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

Today is SUCH a fun day as I share my Magic of Childhood studio minis for the summer of 2023–and these sessions 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 summer– but if you are looking for outdoor sessions, click HERE!

Studio Sessions for Summer 2023


This simple and quick studio mini-session is the perfect Father’s Day gift for the dad and grandpa figures in your life!!  You will get 5 edited digital files to print/share from this SUPER fast (and therefore easy for dad!) 10-minute session with printing/sharing rights, plus the option to upgrade your gallery.  You can bribe them to do this session with the promise of lunch and/or a drink at the local Hand of Fate Brewery or Broadgauge afterwards!  These sessions include all kids in immediate family plus a dad or grandpa figure!



This fun in the sun themed mini will be such a bright and colorful way to capture the magic of summer!  These sessions are 10 minutes and include 5 digital images with printing/sharing rights.  Each session is for 1 kid, with a sibling add on for $15. Please book 2 sessions for 3+ kids.  More details coming soon of the full set up, but think palm plants, sunglasses, and swimsuits on your littles!!



Plan ahead and book your back-to-school session today–it will be here before you know it! Get school-themed photos of your little ones with an antique desk and school props.  These sessions are 10 minutes and include 5 digital files with print/sharing rights. Each session is for 1 kid, with a $15 sibling add-on.  Book two sessions for 3+ kids.  Gallery upgrade options 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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