"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

Being invited into sacred moments and spaces in families lives’ is a gift of photography. I am so grateful to be invited in to the Browning family’s adoption finalization. It was on zoom and attended online by family to support the family. Adoption is not simple- ever-there is joy and trauma and so many emotions. […]

Adoption Day

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Kristen & Paul had an intimate wedding ceremony at her mother’s home with just a small group of family and friends present to celebrate their union. It was a special celebration of their relationship and family and it was an absolute honor to photograph their day. I am so glad I convinced them to rust […]

Kristen + Paul

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This Saturday was the MOST fun event!! Your Entrepreneur Hype Squad had a Blow Outs & Headshots event to benefit the MS Society and we had such a blast. It was about WAY more than creative portraits and headshots. It was a hype session of encouragement and celebrating everyone. We get our hair styled perfectly […]

Styled Headshot Hype Sessions

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Portrait practice today with my daughter and she was willing to be behind the camera and photograph me! Want an updated portrait? Join our event next weekend! January 14th – limited slots available here. Blow out & head shot slots still open and 1/2 the cost supports the MS society.

Blow Out & Head Shot Event Jan 14th

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From the first day with the women of the Collective Mujeres con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores (Women with the capacity to dream in color) in Sololá, Guatemala, it is clear this group invites community, vulnerability, authenticity, inclusivity, and healing. Every activity; even a sunset boat ride, mythical forest theater activity, and a dance party […]

“even dancing is a political act itself” Guatemala Assignment

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The Styles 4 Kidz Gala was held at The Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park, Il this year. They celebrated a decade of serving their clients, impacting families, and creating an amazing community in the salon. I was invited to visit the women at the salon for updated stylist images and group images before everyone […]

Styles 4 Kidz Gala 2022 celebrating a decade of change

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Heather reached out to plan an extended family session to help celebrate her parent’s Gayle and Jim’s 5oth anniversary with their kids and grandkids. It was a beautiful fall day with a peek of some changing colors and so much love and silliness with this beautiful family. Our goal was to freeze this moment with […]

Gayle & Jim celebrate 50 years with their family

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Being invited into your sacred and holy moments is the greatest gift of being a visual storyteller and photographer. Birth is one of those moments and the Prince Family invited me to photograph the moments their second daughter Hadassah entered this world at their home in Chicago. I was checking in and watching my phone […]

“heaven touched earth”

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World Relief Chicagoland held their first in person Global Gala in 2 years this past weekend. Staff, volunteers, clients, and community members gathered to connect and hear stories of World Relief’s work as well as updates from Ukraine, personal stories from clients, and staff experiences from welcoming newly arriving refugees and immigrants. Master of Ceremonies […]

“A Vibrant Welcoming Community”: Global Gala 2022 with World Relief

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