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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!

CENTRAL ILLINOIS SURPRISE PROPOSAL PHOTOGRAPHY Ryan & Kyndell | Proposal

Sometimes an opportunity comes up that is so special you just cannot say no and then are excited for weeks until it happens…and this was one of those for me.  I have gotten to photograph Kyndell a few times this year and creatively enjoyed every one of them so much.  But when her long term boyfriend, Ryan, […]

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October 23, 2020

CENTRAL ILLINOIS INTIMATE FAMILY FALL WEDDING Austin & Hannah | Married

Even while creating this blog post, I found myself scrolling again and again through the photos because I just love them…I loved this day…so much!  I shared a lot of this when I blogged their engagement session just a couple months ago, but this couple, Hannah and Austin, represent so much for me.  Hannah sought […]

October 22, 2020

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JACKSONVILLE HAMILTONS ON THE LAKE FALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Colt & Kaylee | Married

Gosh I’ve been excited about this wedding day for a long time.  You see, Kaylee and Colt’s engagement session was at the end of fall last year, out of town, the night before we moved into our forever home.  And I will never forget any of it.  It was on Kaylee’s family farm, it was crisp […]

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October 21, 2020

SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS FALL ENGAGEMENT AIRPORT PHOTOS Peter + Claire | Engaged

Oh I loved this engagement session SO SO much!!!  I knew from talking to Claire and Peter before their engagement session that I was going to adore them but seeing them interact together in person amplified it so much!!  They are both kind and sweet and warm, and so easy to talk to.  Because we […]

October 19, 2020

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SPRINGFIELD WASHINGTON PARK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Brendan & Morgan | Wedding Day Photos

These are not your traditional wedding day photos…but I am SO excited to share them and share that Morgan and Brendan ARE married now!!  This lovely couple of mine had to make some changes to their plans like most 2020 couples…and they made such a fun change!  They decided they were going to travel to […]

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October 16, 2020

SPRINGFIELD FALL BLESSED SACRAMENT WASHINGTON PARK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Ryan + Makinzie | Married

  Makinzie and Ryan met and began dating in high school…and I can’t help but wonder if in those early days of their love, they had any idea where it all would take them!  Their wedding day was the culmination of so many years together, so many memories, friendships, and shared experiences, and it was […]

October 15, 2020

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS FAMILY FARMSTEAD PHOTOGRAPHY The P Family | Kindred

I recently got to photograph a family at a nearby gorgeous farm that belongs to their family and I enjoyed it so much!  In all honesty, I don’t get to shoot a lot of families with older kids.  I know it gets harder with schedules (and harder to convince the kids to join) but it is so important!  And with […]

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October 14, 2020

SPRINGFIELD IL FALL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY The M Family | Kindred

Ohhh this family brought me SUCH joy when I got to meet with them a couple of weeks ago!! I got to photograph the little guy in these photos exactly a year ago today as I am writing this as one of the ring bearers in Ryan and Brittany’s gorgeous wedding and he completely stole […]

October 13, 2020

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SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS OUTDOOR FALL FAMILY PHOTOS Baby B | One Year Old

I just HAD to start with this montage of Baby Blaire and her first BFF, her puppy Millie from the past year!  I love their relationship so much! This family is so dear to me.  I got to photograph Amanda and Tim a couple of years ago, after they were recommended to me by their […]

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October 8, 2020

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