"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

Tamara, Scott, and their sweet boys resettled in the area recently and wanted a beautiful fall colors Family Lifestyle Session to celebrate their new home in the Midwest (well, at least we get the fabulous colors since we have these crazy winters). Their boys Beckett and Riley were so polite and sweet and we allowed […]

Our New Home

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The day before our session in their neighborhood in Chicago Henry turned 2! “We are super close and any and all time I have with him is precious.” Kelli shared that she wanted to capture their right now to remember the joy and happy times right now, “Life has not been easy this year but […]

Smiling Daily

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When Helen reached out and shared some of her family’s story I knew their session would be special and sacred. She described their family as a normal “Korean-America-ish” family of 5 plus their grandparents. Their lives radically changed when their daughter Anna was born in December 2019 with the diagnosis of trisomy 13. When Anna […]

“For His glory & to capture our fierce love for Anna”

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This Family Lifestyle Session felt like a stroll in the forest preserve with the Richards family- with some running after Jaden included. It was a beautiful fall night and we took full advantage of the fall colors. The last time we captured their family Jaden was less than a year old so it was so […]

celebrating 10 years together

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Our goal was to capture “the littleness” as Lisa described it. I just love her Mama heart to capture this stage with 3 littles 6 and under. Lisa shared I want to capture “the little hands and cheeks, wild hair, the million kisses Emilia gives Luna everyday, and the weird poses Anders makes during pictures.” […]

“Capturing the Littleness”

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When Alex reached out she shared that Carter was born in the first few weeks in March and then, as we all know, the world shut down. No newborn photos. We just had to remedy that and can I just say Carter is the sweetest and cutest smiley little guy. Our session was ON their […]

Our 1st Family Images

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This family is dear to our family. We walk together in the adoption journey and so many aspects of life so it was a blessing to get to capture them. They are real, love people so well, & serve our community in so many ways. Leesa is a lover of theater so we knew we […]

Lance Family

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Capturing Miss Lola again was such a joy! Melissa & Ricky adore her and her smile is absolutely contagious. Rain threatened our session but we made it work and the light was gorgeous. Getting to capture you all year after year and see your families grow and change is such a gift. Whispy top pony? […]

Sweet Lola

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When we planned the Cooper’s Family Lifestyle Session I knew we just had to include their bikes. Ryan and his boys love being outdoors and adventuring together. The boys lit up showing off their bike skills (even in their nice clothes :). Caden & Henry were so much fun and game for exploring the forest […]

Cooper Family

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