"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

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. “The SCA programs allow participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, community green spaces and more across the country. The SCA is devoted to building equitable access to nature, providing green job opportunities for […]

“Trees make good neighbors” Tree Planting with The SCA


Foster Progress celebrated their annual Horizon Benefit on April 29th in Chicago and raised over $110,000 to help make the college dream come true for youth who have experienced foster care. The night included great food and drink, celebrating the staff and volunteers and donors that allow Foster Progress to continue their great work as […]

Horizon Benefit with Foster Progress


“We want people to know with the audacious hope and beauty of the resurrection,” Matt Tinken the Senior Pastor shared First Free Church in Chicago’s hope for their service on Easter morning. First Free invited to to partner with them to help photograph the life of the church now as it has changed over the […]

Where strangers become friends; Easter Morning at First Free


Carissa from North American Baptist Conferences reached out to ask me to photograph a recent Summit Conference. I partnered with them a couple years ago as well was excited to photograph their event and spend time with these leaders focused on leading themselves and others well. I definitely stayed a bit late one of the […]

“a global community of churches”


These five Black Christian leaders have been meeting for a year and a half online and they finally were able to meet and spend time building community, encouraging, and challenging, and speaking life over each other in person at a retreat in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Each Fellow was awarded with a capacity building grant and […]

The Witness Fellows in Little Rock


That my kids love learning about other cultures is one of the greatest joys of parenting for me. Today we celebrated Lunar New Year in Chinatown & enjoyed the parade, Evy practiced her Mandarin, & we ate all the things. Grateful for this adventure.

Lunar New Year in Chinatown


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


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


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