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LAKESIDE EXTENDED FAMILY PHOTO SESSION The V Family | Springfield Portrait Session

I am SO excited to share this extended family session that my associate photographer Sarah shot for JGP last week!

I got to meet the sisters/moms in this family back in 2020 for front porch sessions, and adored them both– so it was very exciting to see their booking come through for a session this year, and all together!  This session was held at grandma and grandpa’s family lake home, and it was truly a beautiful, perfect spot to photograph them together.  We found them to be such a close-knit family.  The relationships were so visible from behind our camera, and we could tell that they really enjoy their time together– laughter came easily between all parts of this family, and that is special to see.  It was so evident to Sarah that the littles are close to their siblings, that grandma and grandpa are wrapped around their little fingers, and that the sisters and their husbands are all friends as well as family. And it sounds like Grandma here is truly Grandma Goals, between her awesome fashion, her gorgeous vintage truck, and her warm and bubbly personality.

Here are some of my MANY favorites!!

V family, thank you SO much for trusting us be keepers of your memories!  It was truly an honor!

If you want to learn more about extended family sessions, click HERE, and click HERE to book your own family session, mini-session, or extended family 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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