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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!

SUMMER ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS Jimmy + Bailey | Promised

After a lot of time off this summer, catching up and starting a busier fall with these two was so much fun.  They were like a breath of fresh fun air and I absolutely loved getting to know Bailey and Jimmy!  They have an easy, effortless love and are quick to laugh and not take life […]

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August 22, 2022

A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR JGP drumroll please....

This summer has been pretty quiet at JGP.  I took a few weeks off to really enjoy summer with my kids (for the first time in 9 years!), and learned a lot about my business and what I really want my time to look like as a part of that.  I took most of the […]

August 18, 2022

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ONE YEAR BABY AND FAMILY PHOTO SESSION Delilah | One Year

This beautiful family and their literal DOLL of a baby has been so fun for me to capture throughout the last year!  I have adored these parents for years as one of my #jillgumcouples, and getting to see them in this transition to parenthood and how much DELIGHT they take in their little girl is […]

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August 10, 2022

CENTRAL ILLINOIS SUMMER FAMILY PHOTO SESSION The J family

I was SO thrilled to hear from my past bride Kayt to schedule this session!  They have had 2 darling babies in a short amount of years since their wedding, and this was the first time I got to see them all together– and they are absolutely precious together!  Kayt is gentle and kind and […]

August 5, 2022

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2022 FALL MINI-SESSIONS IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS Book your Fall Mini-Session Today!!

We are SO excited to announce 2022 fall mini-sessions, which are perfect for families, seniors (class of 2023!!!), and couples!! We will also 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 fall mini-sessions have already been released […]

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August 4, 2022

CENTRAL ILLINOIS ONE YEAR BABY’S FIRST YEAR SUNFLOWER SESSION Baby N | One Year Old

I have had SO much fun photographing this beautiful family over the last year! They are so full of life and easy going, and they don’t take anything too seriously and I love that.  Ashley is a friend and just the most perfect mama for these 3 beautiful babies, and I can’t believe how fast […]

August 2, 2022

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SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS SUMMER ENGAGEMENT SESSION Amanda + Brody | Promised

I’m SO excited to share this gorgeous 2023 couple of mine!!  I was excited to meet them from the moment Amanda reached out to me, both because I felt like I instantly connected with her and also because Brody is a past student of mine!  I got to know his lovely older sister a lot […]

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July 28, 2022

CENTRAL ILLINOIS SUMMER MATERNITY SESSION Brooke + Noah | Maternity

This BEAUTIFUL family is becoming a party of 4 soon, and we are truly overjoyed for them!!  Brooke and Noah are a couple that I just adore, and have had lots of special interactions with.  Not only did I have the immense honor of photographing their engagement session and wedding, but Brooke is also a […]

July 18, 2022

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SPRINGFIELD SUMMER LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION The R Family

This beautiful family’s session was a long time coming because we had a few reschedules for various reasons, and by the time it came, I felt like I had chatted quite a bit with this beautiful mama so it was SO fun to get to go through their beautiful gallery!  We LOVED getting to meet […]

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June 30, 2022

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