We were so excited to get to photograph this extended family recently! One of these couples is a #jillgumcouple for one of our 2023 weddings (and the groom from that wedding is a past student of mine!), so heading into this we felt like we already knew them– even though I haven’t gotten to do their engagement session yet (it’s coming soon!). I LOVE the idea of an extended family session with this core group…mom and dad, brother and sister, and their people. Before there are any little kids in the picture, it is such a calm and easy going session where there can be SO much variety offered between this group because everyone can easily listen, follow directions, and move to a lot of different groupings– it is a bit easier than with littles around too! This is such a fun time for this family as it continues to grow, and we were truly honored to get to capture them. Amanda and Brody– I’m SO excited to see you guys soon! Here are some favorites!
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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!).