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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, December 24, 2012

Gardner Family

In early November my family and I moved to a new house.  A few days after we moved in, our orange tabby Charlie got out and didn't come back.  Over a month passed since we last saw our sweet Charlie and we had given up hope that he was going to come home.

Then a little over a week ago I received a phone call from the microchip company.  Charlie had been found!  I wonderful family that lived only a few streets over had found him!  This wonderful, kind, beautiful family brought our dear, sweet Charlie home to us.

Thank you so, so, so much Gardner family.  We are so happy that you helped Charlie find his way home!  Much love to you and your family!

Here are a couple of photos from a quick session I did for this wonderful family...

Conrey Family

The Conreys are good friends of our family.  I love taking photos of my friends.  This time I was able to take photos of my friend's entire family!  Many coming from as far away as New York.  We spent the early morning at the Des Moines Botanical center as we are still digging out from a blizzard here and it was sooo cold!

It was so great to meet those of the family I had not met yet!  Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Little 3 month old Louis came to visit me in my studio for some super cute holiday shots.  He is such a ham for the camera!  :)

So nice to meet you Hogan family!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thomas Family

Oh do I think these two are just two of the greatest people in the world!  I was so happy do to GT and his daughter's photos this year.  She is growing up so fast and just the apple of her dad's eye.

Great to spend the evening with you two!


Sweet Brooksley is the daughter of my husband's cousin & his lovely lady Lindsy.  Brooksley is such an absolute doll!  She is always sweet even when her parents say she's not being sweet - she really is.  Such a good girl ... and such a cutie!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Samantha & Andrew

Samantha & Andrew are such an awesome couple!  They are so kind, sweet, loving and fun.  You can tell these two are going to have a wonderful and adventurous life together!

Congratulations Samantha & Andrew!!!