"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

It was an honor to photograph my brother Rob’s and his wife Mel’s intimate wedding in June. Rob & Mel have a beautiful family and got married at the Dupage County Courthouse ona gorgeous day in June. We met at St. Jame’s Farm before the wedding ceremony to photograph them and their son Ryder. Mel […]

Rob + Mel’s wedding


“We have walked with each other through so much hard. We are committed to journeying together through it and supporting each other. We have helped each other find joy and moments of happiness through it.” Leah and Tyler are newly engaged and after so much hard in their lives they are finding new joy and […]

helping each other find moments of joy

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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”


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


Justin & Anna’s day was absolutely beautiful. When we met for their engagement session I heard some of their story and was so excited and grateful to be able to photograph their wedding day. It was a small intimate day in Anna’s childhood home’s backyard with family and friends present on a steamy day in […]

Justin + Anna’s wedding day

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10 years, 3 kids, a family business, and lots of adventures later Charis & Kevin wanted to mark their 10 year anniversary with a session to celebrate all that is their right now. Their 10th wedding anniversary in in September so this was the perfect time to photograph them at a park near their home […]

Celebrating 10 Years!


“That is me. I am the unfinished business.” Genine shared with me about the license plate of her new husband Mike’s car. They originally met in college years ago and life took them in different directions. Now, they have reconnected and got married this past Saturday on the campus of their college in a small […]

Unfinished Biz


Anna told me “I always told myself that I would never go on a dating app, let alone actually date someone from dating site!” You know how this story goes- never say never because she met Justin on Hinge and the are an amazing couple who will say “I do’s” later this summer! He was […]

Dating During a Pandemic


I met Erin & Tryce last year at the the Joy & Justice Conference and it was such a blessing to be invited into this amazing time in their life as they await the birth of their first child. Being pregnant during 2020 has no doubt had many challenges in addition to the newness and […]

Baby Prince arriving soon!

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