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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!

INTRODUCING THE CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE Photography Education for Moms with a Smartphone

After years of teaching moms how to photograph their kids with their fancy cameras and empowering business owners to define success on their own terms (all while shooting around 15 weddings a year), I’m SO excited to announce a new educational offering that has been on my heart for SO long! As a professional photographer, […]

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September 21, 2021

A LATE SUMMER ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT THE ILLINOIS STATE CAPITOL Reena + Dane | Promised

I’m SO excited to share this post…because these two are getting married this week!  So you will be seeing a lot more of them so soon!  Reena and Dane have been patiently waiting for their e-session and their wedding, and I cannot believe we are finally here.  It is going to be an AMAZING weekend celebrating. […]

September 20, 2021

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LATE SUMMER FAMILY SESSION IN DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS The B Family

I am sooo excited to share these photos of a family I absolutely adore today!  You guys…this little man absolutely enchanted me!  The last time I saw him was at his newborn session and let me tell you, he was pretty darn adorable then…but is SUCH a little charmer now and it truly was just so much […]

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September 16, 2021

CENTRAL ILLINOIS FAMILY FARM SAGE AND NAVY WEDDING Landon + Lauren | Married

If everyone’s loved ones were able to speak of them how Lauren and Landon’s people speak of Lauren and Landon, I am 100% positive this world would be an even more beautiful, loving, relational sort of place.  Lauren and Landon are universally  adored, respected, and admired by those closest to them, both as individuals and as […]

September 15, 2021

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LATE SUMMER OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS Courtney + Sean | Promised

Courtney and Sean met in college, and I absolutely love the way Courtney describes the night they met.  They met through mutual friends, but she says that after those friends saw them together that night, they asked if Courtney and Sean already knew each other; their connection was instant and strong, and the room they […]

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September 14, 2021

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PAULS TREE FARM LATE SUMMER WEDDING Ryan + Kyndell | Married

Kyndell and Ryan’s day was long awaited, specifically and incredibly intentionally planned, and beautifully meaningful.  One of my favorite people, Lydia, was Kyndell’s videographer, and she told her second the EXACT truth: “Nothing about this wedding is random…every detail matters”, and it couldn’t be more true.  Of course, EVERY couple chooses all their details, but […]

September 9, 2021

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS AT HOME BABY BOY NEWBORN SESSION Baby JP | Carried

Because I care about you and your time, blog reader, I just want to warn you…this blog post (and their entire gallery) is the definition of OVERSHARE.  Anna and Josh…you made one CUTE baby.  But cuteness? That isn’t why this is an overshare.  It’s an overshare because I have known and adored these two parents […]

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September 7, 2021

CENTRAL ILLINOIS SUMMER SENIOR CLASS PHOTOS Reese | Class of 2022

Photographing seniors used to be a maor part of my business, and I instantly remembered why the moment I said hi to Reese and her mama (who is a long time friend of mine that I used to teach with what feels like a lifetime ago!).  There is just such an energy about that season of life…and […]

September 3, 2021

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FILL YOUR DIGITAL LIBRARY WITH A BUNDLE OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES CURATED JUST FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS The Creative Collaboration

If you are an aspiring photographer or photography business owner, I have something SO great to share with you today!  I’ve experienced this in my own photography journey, and it was a game changer! Are you ready for this? I am a part of a HUGE educational course bundle for photographers (that is available TODAY […]

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September 2, 2021

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