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There’s something about film that forces me to slow down, to be thoughtful about the process, and that creates that dreamy soft art-like feeling you see in my photos.

I’m Kathryn,
But Please Call Me Katie

meet the artist

I like to think I'm in the business of making friends and putting your trust in me to photograph your memories is not something I take lightly. The best images come from the vulnerable place of letting your guard down and my hope is that laughter will guide our time together and that we’ll feel like old friends by the end.

You crave light soft colored portraits that are super relaxed and non-traditional. You want portraits that tell your story and will be passed down through generations.

You Appreciate Quality Over Quantity

I know all too well how fast our children grow. The chubby fingers, the chunky newborn rolls, and the adorable dimples seem to change right before our eyes. It’s my goal to capture and preserve those beautiful early moments so that when you look back at your photos you can still hear those warm belly laughs and feel those precious little hands in yours.

I’m always up for finding a little adventure off the beaten path. So whether you envision your photos on horseback in the mountains or an intimate set in the comfort of your own home, I love to capture it all. 

you're in the right place if. . . . 

Remembering the in-betwen

As a Wife and Mother of Three, I Wear Many Hats Throughout My Day-to-day

I’m wrangling toddlers, changing diapers in record time, and playing full-time chef and activity planner. If it’s a good day, I’ll have a great cup of coffee(or wine) in one hand. Either way, multi-tasking is the name of the game and I thrive in the chaos. Whether it’s capturing a serene moment in between the mercurial moods of young children, or utilizing beautiful shadows and natural light, being able to improvise and adapt to each moment as they unfold allows me to capture truly authentic images

READY TO MAKE MEMORIES?

Photos Belong on Your Walls,

“I love this life. I feel like I am always catching my breath and saying, ‘Oh! Will you look at that?’ Photography has been my way of bearing witness to the joy I find in seeing the extraordinary in ordinary life. You don’t look for pictures. Your pictures are looking for you.”


I am very passionate about this, and I’ve built my business on the fact that photographs are more than digital files to be shared on social media. 


Harold Feinstein

I have loved film photography for as longs as I can remember, and so do my clients.

There’s something about film that forces me to slow down, to be thoughtful about the process, and that creates that dreamy soft art-like feeling you see in my photos.

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.

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

Kind Words

MY CLIENTS HAVE THE
NICEST THINGS TO SAY

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 

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