Because documenting who you are as a family matters—the messy, the magic & the moments in between. 

Family photos that feel authentically you.

Celebrating your family’s memories & milestones should be completely stress-free.

It’s time we made getting family photos a joyful experience.

I’m Jillian, and that’s where I come in! I’m a Sacramento family photographer who’s obsessed with connecting with families, finding gorgeous lighting, and documenting the sweetest moments in life. I also know the chaos that can be planning family photos. From setting a date & location and planning everyone’s outfits (while praying your 2-year-old will agree to wear what you pick), to shuttling everyone to the shoot and hoping to get through it without a meltdown—it’s a big deal to orchestrate a family photo session. But I’m here to make it a joyful and memorable experience for the entire family, and totally stress-free for you.

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That means it’s super important to me that everyone feels at ease and like they can just be themselves, from the moment you book through our time at your session and beyond. It’s an honor that my photos have been featured in People Magazine, The Today Show, and Entertainment Tonight, but trust me, I’m just an ordinary mama who loves connecting with other families. I taught kindergarten and 1st grade before jumping into photography full-time 10 years ago, and I still adore working with families and kids of all ages and stages!

I'm a mama on a mission to document families in their elements.

In my opinion, the best images come from a magic combo of few simple things:

• The freedom to feel comfortable & confident just as you are

• Natural lighting that complements your own beauty & features

• A no-pressure, lighthearted & stress-free environment

• A photographer who can guide you through fun & natural posing cues (that’s me!)

• And the willingness to let go a little, and have a lot of fun

We can achieve all of this... & create beautiful memories along the way.

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"You are STRAIGHT MAGIC. These are beyond perfect and I'm soo insanely grateful. I'm my toughest critic and so hard on myself and I LOVE all of these!!! Thank you for capturing this beautiful moment in our lives so beautifully. We will treasure these forever. I'm sooo happy we found you! Thank you!"

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Here's what past clients have to say about working together...

Planning a courthouse wedding or a small elopement with an intimate group of your loved ones? I would be overjoyed to capture your love on your most memorable day. To me, elopements are some of the most special occasions to witness and photograph. The quiet tenderness of a small group celebrating two people’s love makes for some of the most emotional and real images I’ve ever seen. FYI: If you’re jetting off to another place for the occasion, I do travel and I’d be honored to document your sweetest day wherever it may be!

I also offer intimate wedding photography packages.

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