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couple sessions

engagement + in-home sessions for couples

sessions just for couples

we love couples!

engagement photography | chicago union station

There's a few reasons that photographing couples are some of my favorite kinds of sessions. I married my college sweetheart, my 100% biggest supporter in my photography. He pushes me, he cheers me on, and sometimes he even assists me at sessions and weddings.

But I'm gonna get a little personal: my husband and I were never able to have children. For a lot of years, I felt like we were forced to miss out on all the great memories couples made with their children, even getting beautiful family photos. When I became a photographer, I became passionate about capturing connection between couples. I believe that every couple, with or without children, deserves to have beautiful portraits that capture that special uniqueness that makes your relationship perfect just the way it is.

But I think it’s so special when someone asks you to capture them just as they are. Life is imperfect, and photography is perfectly able to document all the beauty in that imperfection. 

engagement | post-wedding | anniversary sessions

engagement photography © lisa kathan photography

An engagement session is a fun, relaxed way to capture photos of just the two of you before your big day, without all the stress and other people involved. It also gives you the opportunity to get to know us before your wedding...feeling comfortable with your wedding photographer makes your special day so much better! Also, if you book your wedding with us, your engagement session is discounted.

These sessions are also perfect for post-wedding sessions, day-after wedding sessions and anniversary sessions!



full couple session

about 1-hour session, 1 walkable location, 1 outfit
entire gallery of 50+ images
images include printing + usage rights

extended couple session

1.5+-hours session, 2 locations, 2 outfit changes
entire gallery of 100+ images
images include printing + usage rights

summer engagement session | the bean chicago


mini engagement session

{only for couples who book a wedding with us!}
30-45 minute session, 1 walkable location, 1 outfit
10 digital images for download with printing + usage rights


engagement proposals


Your marriage proposal is a huge milestone in your relationship! But it's such a whirlwind of excitement and emotion, it can be hard to remember exactly what happened, the look on her face when you asked, her expression when she said yes. Let us document those moments during the actual proposal, and then spend some time with just the two of you basking in the glow of your love and brand new engagement!

chicago proposal photography

engagement proposals

full gallery of 50+ images for download, with printing + usage rights
includes video slideshow of images to tell the story of your proposal that you can share with your family + friends!

in-home couple sessions


Five years from now, your life will be different than today. You may have kids in your life, you might not, but you’ll probably be in a different home, job or emotional place than you are today. So during this in-home session we’ll spend time capturing just the two of you, focusing on your connection and capturing your relationship and your life, as it is, right now, in all its a super relaxed environment: your home! Whether the two of you are romantic, goofy, flirty or quiet, being in your most natural, comfortable setting – your home – will help us to capture that.

in-home couple photography © lisa kathan photography

in-home couple sessions

1-hour session in your home
full gallery of 40+ images from your session for download, with printing + usage rights
includes a little black book of a selection of your images!