"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

Spring Initiative “empowers young people in the Mississippi Delta to beat the odds; access the opportunities they deserve; and build successful, happy, and hopeful lives for themselves. Spring believes in the transformational power of relationships and education. Spring provides holistic opportunities and steady support; it is the students who do the hard work to make their dreams […]

Spring Initiative in the Mississippi Delta

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Our family traveled to Clarksdale, Mississippi over spring break to volunteer for the Clarksdale Area Fuller Center, The Care Station, and I was also able to partner with Spring Initiative. We have dear friends from our college days that live and work in the Mississippi Delta and were grateful to have the opportunity to partner […]

encouraging vibrant communities in Clarksdale, Mississippi

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Being invited into your sacred and holy moments is the greatest gift of being a visual storyteller and photographer. Birth is one of those moments and the Prince Family invited me to photograph the moments their second daughter Hadassah entered this world at their home in Chicago. I was checking in and watching my phone […]

“heaven touched earth”

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Chloe wanted to celebrate her right now with ‘elegant and vibrant’ photos for her Senior Creative Portrait Session. We included her love for the outdoors and nature, reading, and gymnastics. She is a National titled tumbler and gymnast! Chloe shared, “I want to celebrate the person I am, because I have worked so hard for […]

“elegant & vibrant”

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Mikayla is a senior at Westmont High School and she works so hard in academics and athletics. She shares, “I love hiking and doing active things- I love visiting new places and spending time in nature.” She is a student leader in Cross Country and Track where my oldest daughter has the privilege of running […]

adventurous, excited, & competitive

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World Relief Chicagoland held their first in person Global Gala in 2 years this past weekend. Staff, volunteers, clients, and community members gathered to connect and hear stories of World Relief’s work as well as updates from Ukraine, personal stories from clients, and staff experiences from welcoming newly arriving refugees and immigrants. Master of Ceremonies […]

“A Vibrant Welcoming Community”: Global Gala 2022 with World Relief

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I had the privilege of photographing Megan’s older sister’s Senior Portraits and now it was Megan’s turn. She wanted images that showed her confident, joyful spirit with no “diva poses.” I love that she wanted to celebrate her right now and she trusted me and leaned into the experience and the result was a fun […]

fun, confident, & joyful

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It was such a joy to be invited to photograph Alex, Brian, Carter, and the newest addition to their family Nolan. The first time I was able to photograph them it was the first time they had formal images of their son Carter born in March 2020. He was the sweetest and this time both […]

Chaotic, fun, & loving

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“You can find Kye everyday playing music in the band room and Kye plans to study Music Education in college,” Dawn, Kye’s Mom shared that she wanted to photograph “Kye in the moment.” It is so clear that Kye is passionate about music, especially playing the marimba. It was a perfect opportunity to work with […]

“Kye in the moment”

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