"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 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

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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

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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

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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

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Melissa invited me to photograph their beautiful family again and Lola just turned 4 and has the best energy. It was a joy to photograph Ricky, Melissa, and Lola at a local park and the colors were showing off! Thanks again Allegretti Family.

Allegretti Family

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It is such a gift to be invited to photograph this family again as they welcome their baby Axel to the family. Lisa shared beautifully, “for years I would look at a family picture and just knew someone was missing. I hoped and wished and prayed for this baby and feel so lucky he is […]

Welcome baby Axel

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I adore this family and being invited to photograph them again is so much fun- my favorite part in knowing the people I photograph over time is I can absolutely see their real personalities come out and it is the BEST! Thanks Hajek family!! Dana shared some of my secrets- what happens on a photoshoot […]

Hajek Family Session

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 I first met Taryn and her beautiful family because their photographer had cancelled and they were already dressed and ready to go for their session and as a mama of 4 I know how much work that can be so I made space for them in my calendar and she shared, “you saved us that […]

Battistoni Family Session

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I have had the honor to photograph this family through so many seasons and each time I see connection, grit, and an abundance of love. Love to you friends! Thanks for inviting me in again.

Engelhardt Family

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