Jill Saari’s mother, an artist and photographer, gave her a deep appreciation for the arts. Her childhood home was filled with many creative opportunities to explore. After getting her degree in business with a concentration in marketing from Boston University, Jill began working as a video buyer for Crown Publishing in New York City. She then went on to work in marketing and public relations for Cablevision.
Now, having a family of her own has brought her back to her creative roots. As a stay-at-home mom, it quickly became apparent that she needed to have her camera ready with three daughters, who at any given moment were ready to strike a pose. Not only is it necessary to capture the milestones in her daughters’ lives, but especially the precious candid moments.
Taking private photography classes with master photographer Laury Egan has allowed Jill to take her passion outside of her home and discover her creative eye through the camera’s lens. Jill writes, “I love the thought of framing an ordinary image in an unexpected way. The idea of capturing that image with a fresh and different prospective can be challenging, yet very rewarding.”
Jill exhibited her work most recently in “Images within Squares & Double-Squares” at Frame to Please, Red Bank 11/2011. She won Best In Show for Photography two years in a row in the Guild of Creative Art 18th and 19th Annual Open Juried Show for both 2010 and 2011. She won Honorable Mention in the “Power of Color” The Boatworks, Belmar 6/2011. She has exhibited her work in several shows at the Guild including: Beach Generations 6/2011 a joint show with Trudy Maran, the 2011 Real to Surreal Show, the 2010 and 2011 Juried EYESIGHTS Show, the 2010 - 23 Photographers Show, the 2009 and 2010 Member Holiday Show, as well as at McKay Imaging Studio in Red Bank in 2009 and at the Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keepers Quarters 2009 and 2010, Art of Jazz Show at the Butterfly Arts Gallery, Red Bank, 4/2011.