We met through similar circumstances of a blind date in 2012. To our surprise we had so much in common that we easily talked about everything and anything for over 3 hours (we're pretty sure that's way longer and more comfortable than blind dates usually go!) and honestly, we just haven't stopped talking since! (There's rarely a quiet moment between us, we really do like to talk!)
Within our own separate businesses, we often worked together, generally leading to casual jokes about how we were a dream team and we should just join forces! After three long years of talking over the logistics and creating a brand we would be proud of, kate & jill was born!
When kate & jill was created, we set out to break the mold from what we saw with other wedding photographers. We didn't want our couples to feel uncomfortable during an hour of posing and smiling at the camera, (trust us, when you feel uncomfortable, you look uncomfortable!) we wanted to be able to create natural & effortless images for them. We strive to create real moments between our couples.
(Disclaimer: due to the nature of our business, there will be laughing, squealing (mostly from us, when we get THE shot), silly games, and the sudden inability to hide your true selves from our cameras.)
MEET THE TEAM
Fun fact about us
Oh hey! I’m Kate! I am half of the heart and soul that makes up our photography duo. I am also the wife to my best friend and high school sweetheart, Dave and a (very) proud mama to our three freaking amazing babies, Annalise, Nora & Milo. I love being creative & spontaneous(the amount of projects my husband comes home to find...), family walks around the neighborhood or hiking some trails (alongside our fur baby, Kira). I crave new adventures, big or small. I am a moderate gardener, a DIY project finder, a compulsive hair color changer and a lover of nachos and beer.
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Hey guys! I’m Jill, the other half of this great big dream! I’ve been married to my husband Ryan for almost 8 years and we have very busy twin boys, Kyle & Troy. We recently found our way back to the neighborhood I grew up in and my heart has never been happier than it is in this small town. I’m a lover of casual fashion (I own way too many pairs of Toms, all in the shades of gray or black), driving to Ocean City for pizza on the boardwalk, camping with my 3 favorite guys and our two dogs, and napping. Because who doesn’t love a good nap?
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Time with my little family
Indie rock music concerts
planners & google docs
Spontaneous DIY projects
Books I can't put down
Movie theater popcorn
Pasta. All of it
I am an enneagram 7w6 (if you're into that type of thing)
I prefer being barefoot to any type of shoes or socks
I often break out into song and dance while doing pretty much anything
I am very sarcastic and use it often when people least expect it
I like to stay busy (sometimes too busy) & feel most comfortable when I am
I clean when I'm stressed or upset
I am a compulsive list maker. I could make lists of my lists
I change my hair color often
I birthed two people who look exactly alike. WEIRD
I love spending a warm day rolling my windows down & blasting Brand New
I've had the same pen pal for 20 years who lives 9,850 miles away
I have 50 (or 100) shades of gray shirts in my closet
To de-stress, I curl up with a good book at the end of the day
Road trips are my favorite
I have 11 tattoos
I change my hair color often
Couples who are less concerned with looking completely perfect and more willing to embrace the perfectly imperfect
Couples who love adventure and are down for anything
Couples who love hard and aren't afraid to show it
Couples who couldn't care less about pinterest poses and want to create their own pinterest worthy photos
Couples who trust our creativity and love of telling your story
"The purpose of this glorious life is not simply to endure it, but to soar, stumble, and flourish as you learn to fall in love with existence. We were born to live, my dear, not to merely exist" - Becca Lee
"Someone once told me to live for the little things in life. Live for the 5am sunrises and the 5pm sunsets where you’ll see colors in the sky that don’t usually belong. Live for the road trips and bike rides with music in your ears and the wind in your hair. Live for the days when you’re surrounded by your favorite people who make you realize the world is not a cold, harsh place. Live for the little things because they will make you realize that this is what life is about, this is what it means to be alive.” - A.Y
We might not be the perfect fit for everyone, and that’s okay! First, we aren't the photographers who are going to pose your every move. We are so much more into the messy, raw, and REAL. Give us all in between moments over the scripted ones any day (but don’t worry, we’ll still help you along the way!). Second, we want to be MORE than just your wedding photographers, we want to be your friends. We really mean it- we're talking there by your side with anything you need.
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C'MON, lets do this thing!
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