Jill McNamara

Phoenix Family Photographer, Jill McNamara - Arizona FPJA
Photo by: 
Michael McNamara

Jill McNamara

Jill McNamara Photography

Not a lot of kids know what they want to be when they grow up by the time they’re 16. I did. I spent so many hours in the darkroom, carrying strips of film from class, I think it was pretty obvious that I had found my true calling, my passion, my future career.

I headed off to the University of Missouri (MIZ!) to attend their prestigious journalism school, and from there I headed into the world of newspapers. My husband, Michael‘s job brought us out to Phoenix over seven years ago, and I decided to give family photography a try. I’m so very glad I did. I love photographing families, their joy, laughter, their connections, and yes, even tantrums. Life, real life, is all of those things.

Now I’m a mommy, too, and I understand even better how important it is to document your life, your everyday, ordinarily wonderful life.