"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

Jen reached out to capture her family and Leo’s Senior Creative Portraits. We captured Jasper’s Senior Portraits a couple years ago and I was excited to meet the entire family. Jen describes the family as “athletes, casual, & full of Testosterone” and said some daily routines in their family include “not loading the dishwasher.” I […]

“Where we spent 9 years”


While in Vegas we just had to see some of the historic iconic locations as well as an art installation that has become well known for it’s amazing vibrant colors against the backdrop of the desert landscape. Seven Magic Mountains is Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful art work and a must if you can travel […]

When in Vegas…


Just in case no one has ever told you before… you are created, unique, & beautiful! You do not have to strive or hustle to prove it- the most beautiful thing about you is not something you need to do- it is just something you can embrace. It is not just about creating beautiful images. […]

Confidence is BEAUTIFUL


Kenneth Mason Jr. is a CPA with a passion for community, growing small businesses, and building equity through his Chicago based accounting firm Equibis. Equibis has a vision “to provide the financial expertise and guidance to small business owners in or from underserved communities that often are only afforded to large corporations.” Kenneth shares, “We […]

guidance, passion, & innovation


Shauntay is a force of honest vulnerability and I had the pleasure of capturing her in Las Vegas recently. It was amazing to meet so many women I know knew from Instagram in real life. Shauntay‘s journey inspires me! She shares some of her journey of embracing her amazing beauty and fire, “I grew up […]

Crowned in Curls


Once I knew I was traveling to Las Vegas for a work trip I knew I had to set up a styled shoot at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas with some fabulous women. Janay and Annalea were on board with the vision of an encouraging women empowerment session- we had a soundtrack and offered […]

Vibrant women in Vegas


Katie recently moved to a new community… at the start of her senior year…..from across the US…. during a pandemic…. so she is a complete rock star!! She is a beautiful young woman with big goals to study cognitive therapy and offer healing to others. I loved our simple Senior Creative Portrait Session. Congrats Katie!

Katie’s Senior Portraits


“We God People.” Shavonne tell me as we eat Mexican food together after our session and as she shares vulnerable stories from her and her twin sister Yvonne’s lives it is abundantly clear. She recounts so many stories of their lives of when they saw the hand of God guide them through including surviving Hurricane […]

“We God People.”


“I let people underestimate me, it gives me an advantage every time.“ Christina Gonzalez-Valentin is the force behind Los Comales restaurants. We captured some creative portraits at their Little Village location for her new position at the Illinois Restaurant Association Advisory Board. Christina is the literal face of the restaurant brand as when her father […]

“let people underestimate me”