"Let me photograph you in this light
In case it is the last time
That we might be exactly like we were"

You're engaged, Woo hoo!

I betcha you keep glancing at your left ring finger about every 30 seconds or so. Am I right? I know that I must definitely did after my husband proposed during a blizzard.

Now it's time to make some big decisions. Been there. Done that. The planning process can get overwhelming very quickly! Everyone has an opinion, there's a zillion and one ideas on Pinterest, hundreds of vendors to choose from and you might just feel a little bit frazzled right about now. Am I hitting the nail on the head? Maybe you are chomping at the bit to start planning the wedding day that you have dreamed of right down to the cake flavors...or maybe you have a vague idea of what you envision....or perhaps you have absolutely no idea!!! That's totally normal.

Here is my favorite way of looking at it: You found "The One," so the hardest part is over!!! You are so fortunate to have found your "person". Now, it's time to book your venue and key vendors. Hiring top quality vendors with experience is the key to a seamless and stress-free day. Which brings me to why you are still reading. Grin.

Congratulations. I cannot wait to hear the proposal details!

I hear so often "photography is one of the most important vendors for us". I couldn't agree more. (though, yes, I may be a bit biased). If you are looking for a photographer with an organized, yet laid back approach to weddings who delivers a combination of fresh, classic and unique photography - you have landed right where you are supposed to be! We do not do cookie cutter photos here. We hone in on every emotion every step of the day. We do this as discreetly as possible, of course. You may find yourself calling me 'Ninja Jill'. It's happened more times than I can count. Oh and then the details that generate more details and then more details – we are absolutely sure to capture those in all of their glory as well.

I consider it an honor to photograph weddings. This is the one and only time in your lives that everyone that you love and cherish from both sides of your families and friends will all be together in one place to celebrate YOU. They are there to witness and help commemorate your commitment to each other as you become husband and wife.

 That is pretty freaking amazing, right?  (Are you nodding along?)

If you are, let's chat.   I never get tired of talking "wedding" because each couple is SO special and has their own story and vision.  

frequently asked questions

How would you describe your style?

My style is predominantly photojournalistic/candid – my ideal is to act as a ‘fly on the wall’ and document those authentic interactions as they unfold. I do, however, also include traditional formal photographs as well. (the older generation tends to greatly appreciate this!).

What type of equipment do you use?

All images are taken in digital color and can be converted to black & white. Images are taken with Nikon equipment. A complete set of back-up equipment is available for me to use, if necessary. 

What happens if you are sick, hurt, etc?

In the unlikely event that I am unable to be at your wedding, I have a network of photographers that I would contact to ensure a replacement.

Are you insured?

Yes, I am insured and I can provide a Certificate of Insurance to your venue upon request. I carry a one million dollar liability policy which is the standard requirement at most venues.

Where are you located to shoot my wedding or engagement session?

Primarily in New England, but I am available to travel within the US and outside the country as well. I heart destination weddings and have photographed multiple weddings in Jamaica, Belize, the Bahamas, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and beyond! Please contact us for a custom quote for your destination wedding or elopement.

Is there a limit on the number of photographs you take during a wedding?

Absolutely not. I begin photographing from the minute I arrive, until the time I leave. Sometimes I even pull my Jeep over as I turn into your venue in order to snap some images of venue’s sign and nearby scenery photos! The number of images taken during your event will vary. For an 8-hour wedding package – you are guaranteed a minimum of 400 images with Jill Markley and 550 if you elect to choose the Walk this Way package which includes an Associate Photographer in addition to Jill Markley photographing your big day! (but you typically end up with far more than the baseline minimum).

When will my online gallery collection be available for viewing?

Engagement session: 2 weeks
Weddings: 4 weeks.
Rock the Dress: 2 weeks
Boudoir: Proofs within 2 weeks (for more information on our Boudoir services CLICK HERE)
All final collections are delivered via an online downloadable (password-protected) gallery for viewing and placing orders.

Do I get to keep the digital files?

Yes, you will receive your final images in a downloadable password-protected online gallery. Photographs will be high-resolution JPEG files. You will also receive a USB thumb drive with all of your final images.

Do I get reprint rights?

You are authorized to make prints from the images you download. For your convenience, I also offer online personalized print ordering options through your online gallery.

Are the images watermarked with your logo?

Nope. Nobody wants to print a gorgeous photograph with a distracting logo stamped onto it! If you post your images on social media, I would appreciate it if you would give photo credit photo credit to Jill Markley Studios. I am not the Instagram police though – I trust that you will want to let everyone know who your rock star photographer was that took your epic images! 

How do I book you? 

Deposit and Contract:
• 50% deposit and executed contract required to reserve your date(s) for all photo sessions and wedding events. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to your event date.
• Deposits can be made via Venmo, personal check or good old-fashioned cash.
• Payment plans available. Just ask!
(All prices and availability subject to change prior to the completion of a fully executed contract and receipt of client deposit) 

are there travel fees beyond a certain distance?

Travel fees apply for sessions and events located over 50 miles from zip code 01845. Travel fees are quoted on a case-by-case basis.
(All prices and availability subject to change prior to the completion of a fully executed contract and receipt of client deposit)

Have you photographed a wedding at my venue?

Below is a list of the fabulous venues where we have had the pleasure of photographing events. We absolutely love shooting new locations - so if you do not see your venue below - no worries - let's add it to the list! Of course, we always enjoy photographing events at your home or another private residence.

• Alden Castle
• Ames Mansion
• Andover Country Club
• Andover Inn
• Andover town Hall
• Assumption College
• Atkinson Country Club
• Barn at Gibbet Hill
• Beauport Hotel
• Bedford Village Inn
• Black Swan Country Club
• Blue Ocean Event Center
• Bohlin
• Borderland State Park
• Boston City Hall
• Boston Harbor Hotel
• Boston Marriott Long Wharf
• Boston Marriott Peabody
• Boston Marriott Quincy

• Boston Museum of Science
• Boston Park Plaza
• Boston Public Library
• Boston University Metcalf Trustee Center
• Briar Barn Inn
• Brooksby Farm
• Butternut Farm and Golf Club
• Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard
• Castle in the Clouds
• Castleton Banquet Facility
• Chanler at Cliff Walk Newport
• Chapel at West Parish
• Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
• Charter Oak Country Club
• China Pearl Restaurant
• Christmas Farm Inn
• Cohasset Harbor Resort
• Colonial Hotel
• Commander’s Mansion

• Commons 1854
• Commonwealth Cambridge
• Coonamessett Inn
• Corinthian Yacht Club
• Country Club of Halifax
• Courtyard Marriott Boston
• Cruiseport Gloucester
• Cultural Center Fall River
• Cuttyhunk Island, Cape Cod
• Danversport Yacht Club
• Dell-Lea Country Club
• Di Burro’s Function Facility
• Doubletree Hotel Bedford
• Duxbury Maritime School
• Elks at Bass Rocks
• Empire Restaurant Boston Seaport
• Endicott College
• Fairmont Copley Plaza
• Ferncroft County Club

• Flag Hill Winery
• Four Oaks Country Club
• Four Seasons Hotel Boston
• Glen Magna Farms
• Grand Summit Hotel
• Granite Links Golf Club
• Granite Ridge Estate
• Halligan Tavern
• Hamilton Hall Salem
• Harbor Lights Golf and Country Club
• Harrington Farm
• Harvest Restaurant Cambridge
• Haverhill Country Club
• Hawthorne Hotel
• Hellenic Center Ipswich
• Heritage State Park Holyoke
• Highfields Golf and Country Club
• Hotel Marlowe
• Hyatt Regency Cambridge

• Margate Hotel
• Marriott Hotel Burlington
• Marriott Hotel Newton
• Massachusetts Audubon Habitat
• Misslewood at Endicott College
• Mortan's Steakhouse Boston Seaport
• Mount Washington Hotel
• Nahant Country Club
• Nashoba Valley Winery
• New England Aquarium
• Newport Yachting Center
• Oak Ridge Golf Club
• Oceanview of Nahant
• Old Sturbridge Village
• Oregon Club
• Pembroke Knights of Columbus
• Pierce House
• Plymoth Plantation

• Hyatt Regency Newport
• Independence Harbor
• Indian Pond Country Club
• Inn at Round Barn Farm
• Ipswich Country Club
• Kirkbrae Country Club
• Lakeview Pavilion
• Langham Hotel Boston
• Lantana
• Larz Anderson Auto Museum
• Lenox Hotel
• Liberty Clipper Vessel
• Liberty Hotel
• Log Cabin Holyoke
• Longfellow’s Wayside Inn
• Loon Mountain
• Lyman Estate
• Maggiano’s Little Italy
• Mansion at Turner Hill

• Post Office Square 
• Publick House Historic Inn
• Red Lion Inn Cohasset
• Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel
• Ridge Club
• Roger Williams Park Casino
• Saint Anselm College
• Saint Clement’s Castle
• Salem Waterfront Hotel and Marina
• Saphire Estate
• Seaport Elite II Vessel
• Sheraton Commander Hotel
• Smith Barn
• Smolak Farms
• South Shore Country Club
• Spirt of Boston Vessel
• Steele Hill Resort
• Tewksbury Country Club
• The Essex Room
• The Red Barn

• The State Room
• Top of the Hub Boston
• Tower Hill Botanical Garden
• Tupper Manor
• Turkish Consulate of Boston
• Turntide Estate
• U.S.S. Constitution Charlestown
• Venezia Restaurant Boston
• Villa at Ridder Country Club
• Wachusett County Club
• Warren Conference Center and Inn
• Westin Hotel at Copley Place
• White Cliffs Country Club
• Willowdale Estate
• Wolfeboro Inn
• Wright-Locke Farm
• Zukas Hilltop Barn

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