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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!

2021 SPRINGFIELD FALL MINI-SESSIONS Book Your Fall Family Mini-Session Today!!

I am SO excited to announce fall mini-sessions!!  Fall mini-sessions will have two dates (and I will be doing tree farm sessions again in November–details on those coming soon but you can sign up early if you want to at this link). These mini-sessions are perfect for families, seniors (class of 2022!!!), and couples! These […]

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July 26, 2021

A CENTRAL ILLINOIS MATERNITY SESSION AT HOME Anna + Josh

These sweet friends of mine are going to become PARENTS soon, and it is going to be the most beautiful thing.  Anna and Josh are adored by SO many because they are the life and light of every room they are in…and their sweet little baby is going to be so so very well loved.  […]

July 20, 2021

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A CENTRAL IL BABY BOY NEWBORN SESSION Baby W | Newborn

I’m SO excited to share this post…because before Shelby and Jack were parents at a newborn session I photographed, they were one of my couples…and before Shelby was one of my brides, she was one of my beloved teacher’s aides, one of my most gifted sopranos, and one of my students.  I spent SO MUCH […]

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July 19, 2021

TALLULA HOMESTEAD COUNTRY FARM WEDDING Ryne + Ellie | Married

I met Ellie a long time ago as a friend to my sweet niece.  I always loved her spark and energy– she brings such a warmth to every room she’s in and I saw it the first moment I met her.  Then I got to know her as a photographer and business owner, and lastly as […]

July 8, 2021

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ONE YEAR BABY SUMMERTIME FRUIT BATH SESSION Lincoln | One Year

Even just LOOKING at these photos brings me immediately back to the joy I felt during this session– and that is how I always feel around this sweet Jill Gum Family!!!  They are just so easy to be around and enjoy.  Calm, warm, and so fun, I truly adore every interaction I have with Erica and […]

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July 7, 2021

BABY NEWBORN IN HOME PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS Baby Delilah | Newborn

I am so excited to share this beautiful little baby girl, Delilah!!  I shared her maternity session recently (click HERE to see it!) and can’t believe she’s here!  I have a few things to share about this precious baby.  First and foremost, as you will soon see, Delilah was waited, prayed, and worked very hard for.  […]

July 6, 2021

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SPRINGFIELD PANTHER CREEK CLASSIC SUMMER WEDDING PHOTOS Brandon & Morgan | Married

Morgan and Brandon defined the idea of rolling with what was happening, and sharing absolute joy and happiness with those around them regardless on their wedding day.  There were so many things I loved about this day, but more than anything, I was struck with the deep excitement of their loved ones- family and bridal party- about […]

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June 30, 2021

ROMANTIC ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT THE ILLINOIS STATE CAPITOL Natalie + Michael | Promised

Natalie and Michael…where do I begin? At the beginning I think.  Natalie and Michael met (and dated!) as kids, and found their way back to each other as adults…and if that isn’t what a great love story is made of, I’m not sure what is.  Also, and super fun, Natalie is a college friend of mine- […]

June 28, 2021

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JACKSONVILLE ILLINOIS SUMMER COUNTRY WEDDING Kellan & Kelsey | Married

Kelsey and Kellan found me through a recommendation from a friend last year, and I was booked on their wedding day.  From the moment I read Kelsey’s first email, I was crushed because I just connected with her and what she said about their wedding instantly.  Well, she felt the connection too and MOVED her wedding […]

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June 23, 2021

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