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birthday giveaway!


what a beautiful day we are finally having…and what a great time to announce my annual birthday giveaway.


(first park visit this year and someone was NOT happy about leaving!)

this time each year i love to give a session away.  temps are slowly rising, the sun is still out after dinner and my photography calendar is quickly filling up.  i am again reminded of how lucky i am!  i know many fret about age but i honestly feel as though my life just gets better each year.  i am older, but i am also wiser, more confident and just more comfortable in my life overall.  so, with all that said, thanks for being here!  it is hard for me to put into words, but i so appreciate the support and encouragement i have received along the way from each of you!

now to the details (it couldn’t be easier!)

* share the facebook post on your wall

*comment below here (or click here) that you shared

i will announce the winner here on saturday (3/14) in the afternoon – good luck!

hey tanya gaedke — you are the lucky winner!  email me for the details!!

please note: one hour session with up to 6 family members and is good in april or may of 2015 in the milwaukee area.

new here?  you can check out my work here.

lastly, since facebook pages are getting more and more difficult to see, i will be sharing my work here and here also.  would love for you to follow along!


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achieving goals.


i have a little note that i see daily where i keep a running list of things i want to accomplish in my photography business.  some big.  some small.  some simple.  some not so simple.  near the end of 2014 i made a list for the upcoming year.  one of my many 2015 goals was to get published in a magazine.  i was giving myself a year to make this happen.  so, it was a complete surprise when mid january i received an email asking permission to feature my images in the upcoming edition of mozi magazine!  (a photography magazine packed with tons of info + inspiration)

i still can’t believe it.  it is so crazy to see my images of my family in print, BUT the absolute coolest part of it for me is that my silly little lists paid off!  something i thought of as far, far, far off in the future, turned out to be attainable and a lot sooner than expected.

so go write your goals down – no matter how crazy or silly they may seem to reach, you have that constant reminder to work towards it and make things happen!


want to check it out?

this issue is jam packed with talent and great articles for both the professional and the hobbiest and mozi magazine has been kind enough to give a digital copy of this ‘love’ issue to one lucky winner.  simply follow mozi magazine on facebook here and leave a comment below telling me what you LOVE to photograph!  good luck.

winner announced here on monday, march 16, 2005.

hey claudia! congrats!!  email me for how to receive a digital copy of the mozi magazine.  thanks everyone for your comments!

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hitting the restart button.


i want to photograph your family

somewhere between all the workshops, pdfs, hashtags and photo blogs, i lost my free spirited love for photography.  it seemed i started to shoot worrying about all the rules and fell into the classic routine of what was safe and comfortable.  that spark that had once been there as i picked up my camera had now just become another shot.  i was struggling to get that wow factor that i so dearly wanted.  so i continued with safe and to me, rather blah.

then, last week i attended a workshop.  a workshop i never dreamed i would attend.  after reading review after review and each person stating what a game changer this was for them, i knew i had to make this happen.  long story short, best investment in me ever.  this was exactly what i needed.  after a full day with yan palmer and some amazing fellow photographers, i got the push i needed.  i learned a ton.  i discovered so much about myself AND the best part, i left feeling completely inspired and motivated to actually do what i need to do to get where i want to be.  it was just awesome!

with all that said, i need something from you.  if you are in the milwaukee area and would love to book a family session, contact me.  or pass on my info to someone who is interested in a family session.  i am looking for 5-7 interested families to photograph and will be heavily discounting my session fee.  you will get all the images, i just ask that you relax and let me do my thing!

it is a tad scary putting something like this out there as i may get crickets, but i gotta start somewhere!  i will hunt down my ideal clients if it comes to that – but if you are a family, and all LOVVVVVe each other most days, enjoy dressing your children for these events, have a home that you love + love spending time in and if you can follow directions, please contact me!   even if you are not all of the above, contact me for the details!

ready?  go!

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custom family portrait.


it has been too long since i did a giveaway.  so, i figured i would kick off the end of the summer with a big one.  and this is BIG!  i fell head over heels with this talented artist on instagram immediately.  she is so good!  when i received this little treasure, i was teary eyed and loved it more than i had imagined.  and all she needed was few images from me and soon after it was in my mailbox!

and now you can have one too!  betsy from betsymadeshop has offered up a family portrait for one of you!  (she will even include the family dog and/or cat for a minimal charge)



here is how to enter here and on instagram:

1.  follow me @jillmarz  AND betsy @betsypetersen on instagram

2.  tag at least 3 friends in the comment section on instagram under this image

3.  additional entry for commenting here with why you’d love this portrait

(no instagram?  just comment here to be entered!)

this giveaway is for domestic shipping only, unless you are willing to pay for shipping costs…then please feel free to enter!

closes sunday, september 7th!

good luck!

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mothers day giveaway!


happy mothers day everyone.  hope you all enjoy your day and get some time to relax!  as i tell my kids everyday on this year, no whining, arguing, fighting, complaining, etc – hope all of your kids obey those rules today :)

in honor of mothers day, i have teamed up with maylilies to giveaway a simple and gorgeous necklace!

i just ordered this and am madly in love.


the rules are simple!

1. follow maylilies on instagram at maylilies

2. follow me on instagram at jillmarz

3. comment under the picture of the necklace on my feed why you’d like to win!

no instagram account?  just comment below!

simple right?!

winner will be announced on tuesday!!

have a great moms day!!!


printstagram giveaway!


not long ago i did a post regarding printing your instagram images!

it was a hit and i received tons of questions about printstagram, the company i used.  and i recently heard that they are in the process of adding a new feature which would make printing your images even easier!!!

here is how i am displaying my prints – i just love them!


well today we have a giveaway for you!

printstagram has MANY different ideas for your images; posters, square prints, mini book, stickers, etc.

check out some of their products!

minibook stickers squareprints miniprints

wanna win something?!?!?!


1. follow prinstagram + myself on IG – username: socialps + jillmarz  (if you don’t have an IG account you can like both on facebook, but you should really get an account since it is awesome!)

2. hashtag one of your images with the follow #printstagram #jillmarzgives

3. comment below or under the IG image on my feed which product you would like to win: prints, stickers, book, poster, etc

4. earn extra entries for reposting on instagram or sharing on facebook

come back friday, march 1 to find out if you won!

(winner is randomly picked)

please note: posters cannot be shipped internationally.  sorry.

good luck friends!


congrats – we have our winners!


thanks to all that entered the giveaway!  even if you didn’t win, i highly recommend checking out less ordinary designs – SO many cute things!  i just ordered address labels + gift tags for myself – i am in love with all the designs.

thanks sara for helping to make this awesome giveaway possible!  the winners are:

our first winner is….Jen Heinert!   you got yourself some free gift tags!

the second winner is…Jennifer!  free address labels for you!

congrats to both of you!   please send me your email addresses and i will contact you regarding ordering.

happy holidays everyone.

if you like giveaways or have an idea for a giveaway, please COMMENT BELOW!!


free labels + tags!! yay!!


happy december everyone…cannot believe i am even saying that!

since i am sure all of you are busy sending out your holiday cards and wrapping gifts, i thought i would do a little giveaway to help you with those things!!

i am a HUGE fan of ‘less ordinary designs‘ – this little shop has soooo many adorable things, i never know what to purchase!  announcements, holday cards, address labels, tags, etc.  the designs are all so unique and fresh looking!

so, this week i have teamed up with sara (the awesome person behind it all!) and we are giving ** 2 ** lucky winners some free products!!!

1 set of address lables (you can choose between 140 rectangular or 24 round)  and 1 set of gift tags (10)!!!

just leave a comment on which item you would prefer:  address label or tags!   i will pick 2 winners on monday, decemeber 10th!

take a peek at this shop – you will fall in love too!!!

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we have a winner!


happy thanksgiving everyone!  i had an awesome day with family and am so beyond grateful!

the winner of the cowl is mary!


mary please email me your address so i can send our your cowl tomorrow!  congratulations!

hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family/friends and good food…i know i did!