"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

We took a quick couple of days away to celebrate our 19th anniversary (coming on July 7th). It was much needed time for just us. The world has changed and things were very different but the time to reflect on us and take time away from the kids was a blessing. There was lots to […]

Weekend in Milwaukee, Wi.

travel adventure

July 1, 2020

 The last time I saw Patricia and her twin brother Mark was when they graduated 8th grade. I was their history teacher and theater director (they starred in our rendition of a Midsummer’s Night Dream) and when she reached out to invite me to capture her family I was so excited to see them again. […]

wonderfully made & a family legacy


June 24, 2020

Hi friends! I’m sharing a bit about my approach to partnering with organizations to capture & share your story with dignity, integrity, compassion, & excellence.

Storytelling for your organization


June 23, 2020

Joy embraces these words about her right now. It is so rad to see Joy step into more confidence each time we capture her and this creative portrait session we wanted to capture Change, Risk, & Joy in her personal story and for her biz as a brand ambassador with Monat (check her gorgeous curls…seriously!!). […]

Change, Risk, & Joy


June 23, 2020

I loved being invited to capture this sweet & fun family again. The are so funny! Especially watch that little Jack- he is my people that boy. This time we captured them in their community and it was a blast. Thanks Liz & Jeff & kids- your family is so much fun & beautiful.

“we love to crack each other up”


June 22, 2020

We are doing school like never before; remote or online learning has been required because of the current pandemic and so many of us have had to shift our lives in ways we never planned.  There is a lot of loss for students, teachers, parents, and community members but there are also amazing educators rising […]

“we are doing school like never before”


June 19, 2020

It is Juneteenth. Please read more from Jemar Tisby about why this should be a national holiday here. We celebrated today by learning more of the history, getting a treat (because kids celebrate with treats ALWAYS), watching the LIVE Free to Be with The Witness BCC today,and praying together. Lord, help us to raise our […]

“this is not enough” AND “I never thought I would see this in my lifetime”


June 19, 2020

Katy and Katy’s mother both had photographs taken wearing this blue dress and they wanted to continue the family tradition with sweet Ary. It was a joy to capture this family legacy. Capturing your specific family traditions is always so special. Thanks for inviting me in. What family traditions do you want to capture?

family legacy & a blue dress


June 17, 2020

When I asked Emily to describe their family of 8 she said “large, loud, & messy” and it is clear we need to add beautiful. I have captured this family before and it was a joy again to capture their family at their home & neighborhood in Chicago. We wanted to capture “the sense of […]

“large, loud, & messy” & beautiful


June 16, 2020