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  • i'm jill. I like being a mommy, making new friends, date nights with my hubby, diet Dr. Pepper, Sunday afternoon naps, How I Met Your Mother, a big snow, and playdates. I love capturing life with the click of the shutter. Find out more about me here or scroll on down for my recent work. And if you want to see my previous work, head on over here - but be sure to head back to this page for all the new stuff!

    joyfully,
    jill

Coming Soon!

When I started this business ten years ago, I had no idea where I would be right now.  I just had a camera in my hand and a dream in my heart.  Since then, I have had the distinct privilege of photographing weddings, pregnancies, newborns, toddlers, families, seniors, proms, birthday parties, and so much more.  I have had the chance to be a part of people’s lives during their most important moments.  What an honor to capture such precious memories with my camera.

From the very beginning, I had a dream of one day opening a studio.  A place to photograph, a place to meet with clients to plan and dream, a place to help my clients create their memories and put them on paper.  My husband and I had planned on starting the process of looking for a space in a few years when our youngest was in 5 day preschool or kindergarten.  It is interesting how God sometimes has other plans…

A few weeks ago, my husband and I got a rare opportunity to have a few hours without kids.  It just happened to be a beautiful day, so we decided to go wander around downtown Jonesborough.  Every time I walk those streets, I imagine my dream studio.  I have always loved Jonesborough and have always said I would have a studio there one day.  On our date, we happened upon a great new store called Type A Designs.  I bought a couple of things for my business and we started a conversation with the owner.  To make a long story short, she called me the following Monday to discuss an opportunity to pursue my dream of a studio in downtown Jonesborough…and I am so excited to announce that I will be opening my doors in May 2016!

It is my dream space….  Hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, beautiful details, and a chance to work with an amazing store owner, Amber Hopson. I encourage you to visit her store at 123 East Main Street. I cannot wait to share this space with all of you and create more images for you to treasure!  Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

Thank you so much for supporting me over these past 10 years.  I cannot even wait to see what the next 10 hold!

Minis for Type 1 Diabetes

On September 7th, our lives changed forever when our son, Drew, was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes.  While this disease is manageable, it is not curable, and we need a cure!  Drew gets finger pricks at least 5 times a day, and at least 4 insulin injections a day.  We are constantly monitoring, counting carbs, and managing this disease.  There are no breaks, no days off, no holidays….  24/7, 365 days a year.  He handles it beautifully, but you never want to see your child suffer.

On May 17th we will be walking in the JDRF One Walk.  As a fundraiser, I am doing mini sessions.  All proceeds from these sessions will go directly to JDRF.  Please see the information below and sign up quickly.  These sessions take place this Sunday, March 29th, and there are only a few spots left!

karson {10 months}

Sweet Karson is already 10 months old!  I am not sure where the time has gone.  We did pictures just like this with her big brother when he was this age, and I am so glad mom decided to do some of this doll baby too.  She was so sweet for me and gave me some great grins.  Before long, we will be capturing her 1 year photos.  For now, enjoy this 10 month old cutie!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

To schedule your session, email me with your preferred day and your two preferred hour segments.  For example, Sunday from 2-3 or 4-5.  Also feel free to let me know if you are available on more than one day.  Cannot wait!

thomas

I adore this family!  They are just sweet, precious, and love each other so well.  I have known dad since I was little, and mom has become a great friend as well.  Porter and Ann Harper are so cute and so sweet together.  Ann Harper is a daddy’s girl and it took some coaxing to get her out of his arms for some pictures, but I think we got some great ones!  Hope you all love them.  I enjoyed spending the afternoon with you…and I look forward to a playdate and date night soon!