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Are you looking for a 
simple
easy
beautiful
weather-controlled 

PHOTO SESSION??


Hey mama!  Time for updated photos?

Join me in the new JGP Photo Studio!!

Located in downtown Petersburg IL on
the historic square, 
this bright beautiful natural light studio is the perfect simple backdrop for those updated family memories!

Features

Details

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Magic of Childhood Studio Session

10 Minute Mini-Sessions for just $50

Can choose to upgrade to more digital files or full gallery

With a new theme each month, these Magic of Childhood minis are set on 1 Saturday or Sunday AM  in the JGP Studio.  Themes often match seasonal happenings (Valentines Day in February, Hot Cocoa+PJs in December, etc).
Each month's theme has different inclusions, but most of these are for just child per spot since they are so fast and economical.

JGP is known for Mini-Sessions! While super quick and easy, these sessions include all the must-have photos in a very small amount of time.

$50 total for 5 edited digital files.
Upgrade to 9 images for an additional $40, or full digital gallery for an additional $100.








Professional photo ordering available through gallery (though clients can choose where they want to get prints made)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Choose included files from larger gallery

Gallery of 5 edited images with a print release

Features

Details

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Studio Family Mini-Session

20 Minute fast and easy session

Gallery of 30+ images with a print release

JGP is known for Mini-Sessions! While super quick and easy, these sessions include all the must-have photos without pushing anyone too much on time. We highly recommend these for families with younger kids because they are so easy and quick!  These sessions can be for family or kids only.

Studio Mini-sessions include a couple family poses, individual shots of the kids, kids together, a photo of just the parents, and some more candid shots as well.   JGP offers just 1 of these per month on a preset date.

These specific studio mini-sessions include the full gallery of images (most minis only include 10 images) because they are held at the new studio!



Professional photo ordering available through gallery (though clients can choose where they want to get prints made)

Contact to Book

$250

Click HERE for extended family session info- those are outside based on space limitations

"Our session with you was more like a play-date-- you were able to effortlessly capture our family beautifully!  And not just their smiles, but their personalities!  We got amazing photos that we will treasure forever!" 

"Not just their smiles, but their personalities!"

-MaryKate

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Here's How It Works...

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After easily booking online and choosing a date that works for you, you’ll receive a custom Session Planning Guide to help you plan every part of your session (especially outfits!). We are a resource for you through planning, and can help narrow down outfit choices, help you find a hair and makeup person if you want, and will share lots of helpful tips for the day of your session!

Pre-Session Prep

Feeling awkward in front of the camera? Don’t worry– helping people feel at ease is one of our specialties! Sessions fly by and mini-sessions are as short as 10-20 mins  (easy for even the most devoted photo-complainers!), and will feel like an easy, planned-by-someone-else family fun event. Your favorite people will enjoy each other and play–coached by photographers who have years of experience helping families feel comfortable, confident, and happy in front of the camera.

Within two weeks, you will receive a bright, timeless, and true-to-color edited gallery of your photos that you can download, share, and print as you want! You can order prints from wherever you want, or order beautiful professional-quality prints and wall art from within your gallery. You can also add on an heirloom family album that can be passed down through generations...because your photos should be on display far beyond the 'gram!

The Day of your Shoot

Gallery Delivery

families • newborns • children • seniors • couples • brands

NEWBORN/
maternity

Senior

branding

We also frequently photograph outdoor family sessions, newborns, brands, maternity, couples, and seniors- click below for info or email jill@jillgum.com!

OUTDOOR 
FAMILY SESSIONS

A studio session might be Your Cup of tea if...

  • You love the idea of a controlled weather environment (with no bugs!)
  • You like the idea of using someone else's space- nothing to clean up or prep
  • You have younger kids with an earlier bedtime and don't want to wait for golden hour for your session
  • You are booking a newborn session and don't have a space with big windows or good light (though I can help you ID this in your home!)
  • You live near the studio and want ultimate ease!

Studio vs Outdoors...which to choose?

An Outdoor session may be your jam if...

  • Your family spends a lot of time playing outdoors- so it's your "natural" environment
  • You love a large amount of bright color (the studio is pretty neutral to work with everyone's style!)
  • You want that glowy golden hour sunset light
  • You want the session to be on your property/in your home
  • You have an outdoor location your heart is set on
  • You are in Springfield (or beyond) and don't want to travel
While I do 
have lighting options
in the studio, it is a natural light studio with huge floor to ceiling windows... so you will get that beautiful natural light (aka my FAVORITE light)...
no matter which type of session you choose!

Sarah is JGP’s portrait photographer. Sarah has been a photographer for over 5 years, and has worked as an integral part of Jill’s business for each of those years. She has been entirely trained to photograph by Jill and shares an identical shooting and posing style. Sarah is a talented, warm, and calming presence on the JGP team and will capture beautiful memories of your family!
Sarah is a wife, a mom to an Elmo-obsessed toddler, and has been a big part of the JGP team for 6+ years as a virtual assistant, editor, and second shooter for weddings.  She loves spending time at home with her family, listening to Audiobooks, playing board games, and diving into a new TV series on Netflix. 

Meet the jgp portrait team

As owner of JGP, lead studio photographer, and educator, Jill’s main focus is on teaching moms how to photograph their kids and photographers how to run the business of their dreams.  Jill also photographs weddings, newborns, and brands. Jill is the client communicator, blogger, and editor-in-chief for JGP, and photographs returning clients for seasonal mini-sessions.
Jill is wife to her favorite person and personal chef Michael, and mama to 3 amazing kids and an energetic Aussie.  Jill loves outdoor time with her family, bike rides, statement earrings, and fruit pie!

Sarah

Jill

Whenever I receive the email that our gallery is ready, I get so excited and then am almost in tears of joy when I see how they turned out. I am forever grateful to have these memories to hold onto and cherish because the years truly are so short. Jill is an amazing person and photographer, and we keep going back to her so she can continue to capture my children’s sweet little faces and so they will always have pictures to look back on through the years. I highly, highly recommend her to capture your precious moments too!

"I am forever grateful for the memories to hold onto"

-Jessica

Q: What is a session with Jill Gum Photography like?

A: We strive to create a highly interactive and yet calm environment where you can all be yourself and enjoy your time together, and we can capture the moments. We aim for it to feel like quality time together than constant never ending instructions, but also keep things very guided so you know what to do! It will feel more like a fun play date than a photo session.


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Q: How do I know which photographer will photograph my session?

 A: We will definitely make this clear during booking! While all emails go through Jill and studio sessions are shot mostly by Jill, Sarah is the main outdoor portrait photographer for JGP and will photograph all new clients and most regularly scheduled sessions. Jill will offer mini-sessions throughout the year for returning clients, and will determine the overall style, location, and editing for every session–so all clients will get that distinct, JGP-style gallery at each session! Please reach out at jill@jillgum.com with any questions!

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Q: Do you offer other types of portrait sessions?

 A: YES!  Sarah also shoots senior sessions, and Jill shoots anniversary, newborn, and branding sessions.  You can click on the links below to learn about each type of session (or email jill@jillgum.com for more info):

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NEWBORN

Senior

branding

Q: What do we wear to our session?

A: After you book, I will send you a customized guide with lots of details about this question, including ideas of where to shop or how to put together outfits from what you already have, and choosing a color scheme!  Clothing can make a HUGE difference in the final look of your photos, and I LOVE fashion and love to help you find the perfect look for your family photos.

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Q: When and how do I pay?

A:  For full sessions, a $100 deposit (that is a part of your total) will be paid when you sign your contract to reserve your date, and the balance can be paid the week of the session. All payments can be made by check, paypal, credit card, or cash.
For Mini-sessions: Because the amount is less than full sessions, we automatically collect full payment up front when you reserve your time. If this is an issue, reach out and we can work out a 2 payment plan for these as well.

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Q:Will our final images be edited, and how long will it take?

A: I take an approach to editing that corrects for perfect color and exposure. However, I am not a photographer that believes in editing out every blemish and line-- I believe in capturing you and your loved ones as you are, not as photoshop can pretend you are! Feel free to ask me for more examples of this.  I reserve a 4 week window from your session to get your gallery to you, but usually get it to you much sooner!

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Q: What printing/use rights do I get with my gallery?

A: You will get the full high-resolution download, and a release to print/share as you wish (though I do ask for credit when you share your photos online- you can just tag me!).

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We are so excited to hear from you about an upcoming session or questions!


We photograph a limited number of sessions each year so that we can give each family an unparalleled experience- you are so much more than just another client to us, and we can't wait to meet you!

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