Nature Inspired Grad Session at Belmont Harbor

We walked along the Lake Michigan shoreline, talking about her graduation party back home in Texas in a few weeks and how excited she was to be going back to visit her family after her time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Though she's only going back to Texas for a short time, she's not going home with short stories to tell of her adventures here, because Alissa's accomplished so much in her four years in Chicago. From becoming one of the most well known and liked artists in the Photography Department at SAIC, to exploring her identity as being a young Mexican woman both from Chicago and Texas, to falling in love with a graphic designer from our school, she's kinda done it all. 

She's one of those familiar faces that everyone kinda knows, and who can strike up a conversation with anyone walking by. Her confidence and comfortability in her body and in her surroundings is nothing short of inspiring, and I look up to her probably more than she knows. Taking graduation portraits of this gorgeous woman at Belmont Harbor, encompassed by beautiful, bright pink and white flowers, on a chilly and windy day in the (are you ready for the pun...) Windy City, was an amazing experience. I'm SO excited for what this girl is setting out to accomplish, and all the delight and beautiful experiences she's sure to find herself in. Congratulations to you, Alissa, and don't forget about us little ones while you shoot for the stars. 

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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.