"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

Emily reached out to capture their daughter Ellie for her first birthday and to celebrate moving to their new home. We decided to have their session at their home and a park nearby they take Ellie to all the time. Their home is beautiful and smelled divine as they were preparing empanadas for Ellie’s party […]

Celebrating Ellie’s 1st & their new home!

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Mike, Rhiannon, and Eamon welcomed Colin just 6 weeks ago and it was an honor to capture their family of 4- well 5 with their pup at their beautiful home. Rhiannon wanted to capture, “this stage of our lives: the mess, the newness, the closeness, and the smallness of my babies.” We did just that! […]

Welcoming Colin

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We headed to Virginia Beach with family for a week to celebrate my sweet niece’s 2nd birthday and squeeze her because we do not get to do it nearly enough. My parents just moved to this amazing house and welcomed our crazy crew to crash it! Jason and I also celebrated 20 years of marriage […]

Dear Family in Virginia Beach

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Grace was so excited and invested in our Senior Creative Portrait Session which made it SO MUCH FUN! Her family invited me to travel to Milwaukee for her session and capture her unique personality, creativity, and love for music near their home. Grace was ALL IN which is everything on a Creative Portrait Session- I […]

“my personality & creativity”

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Jill Wiles Wolf writes about “body image, eating, mental health, physical health, and things like puppies and motherhood” on her website. A recent post “It’s Time to Love Yourself in a Swimsuit” hits on so much that many women struggle with to love their today body. She shares, “The Fake It Til You Make It […]

Jill writes

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Andrea Jerozal is launching her first book and sharing encouragement on her site Life in Psalm. We decided to do a Creative Portrait Session for her to help her launch her book as well as a Family Lifestyle Session to capture this season in their family. The Jerozal family loves to serve together, play games, […]

Author, Artist , & Mom

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This beautiful family just welcomed identical twins Maggie & Maeve to their “spontaneous, active, & loving” home as Nicole describes it. I can say it is definitely true- George and Jackson are loving their new gig as big brothers and were so proud to show them off. “We sit in the backyard a lot while […]

Welcome Maggie & Maeve

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Annie reached out again to capture her growing team of women sharing activewear they love & building a business on their terms! I am a hype women for all women building businesses and was so pumped to be invited to capture them. I was able to capture some of these ladies last year & love […]

The Ladies of Team Shine Zyia

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Foster Progress was able to host their Horizon Benefit in person this year at the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago. Foster Progress empowers Illinois youth currently or formerly in foster care to attain a college degree and transition into adulthood successfully by providing mentorship, advocacy, and educational opportunity. We heard stories of transformation from youth formerly […]

Foster Progress Horizon Benefit

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