I've known since I was 14 that I wanted my career to be photography, but it hasn't always been easy, and people haven't always been supportive. One of the realities of following a creative path is that you will be met with doubt in various forms on your journey - and they're going to hurt at first. I talked about the failure that comes with being a creative, but facing the doubt that crops up...Read More
Hey There! I'm Katharine.
Welcome to my blog! I'm a fine art portrait photographer based in Chicago specializing in Seniors & Couples. In my spare time, I wander in the woods, create new ways to empower local Chicago women, and travel with my boyfriend Nick.
My mom used to tell me that there weren't enough hours in the day and I never truly understood how true that was until I began running my photography business. If you're a small business owner, a photographer, a interior designer, an event planner, or any other kind of creative, then you know how valuable your time is and how quickly it can slip away from you...Read More
It's like reading a story that holds your heart in your hand - each turn of the page brings a new angle to the characters you've grown to know and find comfort in. You can fall in love with the way that her dress flows along with the tall grass in the wind at the forest preserve...Read More
One of the hardest parts about just starting out with photography is to try and find your unique style. With so many variations out there it can be overwhelming to know where to begin; journalistic? Dark and moody? Fully staged scene? Black and white? Maybe I'm overwhelming you right now...Read More
On the first day of orientation my freshman year at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago I was told I was going to fail. Often. And no, it wasn't by rude classmates, jealous strangers, or someone who thought I didn't deserve this opportunity - it was by Walter Massey, the president of my new college. As an already nervous freshman...Read More
All of my favorite photographs that I created as an angsty teen were inspired by experiences I was having. Whether that was my first heartbreak, struggling with anxiety and not really knowing it at the time, or something as simple as finding a new album I was in love with. Your experiences don't have to be world shattering - they just have to be yours...Read More