I’m Kate. I’m a lifestyle photographer, raised in Batavia, IL, currently residing in Des Plaines with my husband and twin sons. I’m a small-town girl with a passion for a mix of quaint and urban photography. I capture everything from meaningful candid moments and portraits for people and their families to cherished products for small brands and trending fashion for boutiques, all in a true-to-life yet punchy, filmesque style. 

I absolutely love a challenge and the exciting dynamic that lifestyle photography provides and am always up for a new adventure. Things I value about me: I relate to people with ease and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera with just enough direction and guidance while preserving space to play and be yourself. I offer tender care, not just for babies during newborn sessions, but also for mothers of newborns; my attention to detail and eye for great light helps me get shots right and preserve special moments in photos every time. 

Other things I love: soft clean sheets, the smell outside after a rain, a glass of The Prisoner with any home-cooked meal, bullet journaling, anything chocolate, rare opportunities of being near the ocean, watching TV series' and reading mysteries, experiencing other cultures, practicing Buddhism and mindfulness.

Now that you've heard some of my story, I’d love to hear and help tell some of yours —> Let’s talk!