Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This beautiful young lady is mine and I couldn't be more proud! Miss Hannah was not really wanting senior pictures taken, but with a photog mom you really do not have a choice. Once we started talking about it and put a date on the calendar ( yes even my child needed an appt) she came into it a litte more. Then the 2 days we did the sessions we really did have a good time together. It was different on an emotional mom level working on your own childs pictures, knowing she is going to graduate and move on to the next chapter in her life.

I am really pleased with her images, she did a great job.. love you with all I got Miss Hannah!

Katie & Josh

Do you know the best feeling in the photo world? It's when you get repeat business from a family because they #1 love your work, but also enjoy you and how you get the job done. That is how I met Katie, she is Aleesa's cousin from a previous wedding. Katie did her homework, checked out some photographers and then landed back to me... I am thrilled to be the one they chose.. Thanks Katie & Josh.

We had a gorgeous day for this engagement session, the sun was a little too bright for my liking but we can't have everything :) Katie, Josh & I hiked it down to the dried up falls for some really neat photo's, then we went to the Newbern bridge. This bridge is special to all who live around Newbern, because it is so old and is now going to be "moved" and a new one built. Katie & Josh call it the "kissing bridge" which is super cute.. they smooch everytime they go over it:) I had a great time working with these two and really look forward to the wedding next June.


Paige's mom and I have been friends for many moons. We actually were married on the same day (didn't know each other then) got pregnant at the same time and have shared many sorrows and joys together. Miss Paige has ALWAYS loved to have her picture taken and it shows. She moves effortlessly in front of the camera, changing poses and facials- she is and absolute blast to work with. Enjoy this preview Miss Paige, lets do this again soon.

Fischer wedding

What a fantastic day for a wedding! Begining of October and it was around 75- HOT!!! This is my good buddy Kregg from ProTek Photography that often 2nd shoots weddings for me. It was super weird knowing that I was just going to give him my un-edited files of himself! yikes I was kinda freaked out about that :) But it all turned out in the end just fine for a super sunny day. Best wishes to you Kregg & Scarlett.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Latest Seniors

I've been a smidge behind in posting my latest seniors, so here you go.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Brittany & Jeremiah

This is my gorgeous assistant and her fiance. I had not met Jeremiah until this day and knowing the most men really do NOT want to have their pictures taken I might have been a smidge nervous. Despite all the wind & cold we had a great time. The moved and posed like no other couple I have ever worked with before- so comfortable in front of the camera, it was delightful! Big J did what ever I asked as long as not too much "pda" was involved :) ha ha ha So you will not see any smooching pictures from this session. I did tell him that he will have to give me a least a couple of those on the wedding day. This is a wonderful couple who compliment each other quite nicely. Enjoy the images!

Brandenburg maternity

What a great session! Laura allowed me to "practice" my technique for keeping momma comfortable during a nude maternity session. She said I did well :) We have decided not to post the nude pictures but instead give you these beautiful images to enjoy.
Documenting your pregnancy with a photo session is one of the best things you can do. We will not just take your every day static pictures.. Not here- your images will envoke the feelings of precious parenthood that you are about to embark on. Loving & soft images are a must. Being pregnant is probably the best feeling in the world. You are nuturing your soon to be child and the love that just flows from your body is incredible.

Thank you Laura & Tony for allowing me to capture this special time in your lives, I can not wait to see the little one.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


We had a wonderful day for a senior session. Taylors mom works at Simmons winery so we were given special permission to use the grounds.. free of charge!! thank you:)
Taylor was a great girl to work with, didn't mind any pose I suggested and was honest on her thoughts if I showed her some images ( I like that). We worked the winery, downtown and then the studio. Her mom was with us the whole time but did not watch a thing. Can you believe it? She wants to be surprised when the proofs come in.. that is the cutest! Here are a couple of my favorites.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Have you ever met a young person who seems so "together" that you are amazed? Greg is this type of fellow. He knows what he's interested in for the future, is super intelligent and a real gentleman. If we had more young men like this in the world what a wonderful place it would be :)
Thank you Greg for allowing me to get to know you and take your senior pictures. I hope you enjoy them.

CEHS Marching Band 2010

I was once again blessed to photograph the Columbus East Marching Band. This year their theme is Carnival so they changed the color of their uniforms to pink- quite clever.

This is my beautiful daughter Hannah who is a senior this year so my marching band volunteer days are almost over. Just think of all the free time I will have :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Ryder

Happy Birthday Ryder! You have been an absolute joy to photograph over this past year. I feel like your parents are now my good friends. You have kept some of the same facial expressions that you made as a newborn, but the rest of you has grown into quite the "toddler". Now that you are on the move, you will keep your parents extremely busy. Be a good boy, stay adorable and come back to see me sometime.. how about lets get mom & dad in the next session with you :) Love you Ryder, from your favorite photographer jill


Welcome little Trevor! This is Joe's little brother and it is amazing how much he looks like Joe. Trevor has a chubbier little face, but he is as inquisitive as Joe was/it. This little man was always staring so intensely it really made you wonder what was in that little head :) We wanted to do something with the firemans gear again so that the boys would have similar pictures.. I love the results. Thank you Mom & Dad for trusting me again with your most precious children.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hutcheson baby

Joy joy joy joy, happy, happy, happy, happy... can you tell I love these images :)
Baby M was a premie, but you wouldn't know it looking at him in these 2week old pics. He is so adorable! We had a great time working together, I got lots of beautiful images and "snuggles".