"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

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


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


“Love for neighbors means dismantling unjust systems of racial oppression“- Jemar Tisby. Jemar Tisby was in Chicago for some research and we made time to capture some updated Creative Portraits in Bronzeville in Chicago. Last time I had the honor of capturing him on his book tour it was FREEZING cold and this time we […]

Jemar Tisby in Chicago


West Suburban Community Pantry cut the ribbon on their newly renovated space last week with many community members, local leaders, volunteers, and supporters present to celebrate. WSCP has been serving their community for over 40 years and the cofounder was there to help cut the ribbon and welcome everyone to this new space designed to […]

Nourish. Connect. Empower. WSCP.


Hands Across Chicago is an event where many local churches come together across the city of Chicago to pray blessings and peace over their city. Our family was invited to join the The Chinese Christian Union Church in partnership with the Pui Tak Center in their efforts to pack and distribute food boxes to local […]

Hands Across Chicago in Chinatown


Congrats to the Graduates of 2021! This was an EPIC year to say the least. It is always an honor to partner with the excellent educators, students, and families in CUSD 201 to capture important moments throughout the year but graduation is just the best- so grateful they were able to have an in person […]

Congrats to the 2021 Grads


Just in case no one has ever told you before… you are created, unique, & beautiful! You do not have to strive or hustle to prove it- the most beautiful thing about you is not something you need to do- it is just something you can embrace. It is not just about creating beautiful images. […]

Confidence is BEAUTIFUL


Kenneth Mason Jr. is a CPA with a passion for community, growing small businesses, and building equity through his Chicago based accounting firm Equibis. Equibis has a vision “to provide the financial expertise and guidance to small business owners in or from underserved communities that often are only afforded to large corporations.” Kenneth shares, “We […]

guidance, passion, & innovation


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