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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 my life!

A FEW FUN RESOURCES!

Today I’m popping in with a few super fun resources I’ve been loving lately!  This is a little preview of an email series I am going to be starting soon, where you can expect to hear from me every couple of weeks  (my inbox is full and I don’t want to overwhelm you if yours […]

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June 18, 2021

SPRINGFIELD BOHEMIAN DOWNTOWN GOLF COURSE WEDDING Bryant + Karlee | Married

Their pastor said it, and it hasn’t left me: Wake up every morning, and decide how you can love your best friend best that day.  Better than the day before.  This concept- to try to “outlove” each other isn’t new to me…but I hadn’t heard it presented like this before, and I can tell you […]

June 16, 2021

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION AT HOME O'Connor | Newborn

It’s another baby sharing day here, and I am so excited to share this one, because this baby was so long prayed, hoped, and wished for!  This sweet family had a long journey to get to here, to having this sweet darling baby boy in their arms, and I know they consider him SO SO […]

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June 15, 2021

A SPRING ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT LINCOLN’S HOME IN SPRINGFIELD, IL Nicole + Matthew | Promised

I’m SO excited to share this beautiful couple and FAMILY today on the blog! I absolutely cannot wait for their big wedding celebration last year and after getting to spend a couple evenings with them the last few weeks truly love their company.  Nicole and Matt are parents to a darling little baby girl who […]

June 11, 2021

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IN HOME LIFESTYLE NEWBORN AND FAMILY SESSION IN CENTRAL IL Baby O | Carried

This sweet family is so so special to me because they have been with me since the beginning!!  Elise and Tyler were not nearly my first wedding– but they were pretty early in my career, and getting to watch their family grow right alongside mine is just so fun.  Their wedding day linked me to […]

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June 10, 2021

CENTRAL IL NEWBORN + FAMILY IN HOME LIFESTYLE SESSION Baby Nolan | Carried

I’m SO excited to share this first in a long string of sweet in-home newborn sessions that I absolutely love photographing!  I have been photographing this family over the last year even though I have known of them for longer, and I just truly love them.  They are playful, energetic, and so fun together, and […]

June 9, 2021

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A CENTRAL IL SUNSET MATERNITY SESSION IN THE PARK Carried | The H Family

Ashley and Clayton are one of my couples, and I remember their wedding so fondly as a day full of joy, sweet moments, and an immense amount of love between them and their closest family and friends.  It was a beautiful day, and that makes this part so so much fun!  They are expecting their […]

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June 2, 2021

A CENTRAL IL ADVENTURE FAMILY SESSION IN THE WOODS Kindred | The S Family

I’m SO excited to share a new Jill Gum Family on the blog today, and one that totally stole my heart in my time with them!  The S family wanted some formal, more posed photos…but then they wanted to explore and play together and I absolutely loved it.  A family that is willing to take off […]

May 31, 2021

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AN INTIMATE CENTRAL IL WEDDING CEREMONY AT VENUE 1929 Matthew & Nicole | Married

A little over a week ago, I had the immense honor of photographing a small immediate-family-only wedding for a couple of mine doing a larger ceremony last year!  For this couple, the story was a little different than some of my other 2020 smaller weddings.  This couple got engaged just a few months ago…but knew […]

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May 25, 2021

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