"PHOTOGRAPHY IS A WAY OF FEELING, OF TOUCHING, OF LOVING.  WHAT YOU HAVE CAUGHT ON FILM IS CAPTURED FOREVER...IT REMEMBERS LITTLE THINGS LONG AFTER YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN EVERYTHING."

- AARON SISKIND

About Me

Hello!

My name is Jill Kirtland. Originally a concert photographer traveling around the world capturing rock stars on stage, I now capture families and professionals in their natural environments.

In 2015, I moved to the country to a little town called Little Hocking, Ohio (between Marietta, Ohio and Parkersburg, WV) with my husband and three young children. I found that my true passion in taking photos is capturing people in the moment, whether it be them rocking out on stage, engaging with their customers, or laughing and having fun with their families.

I love capturing people in their natural habitat being themselves. I do in-home lifestyle photo shoots where I tell your family’s unique story by documenting the things that are important in your life or the very subtle connections as your family goes about your daily activities. I can also come to the hospital or your home just after your baby is born to capture those first moments you are together as a family. I also do outdoor natural light creative lifestyle portrait sessions where I capture your family interacting with each other, producing authentic smiles and laughter. You never get these moments back.

I can also do the same for businesses. Let me capture the essence of what you do – a day in the life of your employees or customers, or one of your special events so you can use these photos for future promotions. I can also do modern-looking professional headshots for you in my studio or on-location.

I love the energy that people can bring to photos – parties, showers, reunions, fundraisers, sporting events or school productions, festivals, concerts, etc. I am available to be the photographer for any of these type of occasions.

Life is full of endless possibilities, and so are your images. I can’t wait to get to know you intimately, and translate that into timeless works of art that shine on your wall for years to come.

Life Unscripted.

Featured Work

Education

Mastering Manual Exposure
The Art of Portraiture
Intro to Natural Light
One Light Off Camera Flash
Before They Grow Up: Photographing Childhood
Life Inside:  In-Home Lifestyle Photography
The Business of Professional Headshots
Peter Hurley's The Headshot 

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