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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!

SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS LIFESTYLE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY Baby W | Carried

I’m so excited to share a handsome new little baby boy today (with the proudest big sister!!)!! Sweet baby W was a little angel baby in his session, even though he did enjoy being awake!  I adore this family and consider it such an honor to get to photograph them.  Mom and dad are clearly […]

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May 7, 2021

HILL PRAIRIE VINEYARD WINERY SPRING WEDDING Toby + Sarah | Married

Sarah and Toby stole my heart a year ago when I met them for a lot of reasons, but their wedding day only added to my adoration of them as a couple!  Their wedding day was so full of family, love, and laughter and I just loved it so much.  During their ceremony, their Officiant […]

May 5, 2021

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ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY ENGAGEMENT SESSION Morgan + Brandon | Promised

I could NOT have loved this spring campus engagement session more!!  Spending time walking around the place where Morgan and Brandon’s love story really began was so fun!  I got to hear little stories about places they spent time, and talk about their college experiences and how they got together.  It was just a bit extra […]

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May 3, 2021

CENTRAL ILLINOIS ONE YEAR BABY CAKE SMASH The D Family

I’ve gotten to see so many returning clients this past couple of weeks and it has made me so happy!!  Sweet Renna was one of my babies who we had to do a bit of a late newborn session for, which has really made the past year fly by!  And my goodness, this little girl is […]

April 29, 2021

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CHAMPAIGN U OF I SPRING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Peter & Claire | Married

Claire and Peter’s wedding day was a reminder of every single thing that is meaningful and good about choosing to unite your life with another.  2 beautiful families that are so proud of their highly accomplished kids.  Siblings who are weaved into each others lives.  Family traditions that are so meaningful even to those who […]

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April 28, 2021

CENTRAL IL IN HOME LIFESTYLE NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHY Baby H | Carried

Oh goodness I just adore this family!!  The parents are one of my wedding couples, and watching them become parents first of one of my favorite little boys and then to this sweet little girl has been SO fun for me!!  I cannot think of 2 more lovely people for these little blessings.  Lyndsee and […]

April 27, 2021

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Central IL One Year Baby Cake Smash and Family Session Goeckner Family

Oh I’m SO happy to share this beautiful returning Jill Gum Family for their baby boy’s FIRST birthday session!  I can’t believe this little guy is already 1! We did a little porch newborn session last year right after the stay at home order lifted for photographers, and I know it wasn’t exactly what his parents […]

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April 23, 2021

Central Illinois Family Photo Session Tiburzi 6 Months

If there was ever a Disney princess in the form of a 6 month old…this little girl is IT!  She is precious in every way…bite sized with a little angel face and the longest, most naturally up-curled eyelashes…little baby A totally stole my heart!  She is so wiggly and smily, and just truly a darling […]

April 22, 2021

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ILLINOIS VINEYARD WINERY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Chris + Corinne | Married

They aren’t the only couple of mine, but they are the first of 2021 so far.  The first that had a spring 2020 date…and then a fall one.  They got married a year ago, not wanting to wait to be husband and wife –and then found out that they were expecting their first baby, due […]

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April 21, 2021

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