Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

engagement Photography

wedding Photography

Dreaming of a unique wedding that takes it cues from what makes your love so extraordinary? I'm here to capture your story exactly as it unfolds. Documenting the authentic connection between you two and your loved ones with a photojournalist's eye for breathtaking moments. 

For couples seeking a Boutique Wedding Experience in Chicago, Door COunty, and Beyond.

Timeless wedding photography for the classic romantic

Chicago wedding photographer

LET'S CREATE Something Beautiful

Once you send an inquiry, I'll schedule a call to get to know each other better. If we all decide we’re the perfect fit, we’ll officially book your date with a retainer and signed contract. We’ll also be available throughout the coming months should you need any resources, timeline information, or vendor recommendations.

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Meggie R

"She was very kind from the start and we all felt very comfortable in front of the camera thanks to her. She also was a huge help with preparing outfits and props for the photos. I would have had no idea what to do without her guidance.



"katie was magic."

LESLIE, 2019 Bride

"Brooklyn captured every moment in a beautiful, personal, and timeless way. We loved every moment of our wedding day, and Brooklyn captured exactly that."

"loved every moment."

MARIE, 2019 Bride

"When Brooklyn sent our wedding photos to us, we were floored. They are simply amazing. Every moment of our special day was captured with romance and beauty."

"SIMPLY AMAZING."

my clients have the nicest things to say

Kind Words

She gave us the most beautiful memories of the best days of our lives !

To describe Katie in two words, she's THE BEST. She created the most gorgeous setting for our engagement when my fiance reached out to her in a pinch. She gave us the most beautiful memories of the best days of our lives to date. Our joy couldn't have been captured more perfectly from the minute we walked up to the picnic to the moment we popped a bottle of champagne to celebrate. She also made the trip into Chicago, scouted locations, and directed the most amazing engagement shoot for us. Not only is every penny spent well worth it, but Katie is the most fun to work with. She's kind, warm, and so funny. 20/10 recommend working with Katie.

Akira Conley

Katie was an absolute pleasure! 

Katie was an absolute pleasure! We showed up stressed out, with a super cranky and unwilling 4 year old on our hands, and Katie just smiled through it all. She encouraged all of us to just enjoy and do the best we could. Katie captured a number of amazing shots in just 20 minutes and we are so happy!

alice boswell

Katie is as kind as she is talented. 

Highly recommend! Katie is as kind as she is talented. She truly cares about the people she's photographing. The day of our family photo shoot ended up being a windy and chilly day at the lake. Katie was so flexible. She offered to either reschedule or continue through the weather (she's a mom too and knows the effort it takes to get small children ready to go anywhere). We decided to do it that day because my 2 and 4 year old were in good spirits. They were just happy to be at the beach! Katie got the most precious photos of my kids just being themselves. These are moments we will cherish forever. We are so thankful, and look forward to future family photo shoots with her!

Rebecca Thibaudeau

Katie was magic when it came to taking pictures 

Katie was magic when it came to taking pictures of my 2 and 4 year olds. They listened and followed all of her directions (no easy feat) and now we have the more gorgeous photos that our family will forever treasure. She was very kind from the start and we all felt very comfortable in front of the camera thanks to her. She also was a huge help with preparing outfits and props for the photos. I would have had no idea what to do without her guidance.

Getting photos done with Katie is an investment that you certainly will not regret.

meggie rackenburg

My kids were captured beautifully with amazing candid & posed shots.

Such a great experience! My kids were captured beautifully with amazing candid & posed shots. They had fun too. :) Loved the variety of framing & styles to choose from. The creative talent of the photographer truly shines through and I now have photos of my children that are pieces of art! Definitely recommended.

Megan Bunimovich

FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequent questions

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHY?

My specialty is capturing authentic connections in a natural un-posed manner. While I do incorporate poses into my sessions, I feel the most natural beauty comes from movement and laughter. I am also a hybrid photographer, meaning I incorporate film into my sessions. This allows me to capture the soft and airy look of film and digital allows me to capture the fast movement of toddlers.

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When can we expect to receive our images?

The lead time to relieve your gallery is generally about 8 weeks.

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How many images WILL I receive?

I narrow down your gallery and only deliver the best images from your wedding. My motto is quality over quantity! Your gallery will contain about 50 images for every hour of coverage.

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Can I customize a wedding or elopement collection?

Absolutely! After I send my investment guide, let me know what individual item(s) (second shooter, additional hours, etc) you are looking for and I will custom tailor a package for you. 

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