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About Katie

Thank you so much for stopping by!   I am a mother of 6, hence the name 5 boys + 1 girl = 6 Photography. My 6th child Grace, my only daughter was born with Down Syndrome.  Since Grace’s birth I have found beauty in places I never even noticed before. With the birth of Grace came the passion for children with disabilities.  I have become in a very short time a published photographer with a love for families and children.

I understand that picture day can be difficult for children as well as their parents. I take the time to get to know your children and I am skilled in knowing the best time to capture their light.  I love spending time with families and getting to know them. I also love to capture portraits that show the love families have for each other.

I am also the co-founder of  Changing the Face of Beauty (changingthefaceofbeauty.org), advocating for children and young adults to be included in small and major advertising campaigns all the time. My photos have been published in Chicago Parent Magazine, Chicago Special Parent Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago South Town, The Beverly Review as well as multiple vendor sites through Etsy.  I am also one of 5 photographers chosen for the production of the 2013 International World Down Syndrome Day video produced by the International Down Syndrome Coalition.

I look forward to meeting you and your beautiful family-