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HELLO FRIEND!

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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I have been blogging for you, friend, for almost 2 years and have lots of helpful business and photography tips to share with you!
 

I'm cheering for you and your business!

Visit the blog (click here!) 
for so much more! 

EDUCATIONAL

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EDUCATIONAL

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New students can join anytime, and all members begin with a bonus Shooting in Manual Mini-Course and then see content following a specific theme about photography each month. Some themes including dealing with all different types of light, telling the story, composition, camera settings, focus, editing, etc. 

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Each student is given access to a membership platform where each month's content is released. Each month, students will get: a 30-60 minute video covering the content (either with me photographing live or teaching to the camera), a pdf or worksheet to supplement the content, and a live online Q+A in the exclusive facebook group for Photo U Students.

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Once you are a member, you can watch (and rewatch again and again) the content whenever you choose and review as often as you need.  You can access every month's content again and again (but you do lose access if you stop your membership at any point). This setup is perfect for the busy mom, student, or traveler-- it's perfect for YOU!

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The BEST part? The membership model allows this content to be offered at an extremely affordable rate.  For the price of a couple cups of coffee per month, you could finally take the pictures you dream of your family and life!
The membership is just $24/month paid annually
or $27/month paid monthly.

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The Jill Gum Classroom is an online space where you can find many digital products, both free and paid, to help you on your journey! After being a teacher in the High School classroom for 8 years, this is one of my favorite parts of my business.  Check back regularly for more educational content for you!

Online Classroom

JILL GUM EDUCATION

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There is one thing that changed my business from a little side gig that I loved to a full time career that supports my family (and allows me to spend half the weeks home with my kids): 
OUTSOURCING
Because of how much it changed my business and how hard it was to figure out on my own...

Online Course

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I have made an online course to teach other creative business owners ALL the ins and outs. 

We cover ALL the important steps, all the way from dreaming of having some help in your business to having someone hired and what to do with your new extra time to either gain more margin in your life,  or more business!

It's a 5 Lesson Video based course with an extensive workbook that can allow you to start NOW!

Online Course

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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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Half day Sessions are 2.5 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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Most photographers are looking for a more in-depth look at their business.  Because of this, I also offer full day coaching sessions, 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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