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What Happens if it Rains During Your Portrait Session | Ask Katharine

What Happens if it Rains During Your Portrait Session | Ask Katharine

If you've been in Chicago anytime in the last few weeks, you've likely gotten caught in a thunderstorm. Because it's been so hot and humid, more days than not we get a massive amount of rain and lightning even if it's only for half an hour. But if you've got a portrait session planned for the day - what should you do...

Ask Katharine | How to Choose the Right Photographer

Ask Katharine | How to Choose the Right Photographer

Lara and I had met over the winter when I photographed her for her senior portraits indoors at Navy Pier (cause it was during that one week where it actually got cold). I didn't see her during the semester with us both being busy graduating and all, but we managed to get together this week to have a coffee date and catch up before she goes off to college in Hawaii - I'm so happy for her and mildly jealous...

How to Build a Portfolio | Ask Katharine

How to Build a Portfolio | Ask Katharine

It's a common thing for photographers to wonder, and I've definitely been there at one point or another over the years - how do you build a photography portfolio? No matter what, if you're...

How to Collaborate with Models | Ask Katharine

How to Collaborate with Models | Ask Katharine

If you've never collaborated with a model before, the whole thing can be a little intimidating. When I was first starting out in photography back in '09 I had a large group of friends that were also interested in fine art portraits...