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I‘m SO excited to share this new family of FIVE here today!!  I have been photographing this gorgeous group since before babies with it was Amanda, Timmy, and their sweet dog Millie (and their wedding was photographed by my wedding photographer!), and through a temporary cross country move and back, it is SUCH an honor to still get to document their big moments!  I have loved watching their beautiful babies grow up and truly love being with them.  They all have such a deep and connected love for each other that truly comes through in their photos and it is so special to see in person.  They are in a new home since I last photographed them and it just suits them so well– photographing families in their space with all of their belongings is such a fun way to do a newborn session!  Here are some of my many favorites– meet precious Baby B (who was a TOTAL champ during his session!)!

I love these SO much- his sweet nursery was perfect!    New favorite!!!

To see his big brother’s cake smash session, click HERE! To see his newborn session, click HERE!

Click HERE for big sister’s newborn session!

And if you want to learn more about in-home lifestyle newborn sessions AND newborn studio sessions (including my new Simple Studio offering), 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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