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 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!

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SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS BABY MILESTONE PHOTOGRAPHER Ethan | 1 Year Old

I am so excited to share sweet little Ethan who is ONE…which also means my little boy is one (as we discussed in the last blog post ;-)) because they were born within a couple weeks of each other!  I cannot believe it!  I LOVE this family, and love that I have gotten to track […]

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January 17, 2019

CENTRAL ILLINOIS WINTER WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY Robyn+Brenden | Promised

I am LOVING these winter engagement sessions, and so excited to introduce you to this beautiful Los Angeles based couple (and I’m going to pretend they came here just for this engagement session and not to visit home for the holidays! :)).  I adored meeting Robyn and Brenden and learning about them and a lot about […]

January 10, 2019

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS FAMILY AND BABY MILESTONES PHOTOGRAPHER Baby J | One Year Old

Ohhh there is nothing like getting to follow a family through EACH stage of the first year!  By 4 months, they can push up on their tummies and have so much more expression (and…wakefulness?) than their newborn session.  And then at 8 months, they are full of smiles, sitting up, and often crawling.  And by […]

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January 8, 2019

Downtown Springfield Urban Engagement Photography Jen + Bob | Promised

Happy New Year, friends!  I took a long and solid almost 2 full weeks off for Christmas and New Years with the exception of shooting a couple of sessions, and it was the longest break I have ever taken outside of my maternity leaves…and it was glorious. I typically don’t shoot for about 4 solid […]

January 4, 2019

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SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS LIFESTYLE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY Carried | Joey

What feels like forever ago, back near the beginning of this fabulous photography journey, I photographed a sweet little baby boy and his baseball themed nursery for the sweetest parents who I knew through a personal connection, and then followed him through his first year.  A couple short years later, I did the same thing […]

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December 17, 2018

JILL GUM PHOTO UNIVERSITY COMMON QUESTIONS Online Ongoing Photography DSLR Education

I wanted to pop back in today after yesterday’s new class pre-launch with some questions about this Membership, how it works, and who it applies to that I think might come up to try to answer anything you might want to know ahead of time!  Click here if you need all the details about the […]

December 12, 2018

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DSLR PHOTOGRAPHY ONLINE EDUCATION TO LEARN TO USE CAMERA Jill Gum Photo University

Well…I didn’t initially anticipate two MAJOR launches in the time span of a couple of weeks.  But after getting request after request for my first Workshop date for 2019 as Christmas presents…we have decided to move with a huge opportunity for 2019!! We typically run 3-4 in person workshops a year, mainly focusing on teaching moms/other […]

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December 10, 2018

MARMALADE LILY LOVELAND OHIO WEDDING Cyrus & Leigh Ann | Married

She walked up to the mic that had been occupied by a good friend who had been like a brother to the groom and cleared her throat, clearly a little nervous but super composed.  She spoke of her little brother and how proud she was of the man he was, and how much she loved […]

December 5, 2018

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Downtown Chicago Engagement and Wedding Photographer Alyssa + Sean | Promised

Oh my goodness I am SO excited to be sharing this beautiful Chicago Engagement Session!! As you may have seen last week, we photographed two back to back when we were in Chicago a couple of weeks ago, and this one was SO fun for us because it involved some really typically Chicago locations and LOTS of […]

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December 3, 2018

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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