"Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.” 
Sue Monk Kidd

Stories that matter

The Padgett described themselves as “fun, close, and adorkable- which is combo of adorable & dorky.” Their oldest daughter Sophia made it up and Mom Jeannie says “it fits them each in their own way.” I love a family that can laugh together! Their family motto is “be grateful & cheerful.” We just had to […]

Adork-able- LOVE!


June 11, 2021

Jen reached out to capture her family and Leo’s Senior Creative Portraits. We captured Jasper’s Senior Portraits a couple years ago and I was excited to meet the entire family. Jen describes the family as “athletes, casual, & full of Testosterone” and said some daily routines in their family include “not loading the dishwasher.” I […]

“Where we spent 9 years”


June 9, 2021

Hands Across Chicago is an event where many local churches come together across the city of Chicago to pray blessings and peace over their city. Our family was invited to join the The Chinese Christian Union Church in partnership with the Pui Tak Center in their efforts to pack and distribute food boxes to local […]

Hands Across Chicago in Chinatown


June 1, 2021

The Sayad family made time for “long overdue family pictures” and it was officially the first Family Lifestyle Session that included their pup Turk AND their pet bearded dragon named Toothless! Becca and Doug are celebrating 11 years of marriage this year so it was fun to get a few couples images too! Their daughter […]

Sayad Family, Turk, & Toothless


May 31, 2021

Congrats to the Graduates of 2021! This was an EPIC year to say the least. It is always an honor to partner with the excellent educators, students, and families in CUSD 201 to capture important moments throughout the year but graduation is just the best- so grateful they were able to have an in person […]

Congrats to the 2021 Grads


May 31, 2021

While in Vegas we just had to see some of the historic iconic locations as well as an art installation that has become well known for it’s amazing vibrant colors against the backdrop of the desert landscape. Seven Magic Mountains is Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful art work and a must if you can travel […]

When in Vegas…


May 20, 2021

Just in case no one has ever told you before… you are created, unique, & beautiful! You do not have to strive or hustle to prove it- the most beautiful thing about you is not something you need to do- it is just something you can embrace. It is not just about creating beautiful images. […]

Confidence is BEAUTIFUL


May 18, 2021

Charis and Kevin just welcomed their 3rd child to the family. Zachary is so sweet and has no shortage of love and snuggles and lots of attention from his older siblings. Capturing this beautiful family again in their vineyard where they growing grapes for their family business La Forge Family Vineyard. We were reminded of […]

Welcoming Zachary


May 17, 2021

Kenneth Mason Jr. is a CPA with a passion for community, growing small businesses, and building equity through his Chicago based accounting firm Equibis. Equibis has a vision “to provide the financial expertise and guidance to small business owners in or from underserved communities that often are only afforded to large corporations.” Kenneth shares, “We […]

guidance, passion, & innovation


May 13, 2021