lisa kathan photography

I married my college sweetheart, Erich, and he’s my 100% biggest supporter in every area of my life. He pushes me, he cheers me on, and sometimes even assists me at sessions and weddings!

But Erich and I were never able to have children. For several years, I felt like we were forced to miss out on all the great memories couples made with their children, as if the story of our relationship wasn’t an important enough story to tell.

So when I left my career of writing behind to become a photographer, I decided to be intentional about telling the stories of couples in every phase of their lives. 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.

BTW, I still write! I'm a regular contributor at the local Chicago area wedding blog, CHI thee WED. Check it out!



“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.