"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

“I’ve gained confidence in myself and learned I can do a whole lot more than I thought this year.” Liz shared that so much has changed in her life this year….and she has learned that she has sparked something that wants to jump in and experience new things. AMEN! There is really nothing better than […]

gaining confidence & celebrating strength


Anna Gonzalez is a storyteller based in Chicago who uses her creative and administrative gifts to share stories through various projects including the Tethered Project. You can find her work at It Me Anna Mari. She describes her passion, “From paintbrush to pixels, I use the tools available to tell stories and make beautiful things. Taking inspiration […]

“I love amplifying stories that may otherwise not be told in creative & dynamic ways”


These ladies have so many roles but they’ve added biz builder to the mix with Zyia Active. We captured their team & moments to share their love of great active wear and building their businesses on their terms. The best vibe was how FOR each other they are! I had such a blast capturing them. […]

Building Community & Biz


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


Graduates of 2020 WE SEE YOU & We love you. So much has changed but we want to say congrats & celebrate your accomplishments. 2020 Graduate Mini Sessions were so much fun!! My daughter graduated 8th grade this year & my hope and prayer for all graduates this year is that they know they are loved and […]

2020 Grads!


Jordan loves to read stories, create art, and watch educational videos. She is a beautiful woman preparing to begin her studies at Vassar College in the fall to student Sociology & Education. It is always a privilege to capture you during this huge milestone! Thank you BJ for inviting me to capture Jordan. We always […]

Congrats Jordan. Class of 2020


Jasmine shared that what she most hoped to capture in our session was these 2 words; accomplishment & beauty. She embraces and embodies these words about herself. Her story thus far is one of true accomplishment & beauty! Her mentor through Foster Progress LaShawn reached out because she wanted to celebrate Jasmine with a Senior […]

Accomplishment & Beauty


Congrats to Stephanie! 2020 brought something no one anticipated and the grads this year have learned so much about the uncertainty of our world & their resilience. Stephanie loves to draw and adores her dog named Elvis. I love including the real YOU during our sessions. Martha and Jim joined us for family session to […]

Congrats Stephanie. Class of 2020.


“I want to influence those growing into the world. I want them to even be a better person than me and if I can do it through hair I will do it. “ -Shavonne Patterson Shavonne Patterson is a woman who immediately makes you welcomed into any space.  She lights up when she is working […]

“If can do it through hair I will do it”