"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

Trevor is about to start his senior year and his mom Clara wanted to make sure he had his session before I headed to North Carolina. We had so much fun highlighting his love of history and Japanese culture. Every Creative Portrait Session is unique to my client and I love seeing what aspects of […]

Trevor’s Senior Portraits

creative-portraits

April 19, 2024

I was so excited to partner with the Morelock family again to photograph their family before their oldest Ben heads off to college! The last time we met in Chinatown for their session (the kids have grown so much!) and this time it was 31st Street Beach. Kindra shared, “my kids find part of their […]

Being City Kids

creative-portraits

April 17, 2024

branding photo session for event planner

“Placing things in God’s hand”

creative-portraits

April 14, 2024

Mary’s Mother wanted a Creative Portrait Session to celebrate Mary at 13. I have loved partnering with this family before and was honored to be invited again to photograph this stage in Mary’s life. It is so much fun to plan props to bring for theses sessions that help tell your story- let’s partner! “I […]

Mary at 13

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April 13, 2024

The number one question I get for brand storytelling sessions is “what do I wear?” It can feel overwhelming to choose your look/s after you book but I promise you got this and I am here to help! You want to first and foremost FEEL confident in what you are wearing so do not leave […]

Tips for 🔥Brand Storytelling Session Looks

creative-portraits

April 11, 2024

I met Melissa doing the Hairitage Talks Podcast recently and she invited me to photograph her 40th birthday celebration at Sunny Gun in Chicago. It was a joy to be with her and see how her friends and family celebrated her that night. Forty looks fabulous on you Melissa! “Roxanne, when I tell you I […]

40 looks great on Melissa

events

April 10, 2024

Gianna’s mom Amanda reached out to me because she wanted to celebrate her daughter with a creative session that would showcase her unique style of dance. Before our session I watched a video of her dance and I WAS BLOWN AWAY- it was captivating and she is so talented! Gianna clearly loves dance, “I love […]

“Difference inspires me”

creative-portraits

April 9, 2024

Women tell me so often they want to book a session but….. “I’m not confident enough” “I need to lose 10 pounds first” Can we have some real talk? I get it. In fact when I saw this self portrait of me I almost didn’t keep it because of my mid section squish. BUT here […]

YOU are a beautiful creation

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April 4, 2024

This extended family session was a gift for Kevin- Dad and Grandpa extraordinaire! I always ask my clients what words they would use to describe their family and I loved his response, “my word for my family is AWESOME!” When his daughter Liz shared the gallery with him he shared that he so appreciated the […]

“My word for my family is AWESOME”

family

April 1, 2024