The Baca Siblings

Matt and I have been working together all year, babysitting/policing the residents on our floor (who we occasionally and affectionately refer to as “the babies”). When I found out that his mom wanted me to take pictures of him and his sisters, I was stoked.

Many people know my brothers mean the world to me; I was honored to see another set of siblings in action. We smiled, swapped silly memories, and struck some fierce poses while playing in their fairytale backyard with a cousin and special friend. Overall, it was a hilarious day – I think you can see the giggles.

I don’t remember who, but someone once told me that “siblings are like friends who can come over whenever – you don’t even have to ask.” Keep on loving each other onto adulthood, you beautiful Baca children. You have no idea how lucky you are to have each other.


Katie & Erin

Katie has come in front of my camera a few times before…this girl is a lovely person to be around and always introduces me to the best people. Her friend Erin was visiting from California and so we decided to snap some photos before graduation rolls around.

Here are the highlights of our playdate outside:

Ben in Spring

Ben, like the rest of the world, is on the brink of big changes. Spring is unfurling itself, hope is rising, and the sun is coming. Ben and I were both raised in the Northwest, migrated our young adult selves to Chicago, and landed in the same residence hall where we met. Later we found out that Ben’s mother and my aunt lived on the same floor when they were in college back in Seattle. Small world. Big connections.


National Film Festival for Talented Youth

Last weekend I got to fly back to Seattle and surprise my family for a wonderful 48 hours together. A short film that my brothers and I made got into the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (a festival all three of us have been a part of for years – good times!) so I wanted to celebrate that time with them.

It’s such a surreal experience to see the boys I played with growing up become the young men that they are now.

I can’t even imagine what my parents feel like.

Liz & Em – graduating!

Emily is an RA with me and a fantastic young woman. She balances a million things, including her hospitality major (completed in three years), multiple internships, family, and that whole graduation thing. Her sister Liz just graduated from med school and I had the joy of photographing their sister love in the Union League Club. Here is a sneakpeak of our time together – I love wonderful women!

Hannah Holtgeerts