My name is Jill Wilhelm and I am the owner/photographer at Real Image Photography. We focus on many area of photography from weddings, newborns, maternity, children and family portraiture. Our studio has been developed and built with one thing in mind, making our clients visions become reality. I am a big believer in making memories stay alive in your home by hanging beautiful portraits of you and your love ones in your home. Let us create that beautiful artwork for you.
Real Image Photography was born out a dream, a vision and a tragedy. Let me tell you my story and how I came to be where I am today. I have always been a creative person, a musician for over 20 years, but I also excelled in school, particulary the science area. After attending University and College and graduating with a degree in veterinary technology, I worked in practise for almost ten years. Towards the end of my ten years I became a hobbyist photographer and my husband bought my my first dSLR camera. I learned quickly and eventually started taking pictures of chilren and families and before I knew it weddings. I was working two jobs with very long hours and I knew a decision had to be made about which direction my life would take. Its a scary thing to leave your job and start over, and that certainly held me back, till one day in November 2010. I got a call at work that my husband had been in a car accident. A truck carrying a 50,000 lb steel coil fell of the truck and onto my husbands car. With only the grace of something bigger than all of us, my husband escaped with minor injuries and a new lease on life. It made us realize that life is short and that we needed to live our lives how we wanted to! So I quit my job and opened my studio full time and it has been a blessing ever since. Moral of the story......its never too late to follow your dreams.
So here are a few things about me......
I love my job, it truely is the best job in the world
I have 6 pets, 3 whippets and 3 kitties
I am obsessed with my pets
I hate coffee
I love a good thunderstorm
I love to travel and have visited over 30 countries
I love to swim with sharks and have even swam with great whites
I offer offer free photoshoots to cancer patients and their families
If you bring me chocolate you will be my new bestie
I love my family and friends
Photography is my full time job. I don't just do this on weekends or in my spare time, it is my not only my job, by my passion, my dream and my love.
The answer is simple. I love weddings. Love, committment, soul mates and cake. It is a blessing to be at the beginning of a lifelong love story and document it for two souls who will treasure those memories and be able to show their children on day.
I have an amazing opportunity to watch families start and grow. I see two people who love each other start with their marriage and then welcome new life and love into their world. The love between a new parent and baby is unmatched by any kind of love I have ever seen. Who wouldn't want to see that everyday.