"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

“That was FUN!” -my 8 y.o. son’s response to finishing our family photoshoot. Roxanne has an incredible gift of encouragement, inspiring confidence and chasing after everyday moments of fun. This infuses her photography with pure joy, even amidst the messiness of life! I feel so lucky to have our “right now” captured so beautifully and […]

Joy & Titus : “playful, joyful, and confident”


Katy and Katy’s mother both had photographs taken wearing this blue dress and they wanted to continue the family tradition again with Kaylyn. A few years ago I was invited to photograph her older sister Ary wearing the dress and we wanted to recreate but also allow Kaylyn to just be her in the dress […]

a blue dress legacy


“ This extended family session was such a blast! I love that they joking described their family as “loud Midwestern humans”- I am here for it! The Zaremba extended family gifted this session to Holly (Grandma) and Norm (Captain) and our biggest goal was to get a whole family image. We did that and so […]

“Loud Midwestern Humans


Dear Mama, I get it. You really want family photos but it all seems like too much and so stressful. I know you’ll be running around last minute trying to find an outfit that matches or that your kid will fall the day before and skin their knee or your teenager will roll their eyes […]

Dear Mama,


Neena, Declan, and Cora are dear to Meegan because she has been nannying for them since they were babies! Meegan reached out to have a Lifestyle Session at their home before this sweet family moves soon. We wanted to just photograph their real life at home and it was so much fun spending time documenting […]

Moving on & remembering


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


I partner with Styles 4 Kidz throughout the year and the day of their annual Gala we had some family mini sessions in the morning for families that are impacted by the salon and the work of S4K. Styles 4 Kidz shares, “Multiracial, transracial adoptive and foster families lack the know-how to care for their […]

Families of Styles 4 Kidz


I am so glad I kept a waitlist this year because I was able to fit in Aimee and her adorable kids on a 70 degree day in November- it was meant to be! I just HAD to photograph on this beautiful day in Chicago. The fall colors and the city skyline in the background […]

Feuser Family


Hays is a senior this year at Westmont High School and when I asked his mom Courtney about location she knew exactly where we would meet- the golf club he has spent countless hours playing on and that his father, grandfather, and family have played on as well. It is so clear the joy Hays […]

Hays & family