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Meet Jamilla Yipp

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jamilla Yipp.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jamilla. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started my business ten years ago. I had three children at that point and decided to take my passion and turn it into a business to support those three kids! I began as a Wedding and Newborn Photographer, but over the years, I discovered my niche and passion for families and began to photograph them as well. Seven years ago, my documenting heart grew stronger, which was the basis of my business. I am a storyteller at heart and truly believe in connection over poses. I decided to incorporate that passion in my shooting style and have never looked back. I do believe in getting a few traditional shots, so I guess you can say my style is a bit of a hybrid. But I love it. Seven years ago, as well, I decided to start documenting births, and it resonated so much in my business. I am mainly a Birth and Newborn Photographer based in Oak Park. After several years of working from a Home Studio, this year, I was able to turn my dream of a studio into reality and moved into 19 Harrison, Oak Park, IL in May of this year!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Well, with four kids, no road is smooth. I have had many bumps along the way. From technical failures to health issues with my kids and myself. In the beginning, the main issues were just getting my name recognized, it took a few years before that growth matured. Once it did, then the balancing issue came into play. Trying to devote my time to my business while still being present for my kids can be a tough road, but I am grateful for the support of family and friends along the way.

Please tell us about Jamilla Yipp Photography.
I specialize in birth, newborns and families. My style is very storytelling in nature with a bit of posed and I am known for capturing the essence of families and the memories we want to remember. I also have a strong heart and desire for giving back. I host numerous charity events throughout the year, choosing different organizations along the way!

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Being a kid! Playing outside all day till the street lights came on, and then seeing what we can play on the front porch. I didn’t grow up with much, but we had fun with what we had.


  • My Family Sessions and Full Newborn Sessions are $400 with the full usb
  • Mini Family and Newborn Sessions are $250
  • Birth Sessions start at $850
  • Watch me Grow plans Full ($900) Basic ($500)

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Profile photo by Jasmine Lopez of Authentic Adventure Co.

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