Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Year, New Look!

Here it is...What I have been talking about for the past month or so! The new look for Just Jill Photography!!! Not too long ago, a local mom starting her own graphic design business contacted me about working with me on some things with my photography. It was perfect timing as I was starting the process of looking for someone to design my logo and help me get my "branding" somewhat streamlined. Ginny Tallent ( did a great job creating a look that is so very "me" - fun, whimsical, and child-like.

This is my new blog. My typepad blog will be up until September, but then it will be gone forever - so change your bookmarks to this address!

I will be working with Ginny more in the future for various cards, templates, etc, so keep looking for new things to come!

I am really looking forward to 2009 and all that it has in store. Give me a call and let's start turning some moments into memories!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just a Little Bit About Me....

I'm Jill Lewis, the photographer behind Just Jill Photography. I am wife to Clark and mom to Drew (born 9/16/08). I was in Children's Ministry for 9 years before my son was born. It was then that I became a stay at home mom - the best job I have ever had, and the most important call God has ever placed on my life.

It is hard to say when my love for photography began. I have always had a camera in my hand at any "event" for as long as I can remember. After my husband and I got married, he saw my love for the camera and bought me my first digital SLR. I went into the digital world somewhat kicking and screaming, but after a couple of hours with my new "toy" I was hooked. And then I just wanted to learn all I could about photography - the real mechanics of it all. Taking pictures for my family led to friends wanting me to take their pictures. With the encouragement of my friends, family, and sweet husband, I began shooting sessions for friends - and those friends told their friends, who told their friends...and Just Jill Photography really took off!

I am truly grateful to all of the wonderful families who have entrusted a "beginner" with their precious family memories - and for thinking enough of me to pass my name along to their friends!

My style is natural, laid-back, fun, and personal. You won't hear the typical phrases like "Say Cheese" or "Look at the camera and smile" during my sessions. Instead, you will see me playing with your kids and doing lots of crazy things to make the smile and laugh. I will tell you not to worry - we are getting some great shots. And even though you think we aren't, I can almost always guarantee you that we are. Being in front of a camera can be intimidating - so I try to make it as fun and as natural as possible.

Unlike many photographers, all of my packages include a CD of images for you to have and to keep. Your images belong to you - they are your memories to keep and share however you wish. While I offer prints at reasonable prices, I do not require you purchase prints from me. However, I am always happy to help you create memories for your walls or your photo albums.

When someone books a session with me, I consider it an honor to be invited into your lives for a short time and help you turn moments into memories....

I look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

What Others Are Saying...

"We first met Jill when my daughter was two years old. Before Jill started taking pictures, she sat down on the ground and showed my daughter the camera and even let her take some pictures too! With that fabulous beginning and Jill's gentle, caring nature my daughter immediately warmed up. When we got the photos back, I was speechless!! The pictures were amazing! Not only did Jill capture my daughter's smile but also her personality. Two years later, Jill is our one and only photographer and is affectionately called "My Ms Jill" by my now four year old."
Heather Riecken, Client since 2006

"My experience with Jill was the best photography session I have had. I have 3 little ones and she worked so well with them. She came prepared with candy which the kids responded too quite well. Jill also took extra time to make sure I got the pictures I wanted. She provided a CD of quality pictures with which I could do my own ordering. Will definitely use Just Jill again."
Kaley Haynie, First Time Client

"A rambunctious 3 year old boy, lots of running room, big sticks, piles of wet leaves, tree stumps and lots of dirt normally result in a very wet and dirty 3 old boy but when you add a professional like Jill (whose talent with the camera is equal to her talent with small children) to the mix the result is an album full of beautiful and creative pictures!"
Laura Hampton, First Time Client

"I have had the pleasure of working with Jill three times. Each session produced beautiful pictures and treasured memories. She works great with children. She is very patient and creative. I will definitley use her again in the future!
Shannon Parrish, Client Since 2006

I cannot even begin to put into words how I feel about the photographs that Jill has taken for us over the last year. It has been an emotional journey and Jill has captured it all on film. She started by taking pictures of our home and particularly 1 room. And within months she was back to take pictures of our newest addition. She has a way of catching every smile, every face, every look that we love about our son. She is so patient, kind, and funny that he warms right up to her. There is something in her vision that when we get the pictures back we laugh and cry (out of happiness) all at the same time. Thank you Jill for all that you have given us and we look forward to many many more photography sessions!!
Eric and Ali Thomas, Clients Since 2008

just the facts...2010 Price List

Here is the 2010 Price List for Just Jill Photography!

just a moment… $75.00
Mini session lasting 30 minutes. Includes photographer time and talent as well as a CD of 10-20 images. Mini sessions are only available on designated mini session dates (normally once in the spring and once in the fall)

just the basics… $150.00
Full session lasting between 1 and 2 hours. Includes photographer time and talent as well as a CD of approximately 50-100 images to print as you wish

just the beginning… $250.00
For expectant moms/parents! Includes 2 full sessions—1 Maternity and 1 Newborn, each
lasting between 1 and 2 hours. Includes photographer time and talent as well as a CD of approximately 50-100 images from each session

just watch me grow… $500.00
Four full sessions during the first year of your child's life (choose from newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months), each lasting between 1 and 2 hours. Includes photographer time and talent as well as a CD of approximately 50-100 images from each session

just a year in the life… $500.00
Four full sessions during one calendar year for you to use as you wish (common choices are Christmas, fall, birthday, spring, etc.), each lasting between 1 and 2 hours. Includes photographer time and talent as well as a CD of approximately 50-100 images from each session
just playing around… $75.00 per hour (minimum 2 hours)
Event photography for your birthday parties, family reunions, class reunions, etc. Includes
photographer time and talent as well as a CD of images (# of images depends on length of event)

just get hitched…$1200.00 ($100 per additional hour)
5 hours of coverage, CD and reprint release of photographs, plus a Bridal or Engagement shoot

There will be a travel fee for locations outside of a 30 mile range. Contact Jill for rates and information.