"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

During Gratitude Week for Monat Global the company brought some Gratitude Ambassadors and leaders together in Miami to serve. Monat Global is a global leader in naturally based, healthy aging products with a business model that enhances self-confidence and financial well-being. The company has a heart for giving back and has a Gratitude Foundation dedicated […]

Gratitude Week in Miami with Monat


So grateful to have met these amazing women and get to partner to share the important work in Guatemala. Check out the full article published over at Photographers Without Borders, CHANGING THE LIVES OF DISABLED WOMEN IN GUATEMALA THROUGH COMMUNITY, STORYTELLING AND EDUCATION WORDS AND IMAGES BY ROXANNE ENGSTROM EDITED BY TAMARA BLAZQUEZ HAIK More […]

Featured at PWB: Dreaming & Dancing in Color


When Tamekia Swint asked me to photograph the Decades of Beauty Hair Show with Styles 4 Kidz I knew it would be an amazing event! S4K does it right every time! Styles 4 Kidz has a mission to provide high-quality, compassionate hair care education and services for kids with textured hair in foster care and […]

Decades of Beauty Hair Show with S4K


Patty Wardlow, CEO reached out to partner for a storytelling and portrait session for the Wardlow Group. We wanted to do more than just update headshots. We created some group images and photographed a celebration of a recent milestone of 100 homes! I even joined them for a bit after at a local restaurant in […]

Wardlow Group


The Westmont High School Girl’s Basketball team invited me for Media Day- after recently hanging with the Volleyball team I knew we would have a blast. Hyping each other up and celebrating the team was the vibe; music, encouragement, laughter, some screaming (see pics) and creativity was what it was all about. Thanks Sentinels & […]

Basketball Media Day Nov 2023


I was so excited to be invited back for a storytelling with The SCA on a beautiful November day. The 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. […]

“You are part of a great transformation” Dunes with the SCA


Styles 4 Kidz Gala was held at The Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park, Illinois again this year (check out last year’s gala day here). Styles 4 Kidz knows how to show up fabulous and celebrate all the great work the organization does in serving their clients, impacting families, and creating an amazing community in […]

“What’s Your Dream?” Styles 4 Kidz Gala 2023


Monat Gratitude Foundation’s mission is “helping people find purpose through gratitude, giving, and kindness.” I have had the honor of being a brand rep and a Gratitude Ambassador and Team Leader this year and on a recent brand trip to Bahamas we had an opportunity to volunteer one morning in a local school and I […]

Gratitude in Action in the Bahamas


I was invited to photograph Media Day for a local high school’s volleyball team! My daughter is a senior this year so I was so excited to help hype the ladies of Westmont Volleyball up and encourage then to celebrate each other and their team! This is you sign to book a Media Day experience […]

Volleyball Media Day