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Catch the little moments 
and never let them go

FINE ART FAMILY & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
CHICAGO | CHICAGO’S NORTH SHORE | DOOR COUNTY

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Heirloom images of your sweetest moments

CAPTURE THE CONNECTION

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?

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MY CLIENTS HAVE THE NICEST THINGS TO SAY

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I am completely impressed with the photo shoot session and images from Katie! 

She was very warm and considerate of myself and my newborn during the shoot along with providing wonderful ideas for natural looking poses! She had so many items on hand that allowed low prep on my behalf and that offered a natural and professional setting to capture this magical time! The prints are so beautiful - magazine quality! I can not wait to frame these images for our gallery wall! I highly recommend Kathryn Jean Photography!

KATHRYN KARASEK

Loved the experience and the images came out really great!

Jason and I really enjoyed our maternity session with Kathryn! She has a really great, friendly, and approachable personality and we felt very comfortable with her right from the start. I also really appreciated that she kind of “thought out loud” in her consideration of placement/framing/lighting and was very considerate of how I was feeling and what I was up to. I think any expectant Mama will really appreciate that. Loved the experience and the images came out really great! We'll cherish them forever. Thank you!

JENNIFER YEARWOOD VACCARELLO

The photos were delivered quickly and were amazing

My family really enjoyed working with Katie. she absolutely went the extra mile by listening to my needs/wants, helping choose a location, and bringing sweets to bribe my kids for smiles. it totally worked! The photos were delivered quickly and were amazing. I absolutely recommend working with Katie and will continue to use her.

Megan Bunimovich

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.

Heather Fowler

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 BEAUTIFUL STORY INTO LASTING WORKS OF ART IS MY PASSION

@KATHRYNJEANPHOTOGRAPHY

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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CAPTURE THE MAGIC

Family Sessions

to treasure forever

WHICH MOMENTS WILL YOU CAPTURE?

YOU AND YOUR LITTLE LOVES ENJOYING EACH OTHER

Maternity Sessions

YOUR TRANSFORMATION IN FULL, GORGEOUS BLOOM

Newborn Sessions

THEIR INTIMATE & SNUGGLY FIRST MOMENTS WITH YOU 

Intimate weddings with an editorial edge

THINKING OF TYING THE KNOT?

Dreaming of a unique wedding experience that takes its cues from what makes your love so extraordinary? I’m here to capture your special day exactly as it unfolds, documenting the authentic connection between you two and your loved ones with a photojournalist’s eye for breathtaking moments.

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