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.
Today I met up with Breanna and her sweet baby boy, Casey. Casey is 5 weeks-old and a DOLL! He was so sweet, well behaved and bright-eyed. We met up at Jester Park near the Lodge. The lighting was beautiful. It's been raining off and on all week so all of the plant-life was perky and colorful.
It was so nice to meet you Breanna and your sweet baby boy.
Date: September 19, 2009 Locations: Riemann Gardens and ISU Campus - Ames, IA
Laura and Jared are such a sweet couple and were so willing to do anything I asked. Stand here, look there, lay on the ground, sit in an uncomfortable position so I can take this shot ... hold it ... hold it ... done! Phew! Ha! I am so excited about their wedding next June. If the whole wedding party is as easy going as this couple... watch out! There is going to be some fun had!
Thanks Laura and Jared for spending a couple of hours with me for your E-session! I had a great time!
Date: September 6, 2009 Ceremony: Lodge of Four Seasons, Osage Beach, MO Reception: Lodge of Four Seasons, Osage Beach, MO
I know this couple fairly well. I've spent many a Friday night hanging with these two and boy are they a fun couple. Their wedding was no different. They made this wedding all their own.
It was a small, intimate wedding with only about 30 guests. The wedding took place at one of the most beautiful resorts at Lake of the Ozarks, Lodge of Four Seasons. The ceremony was on the beach and the required dress ... vacation wear! This was the first wedding I shot in bare feet! Nothing like sand between your toes!
The reception room had a marvelous view of the lake. Just after the reception, the lodge put on an awesome fireworks display. The lodge said it was for Labor Day, but we know it was really in celebration of this couples union. *smile*
Thank you Tiff and Trevor for a wonderful weekend. Dave and I both felt so blessed to be a part of one of the most important days in your new life together.