"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 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”


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


Marisa Choate of Choate Studio is an artistic designer and teacher with a passion for creating art that everyone can enjoy. She and her mother Nuccia curated and designed a fashion show to help celebrate the Winfield Centennial in partnership with The Winfield Foundation. The focus was a 100 years of fashion through the ages […]

Clothing has shaped our history & future


Westmont High School students dressed to impress at the annual feast and they buzzed with excitement and energy as they entered the commons on December 7th.  This tradition was started in 1995 and allows students to dress up and enjoy a special meal together as a school community. Teachers and administrators- including School Board Superintendent […]

Feasting at Westmont High School


Telling stories of the good work Styles 4 Kidz has been doing in their community is some of my favorite work. They have expanded their work even with the restrictions of the last 2 years to offer more online classes furthering their reach; a mom from South Africa tuned in to their educational courses. This […]

Styles 4 Kidz 2021


Styles 4 Kidz recently celebrated their annual gala We’re in this Together. The theme this year had various components that were highlighted with stories and speakers; Together we expanded, we cooperated, we empowered, we innovated, we led, & we impacted. Transracial adoptive adoptees, parents, board members, and founder and executive director Tamekia Swint and various […]

S4K 2021 Gala


Eeeeek Friends!! I’m so excited how this video project turned out. I have been envisioning this for years & we finally made it happen! Special shout outs to my amazing clients who are featured and Peter Heald from Sidekick Media for helping my vision come to life! I feel so grateful to do this work […]

The Hawa Images Experience- Behind the Scenes


Foster Progress held their Graduation & Scholarship Celebration on August 8th in Chicago to mark the achievements of the Class of 2021! In addition to the challenges of thriving in school during a global pandemic with remote learning these students also face unique challenges of navigating foster care during their high school years. Foster Progress […]

Congrats Foster Progress Graduates!


Foster Progress was able to host their Horizon Benefit in person this year at the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago. Foster Progress empowers Illinois youth currently or formerly in foster care to attain a college degree and transition into adulthood successfully by providing mentorship, advocacy, and educational opportunity. We heard stories of transformation from youth formerly […]

Foster Progress Horizon Benefit