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Ashton and Caleb’s engagement session was one of my first sessions in 2020 that I shot after everyone stayed home for so long, and I will always remember it for so many reasons.  They were sweet, warm, fun, and so excited about their wedding plans– at a Mountain Chateau in Colorado!  I instantly shared that we travel for weddings, and we started planning for this day– and I can’t believe it’s here!  Michael and I decided to bring our kids for a week of winter fun in Colorado before the wedding and I’m so glad we did.  As a winter girl through and through (I know, there aren’t many who feel the same as me!) it was SO fun to get to travel at this time of year!  But this wedding…it was just so special.  Ashton and Caleb’s warmth radiated through their entire wedding party, family, and friends and it was just such a beautiful meaningful day.  Their wedding was so focused on all the things that matter– in the most beautiful setting imaginable!  I truly loved every minute of it.

Caleb and Ashton have been together for a long time, and love each other so well.  They were married by a close family friend (who’s father happened to marry Ashton’s parents!) and between his sermon and Ashton’s beloved grandma getting up to speak and share some of her wisdom about lifelong love with Ashton and Caleb, it was truly such a beautiful ceremony so well focused on this couple, who they are and how they can serve God with their marriage, and it painted a lovely picture of their life together.  I am so excited to share this beautiful heartfelt winter mountain wedding with you!

These views!!!

a So many favorites! This was the most active dance floor I’ve ever seenI think– it was SO fun!!

We’ve shot weddings on Florida beaches, Ohio flower farms and estates, the hills of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin Vineyards, Missouri rooftops, and more!  We LOVE traveling for 1 wedding a year, and make it super economical for my couples– so if you are having a destination wedding or know someone who is, reach out for info!  And read more about the benefits of bringing a stateside photographer to your destination wedding HERE!

To see Ashton and Caleb’s beautiful engagement session, click HERE!

We absolutely loved working with Ashton and Caleb’s amazing creative team!!

Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateau

This venue was OBVIOUSLY drop dead gorgeous…but it was also incredibly run with a team that was truly flawless.  I was SO impressed by the care they gave the couple all weekend long, and by how well put together every step of the process was!!

Florist: Lace and Lilies

Wedding Dress: Gretchen’s Bridal Gallery

Bridesmaid Dresses: L.A. Formals and Bridal

Groomsmen Attire: L.A. Formals and Bridal through Jim’s Formalwear

Hair Stylists: Raquel and Bella with Beauty on Location Studio

Makeup Artist: Bella with Beauty on Location Studio

Site Coordinator: Annie at Della Terra Mountain Chateau

DJ: Eddie Dominguez with Suit & Tie

Ceremony Musicians: Front Range Strings

Caterer: Nordy’s BBQ

Cake: Frosted Canvas

Officiant: Nathan Diveley

Invitations: Minted


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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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