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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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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!

Central Illinois Maternity and Newborn Photographer Morgan+Nathan | Carried

Well there are a lot of things I know and love about this couple but one thing I know for sure is that in my opinion, they are super lucky.  Not just because they found their absolute match in each other, or because they have an amazing support system…but because every time I photograph them, […]

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May 23, 2019

St Louis Carmel Room At Bissingers Wedding Photography Adam & Lauren | Married

There is so much to say about this beautiful wedding day.  Lauren and Adam have been special to me since I met them, and they also joined me with their adorable pups for a mini-session last year so I have gotten just a little extra time with them.  Lauren was also a bridesmaid in one […]

May 22, 2019

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Our Gum Farmhouse (Part 1) Personal | We are building our Forever Home!

Well, this news is late to the blog…that’s just what happens in a season of extreme busy-ness like we are in!  And a part of that major busy that we are dealing with is that, as we shared a few weeks ago on Facebook and Instagram…we are building our Dream Home!  I’m calling it the […]

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May 20, 2019

ARE YOU A PARENT THAT HAS A CAMERA?! FREE LIVE ONLINE CLASS: tips for TODAY!

Moms, dads, grandmas, aunts, grandpas….all the proud photographers of littles in your lives??? This is for you!!  I am SO excited to invite you to a FREE online class all about photographing your kids (or the kids in your life)!!! I am going to be teaching for just one hour (because I value your time […]

May 7, 2019

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SPRINGFIELD DESSERT RECEPTION COUNTRY THEMED WEDDING Adam & Lindsey | Married

What a beautiful wedding day this was!! I have been excited about this wedding for quite a while, even though their engagement session was just a couple of weeks ago (my last blog post!) and they booked and planned their whole day in just 4 months!  Do you know what I loved from the get […]

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May 1, 2019

SPRINGFIELD FARM ENGAGEMENT SESSION Lindsey+Adam | promised

Well, this sweet engagement session definitely is a first for me…because I photographed it exactly nineteen DAYS before their wedding!!! These two booked me right in the heart of winter and really wanted a spring engagement session (which I 100% get!)…but it happened to finally be nice enough just right before their wedding! I absolutely […]

April 18, 2019

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Springfield IL Family Milestone Photographer Joey | 4 Months Old

Well I’m not sure I have ever seen a more graceful transition into parenthood with 3 young boys than this sweet family who has been with me since the very beginning!  I have photographed each of these fun, sweet, wild boys since birth and it just really gets me RIGHT in the heart!  There is not a […]

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April 15, 2019

BACKING UP YOUR PHOTOS AS A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Ask Anything/Wedding Wednesday

I’m super excited to get back to some educational blog posts this year as time allows, and can’t wait to share about this SUPER important topic for both photographers AND brides and grooms!  I’m going to write it from the stand point of a photographer to photographers, but at the end will share some details about […]

April 4, 2019

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MIDWEST ILLINOIS WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS Dana + Tim | Promised

I’m PRETTY excited to share this session!  Not only because I taught and directed this bride (I never had the pleasure of having the groom in my classroom!) and have known her for over ten years as a result and always adored her, but also because it involved SUCH a unique and fun location and my dream […]

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April 2, 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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