"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

Alex & Christie wanted to photograph their life right now as they look forward to growing their family in the near future through adoption. Adoption is part of our family’s journey and I always love partnering with folks on that journey as well. Once we chatted on the phone I could not wait to meet them and […]

“for that we are thankful”

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This Family Session with this dear friend was good & hard & I’m grateful my friend Jamie invited me to photograph her beautiful family on this chilly but gorgeous night (& by night we mean 3pm). I have photographed Jamies’s family for the last few years but this year was different. They lost Andy. I […]

A family portrait in a difficult season

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Eeeeek Friends!! I’m so excited how this video project turned out. I have been envisioning this for years & we finally made it happen! Special shout outs to my amazing clients who are featured and Peter Heald from Sidekick Media for helping my vision come to life! I feel so grateful to do this work […]

The Hawa Images Experience- Behind the Scenes

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If you have a lot of littles it is easy to feel overwhelmed or not schedule a Family Lifestyle Session because you are worried they won’t cooperate. Can I tell you the secret? DO IT ANYWAY and LET THEM PLAY. Along the way we will get some amazing images that perfectly capture your life stage […]

Funny, Independent, & Loud

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Laura reached out again to invite me to photograph her extended family. Carol and Bob and their kids’ and their kid’s kids’ plus a sweet dog named Dori. This family loves to spend time together at their lake house and wanted more traditional images of them together. We made sure to photograph each smaller family […]

The Whole Fam

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The Rathburn family has not had Family Portraits in too long and we had to photograph them as a family before Jack heads off to college. We were even able to squeeze in some Senior Portraits at the end of our session. The boys (who are SO GROWN now!) were gentlemen and I loved their […]

Rathburn Family

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I knew Liz WAY back when we were some of the only women studying to become Social Studies teachers in a large group of men- do not worry we held our own. It has been so great to reconnected when she invited me to photograph her beautiful family last year and again this year. This […]

Delzell Family

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It is a joy to photograph your family again and again- it helps your kids feel more comfortable and allow me to photograph those small gestures, looks, details that make them THEM. Thank you Feuser Family for inviting me to photograph your beautiful family again in Chicago. Wind blown hair, giggles, and dance parties are […]

Feuser Family in Chicago

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I had to keep this secret but now that it is OUT look at this gorgeous family & their BIG NEWS!! The amazing Prince Family will welcome baby Prince #2 soon! Erin shared, “My Mama heart is on the verge of exploding!” It has been a joy to see this family grow from their maternity […]

big news from the Prince Family

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