There’s absolutely nothing better than the feeling of capturing an important moment in someone's life, whether that moment is of a performer on stage, a child growing up, or two people committing to spending the rest of their lives together. It’s what I love to do.
My name is Kaitlyn Johnston, and I am a 22-year-old freelance photographer from the greater Chicagoland area who specializes in music, natural light portraits, wedding, and event photography.
I picked up my dad’s camera for the first time at age 8, and while the cameras have changed over the last 14 years, I have yet to set one back down. What began as taking pictures of zoo animals, my pets, and family members very quickly turned into my entire life. I began second-shooting weddings and portrait sessions for another photographer around town when I was 14, and decided I would like to start my own business when I was 17.
In 2017, I quit my day job working as an assistant in a daycare to pursue photography as my full-time career. This was easily the most terrifying decision I've made in my life, but also the most worthwhile. Since then, I’ve photographed countless weddings, events & portrait sessions, gotten to photograph many of my favorite musicians, started running my own music publication, touring part-time as a photographer/videographer with DIY bands throughout the mid-west, as well as working for festivals like Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI (2017-Present) and Riot Fest in Chicago, IL (2018) as a marketing photographer for their festivals.
I'm available for booking throughout the greater Chicagoland area for portrait session, weddings, lifestyle sessions, concerts, and promotional images, as well as throughout the country for weddings and touring photography & videography work!
The journey to get to where I am now was challenging & there were quite a few bumps along the way, but it is the most rewarding feeling to get to do what I love.