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I’m so happy to share this beautiful couple on the blog, in part because of how much I enjoyed this session, in part because of how adored they are by so many people I also adore, and in part because their wedding is in just over a month!!  This is my closest engagement-session-to-wedding ever and it’s going to be so so fun to get to photograph them again in just a few weeks!

Brittin and Ben have a comfortable calm about them that clearly shows how long they have been together and how well they know each other.  It’s a no fuss no mess kind of love, and it’s really beautiful to see.  It is just easy to be around them- they are easy together, easy to talk to, and so easy to enjoy! We started this session at the Menard County Fairgrounds where Ben is the President of the board, and enjoyed being in a space that is so familiar and important to them.  And the night ended with beautiful sunset at a friend’s farm (my favorite type of scenery!) and it was just such a beautiful late fall engagement session.  Meet Ben and Brittin!

  I can’t wait for your wedding day, you two!!I have TWO wedding spots left for 2023 before I’m fully booked– email me at if you are engaged and interested in one of those spots!!

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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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