"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”

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It was such a joy to be invited to photograph Alex, Brian, Carter, and the newest addition to their family Nolan. The first time I was able to photograph them it was the first time they had formal images of their son Carter born in March 2020. He was the sweetest and this time both […]

Chaotic, fun, & loving

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Our family enjoyed some glorious sunshine over winter break together. We had some amazing adventures together; zip lining, swimming through caves, bartering for gifts, driving off road vehicles, parasailing, swimming, eating way too much, and plenty of beach and relaxation time. Part of any trip for me is making photographs. These images make me smile […]

Family Time in Mexico

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Alex & Christie wanted to photograph their life right now as they look forward to growing their family in the near future through adoption. Adoption is part of our family’s journey and I always love partnering with folks on that journey as well. Once we chatted on the phone I could not wait to meet them and […]

“for that we are thankful”

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This Family Session with this dear friend was good & hard & I’m grateful my friend Jamie invited me to photograph her beautiful family on this chilly but gorgeous night (& by night we mean 3pm). I have photographed Jamies’s family for the last few years but this year was different. They lost Andy. I […]

A family portrait in a difficult season

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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

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If you have a lot of littles it is easy to feel overwhelmed or not schedule a Family Lifestyle Session because you are worried they won’t cooperate. Can I tell you the secret? DO IT ANYWAY and LET THEM PLAY. Along the way we will get some amazing images that perfectly capture your life stage […]

Funny, Independent, & Loud

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Laura reached out again to invite me to photograph her extended family. Carol and Bob and their kids’ and their kid’s kids’ plus a sweet dog named Dori. This family loves to spend time together at their lake house and wanted more traditional images of them together. We made sure to photograph each smaller family […]

The Whole Fam

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The Rathburn family has not had Family Portraits in too long and we had to photograph them as a family before Jack heads off to college. We were even able to squeeze in some Senior Portraits at the end of our session. The boys (who are SO GROWN now!) were gentlemen and I loved their […]

Rathburn Family

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