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about jill schardt photography

meet jill schardt

I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a friend and a photographer. All of these connections in my life greatly enhance how I capture these relationships and preserve moments for my clients.

I studied film photography at Princeton University, then I spent several years on Wall Street working in investment banking. Needless to say I eventually made it back to my true passion, photography.

I have always been an athlete, played Division I lacrosse, and love everything fitness and wellness and most mornings you will find me in one of my favorite classes! If I am not at a workout class my other love is the beach! It truly is my family's happy place and you can find us on the NJ coastline for most of the summer!

Opening my newborn studio in 2017 and has been a long time dream come true and a way to better service my tiniest clients. In 2018 my family reached another milestone, we purchased a beach home at the NJ shore, and Jill Schardt Beach was born!

I can't wait to meet you and preserve your family memories for years to come!

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fun facts about jill!

I love books! I can't stop buying them! Here's what I'm reading now:
 "Essentialism" - Greg McKeown
 "Daring Greatly" - Brene Brown
"Girl Stop Apologizing" - Rachael Hollis
 "The Path Made Clear" - Oprah Winfrey

Photography sessions as of April 2019 - 396

My favorite vacation spot is anywhere there's a beach!

Coffee and spiked seltzer are my morning + evening drinks of choice

My bucket list includes Australia and owning a beach house (check!!!)

My office buddy is the cutest springer spaniel named Gus!