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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.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Family Trip

We took the kids on a 3+ hour road trip to Carthage, Illinois. It was a beautiful trip down. We passed through historical Keokuk, Iowa and crossed over the bridge into Illinois. Some of my husband's family drove up from St. Louis to meet us.

It began thunderstorming just as we finished putting up the camper. We spent most of the evening sheltered from the rain. By the night, it cleared and the sky was full of beautiful stars. We star-gazed and then helped the kids with sparklers.

Saturday was HOT. That is really the only word to describe Saturday. H-O-T. We had fun anyway. We took the kids fishing in the morning, swimming in the afternoon and then as the sun went down we took them fishing again. They caught a couple of bluegill, a couple of catfish and some bullfrogs.

The evening was filled with good food, s'mores and campfire pies.

We packed up Sunday morning in a steady summer shower and drove back to Iowa soaking wet.

It was a great trip. Really it was.

Clear day...

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