A Little About Me

Hello, my name is JilI and I am a professional photographer in Buffalo, NY. I'm here to guide, motivate, and inspire your next photo session. My job as a professional photographer has always been about creating connections, telling real stories, and documenting life as it happens. I guarantee that you'll come out of any of my photo session's feeling confident of my work! I spend a lot of my free time taking photos with friends and family to cherish the moment. This provides me with many creative ideas for clients that I work with. This experience really gave me an appreciation for how amazing photography is as a form of art that captures moments for eternity.

Why I'm Passionate
About Being a Professional Photographer

My favorite part of being a professional photographer is making people feel happy and confident in their own skin. Born and raised Buffalonian, I started off my photography career in 2010 focusing on fine art and photo journalism. I have found my passion in working with couples, women and entrepreneurs to form relationships that will last. Being able to meet new & real people along with creating a fun experience is what my work is all about. I'm all about the details that go into the perfect photo shoot. I love to get lost in every element of your photography session and find what makes it unique. Whether I'm finding new locations or perfecting the back drops in my studio. My favorite part is getting creative with lighting so that I can capture moments as beautifully as possible!

Things I Love

I've had the opportunity to capture some truly amazing moments that people will be able to enjoy and cherish for years to come. Being a professional photographer is something that I take pride in, it's always my goal to produce images that evoke emotion from the viewer and tell an important story about what is going on in their lives.

Professional photography is my passion. I spend a lot of time behind the lens shooting photos and uploading them to social media for all to see, but there are still some things that take up space in my life outside of photography too! Here is a peek at my life away from the lens.
Hiking + Kayaking
I've always loved the great outdoors and had a particularly fond love for hiking & kayaking. The feeling of being out in nature with nothing but myself and my gear was exhilarating. I love taking long trips down rivers that end up taking me to remote locations.
Horror Movies 
I absolutely love horror movies. I don't know what it is about them that makes me so drawn to them, but the adrenaline rush they give me can't be matched by any other form of entertainment. They always leave you on a cliffhanger, with your heart racing from anticipation and fear.
Dogs
I love all types of dogs but the old dogs are my favorite. I love everything about them- their wrinkles, the little tinges of gray on their muzzle, their weary eyes. They have this feeling like they've seen it all and know just what to do in any situation.
Boxing 
I love boxing. I've been doing it for years now, and have come so far since I first started. It's a great way to release anger, stress, or anything else bothering me. It's extremely satisfying to be able to work out in an unconventional way like this.
Traveling
I love to travel the world. It's like I'm always on a never-ending quest for something new, and that feeling is what soothes my soul's need for adventure. There’s no thrill quite like exploring an uncharted destination and discovering something unique.
Thai Food
I love food, and Thai food is my favorite type. Every time I think about it, my mouth starts to water. When I visited Thailand, I fell in love with their cuisine. if you're interested in exploring some new flavors & cultures, Thai food should be at the top of your list.
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