"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

Photographing your family each year is a special gift. Addie and Ellie have changed so much in just one year and it is so much fun to have a dance party with these ladies and photograph their beautiful family together. Gina describes them as “loving, silly, & messy” and I would add FUN! The weather […]

“loving, silly, & messy”

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How special is it that I have been invited to photograph this family through so many life stages? I was there with my camera when Ashley and Donald got married, for the birth of their first child, when their daughter was a newborn, and each year since then. I’m not crying you are crying. The […]

Keme Family

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Shannon and I have lots of time to chat watching our kids play football on the same flag foot ball team and I was so excited when she invited me to photograph their family. She had not had a Family Lifestyle Session since her youngest Colton was born and with the boys getting bigger everyday […]

Shannon & her boys

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Being invited to photograph this family again was a gift. Matt & Christina are so warm, full of joy, and fun and up for anything silly I ask them to do and the result is some gorgeous family moments in images with their daughter Hannah. She has grown so much since last year’s session. Hannah […]

“our love for each other”

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Kindra reached out to update their family photos and the location we choose was so perfect. Chinatown in Chicago is an amazing beautiful place and we walked around a local park with amazing views of the city to photograph their beautiful family. Kindra wanted to remember that the last couple years have been tough but […]

“God sustained us & helped us through”

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We had our Family Session at a park near this beautiful family’s home. Kelly describes their family as “silly. loud, and loving” and the kids were so sweet and humored my silliness in getting those real smiles. I shall not reveal my secrets 🙂 but I am here to photograph Izzey & Roman anytime. Thank […]

“silly, loving, & loud”

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Lola just turned 3 and one of my favorite things is seeing your children and families change and grow. We photographed the Allegretti family last year when Lola was 2 and this year we changed up our location and had fun exploring and documenting Lola’s new found independence. She is learning to put more and […]

“Small Family with a Big Love for Each Other”

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10 years, 3 kids, a family business, and lots of adventures later Charis & Kevin wanted to mark their 10 year anniversary with a session to celebrate all that is their right now. Their 10th wedding anniversary in in September so this was the perfect time to photograph them at a park near their home […]

Celebrating 10 Years!

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Bridget reached out to capture the chaos of their right now with 4 kids and a very full life. They arrived with 2 kids having adventured outside and having walnut stained hands – I LOVE it (and as a Mama of 4 I GET IT)- this is real life. Never let the chaos of your […]

“embrace the crazy of life & enjoy the chaos”

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