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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 our everyday life!

LATE FALL FAIRGROUND ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS Brittin + Ben | Promised

I’m so happy to share this beautiful couple on the blog, in part because of how much I enjoyed this session, in part because of how adored they are by so many people I also adore, and in part because their wedding is in just over a month!!  This is my closest engagement-session-to-wedding ever and […]

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November 21, 2022

MACMURRAY COLLEGE CHAPEL WINTER EMERALD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Adam & Erica | Married

I don’t even know where to begin with this beautiful early winter wedding!  Erica and Adam and their moms and wedding planner orchestrated a beautiful day, Erica’s style is flawless, and there was so much sweet emotion on this day– and all of this went on so smoothly even though the weather massively turned right before […]

November 17, 2022

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PETERSBURG, ILLINOIS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO MINI-SESSION N Family

I LOVED photographing this new #jillgumfamily in my studio recently and am so excited to share these sweet photos!  This family made 4 kids look easy and they were so fun to meet and watch interact together!  Their baby is 6 months old and they wanted some milestone photos, and I just love how these […]

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November 15, 2022

CLASS OF 2023 SENIOR COUNTRY PHOTO SESSION Korah | Class of 2023

This is such a SPECIAL special one to me to share.  Out of all of the seniors I have photographed- this beautiful girl is the one I have known the absolute longest. Korah, class of 2023, was just a toddler when I met her.  For the first 10 years that I knew her, I worked […]

November 10, 2022

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FALL ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT LINCOLN’S NEW SALEM James + Shelby | Promised

There is so so much to say about this lovely couple that I will never be able to put it all into words!  James and Shelby were my students what feels like both a lifetime ago and yesterday all at the same time.  They were two of my most involved students in my program, both […]

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November 7, 2022

FALL OUTDOOR FAMILY FARM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Tyler + Kadelyn | Married

Kadelyn and Tyler’s wedding day was fought for and worked harder for than maybe any I can think of. They have been engaged for over 2 years and has so many curveballs thrown at them during planning…but they got to have their perfect day, on one of the most popular wedding dates of the year! I […]

October 27, 2022

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Santa Claus Minis– JUST FOUR SPOTS LEFT! Christmas Studio Minis at The JGP Studio

Let me apologize up front for the “I-haven’t-even-made-it-through-Halloween-yet-but-the-store-has-already-put-out-all-the-Christmas-decorations” vibe that this blog post is giving out!  But when Santa is coming to town for mini-sessions at The Studio on the Square, it is good reason to get Christmas started as EARLY as possible! Here are all the details– This is such an EASY, stress free […]

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October 26, 2022

FALL FAMILY PHOTO SESSION AT NEW SALEM The S Family

I’m SO excited to share this early family session of this gorgeous family of 7 (well 8 really– don’t miss their adorable pup!)!!  Monique and Jesse are friends who I reached out to about being a part of a coaching session I was doing for a photographer who wanted practice photographing groups with more than […]

October 25, 2022

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SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS EARLY FALL CATHEDRAL WEDDING CEREMONY James + Lia | Married

When Lia reached out to me, I was immediately excited about what she invited me to be a part of.  Lia is the sister of a groom of mine, and was looking for a photographer for an immediate family only ceremony in Springfield (before a much larger celebration where they live in Nebraska).  I was […]

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October 20, 2022

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