"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

When Tamekia Swint asked me to photograph the Decades of Beauty Hair Show with Styles 4 Kidz I knew it would be an amazing event! S4K does it right every time! Styles 4 Kidz has a mission to provide high-quality, compassionate hair care education and services for kids with textured hair in foster care and […]

Decades of Beauty Hair Show with S4K


I was invited to photograph Media Day for a local high school’s volleyball team! My daughter is a senior this year so I was so excited to help hype the ladies of Westmont Volleyball up and encourage then to celebrate each other and their team! This is you sign to book a Media Day experience […]

Volleyball Media Day


Haley Grimm invited me to create some images of her recent gig at the Taste of Westmont. She performed original songs to a crowd at the local street fest in her home town. She shared with the audience that growing up in Westmont she always hoped to perform in her hometown. She has since moved […]

Haley Grimm at The Taste of Westmont


The second Joy & Justice Conference Rise Up & Flourish was held at Lilydale Baptist Church June 23-24th. The first conference in 2019 was a powerful gathering of Black Christian leaders. It is a privilege to learn from these leaders and witness a space created with Black Christians at the center so they can be […]

It is time to Rise Up & Flourish-June 2023


Mary & Mitch were married just over two years ago in a small ceremony and they invited me back to photograph their reception celebration this past weekend. They both looked absolutely fabulous (hello gold sparkles – I see you Mary!). Their friends and family came out to celebrate their marriage for their reception at the […]

Celebrating Mary + Mitch


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 […]

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