"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 am so grateful to be featured in the World Relief Gift Guide 2021 again this year. “Welcome to World Relief Chicagoland’s annual holiday gift guide! We’ve created a holiday gift guide that creates change with every gift you buy. When you purchase a gift from the holiday gift guide, you’ll be a part of building […]

2021 World Relief Gift Guide


Telling stories of the good work Styles 4 Kidz has been doing in their community is some of my favorite work. They have expanded their work even with the restrictions of the last 2 years to offer more online classes furthering their reach; a mom from South Africa tuned in to their educational courses. This […]

Styles 4 Kidz 2021


Styles 4 Kidz recently celebrated their annual gala We’re in this Together. The theme this year had various components that were highlighted with stories and speakers; Together we expanded, we cooperated, we empowered, we innovated, we led, & we impacted. Transracial adoptive adoptees, parents, board members, and founder and executive director Tamekia Swint and various […]

S4K 2021 Gala


Eeeeek Friends!! I’m so excited how this video project turned out. I have been envisioning this for years & we finally made it happen! Special shout outs to my amazing clients who are featured and Peter Heald from Sidekick Media for helping my vision come to life! I feel so grateful to do this work […]

The Hawa Images Experience- Behind the Scenes


Amber and Stu reached out and invited me to photograph and help them tell the story of their organization NAB at a conference of church planters near Chicago. The speakers encouraged each person to pursue vulnerability, healing, and healthy family systems as they lead in the ways they believe God has called them. They desire […]

valued, lifted up, & heard


So much of our travel plans over the last two years have been disrupted but I am so thankful I was able to visit Dominican Republic this October and had the opportunity to photograph friends that are also influencers for our favorite vegan haircare and skincare. The beauty of the beaches and of these gorgeous […]

beautiful friends in Dominican Republic


Barre3 in Clarendon Hills is a welcoming and innovative studio and community. Mariel Pain is the studio owner and is so passionate about seeing their clients “become a part of the barre3 community and change their relationship with exercise to taking care of themselves from the inside out.” Barre3 combines strength conditioning with cardio and […]

“Change your relationship with exercise”


The Calumet Tree Conservation Corps is a specialized crew with The SCA that focuses on tree maintenance in the Northwest Indiana region. The crew leader Ryan and the assistance crew leader Abbie greeted me and invited me to tag along for their various tasks of caring for trees on a steamy Thursday morning in August. […]

a love for trees