the world is full of wonder. there is beauty everywhere, if you just open your eyes to it. everyone has a story that deserves to be told. love is meant to be shared, celebrated. these are the reasons why i do what i do.
my name is jill and i think i was born to meet people in their joy – to celebrate – to create art – to love big – to tell a better story – to soak up every ounce of goodness this life has to offer. i’m a photographer based in grand rapids, michigan. my focus is on documentary weddings but i love to explore & grow in any area of photography that i can.
when i was 20 years old, i spent five months living in a charming little town on the eastern coast of spain. my time there was beautiful and transformative, and ingrained in me a deep love for travel, culture, and adventure (oh and sangria, too). but it did more than that: it was the beginning of a photographic journey, a discovery of my own voice, and a desire to not just look at the world around me, but to really, truly see it.
this blog is just a place for me to post my recent photographic pursuits, both personal and professional. hopefully it will give you an idea of who i am, what i love, and what i’ve been up to.
i love to meet new friends and then make images that show how beautiful & unique they are. shall we?
a little more about me.
proud michigander. addicted to buying plane tickets and americanos. my heart beats for fc barcelona. tina fey is my hero (charles & ray are a close second). sarcasm is my love language. perpetual wanderlust. cat person. negative space. in love with grand rapids. black on black on black. trying to see the little things. celebrating wonder. changed by grace. grateful for this life.