This was a wedding day I was extra excited for for months and months before it happened. There were a few reasons– first, I have done another wedding for the grooms family and it was an absolute favorite, so I was excited to see that family again and I knew how wonderful they were. Second, because I had spent a little extra time with this beautiful couple and I knew how kind and warm they are, but also how much fun they can pack into an event. And third, because Lexi has style and elegance oozing out of every part of her, and I just knew it would all be stunning- and it was. Every choice Lexi and Michael (and their beautiful mamas!) made for this day fit together so beautifully. I adored meeting Lexi’s family too and seeing how she became who she is, and seeing the relationship between her, her sister, and her mom and dad (and extended family too…she teared up the moment her sweet little ring bearer came in the room and it was clear there are such deep relationships between them all). Michael and Lexi love their people well, and are loved very well in return and I saw it over and over again on their day. Lexi and Michael have been together since they were kids, and you can truly see how woven together every part of their lives are when you see all their people together- it was beautiful to witness!
Lexi and Michael, it was a true honor. You are such a special couple and this day reflected it over and over again. Here are some of my many many favorites!
Is Lexi not completely magazine worthy?! Breathtaking! And this getting ready location…every room was stunning! I cannot recommend Villa DeWolf in Jacksonville enough! I have to take a moment to talk about these ladies- they were on it every single second for Lexi! I adored them all!!! Congrats to the new Mr and Mrs Curry!! I am overjoyed for you both!
To see Lexi + Michael’s beautiful spring engagement session, click HERE!
We loved working with Lexi and Michael’s amazing creative team!!
Ceremony Location: Annie Merner Chapel
Reception Venue: McClelland Dining Hall
Getting Ready Location: Villa DeWolf
Event Planner + Florist: I Do Events — I was blown away by the overall experience with I Do Events– I highly recommend them!!
Dress: Cloud Nine Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Revelry
Groomsmen Attire: Girls in White Satin
Hair Stylist: Ryley Bridges with Studio 300
Hair Stylist: Brooklynn Jonhson + Rebekah Clark with On The Clip Side
Makeup Artist: Lindsey Birdsell with LB Beauty + Natalie Yost
DJ: Cory Brown
Caterer: Cured Catering
Cake: Wildflower Bakery
Officiant: Hugh Carlock
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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!).