"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

10 years?!?! It has been 10 years since I formally founded Hawa Images and Hawa LLC and I am reflecting a lot these days. I took the shakiest steps towards starting my business journey. A camera in one hand and a baby on my hip chasing two littles with no real clue what it meant […]

Why Photography? A messy founders story.

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February 18, 2024

I am very comfortable behind the camera so I challenge myself to get in front of the lens often because I will never ask my clients to be vulnerable in a way I am not willing to do. I make sure to get in front of the camera several times a year. Self-portraiture has taught […]

Why Self Portraits?

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February 13, 2024

Every woman deserved to feel and be reminded of her created beauty and to have other women hyping her up! One way I love to do this is through a Creative Portrait Session. I work hard to not only make it about the gallery; although I love WOW’ing my clients with their gallery, I want […]

Joy Portraits

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February 8, 2024

Edith Courington from CUSD 201 shared, “We were thrilled to host Illinois Reads, an initiative by the Illinois Reading Council, celebrating the love of reading for every citizen in the state and showcasing the incredible talents of Illinois authors. A huge thank you to the amazing authors who graced our event, bringing joy to families […]

Book Lovers in the CUSD 201 District come together for Illinois Reads

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February 7, 2024

This season the Westmont High School Boy’s Basketball Team has had a great season! It was so much fun to photograph some of the games this season and create some video highlights as well. Congrats Sentinels! Westmont High School welcomed new members of the Hall of Fame during the home game February 2nd. Congrats to […]

WHS Basketball

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February 6, 2024

I loved joining the WJHS Cheer Squad for a Media day like session to celebrate a great season! The Westmont Junior High School Cheer Team cheers at both the girls and boys basketball seasons. Liz Meneses is one of the leaders and coaches of the Westmont Junior High shared some of the highlights of this […]

WJHS Cheer Media Session

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January 30, 2024

THIS IS OUR VERY VERY LAST STYLED SESSIONS EVENT in Illinois with Your Entrepreneur Hype Squad. We have been all weepy in our texts back and forth because what YOU ALL have created with us has been such a gift! It’s been the BEST 1.5 years of content creation & collab’ing with amazing women! Trust […]

Last Styled Sessions in Illinois! March 15th

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January 9, 2024

Dr. Bonnie is such a light and has vibrant energy that is contagious! I had the privilege of partnering with her when she was rebranding her website and recently she asked me to photograph her extended family to celebrate her husband Mark’s 60th birthday. This was the first time everyone was together and we created […]

All together

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December 23, 2023

I was eagerly awaiting this special announcement from Erin- client who has turned into a friend. This family is so precious and I am grateful for all the ways we have partnered and been a part of each other’s lives. I have also been encouraging and mentoring Erin as she launches her photography business. Erin […]

Prince family of 5 coming soon!

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December 15, 2023