"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

Ang shared, “I want milestones pictures taken for my kids. The big guy turned 13 this year. He was soooooo against it. I think we did alright. Well… when you have a great photographer.” And their oldest Charlie was actually such a great sport along with his sister Mary they were so much fun to […]

Milestone pictures & a “dumpster fire family”


July 2, 2022

It was an honor to photograph my brother Rob’s and his wife Mel’s intimate wedding in June. Rob & Mel have a beautiful family and got married at the Dupage County Courthouse ona gorgeous day in June. We met at St. Jame’s Farm before the wedding ceremony to photograph them and their son Ryder. Mel […]

Rob + Mel’s wedding


June 22, 2022

Carly wanted updated photographs of their family, “I’d love to capture our family just being real, in one of our favorite environments.” Carly and John take their boys often to this place in a local park and play in the creek so we knew we had to go in for their session, “I’m fine with […]

“just being real in one of our favorite environments”


June 21, 2022

In April I had the opportunity to head to Vegas again for an earned trip with some amazing friends. This year was so special as there were more women that also earned this trip and I treated them to a day of photography in some pretty beautiful locations. More about our small but amazing team […]

Vegas with my squad


June 1, 2022

Be inspired by my beautiful friend Davin to get a Creative Portrait Session celebrating YOU on the schedule soon! She came into town from Texas and we headed to Chicago for some images celebrating her right now. Need updated portraits- why not make it more fun? Let’s chat about what would help share your story! […]

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate YOU!


May 31, 2022

Mallory & Jeff wanted to create images of this special time in their lives with their first child Lexie and I was thrilled to document their right now. Mallory describes their family as “silly, affectionate, and flexible” and wanted images that “show how happy we are and celebrate our happy and thriving daughter!” It was […]

“how happy we are”


May 28, 2022

Sharing this story from World Relief: On a cold day in the middle of Illinois winter, the home of Samira* and her family has vibrant colors. Though the family only arrived in the U.S. a few months before, they have been busy. And much of what Samira has done is create. This photo essay showcases the […]

a journey of sewing new threads in a new place


May 27, 2022

I’m so grateful to partner with families through different seasons and see your kids grow and change. It is such a gift to photograph your connection and getting to photograph the Antoniolli family again before baby #4 comes soon. The kids have such personality and taking the time to document the small moments is what […]

before the baby joins us


May 25, 2022

Laura Coyle has more than 25 years of leadership experience and is dreaming big and launching her new company LTC Strategies. She blends strategy, creativity, and empathy in her work and life and shares, “I am inherently a risk taker that believes big results come from being bold. I am inspired by advocates and change […]

“Big results come from being bold”


May 23, 2022