Jill Wilson Photography LLC
8706 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060
Jill Wilson Photography LLC, located in Mentor, OH serving all of Northeast Ohio. Jill Wilson Photography LLC was created with the goal to provide
my clients with the unforgettable, everlasting memory of that perfect moment
captured in digital film for all occasions. JWP specializes in newborn, portrait and weddings however there is nothing this company will not photograph! Destination weddings are offered in San Pedro, Belize at Sapphire Beach Resort with a special discounted rate.
Fully insured including backup equipment for all events!
A little bit about me…
Opening Jill Wilson Photography
is everything to me! This was a hobby from childhood
turned into a career over one simple image I took at my best friends wedding.
I am a mother, wife, a Registered Nurse and
much more to many others now that my clients have allowed me to become a part of
their families by growing with them. I have had the privileged to capture a wedding, then a couple years later their first baby with many milestones after that. I've had the joy of growing with a baby from newborn to her very first roll, to smashing her first cake! I have also had the honor of starting my journey with a family from moms pregnancy photos to capturing the birth of the baby along with helping mom labor to all the milestones of the amazing "firsts" that come along with childhood. This isn't a job; this is my love, my passion, my dream come true! These aren't just kids, parents or clients. They become like my second family to me and I could not be more grateful or honored.
A few silly tidbits about me...I am a Starbucks addict, I use the smiley face sign way too much, my sign is Cancer, my favorite color is pink, I'd rather have a home made gift then store bought. I love to remodel, demolish and rebuild all thanks to Pinterest, I dread the cold, I am not a fan of being on the other side of the camera unless I am making silly faces and I will never let you down, especially when it comes to your memories and me capturing them, unless it is unsafe! My mind is always going, especially when it comes to business or creating! When you meet me, you may see me dressed to the nines or in a pair of jeans. To me, there is nothing better than a fantastic pair of high heals with my hair in curls, but second best is a pair of Converse sneakers and my pigtails, just depends on what I am shooting, and where I am at ;0 What keeps me going is my family of all men; husband and children that I love with everything in me and the solid feeling of my father watching over us daily. The first one I thank in the morning is the Lord and also the last one before I lay my head down at night! Without him, JWP would be nothing and mean nothing....to me.
The way I view the world around me...
I'd like to believe my passion shows through each image I take, because it's not just a picture to me, it's a story. This is not just a job to me, this is a passion. You may catch me with a grin on my face while photographing looking at my images with a "yes" or an "ahhhh" under my breath and those are the reactions I hope you feel when you look at your images each and every time. I want you to remember that moment of your session or wedding like it was yesterday when you look back at each picture in years to come. I want you to fall in love with your photos when you see them for the first time and every time after that!
I believe life is precious and short. It can be taken in an instant. I believe in love, lots of hugs, and happily ever after! Some say I live in a fantasy land but I believe if I work hard enough and I put my dreams out in the universe they will happen. I will never give up on what I believe in and I will never stop reaching for my goals. With that said, I believe in hard work and giving my clients my all!
My style is candid and photojournalistic. I shoot in manual and prefer to natural lighting over studio lighting any day. I love to capture real life moments rather than posed because to me, that is where the true story is told. You may see me rolling around on the ground, hanging upside down, jumping in the river, exploring through abandoned buildings ...if need be that is.
My favorite things...
My favorite things to photograph is children and weddings. Yes, they are the most stressful, but most rewarding. I never know what I am going to get, I always have to be prepared for anything at anytime with equipment at hand, and I most definitely always have someones life in my hands for that day or at least that hour while shooting. However, these are the most fasinating subjects and moments I can capture in a persons life. I get the chills when I see my bride put on her gown and look at herself in the mirror for the first time and I see this through my lens or while her father sheds a tear while during the father-daughter dance; I too try not to shed a tear but I have to be honest, it is really hard. It is a priceless moment that you only get to capture once! Same goes with children. They grow so fast and their looks change from day to day. I prefer to capture them as they are today, with them chewing on their blanket, or their feet in their mouth because that is what they always do and this is the phase they are in. Capture it and remember it! Relive it in years to come!
What I carry in my bag...
I am a Canon girl although with my lenses vary. I shoot with a 5D Mark III, Mark II and 50D. My lenses consist of Canon 70-200mm f2.8 II IS, Canon 24-70mm f2.8, Tamron 10-24mm, Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3, 28-135mm, Canon 50mm f1.8. Two Canon speed lights 430 EX, Promaster 7500 EDF, Pocket Wizards, Strato 2 Trigger sets, SD cards, batteries, chargers out the wazoo and other accessories that every photographer must have including full coverage insurance.
Please note that if my Canon could be an appendage on my body, that would be okay with me, I would gladly change my appearance.
What I provide at my studio...
You name it, I have it! I am a propoholic and that includes everything to dress up those little ones such as diaper covers, bows, knitted hats, tutus, etc... all washed after every session. I have top of the line lighting, with several options for backdrops and plenty of room for those who would like to relax during the session. Newborns will be soothed by calming music, the smell of lavender scents and a personal heater to adjust to his or her needs.
How I work...
You will find I do business a little different from other studios. All charges are for time, talent, travel and equipment. Printing is up to the client. All edited images
will be uploaded to an online, password protected gallery in which you will have the option to purchase your prints and or merchandise at anytime. Your photos will be safe and stored here in this gallery. Only you, my clients, can pass along your account password so others can view and order prints. Orders will be shipped in days of your order to the location of choice. Note times of shipping may differ during the holidays and JWP is not held responsible for getting your orders in by their deadline. You may share your images to Facebook and Twitter from your gallery free of charge or purchase a personal CD or zip file with all images for an additional charge.
Thank you for your interest in Jill Wilson Photography and I do hope to make you smile soon!
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