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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!

ABRAHAM LINCOLN HOTEL SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS FALL WEDDING Ryan + Brittany | Married

Brittany and Ryan’s wedding day started with endless sun and the distinct chill of fall in the air.  It was crisp and cool and refreshing, and their wedding itself was full of all the warmth needed for the day.  These two are such a strong example of joy and happiness in life, and of course showed […]

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October 16, 2019

SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION PHOTOS Griffin | Carried

I admit…this is a challenge to sum into words for me (like usual, I know.  My heart is in this work!).  A couple weeks ago, I got to see a sweet friend of mine as a mama.  She has wanted to be a mama for a long time, and I have seen her brilliance with […]

October 15, 2019

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NAPERVILLE CHICAGO ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Meredith + Matt | Promised

This couple is one I have been SO excited to photograph for quite a while…because I have known Meredith very peripherally for many many years!  She sang in choirs of mine at our old church where I was the choir director for 2 lovely years, but she was just in high school then, so when […]

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October 10, 2019

JACKSONVILLE ILLINOIS LIFESTYLE NEWBORN BABY PHOTOS Baby L | Carried

Oh I’m just SO excited to share beautiful little Lottie with you!! Not only is she the first girl on one side of this family in a LONG time, but she is the daughter of a sweet and dear friend of mine and just my favorite wedding planner to work with, Hannah Graham from Plan […]

October 8, 2019

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STARLINE FACTORY HARVARD ILLINOIS WEDDING Karl & Dana | Married

Honestly, it is really hard for me to start to put this one into words.  First and foremost, I have known this bride for longer than any bride I have ever had.  She is the little sister of one of my dearest, longest-known friends who I have been close with since middle school…when this bride was […]

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October 1, 2019

ILLINOIS NEWBORN AND BABY LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER Blaire | Carried

A couple years ago, a guy’s name came through my mini-session bookings and I did a bit of a double take because let’s just be honest, it’s usually the girlfriend/wife/mom who sets up the photos!  They mentioned a sweet dog Millie (and I had a dog named Millie while growing up that I was super […]

September 30, 2019

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SPRINGFIELD WASHINGTON PARK BABY AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER Cecilia | 4 Months

Sweet little Cecilia and her 2 biggest fans (aka mom and dad) met me a couple of weeks ago for her 4 month session and I could not believe how quickly the time had passed since her newborn session (I’m a broken record with that statement, I know!)!  It seems like just the other day […]

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September 26, 2019

SPRINGFIELD IL ELEGANT ABRAHAM LINCOLN MUSEUM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Jim + Nini | Married

Sincere and genuine.  I cannot think of 2 words to better describe this beautiful wedding day, or Nini and Jim (and their loved ones for that matter).  Their entire wedding day just oozed with sincerity, joy, and the deep love that forms between two people when they truly share every part of their lives together, and […]

September 25, 2019

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SPRINGFIELD FIREFIGHTERS CLUB LATE SUMMER WEDDING Tim + Dana | Married

15.  This is the 15th wedding I have photographed of past students of mine, students who I taught, directed, and adored.  Dana is one of those students (and Tim too though I never had him in my class) and what an honor it was to photograph their day.  These two knew of each other in […]

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September 18, 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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