"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

I absoutely adore partnering with organizations doing great work in the world and the ongoing partnership with the SCA is so much fun!! I recently had the opportunity to photograph a tree planting with some special guests. The Student Conservation Association shared, “ We ended Earth Month with a bang! On Sunday, April 28, we […]

Tree Planting with The SCA


Recently I was invited to teach a Intro to Photography Class with some amazing young people with Traverse, a program of Foster Progress and It was a blast and the students had excellent questions- at the end of the class we decided we needed a morning of Creative Portrait Sessions and these images are what […]

Chicago Portraits with Foster Progress & Traverse


The number one question I get for brand storytelling sessions is “what do I wear?” It can feel overwhelming to choose your look/s after you book but I promise you got this and I am here to help! You want to first and foremost FEEL confident in what you are wearing so do not leave […]

Tips for 🔥Brand Storytelling Session Looks


Women tell me so often they want to book a session but….. “I’m not confident enough” “I need to lose 10 pounds first” Can we have some real talk? I get it. In fact when I saw this self portrait of me I almost didn’t keep it because of my mid section squish. BUT here […]

YOU are a beautiful creation


Tamekia Swint founder of Styles 4 Kidz is a friend I admire who inspires me so much! She nominated me for a feature in Shoutout LA for an Entrepreneur shout out. From ShoutoutLA, “Hi Roxanne, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-takingRisk IS life. If we do not risk we live […]

Approaching RISK- Shoutout LA feature


It was such a blast to photograph these ladies of the Wardlow Group again as they make some changes. I love branding session IN YOUR COMMUNITY where you live and work and that is absolutely perfect for realtors. Stephanie Kramer is one of the realtors and shared, “We guide people during the most stressful, emotional and […]

Wardlow Group Real Estate


10 years?!?! It has been 10 years since I formally founded Hawa Images and Hawa LLC and I am reflecting a lot these days. I took the shakiest steps towards starting my business journey. A camera in one hand and a baby on my hip chasing two littles with no real clue what it meant […]

Why Photography? A messy founders story.


Edith Courington from CUSD 201 shared, “We were thrilled to host Illinois Reads, an initiative by the Illinois Reading Council, celebrating the love of reading for every citizen in the state and showcasing the incredible talents of Illinois authors. A huge thank you to the amazing authors who graced our event, bringing joy to families […]

Book Lovers in the CUSD 201 District come together for Illinois Reads