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It is hard for me to know where to begin with this one, like many, because the mama of these 4 beautiful kids means the absolute world to me.  This sweet woman is my youngest child’s in home daycare mama, and she is the absolute best.  A true gem of a woman, so kind and warm, and she has the patience of an absolute saint.  Honestly, it was a hard step for me to send him to someone who wasn’t family because I hadn’t done that with either of my other kids.  But the needs of my family required it…and it has been such a gift to us.  Seeing someone who isn’t family- someone who doesn’t “have” to, love my son so well has been truly amazing.  And honestly, she is one of his absolute favorite people in the world.  So when she had all of her babies in (some from other states!) and asked to grab this session with Sarah (JGP’s associate portrait photographer), I was SO thrilled to say yes!  And I am so happy to give her these photos.  I have said it before and I will say it again and again, it is so hard to schedule time for family sessions, especially as your kids get older.  But it’s so so important, especially at this stage where her kids will continue to grow in their independence and build families of their own in the next decade– but they will have these photos forever! These are a few of our favorites- they were all such good sports for a family who hadn’t done anything like this for a long long time.

  Alicia, I am SO thankful for you!  Full gallery coming soon!

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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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