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I am SO excited to share Sofia and Riley’s classy, beautiful wedding day!  From the beginning, I was captivated by these two and the way Sofia gushed about Riley and every detail of their wedding day.  At their engagement session, I fell in love with their warmth and sincerity with each other and everything we chatted about, and I saw it again and again on their wedding day.  They are such an engaging couple and their loved ones all had that same warm vibe, and it was so special to witness.

Their Officiant talked about putting each other first, and how that was something he had regularly seen between the two of them and I could not agree more.  I saw it again and again on their wedding day.  There were so many special and sweet moments between the two of them, and between them and their parents and loved ones.  Sofia’s step mom worked tirelessly for months to give them the day of their dreams.  Riley’s sweet mama shed sweet tears during toasts and as she got to dance with her son.  Sofia’s extended family prepped and sang song with lyrics all about the two of them as a couple, and there was not a face in the room without a huge smile.  Riley’s brother (and Sofia’s sister and bff!) all gave beautiful toasts, but Riley’s brother painted a picture of an absolutely amazing relationship between the two, one I hope my boys will share!  And Sofia’s dad brought down the house with a meaningful, fully, beautiful speech about a lifetime of loving Sofia and all that she is, and inviting Riley to continue to do the same.  It was just a beautiful day…and those are just a tiny handful of the moments– it doesn’t even begin to cover the abundant beauty of the day.  Thankfully…I have photos to show you that!  So enjoy these many favorites of a very special day!

Sofia…you are just STUNNING!

First look- it was rainy so we were on the beautiful Bressmer’s porch, and it worked perfectly! I could not love all these photos more!! This was a casual unplanned moment, and I think it might be my favorite photo of the day!    After so much rain in the morning, this day ended up being PERFECT weather and light wise for their portrait time!! Happy wedding day, Mr and Mrs Hamilton!!! It was SUCH an honor to be a part of it!!!

To see their beautiful engagement session, click HERE!

We absolutely loved working with Sofia and Riley’s amazing creative team!!

Ceremony Location: Blessed Sacrament Church

Reception Venue: Illini Country Club

Videographer: Lydia Stuemke Films

Florals & Decor: Create a Scene

Cake: Incredibly Delicious

Makeup Artist: BJ Grand Salon

Wedding Dress: Alena Leena Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Jim Herron

Photo Booth: Elemnt Photo Booth Co.

Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN

Rings: Giganti & Giganti and David Yurman

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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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