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Photographer & Videographer for Families in  The Catskills & Hudson Valley

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It may not always feel like it, but I guarantee you that you're living in "The Good Ole Days"

Imagine yourself at 80, wishing for these moments again. Hectic as life can be now, this is the good stuff.

Let me help you freeze time for a moment. Let's document these good ole days, and create proof that you were loved and that you loved others back.

One day, photos are all we'll have to remember these times.

A stress free experience for busy parents who just want honest pictures of their family.

Based in Sullivan County, New York, we work with families throughout the Catskills and Hudson Valley. Together, we will create photos that truly reflect your family's unique connection and dynamic. No cookie-cutter posing or styling—just images that feel authentically you. We take pride in providing a simple, no nonsense approach to family photos. From booking to printing your photos, we are there to help every step of the way to make sure you can get all the shots you love without the fuss.

Behind the Camera

Hey! So happy you're here.

I'm Jill Smith, owner & lead photographer here at Jill C. Smith Photography. I've been photographing New York families for over ten years now, and I can honestly say I love my job! 

I prioritize creating honest photos of families being their truest selves with the people they love the most. My number one goal is to create a visual time capsule for you. Something you can return to years from now, to induce a bit of nostalgia, and think "Oh remember when...". 

The photos we create together are for you, but they're also for the people they love you. These images will serve as bits of proof that you were here, you loved, and people loved you back. 

If this resonates with you, keep scrolling. I have a feeling we'd make a great team.

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Relaxed sessions.
Stunning photos. 
Happy families.

"Incredible. Jill is not only talented, but made me feel at ease while working with her. It felt more like a fun afternoon with a close friend than a photography experience."  
- Alana M. 

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What We Photograph

Babies.          Pregnancies.        Families.     

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Meet the Team.

At booking, you'll have the option to choose the photographer best suited to bring your vision to life.

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The Experience

Functionality You Will Love

01

Drop me a line.

Shoot me an email, DM, text, phone call, whatever you prefer, and tell me all about your vision. We'll hash out which package is right for you, and you'll get all the details on what we do.

02

Claim your date.

If you feel like I, or one of my associates would be a good fit for you, I'll send you over my booking link, so you can reserve your date, and pay a 25% retainer to make it official.

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Let the planning begin.

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The big day.

You'll find I'm as hands on as you'd like me to be leading up to your session. Some moms love for me to take the wheel and plan everything from their wardrobe to the location, while others already feel pretty sure about what they want. Whichever camp you fall in, I'm here to support you however you need to be.

On the day of your session, we'll meet at a location we choose together. I'll spend a moment getting to know your family, especially the little ones, and making sure everybody is feeling good before I start snapping. While I know you might be the most nervous about this part, I promise one of my super powers is helping people relax in front of the camera.

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The  reveal.

Within two weeks, you'll get an email from me letting you know your photos are ready. I know you're busy, so you'll be able to view them right from home. If you've booked one of my all inclusive packages, all of the photos are yours to keep, download, share and print. If you've booked a mini session, you'll get directions on how to redeem the images that were included in your package. Even after your session is over, I am here to help in any way you need.

Wait. Did you say you're also a videographer?

That's right.

I am now officially offering short family films as an add-on to our full length sessions (with Jill only).

But don't worry if you're unsure. You will have several opportunities at booking, and before your session to make a decision. If you're having a hard time picturing what these might look like, take a peek here.

Planning a Vacation to
The Catskills?

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Hold up.
Are you also a photographer?

Awesome. Lots of stuff for you here to poke around and see. Be sure to check out my free resources, The Business First Photographer Podcast and my current course offerings. 

Where you've heard me...

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Don't Stop Now

I have so much more to share with you.

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