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Well, you will know within just a single scroll/swipe one of the huge reasons that I absolutely adored this wedding.  Details details details!  Lauren was perhaps the very most detail oriented bride I have ever had over 100 weddings in (and then add her house to it…I cannot describe how decorated and beautiful it was!), and I just LOVED that she had thought of every single thing.  But that ISN’T the first reason I adored this couple, or the reason I was most excited for this day.  That reason is because Lauren and Daniel are just a little ray of sunshine every single time I interacted with or talked to them, and have brought me so much joy throughout this entire process!  They are just good, kind people and I have truly enjoyed getting to know them so much, and their wedding day was a perfect representation of that.  It was a gorgeous day, styled absolutely beautifully by Lauren and just the most classically elegant day!  Lauren left no corner unturned in her planning, and it fully paid off.  We spent photo time at Lauren’s parents home, which is so meaningful to them, and after seeing her bridesmaids dresses (and her house, which she has been decking out in emerald green as well), I think I have a new favorite color! I loved it all, and cannot wait to share so many favorites!!

Daniel saves his full smile for only the most special moments– but it is so special when it comes out!! I was completely obsessed with Lauren’s whole look! Did you see the boutonnieres that double as pocket squares?? GENIUS! Hamiltons was fully decided out by Lauren and it was gorgeous!  Her mom told me that had spent months and months gathering all the decor from many different places to make it just so beautiful, unique, and perfect! Please tell me the mother of the bride and bride dance is still going to be a thing 15-20 years from now!!! I ADORE her!
Favorite!!   I truly believe that I get to photograph the MOST beautiful brides in the world…but Lauren’s whole bridal style and look was 100% my style and I just cannot overstate how gorgeous she was!!! Lauren and Daniel, I adore you two and am SO happy for you!!! Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon!!!

To see Lauren + Daniel’s beautiful country engagement session, click HERE!

We absolutely loved working with Lauren + Daniel’s amazing creative team!!

Ceremony Location: Scared Heart Catholic Church

Reception Venue + Caterer: Hamilton’s Catering

Florist:  Samantha Long

Wedding Dress: Allure from Girls in White Satin

Veil: Girls in White Satin

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Hair Stylists: Emily Johnson + Madison Schutz

Makeup Artist:  Lindsey Birdsell with LB Beauty

DJ: Branded

Cake:  Denise’s Delights

Officiant: Father Ron Lorilla

Invitations: Zazzle

Rings + Watch: Giganti + Giganti

Party Bus: Perfect Choice Transportation

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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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