Hey there, friends.

I’m Kate! I’m a lifestyle photographer, livin’ in Des Plaines, IL with my husband and twin toddlers, and I want to make beautiful, real, tender, funny, meaningful, memorable photos for you and your family that show authentic connection and capture the moments that really count. I photograph people all over Chicagoland (and beyond) doing their thangs! If you’re a parent who thinks your kid is too wild for a photoshoot—call me, let them go wild, and we will make amazing photos together. For real.

I bring not just experience to a shoot and a killer eye for good light, but a lot of sensitivity as well. I sincerely care for my clients and make the whole experience stress-free and enjoyable—especially for new mommas, cuz there’s enough stress in being a new mom already, amiright?! I pride myself on making people feel comfortable in front of the camera, offering enough direction and guidance while helping people let go and experience what it’s like to play and be fully themselves. Sounds cozy, right? It IS. And having photos of genuine unique experiences with the ones you love through the years is so important. I can’t stress it enough.

Other things I love: soft linen sheets, the smell outside after a rain, eating delicious food and cocktails at great restaurants, bullet journaling, dancing in my kitchen with my kids, anything chocolate, rare opportunities of being near the ocean, watching TV series' and reading mysteries, experiencing other cultures, practicing Buddhism and mindfulness.

If anything I’ve said above is giving you the feels, or making your heartbeat a little faster —> Let’s talk!