"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

Laura reached out to invite me to photograph her family again as her daughter Jenna is about to turn 16. I love partnering with this mother and daughter duo to document their close bond. We wanted to photograph Jenna at this milestone age with fun and some serious images as well and then lots of […]

“our close bond”


May 21, 2022

Maddie is an outgoing senior who ends her high school career this week and then she is ready to head to Iowa for college. Her mom Shannon was such an encouragement to her as we waked, laughed, and photographed her together for her Senior Creative Portrait Session. They have such a special bond so it […]

“I love my life & am excited for the future”


May 20, 2022

Spring Initiative “empowers young people in the Mississippi Delta to beat the odds; access the opportunities they deserve; and build successful, happy, and hopeful lives for themselves. Spring believes in the transformational power of relationships and education. Spring provides holistic opportunities and steady support; it is the students who do the hard work to make their dreams […]

Spring Initiative in the Mississippi Delta


May 11, 2022

Our family traveled to Clarksdale, Mississippi over spring break to volunteer for the Clarksdale Area Fuller Center, The Care Station, and I was also able to partner with Spring Initiative. We have dear friends from our college days that live and work in the Mississippi Delta and were grateful to have the opportunity to partner […]

encouraging vibrant communities in Clarksdale, Mississippi


May 2, 2022

Being invited into your sacred and holy moments is the greatest gift of being a visual storyteller and photographer. Birth is one of those moments and the Prince Family invited me to photograph the moments their second daughter Hadassah entered this world at their home in Chicago. I was checking in and watching my phone […]

“heaven touched earth”


May 2, 2022

Chloe wanted to celebrate her right now with ‘elegant and vibrant’ photos for her Senior Creative Portrait Session. We included her love for the outdoors and nature, reading, and gymnastics. She is a National titled tumbler and gymnast! Chloe shared, “I want to celebrate the person I am, because I have worked so hard for […]

“elegant & vibrant”


May 1, 2022

Mikayla is a senior at Westmont High School and she works so hard in academics and athletics. She shares, “I love hiking and doing active things- I love visiting new places and spending time in nature.” She is a student leader in Cross Country and Track where my oldest daughter has the privilege of running […]

adventurous, excited, & competitive


April 28, 2022

World Relief Chicagoland held their first in person Global Gala in 2 years this past weekend. Staff, volunteers, clients, and community members gathered to connect and hear stories of World Relief’s work as well as updates from Ukraine, personal stories from clients, and staff experiences from welcoming newly arriving refugees and immigrants. Master of Ceremonies […]

“A Vibrant Welcoming Community”: Global Gala 2022 with World Relief


April 27, 2022

I had the privilege of photographing Megan’s older sister’s Senior Portraits and now it was Megan’s turn. She wanted images that showed her confident, joyful spirit with no “diva poses.” I love that she wanted to celebrate her right now and she trusted me and leaned into the experience and the result was a fun […]

fun, confident, & joyful


April 18, 2022