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Jill Brown has over 15 years of experience in the field of photography. She has studied photography at Missouri State University and Maryville University, St. Louis. She spent time working on her personal fine art work for many years and in 2003 started her first wedding and portrait photography business in St. Louis, MO. Jill moved to Des Moines, IA in 2005 and has continued her wedding and portrait business along with her fine art photography. Jill currently has work displayed in and around the Des Moines area as well as work in personal collections around the world. Jill uses both medium format film cameras and digital formats to create her images. This is how the artist describes her work: “My work is a reflection of everyday life and places. I chose the medium of photography as a tool to capture the essence of the person or place. I create images to depict the subject as they are remembered in the mind. Not posed or unnatural, but as a window into the intimate world of the subject.” Jill Brown is a member of Professional Photographers of America.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A beautiful day for a wedding...

Rebecca & Chase
May 22,2009
Norwalk, IA

Ceremony: Norwalk Christian Church
Reception: Echo Valley Country Club

You couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day for a wedding. The sun was shining and the sky was dotted with a few fluffy white clouds in a sea of blue. Rebecca and Chase were such a wonderful couple. Their love for each other was shown in every moment of the day ... from the way they looked at each other, to how they laughed, to how they both cried while exchanging wedding vows. The day was full of love, happiness and laughter.

It was a beautiful day any way you looked at it.

These are some of my favorites of the day...

Wedding: May 22, 2009

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Wedding: May 22, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rainy days are coming...

There are some rainy days coming. With out watching the weather, you can tell. It's gradually getting warmer and the wind has picked up to an uncomfortable gust. I sure hope that the weather holds off on Friday for Rebecca and Chase. If Mother Nature decides not to play nice, we will have to strap on our rain boots and maybe even get a shot or two of the bride and groom in a parting rainstorm under a big black umbrella ~ now I just need to find one!

Rainy-day puddle splashing

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

JBP is now offering Wedding Albums!!

Jill Brown Photography is now offering Wedding Albums!

The Wedding Album offered by Jill Brown Photography is a black library-bound Wedding Album with 4x4 square opening on the cover. Pages are black with silver gilded edges. Album holds 8x10 photographs.

Albums are offered in 3 sizes:

12 Page Library-bound Wedding Album:
Album holds 24 8x10 images plus a 4x4 image for the cover.

15-page Library-bound Wedding Album:
Album holds 30 8x10 images plus a 4x4 image for the cover.

21-page Library-bound Wedding Album:
Album holds 42 8x10 images plus a 4x4 image for the cover.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hyperdrive Colorspace O

I am very excited about my newest purchase, a Hyperdrive Colorspace O! This great little tool will allow me to backup my files on location with out having to drag my laptop with me. A h-u-g-e plus! Less gear = happy photographer!

Here is a description of the features:
HyperDrive COLORSPACE O is a color LCD equipped hard drive that allows you to backup, store, view photos/data from memory cards on the go without the need for computers or external power. Winner of more awards than any other photo storage device, it possess many world class features unseen in any products: - High Res 3.2" color LCD screen displays JPEG & RAW - Backup directly from 11 different memory card types - Blazing fast card backup speed. Backup 1GB in 1min - Extremely fast USB transfer speed (28MB/s) - Unlimited capacity (40~250GB & beyond) - Ultra powerful battery (backup 120GB per battery) - 32-bit copy verification system - Card scan, repair & image recovery tools - Ultra compact (only 25mm thick)

I'm pretty sure this little gadget will quickly become something I will not be able to live with out. The ability to see and verify the images have been transferred ... and fast ... will be an invaluable tool. It has a very simple design and is easy to use. The image recovery tools are a great plus and gives me peace of mind.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Newest Love...

My sweet little niece, Miss EmmaRose,was born May 6, 2009 to my wonderful sister and her husband. Miss Emma was 6 lbs 5 oz and 19 inches long ~ one fine, tall and skinny thing! She is beautiful (I may be biased, but I think you just might agree). Emma has two sweet older brothers that are 2-years old. They absolutely adore her. Joseph,one of her two brothers, is so kind and gentle with her, it's as if he intuitively knows how to take care of his little sister!

I was fortunate enough to be able to go to St. Louis the week Miss Emma was born. It was wonderful to be able to spend so much time with my sister and her family. Her boys are so sweet and good!

My sister is a rock-star as far as birthing babies. She had Emma completely natural ... and when I mean natural, I mean n-a-t-u-r-a-l. No pain meds, no IV. To add the the natural birth, the lights in just my sisters hospital room when out the last 45 minutes before Emma was born. Amazing girl, my sister!

More photos of Emma and her family will come soon. I'm will be going to St. Louis in a month or so to take some family portraits! I am a very, very proud aunt!