When I say I want to photograph someone, I mean: I want to know them.
— Annie Leibovitz

I'm in total agreement with Annie. When I get someone in front of my camera, I want to get to know you and help tell your story. I want to offer you a fun photographic experience that results in beautiful images that you will cherish for a lifetime. 

I began my photography journey when I was 12 years old and my parents gave me a Kodak 110 instamatic camera. I entered photos at the local county fair and I don't even remember what colored ribbon I received for my prize but I was hooked! Years later, I took 100s of snapshots of my kids to fill their scrapbooks. It wasn't the perfectly set up photos that touched me the most but the photos that captured the essence of who they were; images of them decorating cookies with frosting all over their faces, pictures of them concentrating as they fished while on vacation, and the pure joy reflected in their faces as they played tag with my husband in the front yard. Documenting my family's story became even more important to me the day my mom told me she had terminal cancer. That very day I went out and got my first DSLR camera. It was the best purchase I ever made. You will never regret taking a photo of your family. You may regret NOT taking one.

At Jill Hogan Photography, the pictures are about you. The real, beautiful you. 

I want to get to know you. Sit and chat over coffee. Hear about your dog and the show that you binge watch on Netflix. I want to know what you love to do in your free time and your favorite football team (Who am I kidding? We live in Green Bay). The more I know, the better I am at creating portraits that are authentic and that you will want to look at forever.

So have a look at the pictures I take. And if you like what you see, let me know. Better yet, if you want to hang-out and have me take your picture, let's make it a date.

I truly love what I do and I can't wait to work with you.

Best, 

Jill