"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

“At the beginning of this pandemic everything we were doing as an EMT became 10 times harder.”  Twenty-six-year-old Reyna M. has been working as an EMT and front line worker throughout this current Covid-19 crisis.  On an unseasonably warm November day she sits on a step at a park in Chicago and shares parts of […]

“I am both Mexican & American. Chicago is where I belong.”


Evelyn describes herself as “crazy, weird, & bubbly” and I would add fun and so kind (my oldest daughter runs Cross Country with her and looks up to her so much)! We wanted to capture her Senior Creative Portraits in her hometown in the community that has shaped her thus far. We celebrated her involvement […]

“crazy, weird, & bubbly”


Luna describes herself as independent, hardworking, & overwhelmed (I feel her!) and she is a lover of music and thrifting. She loves Stevie Nicks and was completely rocking this vibe with her favorite poncho she thrifted at GoodWill- so I guess what I am saying is SHE IS MY PEOPLE. Seeing her embrace our session […]

Luna’s vibe


Kayla radiates joy and I admit I may be partial since she (as an upper classman) is so kind to my oldest daughter- welcoming her as a freshmen and showing the kind of leadership that is both kind and humble. We celebrated Kayla with a Senior Creative Portrait Session this week. When I asked her […]

“I love to love”


Styles 4 Kidz is an organization you want to know about & support. They are creating so much more than fabulous hairstyles. S4K is hair care with heart. S4K’s mission is to provide high-quality, compassionate hair care education and services for kids with textured hair in foster care and transracial adoptive or biracial families. I […]

Haircare with Heart. Partnering with Styles 4 Kidz.


It was a joy to be invited to capture the Sullivan family again & we also did some creative updated head shots for Tate Enterprises of Jim & Lisa. We also extended our session to include Connor’s Senior Creative Portraits- check them out. Want to do something a little different? Just ask. I love partnering […]

Sullivan Family


“I love music. Anytime I have the opportunity to go see live music I go or anytime I get the chance to play I will play. It has such a strong significance in my life.” Connor is a Senior this year and we had to include his bass in his Creative Portrait Session. His love […]

“Music has such a strong significance in my life”


When Logan’s mom and I talked through his senior session the goal was to capture him as himself, “Logan as Logan.” That means we included his beloved dog Ember and captured him fishing and with his first truck. I love getting to know what makes YOU unique and finding creative ways to tell that story. […]

Logan as Logan


“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