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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
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who let me tell their stories through images,
as well as a little peek into my life!

CENTRAL ILLINOIS INTIMATE FAMILY BACKYARD WEDDING Clare + Brian | Married

You guys, I always knew that these couples of mine were made of pure gold.  Honestly, I am so so fortunate to get to work with these wonderful people who choose me to document this most important day.  But they way they have been adjusting and dealing with the pandemic situation we are in? It’s absolutely […]

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May 29, 2020

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO GET BETTER PHOTOS OF YOUR KIDS Take better photos today!

Do you like taking photos of your kids??  Yeah, me too! But sometimes, I think we trick ourselves into believing that we have to have a GREAT camera or know exactly how to use it for it to be worth it to pick up our camera and start clicking. While I DO recommend learning to […]

May 28, 2020

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DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD SPRING ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY Ashton + Caleb | Promised

Sometimes everything just comes together to make the perfect situation for photos…and this was one of those, though might be surprised that I said that once you see that an umbrella was needed for so many of them!  But truly…a sweet couple who were so natural and loving together who I instantly “clicked” with, my […]

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May 26, 2020

GRADUATING SENIOR CLASS OF 2020 UIS PHOTOS Jordyn | Class of 2020

The very first day Sangamon County photographers got official news that we were allowed to be doing outdoor sessions as long as we were photographing small groups and observing social distancing guidelines, I reached out immediately to Jordyn! She is a past student and client of mine (see her long time favorite of mine HS […]

May 20, 2020

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TIPS FOR CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Wedding Wednesday | What Else Matters Besides the Photos

So you got engaged, and after hopefully a LOT of celebrating and fun, you start planning and choosing your vendors.  And when it comes to a photographer, you’re thinking…I have to LOVE their photos! And it’s so true…you do.  But remember, sweet bride… You’re not JUST paying your photographer for the photos. So much goes […]

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May 20, 2020

INTIMATE SPRINGTIME GARDEN ARBORETUM FAMILY WEDDING Zach + Leanna | Married

What a season to be planning or having a wedding in… Leanna and Zach were always planning a smaller, more intimate affair.  It spoke to me a lot because Michael and I also had a smaller wedding, with just 60 guests total.  We did it for a lot of reasons, some similar to their choices.  […]

May 5, 2020

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MOTHERS DAY PHOTOGRAPHY GIFT CERTIFICATE OPTIONS! Session Gift Certificate or Credit Towards a Session

You might be really on top of things and ahead of schedule…or you might be more like we are in this household, which means sort of last minute when it comes to gifts and celebrations.  We LOVE the people in our lives…but we aren’t great at getting this stuff together ahead of time!  So if […]

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May 3, 2020

4 ENGAGEMENT SESSION OUTFIT STYLES AND HOW THEY IMPACT YOUR SESSION Wedding Wednesday

A few years ago, I took my first dive into the topic of “What to wear to your Engagement Session” for couples, and enjoyed sharing about it for the first time so much! Since then, I have made a custom 12 page PDF for my couples that they get sent to them before their engagement […]

April 29, 2020

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THE BEAUTY IN OUR DAY TO DAY Personal | The Family Was Here Wk 3

A group of my local photographer friends and I have set out to document a slice of our lives during this time in our world. Our project is called “THE FAMILY WAS HERE,” and is taken from the original project by KETTI PHOTOGRAPHY called “THE KIDS WERE HERE.” The idea is simple but gives such […]

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April 9, 2020

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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