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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 ONE YEAR OLD TWINS BIRTHDAY SESSION The E Family

I taught this beautiful mama what some days feels like a lifetime ago and some days feels like yesterday my first year of teaching!  I knew her to be extremely smart, mature for her age, highly enjoyable, musically talented, and to have a kick of sarcasm in her that made her feel more like someone I […]

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July 9, 2020

CENTRAL ILLINOIS INTIMATE FAMILY FARM WEDDING CEREMONY Ryne + Ellie | Married

I drove down a dusty country road through the taller than knee high corn (a place I have become so comfortable and fond of) to a beautiful white farmhouse on the left (another thing I have fallen in love with lately!).  In the huge shadows of the large front yard trees were hay bales covered […]

July 8, 2020

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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER MINI-SESSION Portraits | Family

I truly loved this session, and really would love if every mom and daughter combo (every mom and kid combo!) could have a little photo session at some point to represent themselves together!  These two were so sweet and fun together, and clearly have such a special bond.  I absolutely loved meeting them and watching them […]

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July 6, 2020

30 YEARS YOUNG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SESSION Lifestyle | Kyndell

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KYNDELL!!! I am posting this on this beauty’s 30th birthday!! I have photographed 2 of my most creative, fun sessions of the year with this beautiful, strong business-owning woman and I am so thankful for both experiences! Kyndell knew she wanted to do something fun and big for her 30th birthday, and reached […]

June 29, 2020

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS BABY AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY Logan | One Year

If you could take every single detail of babies that people saw “awwwwwww!” about and wrap them up into one child…it would be Logan!  Fluffy hair, chubby legs, cute expressions, a little butt scoot to get around…feature after feature is just absolutely adorable and I cannot get enough of him!  He is a snuggler, yet […]

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June 26, 2020

WASHINGTON PARK SPRINGFIELD FAMILY AND BABY PHOTOGRAPHER Blaire | 8 Months

I cannot believe how extra quickly these months seem to have flown by for all my First Year Baby’s who I photograph every few months, especially with everything that has gone on these last couple months!  But I was so excited to realize we would be able to meet outside again for all of my late […]

June 25, 2020

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS HILL PRAIRIE WINERY VINEYARD WEDDING Liz + Neil | Married

Outdoors, very small intimate group, totally different venue, and some of their closest friends missing.  As the theme for 2020…it wasn’t what they planned.  But as their pastor said…it was perfect for that day.  Under the sunshine and among the vineyard vines, Liz and Neil had truly one of the most lovely and personal ceremonies I […]

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June 17, 2020

SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS NEWBORN AND BABY LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER Baby L | Carried

Oh this family…I have known this sweet mama for a long time because she is a talented hair stylist (and also makeup artist!) who has beautified a lot of my brides and bridal parties over the years!  So when it was her turn to get married, I was SO honored that she chose me, knowing […]

June 15, 2020

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS LIFESTYLE UNPOSED NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER Baby R | Carried

Amy and David’s maternity session was the last session I shot before the stay in place order (and in the craze of it all, I didn’t get it blogged- will share those soon!).  They had their beautiful daughter just a couple of weeks after that, and finally last week we got to safely meet and […]

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June 12, 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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