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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, May 31, 2012


Last weekend I took a trip with some girlfriends to Colorado.  We spent nearly the entire weekend up on the mountains in a little cabin with only a wood stove to cook and a fire place for heat.  No cell service, no clock ... just complete and total peacefulness.  It was amazing.  One of my favorite moments... when we hiked up a mountain and took a nap on the top!  Best nap ever!

I have never felt so completely relaxed, rejuvenated and peaceful after a vacation.  I am ready to go back!  :)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Conrey Family

I did a session last week for a family who are also good friends of ours... The Conreys!  This family is very kind and very funny!  I love them very much and happy to have them as friends...

Here are a few of my favorites from the Conrey Family Kid Session!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Joanne + Blake

Joanne and Blake met me at Salisbury House for their E-Session.  It was a beautiful day!  We then ventured around a few other places in Des Moines... it was a lot of fun.  These two are kind and spontaneous... I am really looking forward to photographing their wedding in the fall!

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Culver Family

Here is fun session from one of my favorite families!  The Culvers!  I have been photographing this family for the last 3 years ... It has been truly an fun experience to document this family as they grow!

... love that hat...