You can call me Kat for short! I'm a Mama of two, a wife and a natural light photographer located in Gurnee, IL and serving Lake & Cook County area. 

Hi my name is Kathia!

Chicago suburbs motherhood & family photographer

I have been told that I put people at ease in front of the camera. It probably comes from being a mom of two and knowing how chaotic it can be to have family photos taken. I know how it feels to be anxious in front of the camera, so trust me when I say, I have plenty of ways to make you all feel relaxed and forget that we are even taking photos.

That's why I want to make sure my process is as easy for you Mama from scheduling your session to preparing for your session day to have you enjoying your time with your family instead of stressing. 

I'll have the toys, the wipes for spit ups, the extra blanket. I just want you to be present with your family. 

While I do capture the money shot  "look at the camera" photos at every family session, I will also fill your gallery with real connections and  authentic moments. I don't expect you to do this on your own, but rather with the use of fun prompts and laid back guidance. 

My favorite part of my job is to capture your family as it is. No crazy added filters to your images, no weird posing. I want to capture timeless pictures for you to have forever. 

As a mom, I completely get it!

Cleaning is a therapy, Spicy food is the best, Margaritas!

At Target, Any home décor store, Outside with my kids.  

Making the bed every morning, cup of tea in the morning, walks with my family. 

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Love Notes From Past Clients


Can’t recommend Kat enough! She was able to schedule us on short notice when we found out our little babe was coming earlier than expected. Her communication is great and very professional. We absolutely love the more candid style of her photography and feel so thankful she captured such a special time in our lives! Looking forward to continuing to use her as our family grows!

We have loved working with Kat this past year- she did our maternity, newborn, and 1 year photo shoots and we truly treasure each and every picture she has taken. She is so easy to work with, a great communicator, and very timely in getting us the photos when she says she will. Definitely recommend!


Kathia is amazing and so talented! She did our family pictures when my daughter was 2 and a year later our newborn pictures. We love working with her, she is so sweet, personable, responsive, and professional. She knows exactly what to do to capture natural and candid pictures. We absolutely love our newborn photos! We will continue use Kathia for future milestones in our lives!


Ready to tell your story?

Step 1: Reach out and tell me about your family.

Step 2: I respond back within 24 hours or less to give you more info and availability.

Step 3: We will choose the perfect location, talk about your vision for your session and help you with outfits.

Step 4: Complete a short questionnaire and get in your retainer to lock in your date.

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