lisa kathan photography
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We believe small weddings are the best ones.  Weddings  where the two of you get to spend your day connecting and making memories with your closest friends and family, and we get to spend our time capturing it. In order to do that, most of the weddings we photograph are intimate weddings and elopements with less than 150 guests. 

However you envision your day—every moment of your wedding is beautiful and deserves to be captured. If this sounds like the type of wedding you’d like to have, we’ll probably be a great fit!

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You're not just another client; I genuinely want to get to know you, hear your stories, and learn about what you want your wedding to be like because I truly care.

Couples that work with lisa kathan photography are passionate about life and each other. When it comes to wedding photography, our photography is ideal for couples that value quality over quantity and want their wedding to reflect their personal connections and how they felt on their wedding day.

My favorite couples to work with have an artsy side, a great sense of humor, and a little bit of quirk.

Most of my photography is relatively unposed. I do give guidance, but for the most part, I am allowing you and your love for one another to unfold. That's why very few of my images have people looking at me...I want the focus to be on each other, and don't do a lot in the way of posing. 

If this sounds like you, I think we'd be a great fit!

simply wed collections are limited to 20 or fewer guests

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hourly wedding coverage*

$800 - two hours
$1100 - three hours

2nd photographer: add $50 per hour

*wedding coverage pricing is for the Chicago, Milwaukee and southern WI areas, but we also love to travel!


additional portrait sessions...

$250 - engagement
$250 - bridal
$250 - post-wedding

  • My husband, Erich, will most likely be alongside to assist me on your wedding day!

  • We scout locations before your wedding, so we have the perfect spots selected

  • we're available for pre-wedding consultations, in-person and via email.

  • We create customized timelines to help keep your photography on schedule.

  • After your wedding (4-6 weeks) you'll receive a private online gallery of fully-edited digital images from your wedding (about 100/hour). You can download your images, and then share with family and friends worldwide, so they can order prints and albums.

  • Even though choosing to print with us will provide you with the highest quality professional prints, you have printing rights and can print your images when and where you like.