"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 join staff and participants at The Community House to help them share stories of the work they are doing in their community. Maggie, the marketing director reached out to help share stories of The Community House’s programs and more importantly the people that make it a great place, “we want […]

The Community House, “a second home”


I was invited to photograph and help Foster Progress celebrate the graduates of the class of 2023 and send them off to higher education with gifts and words of encouragement. It was a beautiful day to celebrate success in Chicago! Foster Progress empowers Illinois youth currently or formerly in foster care to attain a college […]

Celebrating Graduates


The second Joy & Justice Conference Rise Up & Flourish was held at Lilydale Baptist Church June 23-24th. The first conference in 2019 was a powerful gathering of Black Christian leaders. It is a privilege to learn from these leaders and witness a space created with Black Christians at the center so they can be […]

It is time to Rise Up & Flourish-June 2023


Annie and Mary Ellen are entrepreneurs and friends who run multiple times a week together. They wanted updated images to help share their story. Annie and Mary Ellen have both run many marathons and help women build activewear businesses on their terms. Annie Schumacher shares her favorite activewear: Zyia Active. Mary Ellen McInerney also launched […]

Annie & Mary Ellen Branding Session


Storytelling with our local school district all year long is a gift because I love seeing the exciting things happening in our schools. I was a teacher for years and love the opportunity to be back in the schools helping them share all the great things they are doing. End of the year activities keep […]

School is out for summer!


The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. “The SCA programs allow participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, community green spaces and more across the country. The SCA is devoted to building equitable access to nature, providing green job opportunities for […]

“Trees make good neighbors” Tree Planting with The SCA


Foster Progress celebrated their annual Horizon Benefit on April 29th in Chicago and raised over $110,000 to help make the college dream come true for youth who have experienced foster care. The night included great food and drink, celebrating the staff and volunteers and donors that allow Foster Progress to continue their great work as […]

Horizon Benefit with Foster Progress


“We want people to know with the audacious hope and beauty of the resurrection,” Matt Tinken the Senior Pastor shared First Free Church in Chicago’s hope for their service on Easter morning. First Free invited to to partner with them to help photograph the life of the church now as it has changed over the […]

Where strangers become friends; Easter Morning at First Free


Carissa from North American Baptist Conferences reached out to ask me to photograph a recent Summit Conference. I partnered with them a couple years ago as well was excited to photograph their event and spend time with these leaders focused on leading themselves and others well. I definitely stayed a bit late one of the […]

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