April 2012

When I was in Massachusetts I was lucky enough to be asked by an old friend to document her third pregnancy and her two lovelies. We went to the Poor Farm in Westport, MA which will always have a soft spot in my heart since the Back Eddy days when we used to party it up there. It’s changed a lot in the fifteen some odd years since then and is now a State park and historically designated building.

This was an all film session shot on Kodak Porta 800 and Kodak Tri-X.

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Pretty much every wedding Andrea and Gabi from Sayulita Dream Weddings handle has a touch of rock and roll. It’s what they bring to the equation. This time though there was rock and roll on both sides. Matt is in a band in Toronto and between he, Kate, and their guests I don’t know who rocked out harder. I do know that I’ve never seen a more touching first dance as when Matt sang a song he wrote for Kate and then her brother and his sister (who are also married I know it’s confusing for me too) took over so he and Kate could dance. He then played for Kate and her father. Love.

Seriously this was one of the most fun weddings to shoot I’ve had all year. Bring on the rockers.

Mix of digital and film with some cross processed Holgas in there as well to appeal to the rocking nature of this awesome couple.

Location: Casa Ilusion, Sayulita

Planner: Sayulita Dream Weddings

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  • andrea - Beautiful images, Jillian! Thank you!!! xo, Andrea @ Sayulita Dream Weddings

  • Catherine Abegg - jesus… super fucking hot.

I wasn’t sure whether to post these or not, but I keep coming back to them and wanting to share them with the world. They make me smile. These are Tannen and Peter’s reaction to their wedding photos and slideshow. Yes, they took photos of themselves looking at photos and yes, I love them for it. I laughed out loud and then I made an animated gif to put on my blog cause that’s how I roll.


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"We took three photos. These were our reactions. Perfect? We think so. Much love and thanks from the happiest couple in the world. We are so grateful for your talents and for being such an amazing human being. We are honored to call you our friend."




You might remember Tannen and Peter from their game changing wedding. These two people changed my vision of my wedding photography from a somewhat personal and entirely business relationship to an entirely personal and somewhat business relationship. It’s all about the connection. To get a taste of their rocking photos check out the polaroids from their wedding day here

If you want to have reactions like this when you see your wedding photos give me shout. I want to document your day.

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Sara and Jeremiah are the definition of having a good time. When we met up last year to go over the details of their wedding in Sayulita I knew they were going to throw a party, but didn’t know just how good it was going to be until it went down. From the moment I got there it was clear that this was an even more lighthearted group than I knew. When they met up to read their vows to each other before the ceremony that was apparent as Sara threw a shout out to Tim Tebow in hers. (Sorry guys, too soon? It’s okay Manning will rock it. Says the girl who lives in Mexico and only follows football during the playoffs.) They also flew down Wes Yoakam a musician in one of their faborite haunts in Vail and it was on. Sara switched to her Tom’s wedding shoes and broke down the house. Oh and possibly the best first dance ever to ‘Stuck Like Glue’ by Sugarland. Who doesn’t like a little swing in their first dance? It was a pretty kick-ass day all around.

This wedding is also being featured by Project Wedding as their wedding of the week. Check it out here. And another big shout out to Catherine Abegg for coming down and shooting a wedding marathon with me last November.

Design: Sea of Dreams. Location: Villa del Oso, Sayulita.
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  • Sara - Thank you Jill, you rock!!!! It was so much fun to hang out with you and your work is amazing, I love it! Besos – Sara

  • Katie - So much fun! Let’s do it again next year! Thanks a ton to Jill and Catherine! The pics are amazing!

  • Kim - Gorgeous pics! They really capture all the fun and emotion of the day- wish I could have been there!

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