let's meet

I can't wait to chase have a dance party, craft together, and chase after your kids if you need a silly, goofy time.

But I'm also there to help you slow down and be present. I'll ask you to reflect on your love for each other, smell your baby's hair, remember the journey you've taken to get here, and to honor how far you've come.

There is no need to hide your feelings or put on a happy face in front of my lens. It's normal to feel so many things when we slow down and let ourselves be seen - love, grief, fear, vulnerability, stress, joy - all of these are welcome. I'm a doula - I've seen it all and can be there with you through it. 

Parents - I don't expect your kids to be perfect, either! I know they are wonderful. I know that you are an incredible parent. Tantrums, hanger, and big feelings won't shake me. 

You are special, wonderful, and enough just as you are.

your chicago family + couples photographer

Meet ama


"Ama did such an excellent job making sure my partner and I were comfortable, empowered, and getting the shots we were looking for!! They did a great job directing both of us, and even gave suggestions on outfits when we were stumped. All around such a great experience, and I would be honored to do it again!"

see yourself

I didn't know there was a future for me where I could be deeply loved and truly belong. In the words of the iconic Viola Davis:

"You need to see a physical manifestation of your dream. You need to see someone who looks like you to make it tangible. Someone has to provide a portal."

After years of documenting family journeys as a doula, it is crystal clear that photography is about more than just the photos themselves. It is about letting ourselves be seen and seeing ourselves represented. It is co-created art that has ripple effects for generations to come. 

growing up, I never saw queer love & families represented. 

what they're saying

- sid

"Ama is a kind, patient, and vibrant human to be around - having photos taken by them was comfortable and so fun. The best photography experience I've ever had, truly!"

- avelyss

"Working with Ama is such an amazing experience! Ama did a great job making us feel comfortable in front of the camera, taking things slow for our little baby."