Wedding photographer serving
Notre Dame, Chicago & Beyond

Behind the Lens


I’m a hopeless romantic who dreams of English Gardens full of peonies and tea roses.

Hopeless romantic, lover of flowers,  dreamer, lover of love stories and the glow of a sunset.

I started my wedding photography career in the fall of 2005, right out of high school. I had dreams of furthering my photography education somewhere in Italy. Where in Italy? I didn’t care. I had fallen in love with the romanticism of Tuscany and wanted to learn from that inspiration. To pay for it, I went to work in a local factory. 

The only “problem” was that I fell in love with a man that would later become my husband. Although there is a 17-year age gap between the two of us, we bonded over our mutual love of photography. It was his love and support that launched the career that I have today. No dream was too big. Over the next 15+ years, I honed my photographic skills by being inspired by the love of each of my couples. 

Today, we have two children that I enjoy watching grow into their own.

I'm Katie

about Me

I will never turn down seafood. 


I’m obsessed with my husband, even after 15 years of marriage. How can I not be when I had a dream about him 6 years before I ever met him. True Story.
‘Et Je Vous’, my love.



Picking peonies & lilacs from my mother's garden as a little girl.



Buying floral maxi dresses that I’m likely too cold to actually wear.

guilty pleasure


I dream of dining al fresco overlooking rows of grape vines in the Napa Valley, under a canopy of twinkle lights with waterfront views in Naples, or in the backyard of your family’s estate that’s been passed down from generation to generation.




Documenting timeless moments for my couples that embody who they truly are.

part of my job


my favorite things:

Photo by Erika Aileen

about you

Does this sound like you? Inquire with Me.

My clients are seekers of beauty, lovers of travel, with a taste for adventure and sea salt in their hair. 

Value the legacy of photography. Photography that, when they pull their wedding album out on their 50th anniversary, still feels distinctly like who they are.

Delight in the moments captured genuinely and without too much direction.

Dream about the classic elegance of Grace Kelly and how she pulled that into a wedding that we still dream about over 60 years later.

Their family and friends being part of their wedding is just as important as marrying their best friend.


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