Charlie & Melody — Maternity Session

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Charlie & Melody’s maternity session. Charlie has grown up with my fiancé and it was an honor to be able to work with the pair. The love these two have for each other is so sweet and kept a huge smile on my face the entire time.

I feel truly honored to be able to capture this special moment in their story. I cannot wait to meet the little Mr.

<3
xoxo
Jill

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Anastacia & Freddy Wedding — Nashville, TN

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

I had the amazing pleasure of traveling to Nashville, TN… aka my old hometown, last October to photograph a wedding of two absolutely lovely people, Anastacia and Freddy.

Through a round about way, I sort of brought their paths towards each other and once they met, the rest was inevitable. They were perfect for each other. So when they got engaged, I was very excited to be able to go back to my old stomping ground and photograph the big day.

The ceremony and reception were held at The Cordelle, a beautifully modern location rested in the heart of Nashville. The flowers were a mix of whites, creams and reds. Anastacia’s dress was one she made herself and her veil was her mother’s.

It was such a beautiful experience to see someone who defined a major part of my life while living in the south, move on to the next big chapter in her life. Stace and I have shared countless memories, from singing crappy pop-punk in our cars at the top of our lungs to drinking Honey Whiskey at Santa’s Pub in Nashville. She will always hold a spot in my heart. Congratulations to you both. It was an honor to be able to be a part of your day.

Without further ado… Here are images from their wedding!

XO
Jill

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Christopher & Stephanie — The Point at Pintail Wedding

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Where do I even begin with these two. Well for starters, I have known Steph since she was a youngster. Her sister has been my lifelong best friend. Their family became like my family in college and I am thankful to know all of these loving people.

I have watched Steph grow up and become a beautiful woman. When I was introduced to Chris, it was very clear the two were perfect together. We photographed their engagement session last year with their dog Brewsky, all along Fells Point and Canton. As you can see from the photos below, Brew also made it into their wedding day.

Stephanie and Chris are such a lovely couple. Two of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Their big day was surrounded by loved ones on their families property at Pintail Point. The backdrop was stunning, the food and decor was one of the most gorgeous I have ever seen. This was all done by none other than Chef’s Expressions.

It was an honor to be able to capture their big day. Congrats again Steph & Chris!! I absolutely love you both and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you <3

xo

Jillian

Venue: The Point at Pintail
Catering by: Chef’s Expressions
Event and Flowers by: Joe Ennd Designs 
Second Shooter: Tony Fonash

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Little Miss Charlie’s First Birthday!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

I rarely post event photos, but I couldn’t not share this one!

I recently had the pleasure of becoming friends with the So family through mutual friends. Kristen has since become someone I consider a friend and has such a beautiful family. Her and Bennett are such amazing parents and that is evident through the unbelievable personality in Charlie. She’s the sweetest little girl!

The party was held at their home in Laurel, with a lot of close friends and family. The theme color was pink with hints of winter time, like nut crackers and snow flakes. Charlie’s attire was ADORABLE. She had a white onesie that had “One” in gold sequence, a pink/gold tutu and pink leggins with hearts on the knee.

It’s getting to know people like this that keep me loving my job. Happy Birthday Charlie!!

OXOX
Jill

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Kristen & Paul — Philadelphia Engagement Session

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

What more needs to be said about Kristen and Paul than… have you seen the way these two look at each other?

It’s one of those things that makes you believe in true love. I met these two love birds through Kristen’s Mom and Elk Manor Winery, which is where the two love birds will be getting married next year!

We had such an awesome day when we shot their engagement session, however, it was one of the coldest days of the year. Despite the chilly weather, we managed to capture some of the most AWESOME chilly day engagement photos all over Philadelphia.

Congrats again on your engagement and I am looking forward to your beautiful wedding day in 2015!

xox
Jill

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Welcome to the B.O.B. Freak Show…

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Well this was a shoot that crept up out of a friend posting an American Horror Story Freak Show image on my Facebook. It got quite a lot of traction and a lot of girls were interested in being transformed into something a less typical than my “girlie sessions.” These were girls that were willing to let us take our creative control and turn them into characters in our vision of a Freak Show.

We were inspired from the television show that is airing, but we put our little sexy take on it. Caitlyn Meyer, hair and makeup goddess, took the helm and helped to create these awesome outfits spending days hunting down the perfect ensemble. Brandon Russell was there along the entire trip and helped put together the characters you see below.

We also had help from the INCREDIBLY talented Two Back Flats with the stunning hats and collars you see below.

Hair and Makeup: Caitlyn Meyer
http://www.caitlynmeyer.com
Hats and Collars: Two Back Flats
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwoBackFlats
Styling: Brandon Russell
Photo Assistant: Vanessa Funk
Hair and Makeup Assistant: Rachel Lane

Cast of Characters Include:
Clown
Snake Charmer
Ring Leader
Gypsy/Fortune Teller

All of the gorgeous ladies did an AMAZING job with this shoot channeling their inner actress and letting their guard down to allow us to create something we would be proud to show off.

So without further ado… the B.O.B. Freak Show Characters…

xox

Jillian

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The Roland’s Family Photo Session

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Where to begin with this family. Well for starters I have known Bryan and Tonya since I was 19 years old. Bryan has grown up and been best friends with my fiancé since they were kids. So needless to say this family holds a special place in my heart. They are like my own family.

We shot off these images on a terribly cold day in November and managed to knock out these shots in about 15 minutes with full cooperation of everyone involved. Lydia sure knows how to ham it up in front of the camera.

Without further ado… I present to you the Roland’s family photo shoot!

xox
Jill

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Kim & Eric — Baltimore Engagement

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

I met this amazing couple through a wedding open house and we instantly hit it off. Fast forward a few weeks and after a coffee meeting they officially asked me to be a part of their big day!

Needless to say, we had a blast photographing their engagement session on Federal Hill and at Oriole’s Stadium. Cannot wait for their big day in August 2015!!

xoxo
Jill

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Hannah & Eileen — Engagement Session

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

When working in the line of work I do, sometimes you are lucky enough to meet a couple and you feel like you have known them forever. This is one of them.

I met Hannah and Eileen through a mutual friend when I recently searched for a couple to shoot at the GORGEOUS Verdant Valley Farms. I had over 20 people respond but after briefly speaking with Hannah, I knew this was the couple I wanted to work with.

We decided to meet pre-sunrise, I am talking 6:00 am… and I am not a morning person, and it turned out neither were they :) We all pulled our bums out of bed to meet and catch the beautiful sunrise, but it was cloudy. However that didn’t stop us from creating some of my favorite engagement photos to date.

Hannah and Eileen are two of the most down to earth people I have ever met. We spent most of the time laughing and talking about music when Eileen and I were’t coughing. Also turns out we both had bronchitis but we all wanted to make this shoot magical so we went and did it anyway! Waist deep on the coldest morning of the year, frozen dew covered sunflowers and we still managed to pull off the beautiful images you see below.

It’s times like this, where you meet people and realize you are in the right profession. It makes work fun.
I am so happy for these two love birds!

Cannot wait for their big day in September 2015!!!

XOXO
Jill

 

 

 

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Tenley — Fall Photo Session

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Fall is now in full swing and so are family portrait sessions! I had an idea to photograph a kid portrait session on my best friends family farm, Verdant Valley Farms. It is one of the largest sunflower patches in MD, holding 2.8 million sunflowers.

So when I talked to Tenley’s mom, Meghan, about shooting there she was all for it! Tenley has this adorable little smile and she kept me on my toes the entire time. It was such a beautiful day and chasing her around the farm became a game and I think we captured some great shots!

Here are some of my favorite images from her fall session!

XO
Jill

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