Amanda and Brody’s wedding day was a beautiful day full of family bonds, special moments, and a lot of fun. Brody also happens to be a past student where I taught (his older sister was super involved in my program even though I never quite got Brody there) and the weddings of past students are becoming less and less the more time I’ve been out of the classroom, making them extra special to me! So there were some familiar faces from such a special time in my life too, which was very fun. Amanda was so calm when I arrived with her, and the entire vibe was just soothing and easy going. Every part of the day carried that easy going feeling- two people who have made a choice to love each other forever just getting to make good on that promise in the most beautiful way. The weather was perfect, the venue was beautiful, the decor was unique and wonderfully planned- it all just worked seamlessly. A very closer family friend of Amanda’s family officiated the wedding giving it such a personal touch, and the speeches reflected on years of friendship, family, and love. It was a truly special day, and I’m so excited to share my many favorites with you!
I LOVE first looks!! I am truly obsessed with these colors and the velvet! Their sweet Finn is such a good puppy model!! I LOVE a willow tree so this location was a dream for me!! Aren’t they just beautiful together?! I loved how Amanda styled this- it was unique and beautiful!
To see their beautiful summer engagement session, click HERE!
We absolutely loved working with Amanda and Brody’s amazing creative team!!
Venue + Caterer: Panther Creek Country Club
Florist for Bouquets + Boutonnieres: Petals and Co.
Wedding Dress: Gowns Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Faith Velvet from Revelry
Groomsmen Attire: Savvi Formalwear
Videographer: Complete Weddings and Events
Hair Stylist: Crystal with BJ Grand Salon
Makeup Artist: Ashly with BJ Grand Salon
Site Coordinator: Brie Jesh
DJ: Complete Weddings and Events
Cake: Chris’ Cakes
Officiant: Todd Kellermann
Invitations: The Paper Boutique
Rentals: Rustic Love Rentals
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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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