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HELLO BEAUTIFUl!

I'm Jill, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Chicago and Central Illinois, and available world wide! I'm also your bonus bridesmaid, 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!). 

I focus on photographing the most meaningful moments of your day while highlighting your love for each other and and those who you celebrate with.

Read on to learn all about the JGP wedding experience and what it's like to have me join your day!

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THE

WEDDING

EXPERIENCE

JILL GUM

Click through to learn more about your wedding experience with me as your photographer!

JILL GUM WEDDINGS

THE EXPERIENCE

 After years of experience, I compiled a list of all coverage I believe a couple needs to get to ensure the best wedding experience possible, and decided it would not be fair to my clients to offer anything less than that.  This is how the Wedding Experience was created.  I want my couples to be able to enjoy time with your friends and family, get beautiful portraits of the two of you that show your love and joy, have images that tell a full story of the day you have planned so much for, and last but not least have a minimal-stress wedding day! The "Wedding Experience" is designed to give you just that!

BOOKING AND PLANNING

JILL GUM WEDDINGS

BOOKING & PLANNING

After we settle on the details of your wedding experience, we will book you through an easy online system--and then the fun begins! You will be sent my custom Jill Gum Bridal Guide with everything you need to know about your wedding experience, and we will begin to plan your engagement session!

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

This is one of my favorite parts! I will send you a custom online PDF to help you plan what to wear, and we will choose perfect locations that represent you as a couple! When we meet, it will be just like a fun date night- I will walk you through everything you need to do, and you and your fiance just get to have fun. This is time for you to get comfortable in front of a camera stress free, and most importantly, for us to get to know each other!

QUESTIONNAIRE

JILL GUM WEDDINGS

QUESTIONNAIRE

As your wedding day gets closer, I will send you an online questionnaire that will help us finalize all the details of your day, including your timeline. We love creating custom timelines for our couples, using all of our experience, to make sure your day is perfect and can be photographed like you dream! After this, we can touch base by phone and talk through any remaining questions/details a couple of weeks before your wedding!

WEDDING DAY

JILL GUM WEDDINGS

WEDDING DAY

It's your wedding day!! 

 It will be a beautiful and incredible day to start the next chapter of your life! I can't wait to celebrate with you. I will capture all of the moments of your day, beginning with details and bridal prep and ending with dancing (with a second shooter with me to help!). You will have memories to pass down to generations to come of the love that started it all.  And-- you will get to see a large amount of those memories featured on the blog within 3-4 days! 

GALLERY DELIVERY

JILL GUM WEDDINGS

ALBUM & WALL ART

If you choose to include a Legacy Album in your wedding experience, I will begin the album design process shortly after you receive your digital gallery. I will start with a custom layout of spreads and images, and you will get to edit each of those until it is perfect. Then we choose cover options and finalize details, and your album will ship to you about a month later. You can also order canvas wall art for your walls through your gallery for a discounted price.

BACK TO THE START

JILL GUM WEDDINGS

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from Jill Gum Couples

Love Notes

Taylor    
      Cory

"The moment we were engaged and began discussing details, Jill was the *one* thing I would not budge on. And that was the best decision of our day!  The finished product from both our engagement and our wedding day was breathtaking. As an added bonus, Jill brought with her a sense of calm and professionalism the day of.  She is a pro. I can't say enough great things about Jill and her work. She is just the best."

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Love Notes

Kylie    
      Eric

"Until you experience first hand what it is like to have Jill Gum as your photographer, you might not understand what "all the rage is", but I'll try to put it into words. Jill and her husband made my day absolutely perfect. They went above and beyond to be as helpful & calming as possible!  Jill continues to be in touch and sent us multiple keepsakes after our big day. Our pictures are better than I could have ever imagined! All around, my husband and I are so lucky we got to work with Jill!"


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Anna      
     Josh

"Jill was such a joy. She was professional throughout the entire experience and does such quality work. Not only is she an amazing photographer, but she was so incredibly organized and uplifting. I've been in several weddings prior to our own. Sometimes photographers can make things a little stressful with timelines, organization of group photos, etc. Not Jill. She was PERFECT and such a great addition to the day. I loved having her there while I was getting ready. Such a calming presence. My entire family loved her so much that we've used her for family photos since our wedding. I could not say enough about Jill's work!"

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Molly       
       Patrick

"When you choose Jill for your wedding, you don't just get a photographer. You get a wedding planner, a confidant, a beauty consultant, and a new best friend. Jill was absolutely PHENOMENAL. Not only are the photos stunning and professional - gorgeous use of soft light without unnecessary stylizing - but Jill made every single part of my day special. She did everything to make my day perfect.  Jill is the BEST choice for your wedding pictures - no contest.".

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Kristyn    
       Dustin

"I honestly don't even know where to begin except with the fact that Jill Gum Photography is the best!
The whole experience we had with Jill from the beginning to the end of our wedding journey was SO organized, detailed, and just an overall easy process. Jill gives great advice and just makes you feel comfortable. She's not only an amazing photographer, she's a great friend.  If you want a wedding photographer that goes above and beyond and will make your day stress free, Jill is your girl!" 


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Love Notes

Nini   
      Jim

"When you trust Jill to be your photographer, you will get more than just a photographer. She will also be your friend, event planner, bridesmaid, "corral-er of people," advice-giver, listener, confidante. She was always available and was endlessly patient to answer my questions, give me advice, schedule (and reschedule) shoots. She understands that weddings are a momentous event and works extremely hard to make sure your photos turn out perfectly without being intrusive. We had a wonderful wedding and Jill was a huge part of that."

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Love Notes

  Cass      
        Matt

"Jill not only captured incredible photos from our wedding day, but was an essential part of our entire wedding experience. She is extremely helpful with all wedding questions (not just photos), quick to respond and is truly a wonderful person. We are SO in LOVE with all of our photos. It is so hard to choose which ones we love most! Jill is absolutely wonderful to work with and when people ask about our wedding and what we liked most, she is at the TOP of our list! Matt and I felt so blessed to have Jill as our wedding photographer and part of our special day!"

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Love Notes

Maggie  
           Blake

"When I first got engaged, it was very important to me that I have an awesome wedding photographer and Jill was THE ONE! Not only is Jill very talented, she is one of those people you feel like you have known forever when you first meet her because she is so personable and kind. Through your photos, you will be reminded of how beautiful your flowers were, how amazing your bridal party looked, how gorgeous your reception hall was, and most importantly, that first moment you see your husband standing there waiting for you. AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING!

I not only consider her my wedding photographer, but I now consider her a friend!."

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Love Notes

Cassandra 
        Matt

"From the very first time I met Jill, I knew she was someone I could trust.  Jill's personality is the type that can make you feel like you've known her for years within a few minutes.
She was so focused all day on capturing the details we mentioned, but also serving us.  You could tell all day that she really cared.
When we received our first round of photos within 4 days of the wedding, we were BLOWN AWAY! We looked amazing and the photos were so true to reality in terms of color and style that I know they'll be timeless, cherished art in our home for years to come. 
While we LOVE our photos, the thing I am happiest about in regards to choosing Jill Gum Photography is that Jill made our day so easy.  Her heart shines in her work and she's a pleasure to be around.  Thanks for everything, Jill!"

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Love Notes

Erica      
         Dylan 

"When it came to booking a photographer for my wedding I knew exactly who I wanted! As a hair and makeup artist, I knew just from doing hair and makeup at weddings and working with so many different photographers that Jill was the one that always stuck with me. She isn’t just a photographer either, she helps keep everything and everyone on track for the entire day!

And I mean....can we talk about THE PICTURES!!!  So beautiful, natural, and airy. My husband and I enjoyed her work so much she has done our engagement, wedding, and soon our new bundle of joy. She makes you feel special and beautiful and I WOULD highly recommend her to everyone!"

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Average investment 

$4100

*Local Friday special pricing
*Email for elopement and destination
wedding pricing.

The Wedding Experience starts with a complimentary engagement session, 8 hours of wedding day coverage, a second photographer, the high resolution digital download and rights to all of your images from a beautiful online gallery, and surprises along the way!
 
Based in the midwest, available world-wide.  We LOVE traveling for weddings,and can work with you to make it very financially possible! Contact me below for information.

I only book a highly select number of weddings every year so I can give my couples a truly luxury and custom experience!  I am fully booked for 2021 and half booked for 2022 now (but feel free to reach out if you think we would be a great fit regardless!).

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