Hey, I'm Jill, lead photographer, and owner of Jill C Smith Photography. I started this journey in 2010 when I was still working as an ESL teacher in Buffalo. My contract ended and I was given the opportunity to pivot my career. I left Buffalo, moved to Sullivan County, and took my security from my old apartment to buy my first DSLR, a Nikon D90. I made a deal with myself that if I could make this photography thing a full time career by the time my youngest kid was in school, I didn't have to go back to working for somebody else. Everyday I'm thankful to wakeup to do a job I love and be my own boss. My favorite thing about being a photographer and small business owner is definitely the creative freedom! When I'm not working on my business in one way or another, you'll probably find me in my garden, hanging out with my chickens.
Meet The Team
Specializing in couples, events and weddings, Yahaira has a knack for playful and connected poses with her couples and families. Upbeat and down to earth, she's the perfect person for your event or family reunion. She effortlessly combines real life with romanticism in her work.
Always smiling, Alli was a natural fit for family and baby photography. An Occupational Therapist by day, it's no wonder Alli has a gentle touch with the families she works with, and is often requested again once a family works with her for her lighthearted energy and carefree style.
An artist in the truest sense, Jena has dedicated her life to studying art in all forms, and is a well loved local Art Teacher. Methodical, thoughtful and intentional, Jena is always looking for a story to tell. She's an incredible choice for your event, or in home family and newborn photo shoot.