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Every single time I shoot a baby’s first year photos when I have gotten to photograph them throughout that year as a part of my Baby’s First Year Collection, I am shocked  at where the time has gone.  Maybe none more-so than this beautiful family!  Sweet little Zia has grown in the blink of an eye and is such a beautiful, animated, expressive little girl.  My own kids had SO much fun peeking through her gallery with me because every photo presented a new darling expression from her- she is just SO fun to be around.  Her parents adore her and take such delight in her, and it is just a beautiful thing to witness.  I truly have just LOVED getting to know these 3 (and their pup who was with us in a couple of their sessions!) and am so glad to have gotten to capture Zia’s first year!  Isn’t she SO cute???

Cake smash time! Her little outfit was TOO cute!! She knew what she wanted, and went for it! I loved it!

Full gallery coming soon, T family!

To see Dennis and Jennifer’s beautiful maternity session, click here!   Click here for Baby A’s newborn session and here for her 6 month session!!

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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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