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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
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OUR GUM FARMHOUSE (PART III) Personal | We have a roof and windows!!

I am still a little behind on these updates, but if I posted this 2 weeks ago, it would be 100% accurate!! Regardless, I want to take you on this whole journey with us, so hopefully I will get totally caught up in the next couple of weeks. Well, first the framing happened in the […]

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July 11, 2019

BRIDESMAIDS GIFT IDEAS FOR BRIDES Wedding Wednesday | Where to find Great Gifts

One of details about wedding planning that can really sneak up on a bride and groom is finding thank you gifts for their wedding party (and every wedding I have ever been a part of or photographed has done this, so I think it’s pretty much a must do!).  For people who love gift giving, […]

July 10, 2019

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SPRINGFIELD AREA NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHY Baby L | Carried

I’m so excited to share precious baby L!!!  He is one of my “baby’s first year” babies, meaning I will get to follow him and his family throughout this year, and I am so thrilled for it!  Baby L came a little earlier than expected, but is just absolutely precious.  He slept so well during his […]

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July 5, 2019

CENTRAL ILLINOIS RAIL GOLF COURSE ELEGANT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Trevor & Katie | Married

This, our last summer wedding for the next 8 weeks in a crazy twist of brilliant summer scheduling, was an absolutely stunning day in so many ways!  It was a hot one, but it was so beautiful.  Katie and Trevor are warm and inviting, and their entire wedding day presented just the same.  A kind […]

July 3, 2019

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS FAMILY AND KIDS PHOTOGRAPHY Owen | One Year Old

What a smiley cute little man Owen is!! I am so glad his mama reached out to me to photograph him just before his first birthday!  This was my first time meeting them, and I am SO glad I did!  Owen’s parents absolutely adore him, and you can see in everything they do how much […]

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July 2, 2019

THE TAKEAWAYS FROM 2 WEEKS WITH NO CARBS Health Journey | Part III

In order for me to decide to finally take the health journey story on, I had to know that it was going to be more than just 2 weeks of feeling really hungry and missing food that I loved for the start of my diet (read more about that here if you missed it, and […]

July 1, 2019

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DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD CITY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY Casey + Kevin | Promised

Honestly, I’ve been staring at my blinking cursor for a bit here because I just have so much to say and I’m not really sure how to say it all about this session!  I am sharing Casey, one of my absolute best friends in the world, and her fiance Kevin (whom I also adore) and […]

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June 27, 2019

SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER The B Family | Kindred

This beautiful family actually won a mini-session back in the spring…and between our schedules and kid sickness, we finally got to meet!!  And it was SO fun!  This is just a vibrant, sweet little family who just ADORE each other, and I loved watching them interact together!  Their sweet little man wasn’t 110% sure about […]

June 25, 2019

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Our Gum Farmhouse (Part II) Personal | We are FRAMED!

Ok I admit…as of the day this goes live, we are quite a bit past framing!  BUT I am behind in a super busy season on blogging, and I want to share a lot of the process so I am going to rewind 2 weeks and pretend I am blogging then!! SO…WE ARE FRAMED!  And […]

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June 24, 2019

ROMANTIC BLUSH AND BLACK SPRING WEDDING

NAVY + SILVER WINTER WEDDING, ILLINOIS

Downtown Late Summer Engagement Session

CLASSIC PURPLE SUMMER WEDDING

PEACH AND NEUTRAL SUMMER WEDDING

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