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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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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 […]

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December 12, 2018

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 […]

December 10, 2018

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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 […]

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December 5, 2018

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 […]

December 3, 2018

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HOW TO OUTSOURCE FOR CREATIVE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Online Course | Outsourcing For Creatives

After hinting, preparing, and now having taught 2 online live classes about it, I am SO excited to officially announce the online course that I have been dreaming up ever since I began outsourcing a few years ago (and if you missed it live, the replay link is at the bottom!)! …INTRODUCING… This course is […]

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November 29, 2018

CHICAGO CITY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY Annie + Jon | Promised

For a person who has absolutely fallen in love with the country after living here for the past 10 years, there is little that still excites me when I’m shooting like the a big city with 100% different scenery than I get around home!  I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and spent a fair amount […]

November 26, 2018

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FREE ONLINE CLASS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Outsourcing: Change Your Business to Change Your Life

It’s time for the official invite!! I am SO excited to be sharing this!! Are you a photographer or other creative small business owner who feels like you spend ALL your time on your computer instead of with your loved ones?   I’m guessing you started your business BECAUSE of the freedom working for yourself offered…and […]

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November 19, 2018

This post is SUCH a long time coming… Launch of a long (long long) term project

I won’t share all these details generally on social media for a few reasons.  One of them though is that I think it honestly lowers your credibility in the small business education world to admit this is the first time you are doing something.  But you know what? That’s ok with me- I’m willing to risk it.  Because […]

November 15, 2018

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Central Illinois Homestead Farm Wedding Dylan & Erica | Married

After meeting the lovely Erica and Dylan last fall for their engagement session (though I had met Erica before as the stylist at other weddings!), I have been looking forward to their wedding– the second to last of our 2018– all year.  The reason was multifold: First, they are just absolutely the nicest couple on the […]

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November 8, 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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