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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.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Family!

I have photographed the Allen Family for several years now.  Gina is a very good friend of mine and I have watched her children grow up for the last 5+ years.  I've taken photos of them with a make-shift studio in their basement, gone on location to a park and this time... took them to my studio downtown.  :)

Here are a few of my favorites...







Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Amber & Josh

I knew Amber from a previous life.  A lot of fun that girl!  :)  She and Josh have been dating for a very long time and they decided that they should have portraits done together... who knows... maybe these will end up being engagement photos?!  Anywho - I'm glad they called me.  :)

Here are a few of my favorites...















Monday, December 6, 2010

S Family!

Jen came up to me at my husband's company Holiday party last Thursday and asked if they could get their family portrait taken... I said "Sure!  How about this weekend?".  Answer: "OK!" 

Their son is adorable and a ham.  :)  
I had a fun time trying on Burger King crowns and watching their son put all his toys down for a nap - so cute!

Here are a few of my favorites...











Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fitch Building Open Studio Night!

Tomorrow night the Fitch Building is opening it's doors to the public!  Many of the working artists, including myself, will be opening our studio doors!  You are invited to come for food and drink, to view artist's works and visit with local Des Moines artists!  

My studio is located on the fourth floor in studio #407 - Paper Star Studio.

I hope you all can make it!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

D Family!

The D Family was the winner of the JDRF Silent Auction last fall.  I am thrilled to be able to photograph this family - especially since their bid went all to JDRF!

For those of you who do not know, my oldest daughter and my father both have Type 1 Diabetes, so this foundation is very near and dear to my heart.  Type 1 Diabetes is where their body does not produce the insulin it needs in order for the cells to absorb the nutrients needed to live.  JDRF researches both alternative therapies, such as insulin pumps, and cures for diabetes.    (Go JDRF!)

Thank you so much, D Family, for supporting JDRF and letting me shoot your family session!








Saturday, November 20, 2010


Kirsten and Mark's wedding was my last official wedding for 2010.  Wow.  It was an amazing wedding.  Kirsten's dress was absolutely beautiful.  The church was amazing.  The reception - out of a movie.  It was such a beautiful day from beginning to end!

Congratulations Kirsten & Mark!

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