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This session was a dream session for me…beautiful location, gorgeous light, and look at this sweet family!! Everything came together perfectly, and it shows in.this gallery!  This family is easy going and just enjoys spending time together without worrying too much about anything, and it makes their sessions so carefree and fun.  This session also perfectly demonstrates why I love mini-sessions– they are such a good amount of time for a family with young kids to get a fun, diverse gallery like you see here before any kids (or non photo loving parents!) can even get tired of it!  It just feels like a fun bit of play…with the result of memories for a lifetime!

Check out little bright eyed JP…isn’t he adorable!!!?

Ellie I love these SO much!   Full gallery is in your inbox, Ellie!!  See you guys in a few months!

To see JP’s newborn session, click HERE!

To see their maternity session, click HERE!

To see their 2021 wedding celebration, click HERE!

To see their intimate 2020 wedding, click HERE!

To see their beautiful engagement session, click HERE!


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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!).  

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