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STUDIO MINIS ARE OPEN FOR SPRING 2023!! Central Illinois Natural Light Photography Studio

Today is SUCH a fun day as I share my Magic of Childhood studio minis for the spring of 2023 (and– they are all open for booking today!).  Each session type has different details based on many of the factors involved (how long it will take for great photos, cost on my end, etc)– so keep a close eye on the details of each session type to make sure you are clear on what is offered for each month!  Also keep in mind that these are JGP’s inside studio offerings for the spring– but if you are looking for outdoor sessions, those session spots will be released soon!

Studio Sessions for Spring 2023


These are going to be SO fun– how cute are these?!!  Bring the fluffy dresses, snazzy bow ties, or tulle for this session- I will provide all the glitter!  These are such a fun and beautiful way for your kids to enjoy a childhood favorite activity (while making a mess outside of your home)!  I will send a styling guide to parents to help prep for these sessions!

Glitter Mini-Sessions are 10 minute sessions and include 5 edited digital files (you choose from the full gallery) and printing/sharing rights. Each session is for 1 kid only- Add on 1 kid for $20 or two for $40 (session will upgrade to 15 minutes if you book for 2 kids).  Here are a few more favorites:



These special sessions focus on capturing your kids precious faces in a unique and timeless way.
These sessions include:

  • 1 JPG file of the silhouette photo I take of your child
  • 1 artistic silhouette design of your choice in a gallery (chosen at the session)
  • An 8X10 fine art print of the artistic silhouette design, ready for you to frame and put on your wall
  • Printing/sharing rights included.

These would make a great Mother’s Day gift! Each session is for 1 kid only, but if you have multiple kids, use code “jgpstudio” for your other kids to book at $30. Tips for getting the best silhouette sent to you before session!  Here are a few more details and examples:



This theme is all about getting mom IN the photo and celebrating that sweet relationship between her and her kids. Moms and kids of ALL ages welcome! Mini-Sessions are 10 minute sessions and include 5 edited digital files (you choose from the full gallery) and printing/sharing rights.  Sessions can include mom or mom figure and all kids in immediate family.  Gallery upgrades will be available.


Last but not least, if you make your way to the scheduler, you may also see Studio Family Minis.  These aren’t themed, and are just all about your family– I will shoot just ONE per month, and they are also open to book now!  Here is the link to minis in the scheduler: CLICK HERE!

You can also use this link to see all the options at once and see what dates might work best for you!

I am SO EXCITED to get moving with these sessions– see you at the Studio!  Email me at if you have any questions!

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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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