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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!

SPRINGFIELD SHADES OF BLUE SHEEDY SHORES WINERY WEDDING Daniel & Taylor | Married

Taylor and Daniel’s wedding day was special from the moment it began to the end, and I knew it would be after meeting them for their engagement session.  They have such an immense warmth, excitement, and energy about them, and it made for such an upbeat, fun wedding day.  That warmth stretched deep into the […]

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October 6, 2022

Halloween Costume Minis Studio Minis at The Studio on the Square

I have LOVED year after year taking my kids out to do some Halloween costume photos that show off their costume and a whole lot of personality with it as well (my favorite was 7 year old Batman E1 jumping off a high curb with his cape flying in the wind!) and am SO excited […]

October 3, 2022

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SENIOR GIRL PHOTO SESSION IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS Class of 2023

Our schedule doesn’t allow for a lot of senior sessions anymore, but every time I shoot one, I remember 2 things: 1). How much I LOVED teaching high schoolers and 2). How much I LOVE senior sessions. It is just such a fun, exciting time in a teenagers life to be looking forward into a world […]

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September 26, 2022

LATE SUMMER FAMILY AND CAKE SMASH SESSION IN CENTRAL IL Kindred | The D Family

This family has returned to my area after being away for a while, and I was SO happy to see them– this session was just magic!  Everything worked out so perfectly and I cannot get over how much their sweet babies have grown up.  We played and ran around and twirled and played some more, […]

September 21, 2022

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS BABY BOY IN HOME NEWBORN SESSION Baby B | Carried

I’m truly so honored to share this beautiful baby boy that was so deeply wanted and prayed for for a very long time!  He is just precious and I know how thankful his parents are for him.  This session was such a beautiful example of why I love in-home lifestyle newborn sessions so much and why […]

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September 20, 2022

SAGE GREEN AND DUSTY BLUE FALL SPRINGFIELD WEDDING Sean + Courtney | Married

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen the definition of “people first” more in play on a wedding day than at Courtney and Sean’s wedding.  From the large bridal party of devoted friends, to a very full guest list, to intentional time spent with grandparents during the reception, to extra time prioritized for sibling photos, and […]

September 15, 2022

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STUDIO MINIS ARE OPEN FOR THE REST OF 2022!! Central Illinois Natural Light Photography Studio Fall and Christmas Sessions

Today is SUCH a fun day as I share my Magic of Childhood studio minis for the remainder of 2022 (and– they are all open for booking today!).  Each session type has different details based on many of the factors involved (how long it will take for great photos, cost on my end, etc)– so […]

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September 12, 2022

WALNUT HALL ESTATE EARLY FALL COUNTRY WEDDING Matt + Emily | Married

I admit it, I’ve been waiting for this wedding day for a very long time.  I adore Emily and Matt and was SO excited to see Emily’s vision come to life…but I also adore their venue, and as a newer Central Illinois wedding venue that oozes modern farm style and beautiful history all at the […]

September 8, 2022

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6 MONTH BABY AND FAMILY SESSION AT LINCOLN’S NEW SALEM HISTORIC SITE JP | 6 Months

This session was a dream session for me…beautiful location, gorgeous light, and look at this sweet family!! Everything came together perfectly, and it shows in.this gallery!  This family is easy going and just enjoys spending time together without worrying too much about anything, and it makes their sessions so carefree and fun.  This session also […]

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August 30, 2022

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NON-TRADITIONAL WEDDING 

SUMMERTIME WISCONSIN VINEYARD WEDDING

Downtown Late Summer Engagement Session

UPSCALE CLASSY URBAN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO WEDDING

PURPLE AND WHITE CLASSY ROOFTOP WEDDING

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