If there is one thing that being a wife and mom has taught me it’s that moments quickly come and go. I know the importance a photo can hold and let’s face it, you can never go back.
In 2017 I began a year-long project of documenting my day-to-day life and it quickly revealed how much I enjoyed capturing the simplest of times with my daughters. Whether it’s the quiet or maybe not so quiet moments at home or a special day you’ve been planning for quite some time, I am the photographer that can bring your vision to life and we are going to have a great time doing just that!
Have you ever seen the pure love in a mother’s eyes when she closely snuggles her newborn baby? Or witnessed the sheer joy that a cheap bottle of bubbles can bring two siblings on a warm, summer night? How about the nervous excitement in a man’s face when you know he's about to pop the biggest question of his life? As a photographer, these are the moments I live for!
These are the experiences that make life truly beautiful. It’s the in-between, unscripted and sometimes crazy moments that truly define who you are and what’s important to you.
Hey there! So you have probably seen a lot of wedding photos around here and may be wondering if I am available to photograph something OTHER than weddings. Well you are in the right place because that is hard YES! As a mom of two, I know how important photos become as your family begins to grow. Photographing maternity sessions, lifestyle newborns and families bring me so much joy and if we are being totally honest, the kids keep me on my toes. I enjoy helping you plan your outfits, finding the perfect location and hearing about any visions you may already have for your session. My only request is to make sure you leave the matching khaki pants at home! So let’s get started!
Reach out by email or phone and let’s chat! I love hearing about any vision that you may have when it comes to your session or if you need a bit of guidance, I’m here for that too. If you have a crazy idea, go ahead and spill all the details! I enjoy learning a bit about you, what you may be celebrating and who you are bringing along for the fun. From here we will discuss dates, outfit ideas, locations and then it’s on to booking!!
For sessions, I like to keep things really simple. I will email over a quote that includes the details of your session with an invoice attached. Once you take care of this, we are good to go!
If your portrait session is scheduled a couple weeks or months away, I will reach out a few days before to check in and make sure we are still good to go. If the weather is calling for rain, we will figure out a backup day to make it happen!
Ok, today is the day! Yay! Outdoor Portrait Sessions are typically scheduled on weekday evenings about an hour before sunset and in-home lifestyle newborns are late morning during the week. The biggest advice I have for session day is don’t stress yourself out too much! If you have kids, trust me I know this can be really hard. But if you go with the flow, so will they (mostly). So trust yourself, have fun and I will guide you through it all the way!
Portrait galleries are typically delivered within 1-2 weeks. So do a little happy dance when you see my email pop up in your inbox! It will include a link to your full gallery, downloading instructions and printing options. Oh and don’t forget while you are waiting to check out my instagram for a few previews to hold you over until then!
All portrait galleries include the option to print with tons of sizing options available online. I have a fantastic lab set up for you that offers high quality, true to life colors. I also offer custom albums and coffee table books. So if you are wanting to create something beautiful for your home, I would be happy to help!
Local Portrait Sessions including engagements, maternity, lifestyle newborn, family and branding begin at $495 plus tax. They include up to an hour of coverage and a full gallery. Mini Sessions are typically offered 1-2 times a year in the Texas Hill Country and Dallas Area beginning at $295. If you are interested in working together, please reach out via the contact tab or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
SIMPLY AMAZING!!! When searching for a local photographer for our engagement photos, I came across Jillian's page. After scrolling through her gallery, I was hooked! Her aesthetic was EXACTLY what we were looking for! When I reached out she was responsive, prompt and very professional! On the day we met for our session, she greeted us with the warmest smile and was so friendly! The quality of her photos exceeded our expectations...We have also received multiple compliments on our photos from friends and family!!! It was such a pleasure to work with Jillian and we can't wait to work with her again!
Jillian is an amazing photographer and took absolutely stunning newborn photos of our 12 day old daughter! ...She was super responsive and easy to schedule with. She showed up on time for the shoot, was organized, had a plan but was flexible and was an overall pleasure to work with. She took stunning pictures and got them back to us within a week. We are so glad we found Jillian and will definitely be working with her again in the future! I highly recommend her!
Jillian did our Family Photos, and was absolutely a pleasure to work with. She’s one of my go to Photographers for a handful of my clients not only for her amazing product, but also her personality and comfort level she delivers on wedding day. It was so amazing to be in front of her camera for once. She made my little ones feel so comfortable and was easy going knocking them out so efficiently. Her turnaround time on the pictures was super and greatly appreciated.
This can vary a bit depending on the session type. For Engagements, I always suggest planning for two outfits. The first is typically a more casual, everyday kind of look and the second being more formal. Wearing something that makes you feel great is the most important thing to consider! If you are a family, I always suggest picking out mom’s outfit first then adding in complementary colors and patterns for the rest of the family. Neutral colors, flowy dresses, colorful accents and seasonal pieces like hats always look great! If you still need help, just reach out!
I typically deliver around 50-75 images per gallery. The amount can vary a bit depending on the session. All images delivered are high resolution for printing and edited in a similar manner to what you see on my site and social media.
Of course! I love helping you with locations and there are so many great spots throughout Boerne, The Texas Hill Country and San Antonio. Depending on what type of location you are looking for (ex. urban vs. nature) I am happy to make suggestions. Some of my local favorites include Cibolo Nature Center, Guadalupe River State Park, Enchanted Rock, Downtown Boerne, Mission San Jose,The McNay Art Museum and The Pearl but there are so many more!
I typically deliver portrait galleries within 1-2 weeks from the date of your session. I also love posting previews for you on instagram while you wait for the full gallery :)
Yes! I have photographed destination engagement sessions all over Texas and beyond! Just tell me where you want to go!