Bonjour! We are Katherine Murray Photography. I am Kate, the Owner and Lead Photographer. I live in Chesterton, IN just outside of Chicago. I am Mother to two little boys, a beautiful Black Labrador, and a cat and Wife to one silly film nerd. I love just about everything French (except oysters), the beach, traveling, skiing and I have an obsession with coffee that is probably a little unhealthy (large vanilla latte s’il vous plâit).
I started my business in Spring 2010 while living in Los Angeles, California and have captured many wedding stories since then. I absolutely love to travel and my camera has taken me all over the world.
Why weddings? Daughter to a custom Wedding Gown Designer and Sister to an Event Planner, I should have known from a young age that I’d choose a career in Weddings. My love of photography started with my first Nikon film camera the N60, given to me by my Nana who loves photography as much as I. She is thankfully still with us at 88 and I am always excited to share my latest work with her. I won’t be lucky enough to have her physically in my life forever and know that once she is in Heaven, I’ll feel her with me every time I hold the camera to my eye.
I received my BFA from Harrington College of Design in 2006 and worked and traveled all around the country with my camera until permanently settling in our hometown with my husband to raise a family. My first career was in Interior Design and designed everything from bathrooms (woohoo haha) to luxury hotels and restaurants. I started my photography business on the side until I finally took the leap and made photography my full-time career in 2010. My family is a huge part of my life and probably one of the main reasons I love weddings so much. A day celebrating the joining of two families warms my heart. I still get a little teary-eyed at most every wedding I photograph years later. That’s the hopeless romantic in me and something I feel contributes strongly to my work. My Father is a huge music lover and one of his favorite bands is The Beatles and would often sing “All You Need Is Love” to me growing-up. It’s a motto that I live my life and business by to this day. Not that I don’t love the finer things in life, but I truly am thankful for the family, home and the life in general that I have. I try to remember this daily.