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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!

DOWNTOWN CHICAGO CITY RIVERWALK ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY Chelsea+Taylor | Promised

This downtown Chicago engagement session just makes me HAPPY to share with you, and I think you will feel the same when you see the photos!  First- we photographed at one of my favorite spots to photograph in Chicago (the Wrigley Building)…and that is always so fun!  But way beyond, it was these two.  Anyone […]

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September 24, 2021

LINCOLN PARK NORTH AVENUE BEACH CHICAGO ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS Julianne + Dan | Promised

Recently, I got to shoot not one but two Chicago engagement sessions and I have been waiting every day since to share them!  Julianne and Dan met me at a location I fell in love with a couple of years ago and then took me to a new-to-me spot and I was truly in photographer […]

September 23, 2021

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CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE Frequently Asked Questions

A couple of days ago I launched the Cell Phone Photography course, a 1.5-hour video course designed to transform your pictures from “just a cell phone photo” to an album-worthy image you are EXCITED to share! See the amazing difference?? This course includes… Bite-sized video lessons that break down your camera phone features, so you […]

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September 22, 2021

INTRODUCING THE CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE Photography Education for Moms with a Smartphone

After years of teaching moms how to photograph their kids with their fancy cameras and empowering business owners to define success on their own terms (all while shooting around 15 weddings a year), I’m SO excited to announce a new educational offering that has been on my heart for SO long! As a professional photographer, […]

September 21, 2021

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A LATE SUMMER ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT THE ILLINOIS STATE CAPITOL Reena + Dane | Promised

I’m SO excited to share this post…because these two are getting married this week!  So you will be seeing a lot more of them so soon!  Reena and Dane have been patiently waiting for their e-session and their wedding, and I cannot believe we are finally here.  It is going to be an AMAZING weekend celebrating. […]

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September 20, 2021

LATE SUMMER FAMILY SESSION IN DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS The B Family

I am sooo excited to share these photos of a family I absolutely adore today!  You guys…this little man absolutely enchanted me!  The last time I saw him was at his newborn session and let me tell you, he was pretty darn adorable then…but is SUCH a little charmer now and it truly was just so much […]

September 16, 2021

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS FAMILY FARM SAGE AND NAVY WEDDING Landon + Lauren | Married

If everyone’s loved ones were able to speak of them how Lauren and Landon’s people speak of Lauren and Landon, I am 100% positive this world would be an even more beautiful, loving, relational sort of place.  Lauren and Landon are universally  adored, respected, and admired by those closest to them, both as individuals and as […]

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September 15, 2021

LATE SUMMER OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS Courtney + Sean | Promised

Courtney and Sean met in college, and I absolutely love the way Courtney describes the night they met.  They met through mutual friends, but she says that after those friends saw them together that night, they asked if Courtney and Sean already knew each other; their connection was instant and strong, and the room they […]

September 14, 2021

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS PAULS TREE FARM LATE SUMMER WEDDING Ryan + Kyndell | Married

Kyndell and Ryan’s day was long awaited, specifically and incredibly intentionally planned, and beautifully meaningful.  One of my favorite people, Lydia, was Kyndell’s videographer, and she told her second the EXACT truth: “Nothing about this wedding is random…every detail matters”, and it couldn’t be more true.  Of course, EVERY couple chooses all their details, but […]

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September 9, 2021

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