"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 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


Sylvia had so many ideas for her Senior Creative Portrait Session and we made it happen. I was actually laughing so hard walking through the forest with a mirror and her mom Catherine carrying a big chair but IT WAS WORTH IT. Sylvia shared, “I want my images to show the creative and artistic side […]

Sylvia’s Epic & Magical Senior Creative Portrait Session


“Love for neighbors means dismantling unjust systems of racial oppression“- Jemar Tisby. Jemar Tisby was in Chicago for some research and we made time to capture some updated Creative Portraits in Bronzeville in Chicago. Last time I had the honor of capturing him on his book tour it was FREEZING cold and this time we […]

Jemar Tisby in Chicago


Anna told me “I always told myself that I would never go on a dating app, let alone actually date someone from dating site!” You know how this story goes- never say never because she met Justin on Hinge and the are an amazing couple who will say “I do’s” later this summer! He was […]

Dating During a Pandemic


Congrats to the Graduates of 2021! This was an EPIC year to say the least. It is always an honor to partner with the excellent educators, students, and families in CUSD 201 to capture important moments throughout the year but graduation is just the best- so grateful they were able to have an in person […]

Congrats to the 2021 Grads


While in Vegas we just had to see some of the historic iconic locations as well as an art installation that has become well known for it’s amazing vibrant colors against the backdrop of the desert landscape. Seven Magic Mountains is Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful art work and a must if you can travel […]

When in Vegas…


Carrie and Drew wanted to capture their family right and remember “how easy it is to just be together.” This time is precious as soon their son Spencer goes off to college this fall. My mama heart feels for them! Tessa and Spencer were great and friends; capture your older kids too! They are such […]

“how easy it is to just be together”


If we truly believe that all people are created in the image of God then ANY assault on that truth must cause us to lament. We must acknowledge, lament, inform ourselves, repent, and take action is response to a year long spike in violence again the AAPI community. May we not let this moment pass […]

Lament & Action


Are you convicted that the racism you see around us must change but feel overwhelmed about where to start or how to sustain this work (and not just go from outrage to apathy)? Do you acknowledge that there is a lot you do not know but are willing to learn? Do you want to see […]

How to Fight Racism with Jemar Tisby