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1. What's your editing style?

Warm, radiant, modern. Each photo is carefully edited with exceptional attention to detail. The magic I create in post production gives you those soft, creamy skin tones and sparkling eyes.

The overall image is the what I like to call "correct exposure". Not dark and gloomy, and not so bright that the sky is blown out. Whether it's a rainy day, or one with full sun, your final images will look gorgeous!

2. Do you shoot film?

I grew up with film cameras, but these days I shoot digital! The way I edit does have I bit of that nostalgic film look to it.

3. Do you have backup equipment?

Yes! Not only do I have backup cameras and lenses, but my cameras have dual memory slots which means they're backing up your images in real time.

4. Do you have business insurance?

Yes!

5. Do you shoot with a second photographer?

I mostly shoot solo. I'm confident that I'll capture your day flawlessly. All the big moments from all different angles. You'll even find moments in your gallery that you didn't even know happened at your wedding!

For the weddings that want two photographers, I do have options for that as well.

6. Do we need two photographers?

If you plan on having 180+ guests, potentially yes. Less than that and it's not necessary due to the fast, efficient way I shoot. But whether your wedding is big or small, if it's in the budget and it's important to you, go for it!

The biggest benefit of having a two photographers is that you'll get more photos of guests.

7. What's the turn-around time for photos?

You can except to see your engagement session photos in 30 days and your wedding photos within 90 days.

8. Can we bring our dog to our engagement session?

Heck yes you can! We'll shoot with your dog for the first 20 min. or so, and then the rest of the time will just be you two. I suggest bringing a friend who can either take your dog home after, or stand by with them so that you're free to focus on each other for the remainder of your session. You'll want to bring treats, a nice leash, and a lint roller.

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9. Do you travel for weddings or sessions?

Yes, and I really enjoy it! I travel for a handful of weddings and engagement sessions each year. New venues and new locations keep things fresh and exciting for me.

10. How many photos will we get?

That depends on how long your wedding is and if I'll be shooting the whole time or if there is any down time (for example driving from the ceremony to the reception). I can't give an exact number, but I promise not to keep any images to myself! If it looks great, it will be in your gallery.

11. Do you give sneak peeks?

For weddings, yes! You can expect to see a few sneak peek images within a week.

12. When should we book you?

Most couples book me 12 - 15 months before their wedding! It's a good idea to inquire as soon as you sign the contract with your venue. (Some couples even pick their date based on my availability.) Weekends between May and October usually get scooped up first!

We Chose our Wedding Date Based on Jill's Availability

-Daniel G

"We saw Jill’s work before we even picked a venue. Her work really stood out and we decided to contact her. Instantly when we met Jill, we knew that she was the perfect photographer for us. The way she guided us through the process was very helpful and calming. Not only is she very talented, but also extremely professional. She had so much material prepared for us to guide us through not just the photographing of the wedding, but the wedding itself. Such amazing attention to detail. We ended up booking our wedding location based around her availability, that is how important to us it was that she was our wedding photographer. Our first shoot with her was an engagement shoot. She knew exactly how to pose us and get us to loosen up, which is not the easiest of tasks, but also without anything feeling staged or unnatural. Our wedding day was absolutely magical, and Jill perfectly captured the atmosphere of the event. Looking through the pictures we are just so happy with all of them. Jill captured such amazingly candid moments that really made the night special. She set the bar for what everyone who ever looks at our photos will forever expect out of a wedding photographer. We cannot recommend her enough. We will have these photos for the rest of her lives, and she will forever be our first choice photographer for any future photo sessions."

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She Made My Camera Shy Husband Feel Comfortable & Confident

-Melissa W

"There are not enough words to describe how amazing Jill was on our wedding day as well as months leading up to our special day. Being a destination wedding for us, I thought it would be difficult to find vendors. When I came across Jill’s Instagram page, I KNEW I needed her to be our photographer. Not only did we hire her as our wedding photographer, but we also traveled to Colorado for our engagement session. That was one of the BEST decisions we made during the planning process. My (now husband) is extremely camera shy, hates being photographed, and is convinced he never looks good in pictures. Jill did such a phenomenal job making him feel comfortable and confident during our engagement session. He was SO happy with our photos, which is rare for him. She told us exactly how to pose and made it look so natural. It was an extremely windy day, my hair was an absolute mess! I was so nervous that I wouldn’t be happy with those photos, but they were actually my favorite ones- Jill made my winded hair look so romantic! For our wedding day, I love how organized yet flexible Jill made our day. We got married at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and the way she photographed the property made it look like a true fairytale. Her passion, creativity, and professionalism really shined through even during the most stressful moments. Our wedding day pictures look like they came straight out of a story book! I couldn’t be happier with my photos. Jill was such a dream to work with!"

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