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Jill Tiongco Photography

The H family reached out for some family photos this past spring… their only requirement – we take the photos somewhere a little more unique than your standard forest preserve or trail. I racked my brain for new ideas – but being new to Downers Grove, I wasn’t sure of the area. So, I scouted […]

Lifestyle

July 26, 2021

Downers Grove Family Photos | H Family

I receive a lot of questions on how to prepare for your portrait session, what to wear, how to practice ‘posing’, etc. so I put together some info to help you get a better idea of what you’re getting yourselves into – and hopefully get you over those nerves! Bottom line, just be yourselves. This […]

Engagements, Lifestyle

March 10, 2021

How to prepare for your portrait session

2020 has brought its fair share of hardships. From bush fires in Australia, to Covid-19, to murder hornets, to social injustices (I think it’s important to note here that we fully support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage everyone to continue to listen and learn with us) — it has been hard to stay […]

Lifestyle

June 24, 2020

Front Porch Mini Sessions

Super excited to announce a new branch of JTP – lifestyle! This side of the business is perfect for influencer, blogger, fitness coach – or any one just looking for some professional pictures and more content for their website/blog/instagram feed or story. Here are some samples of what we can create for you (this was […]

Lifestyle

October 4, 2019

Fitness Lifestyle Shoot | Blogger and Influencer

I don’t photograph families very often, but when I do – I always make sure it’s an in-home session. I love capturing real moments within families’ homes. Extra bonus points if it’s your first home together. Lots of laughs, lots of candid moments… not a lot of forced, posed photos. If the perfect family photo […]

Lifestyle

March 19, 2019

Henry Family Home Session | Jill Tiongco Photography

A few weeks ago, I photographed my friend Lara’s boudoir session. During the session, we talked about what it meant to her, why she was doing it, and everything that she did leading up to it – and I was so inspired. I get a lot of people asking why would anyone shoot a boudoir […]

Lifestyle

April 12, 2018

a message about boudoir sessions. loving and rewarding yourself.

Emily is a high school senior from a small town in Michigan. Emily, her mom, and grandmother all came down to Chicago for a fun weekend and to snap some senior portraits – and we had so much fun! She loves the city, and hopes to make her mark on it next year in college. […]

Lifestyle

November 16, 2017

Emily’s Chicago Senior Portrait Session | Chicago High School Senior Photos

Three years ago I photographed Kailey + Rob’s Engagement Session. Two years ago, I photographed their wedding. This year, we went back to the Adler Planetarium (where they got married) and I photographed their Maternity Session. They’re expecting a Baby Boy this October (names still to be decided!) and it really was SO special to […]

Lifestyle

August 25, 2017

Kailey + Rob’s Maternity Session | Adler Planetarium Beach

Seven years ago, when I started on my photography journey, I needed to practice. This girl, my bff since we were 13 – stepped in as my model. That was the first time I photographed her. Now, as we’re both approaching 31 this week – I photographed her once again, this time – with a […]

Lifestyle

June 13, 2017

Soon-to-be-Mama Maternity Photos | Chicago Portrait Photographer

For the past few years, I admittedly avoided doing “newborn sessions”. I’d done the whole baby in a basket thing, but to be completely honest – I just didn’t like it (kudos to those that do it, though). For me, those photos didn’t really tell the story I wanted to tell – and I thought newborn […]

Lifestyle

May 11, 2017

Ilhardt Family Lifestyle Session

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Address // 1919 N. Springfield Ave. #205
Chicago, IL 60647

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