"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 last time I saw Patricia and her twin brother Mark was when they graduated 8th grade. I was their history teacher and theater director (they starred in our rendition of a Midsummer’s Night Dream) and when she reached out to invite me to capture her family I was so excited to see them again. […]

wonderfully made & a family legacy


I loved being invited to capture this sweet & fun family again. The are so funny! Especially watch that little Jack- he is my people that boy. This time we captured them in their community and it was a blast. Thanks Liz & Jeff & kids- your family is so much fun & beautiful.

“we love to crack each other up”


Katy and Katy’s mother both had photographs taken wearing this blue dress and they wanted to continue the family tradition with sweet Ary. It was a joy to capture this family legacy. Capturing your specific family traditions is always so special. Thanks for inviting me in. What family traditions do you want to capture?

family legacy & a blue dress


When I asked Emily to describe their family of 8 she said “large, loud, & messy” and it is clear we need to add beautiful. I have captured this family before and it was a joy again to capture their family at their home & neighborhood in Chicago. We wanted to capture “the sense of […]

“large, loud, & messy” & beautiful


Taylor + Paul were high school sweethearts and met at a local tennis tournament and began dating a few years later. They stayed together as they went to college 8 hours apart and then Paul proposed on the same spot they met as 12 year olds! I was so excited when Taylor reached out to […]

Taylor + Paul

love stories

Your creativity and the beauty of your right now allow us to hope, laugh, & hold our people tight. Thanks to everyone who donated to organizations making a difference in our world and invited me to capture you from a distance! 

At home portraits right now


If you are like me the last month and a half has been overwhelming, exhausting, and a flood of other emotions.  The days crawl by and at the same time I feel like they go quickly in a haze of my own anxiety about the world & chaos of 4 kids at home ALL THE […]

Capturing your life at home right now: 5 Tips


Katy + Josh and their baby girl Pebbles (their last name is Rockwell) maternity session on the beach in Virginia Beach, Va was on a gorgeous sunrise morning. They are some beautiful people- I might be partial because she is my lil’ sister and that gorgeous bump is my niece. I love capturing you in […]

Virginia Beach Maternity Session

love stories

“Being here in the U.S. is everything for my family,” said Ammar. “It is school for my children, health care for my son, and a peaceful life for my family.”  As I approached this family’s front door and I could hear the TV inside blaring with Inauguration Day 2017 ceremonies.  We were introduced, talked through a […]

“a peaceful life for my family.”