I am not sure I could have enjoyed this beautiful wedding day more! First, Brittany was a past student of mine…and it always hits different when they were mine. When I new them as kids, and now get to see this brilliant next step of their lives. Their most important decision yet. And second, it was just such a sweet day filled with such deep and genuine love! It radiated through every moment…the interactions with bridal party, the ceremony and beautiful music, the way Cord’s parents hosted all the guests with such warmth, Brittany’s walk down the aisle, and a true party filled to the brim with laughter and fun. I absolutely loved it, and LOVED seeing this beautiful bride so deeply happy. Brittany and Cord have definitely found their match in each other, and I could not be happier for them!
Their wedding day was a little chillier and cloudier than ideal for what they planned, and they took it all in stride! From the moment I walked in, I did not see a single thing get to them! They were focused on the prize: marrying each other, and the rest completely did not matter to them. It was truly beautiful! There was a lot more beauty though — and I am so excited to share my favorite part of it here!
First look with Grandma. 100% recommend! The fall color popped out JUST in time! Brittany you are GORGEOUS. I mean… This sweet couple asked to schedule a private “first dance” in their finished but empty reception space…and it as SUCH a fun and special moment! I’ve experienced a LOT of fun dance floors…but this one was next level! A constant flurry of fun! I am SO happy for this beautiful couple and honored to have gotten to witness it! Huge congrats to he new Mr and Mrs Knight!!!
To see more of Brittany + Cord’s beautiful engagement session, click HERE!
We loved working with Brittany and Cord’s amazing creative team!
Venue: Panther Creek Country Club
Florist: Trendsetters Floral
Dresses + Suits: Girls in White Satin
Hair Stylist: Madilyn from Shear Joy Salon
Makeup Artist: Moe from Appearances Salon
DJ: Cody Trigg
Cake: Incredibly Delicious
Officiant: Charlie Carver
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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!).