Hawa Images | Reviews

I am so thankful you all invite me to capture your unique story!

Here are what some clients have to say (and yes, I'm blushing):

"Exceptional photographs that truly capture the unique life and personality of each individual in my family- that is the result of a photo shoot with Roxanne! She has captured the celebration of my wedding, premature newborn son's first days of life in the NICU, and my family having fun at a forest preserve. Roxanne genuinely listens to what YOU want, and makes the photo shoot experience fun, natural and effortless. Even my husband who strongly dislikes any photos taken of him doesn't dread the photo shoots- he felt comfortable and was glad he didn't have to "pose" -Joy

"I was left speech less after I saw the photos of our session. Roxanne was able to capture our personalities so well in each and every photo. She sees the inner beauty of people and that is ultimately what you see in her photos."  -Jake 

"Roxanne's photography has been an invaluable asset to World Relief Dupage/Aurora. It is said a picture is worth a thousand words, and her beautiful images have made it possible for us to tell the incredible stories of refugee resilience and immigrant ingenuity that we see every day.  Her personal cross-cultural experience means she is also comfortable working with individuals from around the world and is able to capture photographs that are sensitive to each person's unique background."  -Tabitha,Communications Coordinator at WRDA    "The Student Conservation Association has been lucky to work with Roxanne a few times to shoot our young adult conservation crews, especially two of our All-Female crews. Roxanne has a knack for images that truly capture the character and personalities of our amazing members. She is able to bring out the best visual representation of the crews she’s photographed ---- strong, brilliant, fun young adults who are working to better their environment. Roxanne’s talent and passion for the SCA’s mission comes through in the images she’s made for us." -Colin Taylor, The Student Conservation Association Midwest

"When I initially spoke to Roxanne at about the possibility of documenting my birth, I was excited but a little nervous. I initially wanted just my husband and I in the room. After speaking to my husband about it, we decided to go for it. The idea of having professional photos of one of the most intimate and amazing moments in our lives seemed too special to pass up. Roxanne did an amazing job of making me feel comfortable and capturing some of the sweetest moments. She was respectful of our space, yet captured every moment perfectly. I'm thankful to have these wonderful photos to cherish. I have looked back on them many times over the past few months and I can't help but smile and tear up from the special experience. I highly recommend Roxanne for all photo sessions." - Ashley

"Thank you so much to Roxanne for capturing every inch & detail of our event. It was a privilege to work with her- she is such a lively person with lots of energy! These will be our life long memories!" -Lakshmi 

"A person has to be in love with life and creation to be a really good photographer and Roxanne is a GREAT photographer. She has an eye for catching glimpses of beauty and capturing it in a moment.  Any person can take a picture but a person with a passion sees the image before it is made." -Gianna

"We had a wonderful time during our shoot! Roxanne really understood what i was going for and perfectly captured these moments between me and my daughter! Our images turned out beautifully!" -Bridget


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