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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.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Bird Photography & Design

Exciting news!  I have opened a new shoppe on Etsy called Happy Bird Photography & Design.  This has been something that I have been wanting to do for sometime now.  I have always had a love of both photography and fiber arts.  Happy Bird Photography & Design is a shoppe that will have my fine art photography, fiber arts and hand-made clothing for you to purchase!

Currently the shoppe has photography, however come the end of July there were be many hand-made fiber and clothing products such as skirts, wristlets, bags, banners and more!  I am so excited to be able to share with you some of my personal artwork and fiber designs!

Come on by the FaceBook page and "like" the shoppe as well as favorite the shoppe on Etsy to get updates and new products!

Here are a few of the items currently available...

Buddha - 8x12 Print - $20
(digital print on archival paper)

Buddha - 8x12 Print - $20
(digital print on archival paper)

Buddha - 8x12 Print - $20
(digital print on archival paper)

Clover - 8x10 Print - $20
(taken with a Fuji Instax 210 film camera - print on archival paper)

Prayer Flags - 8x12 Print - $20
(digital print on archival paper)

Prayer Flags - 10x10 Print - $20
(take with a medium format Yashica-A film camera - print on archival paper)

Friday, June 15, 2012

John's Studio Session

You may see the face in the following photos and he may look familiar to you.  John did a session with me a few months back in his home with his adorable puppies.  This session we did in the studio.  I like them - A LOT.  It was a super-fun shoot!  You will see more photos of John soon as he is the best man in the wedding I will be shooting this Saturday.

Have a great Father's Day weekend!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Samantha + Andrew

Last Sunday I took a drive out to Oskaloosa, IA for an engagement session with Samantha and Andrew.  The evening was beautiful with lightly clouded skies.  We met out at Andrew's parent home where their reception will be... with beautiful open fields, a wooden bridge, old gas pumps and a sweet black lab.

It was a really fun session and I'm really looking forward to this wedding in this lovely town and these sweet people.