"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

“Kindness is not justice, and charity is not reconciliation.” -Tyler Burns. Tyler Burns is a pastor, podcaster (Pass the Mic), writer, husband, father, president of The Witness BCC, and prophetic voice for justice in our time. He quotes often to others that “leaders are born in the time they are needed most” and this is […]

“Kindness is not justice, and charity is not reconciliation”

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Farah Trabulsi is the creative and visionary female business owner behind Top Modist; a newly launching clothing brand that seeks to show that modest fashion can be elegant. Farah is passionate about the meaning behind her brand, “I want to portray that beauty comes from within and that anyone can be modest in their own […]

elegance, modesty, & inclusion: Top Modist

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Joy of Joy Mitchell Photography reached out to me after a mutual friend had posted some of my work. We immediately connected and vibed and decided we should partner to capture each other. I love collaborating with other creatives- especially female creatives- because I refuse to live in the scarcity mindset! We all rise when […]

fellow photog Joy Mitchell

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“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.”

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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”

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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

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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”

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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.

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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

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