About

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I’m Jill!

I have been a professional photographer for over 22 years. In that time I have won some awards, taken some great photographs and met some amazing people along the way.

My sessions are fun and relaxed and I love helping my clients dream up their perfect portraits. In 2008 we started making the move to specializing in Pet Portraiture.

Some may think it is a recipe for insanity but I LOVE it! Call me crazy.
If I could wish 1 thing it would be that every pet lover around had an amazing portrait of their beloved cat or dog!

Pets are photographed on location or studio.  I like to keep things relaxed and calm. I do this my keeping the number of people involved in a session to myself and the owners. And by choosing a location that is comfortable for your pet. This way I can capture your pets true personality.

I was a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada since my days as a NAIT Photography student in 1998. It was a great learning opportunity working toward accreditation and a Masters in the Photographic Arts. 

Since 2007, I have made a point of giving back to the community, specifically the animal rescue community. We have hosted an annual events for local rescue agencies, I donate to groups raising money for rescue in the form of silent auction donations and I am a huge advocate for adoption. I donated my photographic services to groups needing adoption images. In the pasted I have done work or donated to the Edmonton Humane Society, Second Chance Animal Rescue, Under Dogs Rescue, Pit Bulls for Life, HART and Infinite Woofs Animal Rescue. I was honored to photograph the 2018 Edmonton Humane Society Fundraiser Calendar. And provide images for the Edmonton Humane Society’s 2021 calendar.

In addition to my portfolio I have also shared a page with images of my 2 best friends.  Charlie & Molly, my crazy little rescue dogs. Enjoy and I look forward to working with you!

When you are ready to create some amazing photography send me an email or give me a call.

Ph: 780-499-8182
Email: jill@jshantzphoto.com

PS  If you would like to check out my human portraits please visit. www.jshantzphoto.com