Chicago Branding Photography Session | Layne Fargo

Chicago personal branding photographer Katharine Hannah photographs feminist author Layne Fargo

If I could describe to you my dream photography session as an angsty teenager in Indiana, this would be it. When Layne first reached out to me about photographing her author headshots I just about lost my mind - Layne is an author and her debut book is a feminist psychological thriller set in the Chicago theater scene. I mean, seriously - could she be anymore kickass? We connected immediately over our love of moody portraits, our senses of humor and our shared love of the Chicago creative boss babe community. 

My absolute favorite part about personal branding sessions is that it's usually part photo session part business meeting - Layne and I first met to talk about her branding photography and quickly got into other topics like the inspiration for her book, where she hopes to go next in her career and what her story has been until this point. She's such an interesting and fun woman to talk to and getting to know her through this experience was so so soooo much fun. If there's anything I love more than wandering around Ravenswood during sunset with a thoughtful and funny woman while simultaneously taking gorgeous photographs, I've yet to find it.

Thank you so much Layne for choosing me to be your photographer, trusting me with your vision and having such a great time with me. :) You can check out her photographs in action on her website here!

Chicago personal branding photographer Katharine Hannah works with local feminist author Layne Fargo
Chicago feminist author photographed for book jacket headshot by Katharine Hannah Photography
Chicago lifestyle headshot photographer Katharine Hannah photographs Layne Fargo for author headshot
Chicago feminist author headshot by Katharine Hannah Photography

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Katharine Hannah

Katharine’s work has graced the walls of institutions such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Harold Washington Library of Chicago, and local galleries such as Dreambox Gallery, Siragus Gallery and Blick Art Materials. She has also been featured on websites such as the Huffington Post, Phlearn, Fstoppers, Tigress Magazine for Girls, Bitchtopia, and Golden Boy Press.

In addition to photography, Katharine has been a mentor and educator in the arts since 2013. She has worked with students in various organizations and projects over the last two years, including Hive Chicago’s PROjectUS initiative and Digital Youth Network’s Digital Diva’s and Chicago City of Learning programs.