"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

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


During my brand trip to Vegas I was able to fit in a few Brand Mini-Creative Portrait Sessions and these ladies did not disappoint. It was a blast! Even if we were kicked off the roof parking deck by a security guy on a bike 🙂 I have no regrets (and who knew you couldn’t […]

Vegas Vibes


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


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.


A recent Brand Trip to the Bahamas allowed me to have the chance to photograph some beautiful people at sunrise. I am so grateful for the gift of photography in my life and when it impacts others it is the BEST! Angela shared, “seeing photos of my mom, myself, and my daughter brings tears to […]

Sunrise on the Beach


I just returned from a work trip in L.A. and the BEST part was seeing some fabulous women that I am grateful to call colleagues as well in rep’ing for a vegan beauty brand we love. Of course the night of the Gala I had to create some portraits and we had so much fun. […]

L.A. with some amazing ladies!


I just returned stateside from almost two weeks exploring Costa Rica with my family. It is a gift to travel with our kids and I am grateful for this time of exploring and of course documenting with my lens. Happy Summer Adventuring friends! This was my first trip documenting and experimenting with my new mirrorless […]

Costa Rica with my family


Berta and Pao welcomed us to their home in Sololá, Guatemala. Pao attends The Collective of women at Mujeres con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores and invited us over to interview and photograph their family in their home. Pao’s mother is Berta and shares that she heard about The Collective from another woman in her […]

”She is affectionately open and everyone knows her in the community.”


Estela stands tall even as a woman with short stature. Her confidence and beauty is quiet and bold and as she shared her story it was clear just how hard fought this confidence in her abilities is despite an accident that threatened to steal her mobility and joy. She now inspires others to break barriers […]

“you are saying I can’t but I want to and I will”