"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

I met Melissa doing the Hairitage Talks Podcast recently and she invited me to photograph her 40th birthday celebration at Sunny Gun in Chicago. It was a joy to be with her and see how her friends and family celebrated her that night. Forty looks fabulous on you Melissa! “Roxanne, when I tell you I […]

40 looks great on Melissa


Women tell me so often they want to book a session but….. “I’m not confident enough” “I need to lose 10 pounds first” Can we have some real talk? I get it. In fact when I saw this self portrait of me I almost didn’t keep it because of my mid section squish. BUT here […]

YOU are a beautiful creation


Our March Styled Sessions was such a great day. See what clients are saying I am so grateful that what started as an idea between three friends and entrepreneurs has resonated with so many of you. It has been a true gift, and I look forward to continuing to offer these events in the future. […]

Styled Sessions March 2024


Tamekia Swint founder of Styles 4 Kidz is a friend I admire who inspires me so much! She nominated me for a feature in Shoutout LA for an Entrepreneur shout out. From ShoutoutLA, “Hi Roxanne, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-takingRisk IS life. If we do not risk we live […]

Approaching RISK- Shoutout LA feature


Photography is visual storytelling and I will never take for granted being invited in to my amazing clients stories. The Prince family is just a gift. Erin shares her journey on Instagram and her vulnerability and choosing beauty is the season of young motherhood will inspire you! I have been able to photograph their beautiful […]

Welcoming Yoshiko


10 years?!?! It has been 10 years since I formally founded Hawa Images and Hawa LLC and I am reflecting a lot these days. I took the shakiest steps towards starting my business journey. A camera in one hand and a baby on my hip chasing two littles with no real clue what it meant […]

Why Photography? A messy founders story.


Edith Courington from CUSD 201 shared, “We were thrilled to host Illinois Reads, an initiative by the Illinois Reading Council, celebrating the love of reading for every citizen in the state and showcasing the incredible talents of Illinois authors. A huge thank you to the amazing authors who graced our event, bringing joy to families […]

Book Lovers in the CUSD 201 District come together for Illinois Reads


This season the Westmont High School Boy’s Basketball Team has had a great season! It was so much fun to photograph some of the games this season and create some video highlights as well. Congrats Sentinels! Westmont High School welcomed new members of the Hall of Fame during the home game February 2nd. Congrats to […]

WHS Basketball


THIS IS OUR VERY VERY LAST STYLED SESSIONS EVENT in Illinois with Your Entrepreneur Hype Squad. We have been all weepy in our texts back and forth because what YOU ALL have created with us has been such a gift! It’s been the BEST 1.5 years of content creation & collab’ing with amazing women! Trust […]

Last Styled Sessions in Illinois! March 15th