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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!

MY LASIK EYE SURGERY EXPERIENCE Lasik Eye Surgery Tips and Thoughts

I am exactly 1 full month after I got my Lasik surgery as I hit publish on this post.  I started to write it at 1 week post-op so I wouldn’t forget anything, and I’m truly excited to share it now a month later because I’ve got a pretty full story now. At this point, […]

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May 20, 2022

CENTRAL ILLINOIS IN-HOME NEWBORN PHOTO SESSION Baby A | Carried

I’m so excited to share this precious baby girl!!  I got to photograph her mother’s maternity session last minute just a couple of weeks before she had her precious baby, and mama wasn’t totally sure if she was going to do newborn photos or not.  But after a couple of weeks at home with her […]

May 19, 2022

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PAULS PARADISE SPRING SAGE AND GRAY TREE FARM WEDDING PHOTOS Max + Katie | Married

Sharing Katie and Max’s wedding day is so special to me because of this bride, who I have known for over half her life.  Katie was a deeply adored student of mine at my teaching job.  She was also my teacher’s assistant, our star dancer in shows, in all my extra curricular activities.  And far […]

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May 13, 2022

LAKESIDE EXTENDED FAMILY PHOTO SESSION The V Family | Springfield Portrait Session

I am SO excited to share this extended family session that my associate photographer Sarah shot for JGP last week! I got to meet the sisters/moms in this family back in 2020 for front porch sessions, and adored them both– so it was very exciting to see their booking come through for a session this […]

May 6, 2022

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MINI-SESSION OR FULL SESSION- WHICH SHOULD I CHOOSE? Springfield Central Illinois Family Portrait Photographer

One of our most frequently asked questions for portraits is whether you should book a full session or a mini-session for their family photos.  Like to many questions, the answer has a lot of different variables depending on your personal situation! So let’s break them down, shall we?   Full Family Sessions vs Mini-Sessions You […]

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May 5, 2022

SPRINGFIELD PANTHER CREEK COUNTRY CLUB SPRING WEDDING Nathan + Jenna | Married

There are not words to do justice for the beauty of Jenna and Nathan’s wedding day…but I can say without a doubt that this spring, and it’s abundance of beautiful weddings, has changed my favorite wedding season from fall to spring!  The weather has been mild and the flowering trees absolutely breathtaking…and we really showed […]

May 4, 2022

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS EXTENDED FAMILY PHOTO SESSIONS What are they, and do you need one?

Recently, I shared that JGP is majorly expanding it’s portrait sessions offerings this year.  This has been an exciting and welcome change for my business this year because it means that I can continue to serve and stay in touch with my past clients and wedding couples in a way that I haven’t been able […]

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April 28, 2022

ONE YEAR BABY MILESTONE SESSION SPRINGFIELD IL Baby H | One Year Old

This sweet family has been coming to me for photography since Lyndsee and Zach’s engagement session years ago and they are SO special for me!  As a people person there is really nothing that I love more about this business then the connections I make with others, and seeing a family grow year after year, […]

April 27, 2022

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PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MOMS 101 ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE Frequently Asked Questions

I wanted to pop back in today after last week’s Photography for Moms 101 launch with some common questions about this course, how it works, and who it applies to try to answer anything you might want to know ahead of time!  I am so excited to welcome all the new students who have joined, […]

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April 25, 2022

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