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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!

SMALL BUSINESS BRANDING AND HEADSHOT MINI-SESSIONS Available to grab now!

I’m deeply excited to announce a new upcoming mini-session offering!  For the past couple of years, I’ve been spending more time working with business owners both on photos for their brand and of their products, and I have completely fallen in love with helping businesses up-level their online presence with photos!  This is something that […]

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February 7, 2024

CENTRAL IL AT-HOME NEWBORN AND FAMILY SESSION Baby G | Carried

I’m so excited to share this super sweet family!! I love photographing these returning clients, and am so so excited to see these two sweet little boys grow up together!  Their close age is sure to make them very close buddies and it is so special to see! Ashley also has the most impeccable classy […]

February 5, 2024

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SPRINGFIELD PAULS PARADISE NEW YEARS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Patrick & Jannelle | Married

Jannelle and Patrick’s almost New Years wedding was such an amazing way to end my 2023 wedding season!  Their wedding was at the lovely Paul’s Paradise which makes for such an easy day for the wedding party at an all in one style venue.  But what I loved the most is that it was a […]

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January 24, 2024

VALENTINE’S DAY MINIS AT THE STUDIO ON THE SQUARE February Magic of Childhood Sessions

I am SO excited to share February’s studio theme– Valentine’s Day studio minis!  The post Christmas blues are very real for me, but Valentine’s day is always a highlight in the slow winter season! I love the colors, the feelings, and the decor/props– so these sessions will highlight that!  I will have a heart sucker, […]

January 23, 2024

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IN-HOME NEWBORN SESSION IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS Baby O | Carried

Just before Christmas, this sweetest family grew by one little boy, and I was so happy to head to their beautiful house for their in home newborn session!  I recently met this family for the first time during their maternity session and they immediately stole my heart.  Big sister is so joyful and enthusiastic about […]

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January 11, 2024

FAQ FIX + FLAIR PRESETS Lightroom Mobile Phone Presets for Phone Photos

This week has been so exciting with the holiday sale of my JG Everyday Fix + Flair Presets! I’ve loved seeing your before + after images!! Today I’m answering some common questions I’ve received about the presets. What are they? Do I need to know about photo editing? Who are these presets for? If you […]

December 21, 2023

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FIX + FLAIR LIGHTROOM MOBILE PRESETS Holiday Sale!

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the photo-lovers in your life (or yourself!), I’m excited to announce a holiday sale on my mobile presets!  Get the Jill Gum Everyday Fix + Flair Presets for just $26!!  These photos show a “before” photo right straight from a camera phone followed by an “after” photo, […]

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December 5, 2023

FALL RIVERWALK ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN NAPERVILLE, IL Luke + Jillian | Promised

I’m so so excited to share this beautiful couple today on the blog!  I had such a fun session with Jillian and Luke in Naperville a couple of weeks ago.  You know those people you meet who just make sense together?  Like they always belonged together and you can see they are a perfect match within […]

December 1, 2023

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GRANDPARENT + GRANDKID STUDIO MINIS January Mini-Session at the Studio on the Square

One of my favorite studio session offerings is OPEN for booking…Grandparent + Grandkid Studio Minis!! These minis will be held at the JGP Studio on the Square on Saturday, January 28th and would be the PERFECT holiday gift for the grandparent or grandparent-figure in your life! These simple 10 minute sessions are $60 and include […]

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November 29, 2023

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