lisa kathan photography

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 of their own, deserves to have beautiful portraits that capture that special uniqueness that makes your relationship perfect just the way it is.

Making pictures is where I feel most at home, and when I get to connect with others while doing it,'s the best thing in the world! It's also great getting to merge my past experience as a wedding coordinator with my passion for photography so I can enjoy and bless couples like you!


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my husband (i'd be lost without him!)
our pup, wesley
bike rides
lou malnati's pizza
god's grace
good poetry
bingeing elementary and comedians in cars
moments, like the way the light catches a bride's eyes
telling people's stories


“lisa is professional and laid back, creating a comfortable and organic environment, quietly capturing authentic moments. You’ll leave feeling like you just hung out with a friend, and you’ll be shocked to see the art that comes from you just being yourself.”

— Rachel P.