By Lauren Fair Photography
behind the lens
Hi friend, I’m Jill — a natural light wedding photographer based in New Jersey. My true passion is capturing authentic, joy-filled moments for couples wildly in love. A lover of all things creative, you can usually find me decorating spaces in our Cape Cod style home (ideally with Pottery Barn but will settle for Target), cuddling with our sweet rescue pup Macie, or eating a few too many carbs (if we’re being honest, pasta is my love language).
Recently engaged to the love of my life, Matt, I completely understand exactly what you’re going through right now. There are so many decisions to be made, so many vendors to book, and it can be overwhelming to know where to start.
But something you should probably know is that when you work with me, you don’t just get a photographer — you get a friend for life. I truly believe that the best way for me to tell your story is to be so much more than a person who shows up on the day of your wedding and takes photos, and I want to be by your side every step of the way.
Working with Jill was the BEST! We had the most wonderful experience. Going into the shoot, my fiancé and I were a bit nervous. As soon as we met Jill, her bubbly and warm personality took all of the nerves away! She made us feel so comfortable and threw in a few silly prompts that made sure we were having fun and laughing the entire session. The photos turned out absolutely AMAZING. We are so grateful Jill was able to capture these special moments for us. We’ll cherish these photos forever!
DANIELLE & AARON
This or that
vibrant or neutral?
Neutral all the way, I’m in love with muted greens and dusty blues
beer or wine?
It depends — love Riesling, but can’t say no to a glass of Blue Moon
canon or nikon?
I shoot with Canon, and love my mirrorless Canon R6
Cats or Dogs?
Definitely dogs, but I am a big animal person in general
morning or evening?
Much more of a morning person than a night owl
chocolate or vanillla?
Don’t judge, but I actually don’t like chocolate… so definitely vanilla
The Heart Behind
Ever since I was a little girl I have been creative, always looking for new and challenging ways to channel my creativity. At first, it was through drawing. Then, around the time I was twelve years old, I began to grow interested in photography — initially to take pictures of my horse. Over the years, I found that working with couples was my calling, and since then my photography hobby has grown into something so much more.
And maybe that’s what it was at first — another way to channel my creativity. But now I see that, as much as I love photography, what I love even more are the connections I create with the people I work with. Each wedding is so unique, and for me getting to truly know my couples as people, not just as clients, completely changes the way I capture moments on their big day.
From our first email exchange chatting about the vision for your wedding, to getting to really know each other at your engagement session, to giving you a huge hug when I arrive on your wedding day… these are the moments I cherish most. I strive to not only capture all of the beautiful details of the most important day of your lives, but also to help you to feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera, just like you’re working with an old friend.
READY FOR MORE?
Hi friend, I’m Jill Sahner (pronounced just like it’s spelled, Sah-ner)! I have been obsessed with photography for well over half of my life – from the moment I picked up my first point-and-shoot camera at age 12, I was hooked. I absolutely love capturing real moments and genuine emotions, the ones between the poses. I couldn’t be more excited to share my passion for photography with you, and I can’t wait to work together!
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