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Jannelle and Patrick’s almost New Years wedding was such an amazing way to end my 2023 wedding season!  Their wedding was at the lovely Paul’s Paradise which makes for such an easy day for the wedding party at an all in one style venue.  But what I loved the most is that it was a total no-fuss day.  Jannelle and Patrick were just so happy that their day was here, and it was such a simple, fun, carefree day because of it.  It was truly a great party that well reflected this kind, fun, easy going couple. There wasn’t any big fuss or pageantry…just a beautiful day full of great people who loved each other.  It was perfect! The dance floor was packed and energetic the whole night long, the toasts were heartfelt and meaningful, the ceremony (officiated by Jannelle’s brother) was personalized and fitting for them, and their loved ones were all so excited to celebrate this marriage.  It was a beautiful day- and I was completely honored to be a part of it!

Here are some of my many favorites!

I loved these colors together so much! Beauties!! Congrats to the new Mr and Mrs Marler!!

To see their beautiful early summer engagement session, click HERE!

We absolutely loved working with Jannelle and Patrick’s amazing creative team!!

Venue: Paul’s Paradise

Florist: Create-a-Scene

Dress: Simply Elegant by Cheri

Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey

Groomsmen Attire: Savvi

Hair Stylist: Molly Irwin

Makeup Artist: Kyra at LB Beauty

DJ: Justin Ford

Caterer: Hamilton’s Catering

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cake

Officiant: Jason Megginson

Invitations: Etsy and Paper Boutique


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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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