julie + jason | st. charles wedding.

You know it’s going to be a great day when you show up and you’re essentially wearing the same exact outfit as your lead photographer. Great minds, right? It doesn’t stop there. That same shirt we were wearing, also happened to be the exact color of the wedding party. Yep. We matched. Perfectly. And the same can be said for Julie and Jason.

On the beautiful fall morning of September 18th, I was lucky enough to be second-shooting Julie and Jason’s wedding with the amazingly talented Jordan Quinn Photography (more on what it’s like to be a second shooter here). I first met Julie when Jordan and I arrived at Suzanne Denee Salon, and she was immediately so warm and sweet even though she didn’t have an ounce of makeup on and her hair was still in curlers. She managed to maintain this calm and collected facade all the way through hair, make-up, arriving at The Herrington, and putting on the dress… right up until she read Jason’s letter. It was in that moment that she shed a few tears that I truly saw her excitement to be marrying her best friend, Jason.



A few minutes later I met Julie’s best friend and soon to be husband, Jason, when I knocked on the boys’ hotel room door to take a few pre-ceremony pics of the guys. When one of the guys offered me a beer and a different guy introduced himself to me as Jack (since my name is Jill, get it?), I knew these boys were gonna be a blast to work with and so fun to shoot.


The gorgeous wedding day was filled with infectious laughter, tears of bliss, great music provided by Modern Day Romeos, unique dance moves, and so much more. Julie and Jason, even though I don’t know either of you that well, it is so apparent you two are absolutely perfect for each other by what your family and friends have to say about you, your playful interactions with each other, and the kind hearts you both share. I would wish you a life of happiness and love together, but I know you’ve already got that one in the bag 🙂


Jordan, thank you so much for letting me tag along on their special day. You were the bomb.com to work with, and it was such a great learning experience seeing a true pro in action. And to the bride and groom, thank you for being so kind and generous on YOUR special day. It’s people like you that make my job so enjoyable and push me even harder to document every special detail on your wedding day.