"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

Our family summer adventures took us out West to Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota this year. We explored Yellowstone together and camped in our pop up Opus camper. There was plenty of sibling arguing, laughing, seeing amazing sites, and memories made together. I am so grateful for this time and for me I adore photographing […]

Yellowstone & travels out West

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My beautiful sister’s family is expecting baby girl #2 soon and I was able to photograph their family in this exciting time before Aliza’s little sister arrives in their hometown of Virginia, Beach. Before their beautiful daughter Aliza was born we did a maternity session at the beach and now 3 years later they are […]

waiting on little sister

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JJ described himself as “gritty and rough” and I think you need both to thrive in the world but I must also say he is also fun! We decided to split our time for his Senior Creative Portrait session between his high school and a downtown area near him. I love that for these sessions […]

“Gritty & Rough”

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Maggie + Derek met on Hinge and Maggie was right away impressed with how chatty he was and he commented on her cooking skills. They quickly realized how important family was to both of them. Maggie shared, “we are thrilled to celebrate with the family and framily who have been praying for us all this […]

Maggie + Derek

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After Turkey we headed to the islands of Greece after a mad dash through the airport to make a flight (we were sweaty mess and 2 of the last 4 people on the flight- crazy!) It was all good as soon as we arrived in Santorini because we had a few days to explore the […]

Island Exploration & Athens, Greece

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Turkey was absolutely amazing- way underrated for international travel IMO. We adored it and the culture, food, people, and natural beauty is a must visit. We visited Istanbul- such a cool blend of East meets West and the food was so good and such a great value also highly recommend a stop at a Turkish […]

Adventures in Turkey

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Erin & Jason are expecting their first baby in July and it was a git to be invited to photograph their family at this exciting time. We had to include their fur babies Olive & Fern too as we explored Oak Park together on a beautiful summer night. We even included a few shots at […]

Erin + Jason + baby coming soon

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Amy reached out to photograph her family just a week before they end an era in Chicago and head to Austin, Texas. Their oldest daughter is heading off to college soon and I was invited to photograph her Senior Creative Portraits back in October and now being invited to document their beautiful family in the […]

“the end of an era for us”

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Ang shared, “I want milestones pictures taken for my kids. The big guy turned 13 this year. He was soooooo against it. I think we did alright. Well… when you have a great photographer.” And their oldest Charlie was actually such a great sport along with his sister Mary they were so much fun to […]

Milestone pictures & a “dumpster fire family”

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