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"We are truly a commmunity"

May 07, 2020 - “The need is up by a lot right now, up by around 75%,” Spencer, a volunteer at West Suburban Community Pantry shared tha...
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Capturing your life at home right now: 5 Tips

April 17, 2020 - If you are like me the last month and a half has been overwhelming, exhausting, and a flood of other emotions. The days...
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Virtual tour of A Wider Family Gallery at the Community House

March 22, 2020 - A Wider Family: Images on Volunteerism contains images very close to my heart because they were captured in partnership...
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BeYOUtiful Empowerment Portraits

March 11, 2020 - As Ms. Marion called the after school meeting to order the young women began by grabbing an affirmation from the jar and...
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"We are so proud of these beans because they survived the hurricane. They are strong"

March 09, 2020 - The students gathered outside of an Econo Supermarket just outside of San Juan on a Saturday morning with pencils in han...
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create, invent, tinker, explore, & discover with Makerspace

March 04, 2020 - “ A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of t...
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“What does it really mean to be kind anyway?”

February 12, 2020 - “ What does it really mean to be kind anyway?” This question was part of a read aloud from the book Be Kind by Pat Ziet...
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Education leads to change: Bilel's Story with World Relief

December 20, 2019 - “ I’ve always believed that education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to help the world, ” Bilel Dekhili is...
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Celebrating Hair care with Heart: S4K Gala 2019

November 12, 2019 - Styles for Kidz hosted their annual Gala Making a Difference '19 on Saturday November 2nd in Oak Park. There were more g...
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Trivia Night at Fat Cat for Foster Progress

October 28, 2019 - Last Wednesday Night Foster Progress hosted a Trivia Night to benefit their programs and vision. Foster Progress empower...
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Sharing about service & its impact on our mental health: Conversations Summit 2019

September 25, 2019 - Students from the Westmont Junior High School & Westmont High School along with the principal of WJHS Mr. Jonak and staf...
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a quick trip to NYC in street scenes

August 26, 2019 - On a recent trip to NYC I explored and tried to document our trip with some street photography. Street photography has a...
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“We’re just happy to have a safe space to lay our heads every night.” GNP: Part 3

August 13, 2019 - I walked into New Life Interim Housing on a frigid February day to warm smiles and kids running around greeting their Mo...
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If you are willing to work hard you CAN change your life: partnering with GNP Part 2

August 01, 2019 - Yvette has been at the Jonquil since last August and the night she got the call from Karen (the manager of the property...
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overcoming & accomplishing: recent Grads with Foster Progress

July 23, 2019 - Foster Progress celebrated their recent high school graduates with a Scholarships Awards Dinner in Chicago. It was a joy...
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"Learning to sing in the fire" with Nancy: partnering with Good News Partners Part 1

July 23, 2019 - “In order to gain something, you have to let go of it. You cannot receive with it clenched fists. Through my journey, I...
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Opening day for baseball!

June 17, 2019 - It is baseball season again! The Westmont Youth Baseball Association (WYBA) was formed in 1983 as a cooperative effort t...
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celebrating a legend....& why teachers have my heart forever

May 29, 2019 - Mr. Riddle is a legend at Westmont High School and I heard this over and over again from his former students- some of wh...
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when they are all our kids

May 07, 2019 - “We live in a world in we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my pr...
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learning from our children

March 27, 2019 - May we stay curious about people & not assume we have much of anything figured out. May we assume we have more to learn...
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seeking to make America home

March 07, 2019 - Immigrating to the U.S. means navigating a what can be a confusing and sometimes intimidating process to gain a Green Ca...
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a few things I have learned about my faith from those of different faiths.

January 21, 2019 - When I capture images I am often trying to remember a feeling, a moment framed in my mind, part of a story that can stan...
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2018 was a great year for sharing your story & here is to capturing 2019!

January 09, 2019 - As I reflect on all the moments captured in 2018 I am exceedingly grateful to have been invited in to YOUR story!! Thank...
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Westmont to Taiwan

October 11, 2018 - I was grateful to be invited to do visual storytelling for a recent trip that a delegation from Westmont took to visit t...
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Meet Jenny; the amazing Mama & her kids

June 26, 2018 - When I announced the Amazing Mama Giveaway I never anticipated how difficult it would be to choose a winner from the bra...
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hair care with a lot of heart!

November 30, 2017 - Styles 4 Kidz Fall held their Fall Soiree last week and I was able to capture them celebrating the good work this organi...
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dancing towards his dreams

November 08, 2017 - I had the opportunity to meet Nigel and his Grandmother Sonya through Kate Danielson; my dear friend and founder of Fost...
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Early Childhood Education & Adoption Preservation: just 2 ways MFS is empowering

October 19, 2017 - In August I had the privilege to help create images that tell the important stories of Metropolitan Family Services in C...
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Celebrating The Green Mama's newest book!

October 11, 2017 - Eek!! A Box from Canada arrived today packed with The Green Mama's newest book: Green Mama-to-be: Creating a Happy, Heal...
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promoting peace with my camera in hand

September 22, 2017 - Images are powerful and can craft, reinforce, undo, or influence our thoughts and beliefs about others. Images have the...
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Anchored in Hope:Volunteer Appreciation with World Relief

May 01, 2017 - World Relief Dupage/Aurora thanked the many volunteers that make their work with refugees and immigrants possible Friday...
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Easter People

April 18, 2017 - Easter was so special. Our daughter Evangeline told part of her story which; as we were reminded that morning, is the st...
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brave young women & those standing with them

April 06, 2017 - When I first wrote an email to International Justice Mission about our trip to Thailand and my desire to partner with th...
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treasures, sun, sand, & waves

March 28, 2017 - Beach life is the good life if you ask me. I learned to appreciate the healing and calming waves, salty air, & sandy toe...
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Buddha's view of Phuket

February 13, 2017 - We knew that taking the winding road to the top of the Nakkerd Hills would be an adventure when we hopped on our rented...
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Exploring Chiang Mai: first to the top of the mountain

January 05, 2017 - Chiang Mai was my absolute favorite part of our time in Thailand. It has beautiful mountains, amazing food (including ce...
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Welcome to the world sweet boy

December 22, 2016 - I was blessed to capture Ashley & Donald's wedding almost exactly a year before the birth of their sweet son Ezrah. I te...
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a floating market in Thailand

November 28, 2016 - I spent a morning spent walking and boating in Damnoen Saduak; one of Thailand's best known floating market. This market...
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Busy Bangkok

November 19, 2016 - The streets of Bangkok are noisy, busy, and vibrant. I am a city girl at heart so I LOVE noise and color and chaos and e...
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on Devon Ave.

June 23, 2016 - Walking on Devon Ave. the night before Ramadan begins means full carts and strollers, no parking spots (trust me), and c...
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Midsommarfest in Andersonville

June 14, 2016 - After a family lifestyle session in the city this past weekend my husband and I realized it was Midsommarfest weekend in...
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a birth day

June 16, 2014 - It was a privilege to be invited to capture little baby Issac making his way into this world a few weeks back. He is num...
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Delhi, India part 3

May 11, 2014 - Delhi is one of the most populated cities in the world with close to 22 million people living within the huge city and i...
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