Photography Team

 

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.

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Hi, my name is Yahaira! (Ya-Hi-Ra) I first picked up a camera when I was in 6th grade. I taught my self everything I know just by looking through Pinterest & watching small videos. I started off taking photos of landscapes & anything else around me until I slowly worked my way into portrait photography. Back then, I never imagined my career growing as much as it has! I have worked on engagements, weddings, elopements, private events, and so much more. Over the last few years I also became a drone photographer. I love learning new things that help my career grow. I have met so many great people along the way and I can’t wait to meet so many more !

 

Hi, I’m Alli, a professional photographer.  I have enjoyed everything photography has brought to my life. It’s a true gift to be able to capture life’s moments whether it’s a milestone, the love of a pet or simple everyday joys.  Being a photographer and having the ability to take a peek into someone else’s world is one of the best parts of this profession.  I am truly grateful to those who invite me to join in their celebrations and events or book a photoshoot to have a forever memory to share for generations to come.  I am so proud to be a photographer onboard the amazing JCSP team of professionals!

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Hair and Makeup

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Hi, I’m Amy, a makeup artist! I have been doing makeup for 15 years. It started out small, doing makeup for friends, and evolved into expanding and creating Joyce Claire Makeup. Named after my late grandmother, she inspired my love of makeup with her flawless skin and the pride she took in her appearance on a daily basis. I learned from her, my clients, and the incredible women I’m surrounded by, that feeling good about yourself can go a long way. I love that I can do that for people through makeup. The group of women I love working with most are mothers and soon-to-be mothers. As a mother of three amazing boys, I fully understand the need to be pampered sometimes.