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


This season the Westmont High School Boy’s Basketball Team has had a great season! It was so much fun to photograph some of the games this season and create some video highlights as well. Congrats Sentinels! Westmont High School welcomed new members of the Hall of Fame during the home game February 2nd. Congrats to […]

WHS Basketball


I loved joining the WJHS Cheer Squad for a Media day like session to celebrate a great season! The Westmont Junior High School Cheer Team cheers at both the girls and boys basketball seasons. Liz Meneses is one of the leaders and coaches of the Westmont Junior High shared some of the highlights of this […]

WJHS Cheer Media Session


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