It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see. -r. w. emerson


I've forever been infatuated with all types of stories: written, real, fictional and, of course, visual.

And so, I consider myself fortunate to be able to document life stories, whether they be the beginnings of a marriage or the fleeting moments of babyhood. My photos tend to be real, natural and unposed--I strive to capture experiences as they unfold and to keep an eye on environmental details that pull the story together.

Life lives in the little moments, the details. It grows in places we don't want to see--the mess, the chaos, the struggles.

It is all worth remembering.


If you are looking for a photographer to capture your story, then please be in touch! You can find me on Instagram, or by emailing ojus@ojieocean.com. I'm based in the Chicago, IL area and available for travel.

I'd love to hear from you!