Kate Kaplan specializes in wedding, engagement, and lifestyle portrait photography. She is currently working in the greater Chicagoland area but is happy to travel for weddings!
Destination Wedding Packages
Photo Shoot Types
Bridal Portraits, Engagement
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
Photo & Video Styles
Artistic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, Wedding
Awards and Affiliations
Kate Kaplan Photography Reviews
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Reviewed On 1/23/2023 by Raisa P
Kate was part of our wedding ceremony and the pictures turned out absolutely amazing! Kate super organized, punctual and professional. She's also very thoughtful and caring! She met us a weekend prior at our venue to pick out the best spots ...
for pictures. She was also very flexible and stayed late as the ceremony took a little longer. She's going to be our photographer for all our future events!!!!
Reviewed On 9/28/2022 by Emily K
They were amazing! Made sure you were comfortable, helped make sure little details were perfect, and made sure you enjoyed your wedding. They definitely were looking out for my best interest! Definitely would recommend!
Reviewed On 8/18/2022 by Emily W
We had Kate as our wedding photographer and she was the absolute best! She has the most kind and calming presence which is exactly what you need on your big day! She was very communicative from the beginning and even helped us with wedding plan...
ning. All her photos are beautiful and they really feel like us!! If you’re looking for a photographer who feels like a friend you’ve known forever, Kate is your girl! We can’t wait to get more pictures done in the future!
Reviewed On 7/09/2022 by Irma D
Kate was amazing ! She stayed in touch with us throughout the process, gave us an outline, and made sure we got the photos we really wanted. We got so many compliments on how beautiful our pictures were.
Reviewed On 7/01/2022 by Sydney M
My husband and I could not speak higher of Kate. We love her so much we’d refer to her as Kate the Great throughout wedding planning. She was always quick to respond to emails and even helped us with the timeline of our day. Day of the wedding,...
we never felt rushed by her or awkward taking photos because she’d give us prompts to make it feel natural (and hype us up too as she was snapping)! She sent us a beautiful sneak peek gallery just a few days after our wedding and the photos couldn’t have turned out more clear and crisp. The pure joy on our faces was perfectly captured by her and we could not be more grateful!
Reviewed On 6/22/2022 by Tracy E
Kate is exceptional. Not only do her pictures come out beautifully, but she is the energy and support that you want on your wedding day. Kate ensured that my husband and I were a priority during all other craziness the day of our wedding. We re...
ceived "sneak peak" photos within 4-days of our wedding and were able to share our photos with family and friends immediately. To say we are happy with our portraits is an understatement! I would highly recommend booking Kate for your wedding!
Reviewed On 6/19/2022 by Anna L
Kate was great to work with both during the planning process and on our wedding day. She was very communicative during the planning process, checking in to ask how wedding planning was going in general, providing recommendations on photo locati...
ons, and sharing sample timelines with us based on photo locations we looked at. In addition, we loved the included engagement photo package she offered as it gave us the opportunity to work with her prior to our big day and know what to expect on our wedding day which helped to relieve any stress. And of course, the photos turned out amazing! We would recommend Kate for any couple looking for a photographer to capture their big day!
Reviewed On 2/13/2022 by Valerie D
Kate was so wonderful to work with! She was clear, timely, and accommodating throughout the entire planning process. Her kindness, flexibility, and wonderful attitude relieved so much stress before and during the wedding day. Plus, her photos ...
a timeless and beautiful. We loved working with her!
Reviewed On 11/09/2021 by Amy C
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Kate and her photography skills. She did an amazing job with our engagement photos and she was wonderful to work with at our wedding. I am already in love with our sneak peek wedding photos a...
nd cannot wait to see the rest of them. I have already gotten so many compliments on how good all of our pictures look. Kate is way more than just a photographer she was a great source of information and guidance throughout the entire wedding planning process and provided very useful resources. She is very easygoing and just makes you feel super comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole process. She always responds right away to any questions I may have had and even answered questions I didn't know I needed to ask. I definitely recommend Kate for any of your photography needs as you will not be disappointed. Thank you, Kate!
Reviewed On 10/26/2021 by Alexandra H
Kate was absolutely impeccable for our wedding! She also did our engagement photos earlier in September. She was absolutely phenomenal and I cannot rave about her enough. During my initial consultation we spent over an hour on the phone in whic...
h she explained everything in extreme detail, even provided answers to questions I had not thought of. She also sent links through her website that was a great resource for information to help during my wedding planning. One thing that I've learned through this all is you don't necessarily know what you don't know, and Kate definitely took the lead on providing us with all the details needed. I am absolutely obsessed with our engagement photos and the sneak preview we got of our wedding photos. Counting down a few short weeks until I get to see all of the final work but have loved every image so far! Words can't describe how comforting she made us feel during the process, how helpful the resources she provided was, and how much I'm grateful for everything she has done. I would highly recommend Kate for any photography, her work is stunning. Thank you Kate for everything you did for us and I can't wait to work with you again!
Reviewed On 9/26/2021 by Kat B
We had such a great experience with Kate as our engagement and wedding photographer. Kate is so kind and friendly and put everyone at ease. She is also very organized, which is super helpful on your wedding day since it flies by. She helped me ...
create a timeline and kept us on schedule including ensuring that we would be able to be able to enjoy our cocktail hour with our guests. Our day, like many, was affected by COVID. Because of this, we changed our plans for the day many times and Kate was always able to accommodate them even when we had to postpone the date by over 6 months. We chose Kate after a friend recommended her to us. Any time we had questions, Kate was happy to hop on a call or return our emails with a quick turnaround time. We love that she provides a mixture of pictures to include posed family photos to candid photos that allow you to relive that day. We cannot recommend Kate enough!
Reviewed On 6/28/2021 by Kristen F
Oh my goodness what can we even say except we LOVE Kate!! We decided to use Kate for our June 2021 wedding and instantly fell in love with her. We currently don’t live in the Chicago area and trying to plan our wedding from another state was st...
ressful but Kate made everything a breeze! She was organized, reassuring, patient, helpful, a great communicator and incredibly creative! We met for the first time when we took our engagement photos and it felt like we had known her forever. We fell in love with her photos and our sneak peeks we got the day after our wedding had us in tears. We truly could not have been any happier and have talked so many times about how happy we are that we decided to go with Kate. Thank you Kate!!
Reviewed On 6/25/2021 by Robert M
Wow. Where to start? Kate Kaplan was the absolute all-star of our wedding.
We were referred to Kate by our florist when we were having trouble getting wedding photographers to respond to our inquiries and honestly it started to feel like our p...
lans were beneath them and their effort, but Kate was the exact opposite. Kate returned our message within a few hours and we set up a time to chat with her on the phone. Right away, Kate was friendly, attentive, and excited to work with us on our small backyard wedding. She was full of humor and warmth from our initial conversation, to an engagement session we worked with her on, and all the way through our wedding.
One of our good friends approached us halfway through the wedding and asked if Kate was a family friend we knew who happened to be a wedding photographer because she fit in so perfectly with our group. And you know what? It honestly felt like she was one of our guests at the wedding. She put both of us at ease during the day, and worked with us to get the best photographs imaginable. She was able to take charge of the group when needed to get pictures, and was friendly and kind to everyone she talked with. She sent us a large set of photos the day after the wedding, and even more two weeks after the wedding, and they are absolutely gorgeous.
I cannot stress this enough, if you are looking for a wedding photographer who will work with you to create the perfect day that you want, Kate Kaplan is the one for you. You should probably reach out to her right now.
Reviewed On 5/25/2020 by Beth V
Kate was our wedding photographer. She did a FANTASTIC job. and is very easy to get along with. She kept fixing my necklace to make sure it looked perfect in every shot. I jokingly expressed that she should have been in the bridal party wi...
th all of the extra work she was doing. The pictures captured the day better than I could have hoped. It was great working with her.
Reviewed On 5/17/2020 by Samantha K
Kate did our engagement photos and wedding photos and she made it all run so smooth without stress. Her pictures are beautiful and she captured our day perfectly in photos. Highly recommend her! We also had a LARGE amount of people that needed ...
to be photographed at the church and she seamlessly organized the groups and got great shots of our family without chaos ensuing. Thanks Kate!
Reviewed On 4/23/2020 by Jena B
Kate did our engagement session and I cant thank her enough for what she did. We have never had professional pictures taken before just the two of us and she did an amazing job of making us feel comfortable. We couldn’t stop laughing the enti...
re time. Looking forward to Kate capturing our wedding day.
Reviewed On 8/23/2017 by Kate S
Kate photographed our St. Louis wedding and WOW she was amazing!!!!! Her prices were great, she took STUNNING pictures throughout our entire day, and she is just so wonderful to work with. Our wedding was 110 degrees (record breaking in July) b...
ut Kate had a plan to keep us cool and quick when outside! She worked with me before the wedding to come up with a weather plan since we knew it was going to be hot. Her prep process was impressive. Our pictures turned out perfect. She is so creative and talented! Our photos captured our love and our beautiful wedding. She also did our engagement photos. Those were also beautiful, and we used them for our save-the-dates. My husband and I highly recommend Kate Kaplan Photography for you on your special day.
Reviewed On 7/05/2017 by Annie H
Kate was amazing! She is so talented. She made us feel so comfortable, everyone was raving about our photographer after the wedding. She listened to what we wanted, and only captured photos we were comfortable with. I would highly recommend her...