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I‘m SO excited to share my first 2025 couple on the blog!  And extra excited, like I always am in this situation, because this soon-to-be-groom has been a client of mine for a full decade…and seeing a family with kids that I got to photograph turn into a family who’s wedding I photograph is so special to me!  I LOVED seeing Josh and Kayla together.  They are extremely playful and light hearted together, and the jokes and laughter come easily. They are easy to talk to and lit up while sharing their history with each other with me, and I loved every bit of it.  In addition, they are a dream to photograph!  This night was unseasonably warm and had flowering trees almost a month before usual, and it made for just an incredible night for Mid-March.  These two were so worthy of such a beautiful night, and I truly can’t wait for their 2025 wedding!

  So many favorites!! Look at these trees and this light!!

Josh and Kayla, I ADORED this time with you– full gallery coming soon!!!

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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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