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"Stopping a moment from running away."

I am Jackie of Jacklyn Byrd Photography of Peoria, Illinois. (I always go by Jackie, but mom gave me this fancy name so I thought I should use it for my business.) 


I am a documentary wedding and lifestyle family photographer in Peoria, Illinois.   

Why hire me? Because I absolutely LOVE photographing people!   Call me old fashion, but I love to give hugs, listen to what my couples want on their day, and I ALWAYS have SNACKS!  (No one likes to get hangry.)   I'm here for you all day on your wedding day to make sure you don't miss those memories. When looking at your photographs, I want you to re-live your day, because you know it will go by way too fast.  I pride myself on ALWAYS being on time.  (Even in a blizzard conditions I made it to a wedding!) One thing I love is my couples become like family to me.  I often find myself being the "family photographer" after my couples get married capturing failing in love to having babies.  Some of my first babies I've photographed are now having me do their senior photos.  Talk about circle of life!! 


 I am a #boymama to 2 adorable boys named Hunter & Isaac.  I am a dog mama of my golden retriever, Tanner.  I often post cuddle photos of him on my Instagram! You'll find me most days with a bun on my head, leggings and wearing my TOMS shoes which I am obsessed with!  I love all things TEAL.  If I could choose only one meal to have the rest of my life it would be PIZZA.  So let's meet over a slice and chat! 

Now Booking 2023 & 2024 Weddings & Family Photo Sessions!  

Married Couple Happy at St. Mark in Peoria

Lindsay & Joey

Jackie was absolutely amazing to work with. So flexible and worked with our schedules. She took amazing engagement and wedding photos. She was so easy to talk to and keep in touch with to get exactly what we wanted. I felt like she really got to know us and that personal connection was obvious the phenomenal photos we got back. I cannot speak highly enough of her and would absolutely recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Wedding Couple at the Riverfront Museum in Peoria, Illinois Photo by Jacklyn Byrd Photography

Sarah & Nicholas

We loved having Jacklyn photograph our wedding day! The shots came out absolutely gorgeous, and really captured the personalities of everyone involved. She is incredible generous and patient, and was a godsend on the wedding day! She worked great with the little ones too, including young siblings and family friends.


Annie & Kip

Jackie was fantastic!! She was an absolute dream to work with. The pictures were absolutely beautiful. She even sent a cube with pictures as a gift. I will recommend her to all my friends in the area looking for a photographer!

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