February 15, 2017


It was my time in the Hudson Valley that helped me grow into the photographer I am today. Having the opportunity to photograph Newburgh and the mid Hudson Valley on a daily basis allowed me to learn the techniques of how to capture an image. It started with photographing the Hudson River and then moved to street photography around Newburgh’s historic streets. I found Newburgh Restoration who uses my past work to help illustrate articles (you can find them here). I had the opportunity to photograph events and to meet people I would have never imaged I would have met.

Over the years I have been honored with features by I Love New York, just_newyork, scenes of New England and Maine Tourism by photos I have shared on social media. Each feature is always a surprise!

I now want to get involved in photographing people and capturing them at their best. If its children to family settings to photographing life events. To people telling me about something positive in their life.

“Jillian has a passion for photography when she is behind the lens. You can see that with the New York City project I have asked her to do. She has taken simple photographs of places we have all seen and transformed them into her own. With every opportunity she has to photograph the City, she has made it an opportunity to blow me and her audience away with each photograph. I am very impressed that she stepped outside of her box and has showed the world what she can do behind the lens.”  M. Carvello, New York City project