Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sarah and Matt

What a sweet couple!!! I had a wonderful time photographing their beautiful winter wedding. I don't think they were expecting to have a snowstorm on their wedding weekend, but everything turned out wonderfully. I personally adored the snowflake cake - so fitting for the night! I wish you both many years of love and happiness. You were an absolute joy to work with and I hope to work with you all again in the future!!! Happy Wedding!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas from Just Jill Photography!

Merry Christmas Clients and Friends!!

I can hardly believe that Christmas is just a few days away. I'm sitting at my computer looking at the Christmas tree and the snow out the window while my boys are peacefully sleeping.... And I have been reflecting on the past year and all the incredible blessings it has held.

I am about to close in on my first full calendar year of being a mom - the greatest job that I have ever been given. Watching Drew grow and learn is a constant adventure that I am blessed beyond words to witness. Last Christmas, he was just a tiny thing and I remember thinking I could never feel any greater joy at Christmas than I did then. I was wrong.... My joy has grown exponentially this year as I watch Drew point to lights and go "Oooh" and say "Ho, ho" when asked what Santa says. My heart is touched when he goes and picks up baby Jesus from his nativity and, in his own little way, says "Jesus." I love seeing him toddle around in his too cute for words Christmas outfits. I love spending this precious time with him and with his daddy - my sweet husband. I am truly a blessed woman.

I have also been reflecting on this dream of mine to be a photographer - and what this year has done for that dream. That is where all of YOU come in. I cannot thank you enough for trusting me to capture your children, family, relationships, weddings.... What an honor to be a part of your lives. What I love the most about what I do is cultivating relationships with so many wonderful people - many of which have become dear friends. When I look back on the beginning of my journey about 3 and a half years ago, it is amazing to see what God has done. I have grown and learned so much, and my business has started to thrive - especially in this past year. When I am behind the lens of the camera, I feel alive and I LOVE it! I love to capture the moments that make you and your family who you are. I truly feel that God has blessed me with this talent to use for Him, and I am grateful that I get to share that gift with all of you.

2010 is full of exciting things for me and my business, and I can't wait to see it all unfold. I hope you will join me for the journey! May your family have a truly wonderful Christmas. I pray that you all have time to enjoy the presence of your loved ones and of God. Thank you for letting me a part of your lives!

Merry Christmas!!!


Thursday, December 17, 2009


What a beauty! I met up with Ellison and her mommy for a few quick shots before Christmas, and I'm so glad I did! I just loved her sweet curls and beautiful face. She wasn't into smiling for me a whole lot, but we still got some great shots. Mom, I hope you like them, and I hope to see you again in the spring! I'm so glad you found me.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I had so much fun meeting Parker. It didn't take him any time at all to warm up to me and give me some super sweet smiles! Santa didn't have quite as much luck as I did, though (see the last picture...). Mom and dad, I had a great time with you all and enjoyed meeting you. I hope to see you all again - what a precious boy you have!

He's Growing Up!

Sweet Carter.... I have been shooting this little guy since he was just tiny. I can't believe he is already a year old. One of the things that I love most about this job is that I get to watch children grow up, AND I get to know and become friends with some fabulous people. This family has been such a blessing in my life - Grammy included! :) Thank you guys for trusting me with your precious moments with little Carter. I don't know what I will do not seeing him every 3 months, but I have a feeling I will still be seeing a good bit of you guys!!! Happy mom and dad-iversary, and Happy Birthday sweet Carter! I love you guys!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bailey is One!

I was so excited to meet up with sweet Bailey again! Her mom and I went to high school together and I did her pictures back in July. Mom emailed and said they were coming through town and wanted me to do Bailey's 1 year pictures. I guess somebody has to do it, right?? Wow, I LOVE my job! This is one of my favorite sessions. Bailey was just all smiles for my camera, and even braved the VERY cold afternoon. Thanks you all for allowing me to capture your sweet girl. I am honored and blessed. Hope she had a great birthday week!