For Seniors

Custom USB Drives in 2018

Custom USB Drives in 2018

If you've ever been in a school setting where you have to present in front of the class, you've probably saved that presentation onto a cheap plastic bright blue and white icky looking flash drive - at least that was my freshman year experience! I've had so many flash drives over the years for different projects and they've all gotten rickety and the plastic starts to wear out after just a few uses...

Senior Picture Prop Ideas

Senior Picture Prop Ideas

This year is coming to a close and the senior picture season for 2018 grads is almost over! Autumn and summer senior portrait sessions have come and gone and now it's time to look for inspiration for winter and spring shoots. Here are some of my favorite year-round props to bring to your senior portrait session, and some winter specific ones for those of you who are adventurous in the Chicago snow...

5 Questions to Ask Your Photographer Before You Book

5 Questions to Ask Your Photographer Before You Book

If you type into Google search "Chicago portrait photographers" you'll be met with hundreds of results and likely become suuuuper overwhelmed trying to choose one. How do you even begin to narrow down the search and find the right photographer for your needs? Here are 5 questions that you can ask potential photographers before you book to help you find differences between them...

Should I Wear Glasses for My Senior Pictures?

Should I Wear Glasses for My Senior Pictures?

As someone who wears glasses and has to go through that awkward, "do I take these off for the picture?" thing every (infrequent) time I'm in front of the camera, I thought it'd be useful to give some advice that I give to clients about wearing their glasses, and also my tips for making your glasses less of an issue for pictures! So if you're feeling torn...

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...