Hi there, I’m Jill Phillips, the owner/operator of His Fingerprint Photography. My home base is in Marshfield, Missouri and the Missouri Ozarks is where I typically work, but I offer services outside of the area too.
I’ve been married for 20 years to my favorite computer geek and we have 2 daughters. I’m a daughter of the King, and I strive to see His fingerprint on the life of each person I meet. I find photography therapeutic, and being able to document the everyday things in the life of my family is something I cherish.
What I love most about photography is that I’m able to allow my clients the chance to see the fingerprint of the ultimate Artist in their lives. During a time in life when the world makes them feel like they’ll never be enough, I want them to see their worth. So many life decisions are made during the teen years, and forming a positive view of yourself can change the way you face life’s challenges. Working with pre-teens up through to young adults has been part of my life’s calling and it just naturally flows into my work as a photographer as well.
My camera of choice is a Canon 6D, which is nicknamed “Irene”, after my Granny. My go-to lens of choice is the Canon 50mm 1.4 or the Canon 70-200, but I also love using vintage SLR lenses with adapters. From an early age, at any family gathering, Granny would hand me her little 110 camera and I was the designated photographer and from then on, I was smitten. I love animals, so any time we can incorporate them in your session, you can be sure I’ll smile (unless it’s a spider, then you’ll have to find someone else).
I love everything mid-century, especially cameras, books, globes, maps, coffee carafes and Pyrex. Sometimes I even think I was born in the wrong decade, because my house is furnished in mid-century furniture and decor and I can’t imagine wanting it any other way. I can’t resist looking at old photographs when I’m at a flea market or antique store. I breaks my heart to see someone’s memories shoved in a sale box, in fact, I’ve been known to purchase the ones that really catch my attention, even when I have no earthly idea who is in the photo. I also love coffee, but I prefer my own coffee made in a vintage percolator to that of a coffee shop. My comfort zone is behind the lens, but I’ve learned to get in front and make sure that I have pictures with my family and friends. I love overlooked details. Clouds make me smile, as do sunsets. Sunrises would probably make me smile too, but I really love sleep, so I don’t see many of those.
I am passionate about raising awareness for orphan care and adoption. All of these things are HUGE and impact so many people. We have a chance to be a voice, and part of my goal, my mission, is to speak up for those who can’t speak up for themselves. Since I realize how costly it is to adopt, I offer a free portrait session to adoptive families, because I want to celebrate the gift of a forever family.