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I'm Jill, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Chicago and Central Illinois, and available world wide! I'm also a photography educator, wife to my favorite person on the planet, mama to 3 amazing kids and an energetic aussie, and obsessed with statement jewelry and all desserts (especially fruit pies!). 

As a past high school teacher, I have a major heart for education. After going full time in my business, I have built a business I love that gives me an almost 6 figure salary and allows me to be home part time with my kids.  I dream for you to run a business that enhances your life and lights you up, and I believe I can help you learn how to do it with a little hustle and a lot of heart!

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EDUCATIONAL

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These sessions are designed for photographers who want to take their photography business to the next level! I offer 2 coaching sessions a month, and book a couple months out.

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Your session is custom designed for what areas you want to grow in. After initial details and booking, I send you a questionnaire that helps you decide and prioritize exactly what areas you want to work on, and helps determine how we will spend our time together. 

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The topic possibilities are endless! We can talk about using your camera, post-processing and editing, work flow, equipment and gear, posing, lighting, composition- you name it, we can cover it. The session also includes professional head-shots for your portfolio (which also allows you to experience my posing in action!), and can include a live mini-session, photographing beside me, with a subject that fits your photography passion (couple, senior, or family)!

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You will leave with an action plan to move your business or passion forward and practical steps to get there- and access to the exclusive Jill Gum Education facebook for community and ongoing support from others in similar shoes as you!

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Sessions are 3 hours, set at a time that works for us both. The investment is $400, and the sessions take place at my home near Springfield, IL. Not local to Illinois or able to travel? Facetime or skype sessions are available as well- contact me for more info!

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Many photographers also are looking for a more in-depth look at their business.  Because of this, I also offer full day coaching, or a plan with 2-3 sessions over the course of 2 months to give you time to work on the action plan we create in between- email me for details on these options!

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If you are interested in more information or want to book your coaching date, please fill out the contact form below!

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JILL GUM WORKSHOPS : CAMERA BEGINNERS

The Camera Beginners workshop is tailored towards people with their first DSLR (often moms!) who want to learn to shoot in manual and shoot with style! We work in a small group setting (12-14 participants) to learn the basics of using your camera to it's full extent and taking control of your pictures!

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The Camera Beginners workshops are 3 hours long, and the first 2 hours are spent learning all about your camera, how to use it, how to see your subjects in an artistic way, and how to capture the moments you want to capture. Each attendee receives the Workshop PDF to keep and reference (and re-learn!) forever!

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The last hour is spent in a live session, photographing with me to practice your skills. The subjects are kids and/or teens, and we walk through posing, lighting, and using your newly learned skills. Each participant gets a little 1-on-1 time with me during the workshop. 

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We end with a little editing and accessories chat, and a Q and A time (and of course, there is a snack time as well). The workshop is meant to take you from wherever you are to the next level, with steps that you can put into practice now to change your photography.

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This workshop is great for people new to their cameras, photographers in early stages of their business that want to gain complete control of their cameras, and moms with DSLRs who want to capture their children and their story in a way they can treasure forever!

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These are offered on four Sundays throughout the year. The workshop investment is $195, and you leave with the ability to really use your camera, a new set of eyes for composition and style, a PDF Workbook with all the covered content, and access to the exclusive Jill Gum Education facebook group for community and ongoing support from me and others in similar shoes as you! 

JILL GUM WORKSHOPS : CAMERA BEGINNERS

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This workshop focuses on an in-depth look at Lightroom and it's features. It will cover: What to do the first time you open LR, file organization and import/export, a full glossary of each slider and what they do, and a work through of many photos from different circumstances to edit them in LR to fit a few different styles. You will get access to my import preset that I have created and use on my work, as well as learn my “go to” edit settings.

LightRoom Workshop

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You will also learn how to make your work fit YOUR style! This course is a complete introduction to Lightroom so that you can use without so much confusion about what each thing does! There are many ways to achieve similar looks in LR- but some are much trickier and I want to teach you the easiest ways without hours and hours of digging through online material to figure it out! Bonus editing videos included so you can watch them anytime, unlimited access, to practice at home! 

LightRoom Workshop

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The workshop will be useful for beginners and more advanced Lightroom users alike who are looking for ways to speed up and steam-line their editing process, as well as build consistency in their work. Includes videos of some of the images we work through in class for reference after the class. 

LightRoom Workshop

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