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Hi friends!  I'm Jill and I'm so glad you stopped by.

 I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Chicago and Central Illinois.  Grab a coffee (or my favorite, a coke!) and take a look around this site at the beautiful people who let me tell their stories through images, as well as a little peek into our everyday life!

IN-HOME LIFESTYLE NEWBORN AND FAMILY SESSION SPRINGFIELD IL Baby Jack | Carried

Well I admit it, for the first time in my career I am woefully behind on blog posts.  But due to some major family shifts, I have fewer work hours than I ever have and during my busiest season, I had to say “this can wait” on something…so I’ve been delivering galleries like crazy, and […]

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November 30, 2022

LATE FALL FOREST PARK ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN ST. LOUIS Sofia + Riley | Promised

A couple weeks ago, I had SUCH a fun night with one of my 2023 couples and it just reminded me of how absolutely amazing next year is going to be!  Sofia and Riley were so enjoyable to spend the evening with.  They are easy to talk to, live interesting lives, are so excited to get […]

November 25, 2022

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BLACK FRIDAY WAYS TO SAVE AND SUPPORT JGP Black Friday Special Offers and Sales

It’s a fun and special time of year that can be so overwhelming too with all the “sales” and “buy this!!” coming at you!  It can be tiring, and I feel the same. But as a small business owner with a very quiet winter season, this is an important part of the year for me– […]

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November 23, 2022

The perfect gift for grandparents this Christmas! MAGIC OF CHILDHOOD STUDIO MINI-SESSIONS IN JANUARY

I am SO SO excited to share January’s studio theme– Grandparent and Grandkid studio minis!  One of my favorite parts of motherhood has been watching the bond grow and develop between our kids and our parents…they have a relationship with them that is so different from all their other relationships!  These studio minis are meant […]

November 22, 2022

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LATE FALL FAIRGROUND ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS Brittin + Ben | Promised

I’m so happy to share this beautiful couple on the blog, in part because of how much I enjoyed this session, in part because of how adored they are by so many people I also adore, and in part because their wedding is in just over a month!!  This is my closest engagement-session-to-wedding ever and […]

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November 21, 2022

MACMURRAY COLLEGE CHAPEL WINTER EMERALD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Adam & Erica | Married

I don’t even know where to begin with this beautiful early winter wedding!  Erica and Adam and their moms and wedding planner orchestrated a beautiful day, Erica’s style is flawless, and there was so much sweet emotion on this day– and all of this went on so smoothly even though the weather massively turned right before […]

November 17, 2022

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PETERSBURG, ILLINOIS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO MINI-SESSION N Family

I LOVED photographing this new #jillgumfamily in my studio recently and am so excited to share these sweet photos!  This family made 4 kids look easy and they were so fun to meet and watch interact together!  Their baby is 6 months old and they wanted some milestone photos, and I just love how these […]

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November 15, 2022

CLASS OF 2023 SENIOR COUNTRY PHOTO SESSION Korah | Class of 2023

This is such a SPECIAL special one to me to share.  Out of all of the seniors I have photographed- this beautiful girl is the one I have known the absolute longest. Korah, class of 2023, was just a toddler when I met her.  For the first 10 years that I knew her, I worked […]

November 10, 2022

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FALL ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT LINCOLN’S NEW SALEM James + Shelby | Promised

There is so so much to say about this lovely couple that I will never be able to put it all into words!  James and Shelby were my students what feels like both a lifetime ago and yesterday all at the same time.  They were two of my most involved students in my program, both […]

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November 7, 2022

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