Catch the little moments 
and never let them go


newborn, maternity, and family photographer serving chicago & chicago's northshore

Evanston Newborn

Heirloom images of your sweetest moments

What will you remember when you look back on these years? The pure delight. The tender cuddles. Or maybe the mischievous spark in their eyes, the wild horsing around and the endless giggles. Let’s turn your everyday moments into exquisite heirlooms for your family to cherish.

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Fine art you’ll treasure, not just scroll through

stop and savor

You deserve more than quick selfies with your kids on the go. Life is full and busy with littles in tow, and it’s hard to press pause to fully savor the incredible beauty – even though you know these moments are fleeting.

Imagine seeing your beautiful family captured through an artist’s lens, with the personal attention and care your story deserves. Ready to relax and create some unique images together?


my clients have the nicest things to say

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Katie was magic!

Katie was magic when it came to taking pictures of my 2 and 4 year olds. They listened and followed all of her directions (no easy feat) and now we have the more gorgeous photos that our family will forever treasure. She was very kind from the start and we all felt very comfortable in front of the camera thanks to her. She also was a huge help with preparing outfits and props for the photos. I would have had no idea what to do without her guidance.

Getting photos done with Katie is an investment that you certainly will not regret.

Meggie R

To describe Katie in two words, she's THE BEST!

To describe Katie in two words, she's THE BEST. She created the most gorgeous setting for our engagement when my fiance reached out to her in a pinch. She gave us the most beautiful memories of the best days of our lives to date. Our joy couldn't have been captured more perfectly from the minute we walked up to the picnic to the moment we popped a bottle of champagne to celebrate. She also made the trip into Chicago, scouted locations, and directed the most amazing engagement shoot for us. Not only is every penny spent well worth it, but Katie is the most fun to work with. She's kind, warm, and so funny. 20/10 recommend working with Katie.

Akira C

Katie is as kind as she is talented. She truly cares about the people she's photographing.

Highly recommend! Katie is as kind as she is talented. She truly cares about the people she's photographing. The day of our family photoshoot ended up being a windy and chilly day at the lake. Katie was so flexible. She offered to either reschedule or continue through the weather (she's a mom too and knows the effort it takes to get small children ready to go anywhere). We decided to do it that day because my 2 and 4-year-old were in good spirits. They were just happy to be at the beach! Katie got the most precious photos of my kids just being themselves. These are moments we will cherish forever. We are so thankful, and look forward to future family photo shoots with her!

rebecca t

My kids were captured beautifully with amazing candid & posed shots.

We had a wonderful fall photoshoot with Kathryn! She was professional and easy to work with. She chose a beautiful location and sent great tips and ideas on how to prepare for the photoshoot. I had a 7-year old who wasn't exactly in the "mood" to be cooperative but Kathryn easily drew him out of his funk and our pics turned out amazing. I will be hiring Kathryn for more family pictures in the future.

kate s

My kids were captured beautifully with amazing candid & posed shots.

Such a great experience! My kids were captured beautifully with amazing candid & posed shots. They had fun too. :) Loved the variety of framing & styles to choose from. The creative talent of the photographer truly shines through and I now have photos of my children that are pieces of art! Definitely recommended.

Megan Bunimovich

Hello, I’m Kathryn

turning your story into lasting works of art is my passion


Hi, I'm Katie! I am an Evanston newborn photographer serving families in Chicago and it's North shore.

As a hybrid photographer who shoots both analog film and digital images to capture human connection, I bring a sense of refined craftsmanship to each session. The result? A curated selection of authentic, ethereal images of you and your loved ones, ready to hang on a stunning gallery wall or print in an heirloom album.

As a mother of three, I know how stressful all the little details can be – so I’m also here to help you coordinate and shop for outfits, select a beautiful (kid-friendly) location, and even bring treats! I love setting up a natural, comfortable atmosphere where everyone’s personality can shine through.

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their intimate & snuggly first moments with you 
Kathryn Jean Photography LLC 2022, based in Lake Bluff, Illinois