"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

We captured Heather & Dan’s blended family right before their 2 year anniversary. I photographed their “forever day;” as Heather always shared, wedding in Chicago on a rooftop 2 years ago. That day in April brought freezing rain and even snow but was a beautiful ceremony and party to celebrate their love story and blended […]

All together

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Once I knew I was traveling to Las Vegas for a work trip I knew I had to set up a styled shoot at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas with some fabulous women. Janay and Annalea were on board with the vision of an encouraging women empowerment session- we had a soundtrack and offered […]

Vibrant women in Vegas

creative-portraits

The last time I photographed this beautiful family the kids were so much younger. It is just such a gift to watch your families grow and being invited to capture it! The Lee Family wanted to remember their right now with their sweet dog of 13 years. David described their family as “different personality types […]

“doing life together by God’s grace”

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Katie recently moved to a new community… at the start of her senior year…..from across the US…. during a pandemic…. so she is a complete rock star!! She is a beautiful young woman with big goals to study cognitive therapy and offer healing to others. I loved our simple Senior Creative Portrait Session. Congrats Katie!

Katie’s Senior Portraits

creative-portraits

Carrie and Drew wanted to capture their family right and remember “how easy it is to just be together.” This time is precious as soon their son Spencer goes off to college this fall. My mama heart feels for them! Tessa and Spencer were great and friends; capture your older kids too! They are such […]

“how easy it is to just be together”

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When I asked what makes their family unique Christine shared, “we are all lovers of stories, especially inspirational ones which speak of overcoming.” She also shared they are a family of half extroverts and half introverts and that maybe what makes them so unique is that they are so “UNalike.” I just love that- reminds […]

“lovers of stories”

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If we truly believe that all people are created in the image of God then ANY assault on that truth must cause us to lament. We must acknowledge, lament, inform ourselves, repent, and take action is response to a year long spike in violence again the AAPI community. May we not let this moment pass […]

Lament & Action

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This beautiful family welcomed Eliana to their crew last month. Sonja shared, “we are sleep deprived parents with full and grateful hearts. This session will help remind me of how real His mercies are new everyday morning in this season.” What an honor to be invited to capture these moments. We captured their beautiful and […]

messy miracles

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I met this dear family when they had only 2 littles and I was invited to capture the birth of their 3rd son a few years ago. Since then they have added 2 more and the kids are such a fun & adventurous bunch. Taylor wanted to capture the “tiny-ness and crazy-ness of their large […]

the tiny-ness & crazy-ness

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