine, for a walk through all the fall beauty.  It just felt fun and easy, like old friends, to spend time with them…and that is my favorite type of feeling!  I am so excited to share these….meet Stephanie and Daniel!

Full gallery coming soon, you two!

I am booking 2023 weddings now– please reach out at if you are planning your 2023 best day ever!

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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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