THE experience

Every wedding, every proposal, every portrait session is unique. Whether you're getting eloped at City Hall or hosting a wedding for hundreds of guests, your day will be completely special. Below is a breakdown of my packages, pricing, and my creative process. If you have any questions, please contact me for additional information.

your session with kate scott photography

just say yes, I'll do the rest.

I absolutely love meeting my clients in person before we have our first session. There are so many amazing independent coffee shops around Chicago, let's pick a place! I'll order us some muffins and cappuccinos, and we'll talk about your big day.
Coming from out of town and can't meet in person? That's okay! We can video chat and drink coffee at home. My cat will  probably hang out with us too.

Wanna meet up for coffeE?


Will you and your partner be doing a first look? What are the most important portraits that we can't miss? How can I help you feel comfortable in front of the camera? I want to make sure you feel confident and relaxed all the way up to the final photo of our session. 
Whether we're discussing a wedding, portrait session, or concert, I'll be there with you every step of the way!

time to discuss the details!


Listen I get it: planning a big day is stressful. But, your session is supposed to be FUN! Let's relax, smile, and laugh as much as possible. I have some quality dad jokes up my sleeve I can pull out at any time, and I will provide you with as much (or as little) direction as you want. The day is going to go by so fast, and I promise that your favorite memories will outweigh any worry you had about the day beforehand.

let's have fun!


When you see your photos, I want you to say "oh HECK yes, we are gorgeous!" I want you to laugh at candid photos, remembering how easy everything felt on that day. These moments are meant to stay with you forever, and I am beyond honored to be the one to stop time for you.

You'll remember this moment forever.

the packages

Once we work together, it will take me some time to send you all of your edited photos, as I edit and create your custom online album myself. I am more than happy to provide preview photos of our session (5-10 images) within 48-72 hours.

how long until i can see my photos?

If we decide to work together, I will send you a contract, which you are welcome to read and ask questions about. There will be no surprises, I promise. I will require a retainer/deposit for our session, which will be outlined in my contract.

do you have any restrictions?

I want to make sure that whatever you need, I am the perfect fit. To start, please fill out a form on my Contact page, and I will respond within 24-48 hours.
When I respond, I will probably ask a few additional questions (what is your budget? Are you looking for a videographer and/or second shooter?), and we will go from there. Once we connect over email, I’m always available to talk over the phone or through text.

what can i expect when booking a session?

Don't wait! If you have a date in mind, please reach out as soon as possible. You might be surprised how far in advance things are booked. Let's talk ASAP!


do you have engagement/wedding packages?

Yes! I offer custom engagement and wedding packages, including a free engagement session for any weddings booked that are 8+ hours. I also provide custom wedding prices if you want to work with me but feel you are looking for a more tailored package than what is offered on my site. Reach out, and let's talk!

I feel weird in front of the camera. help!

From one awkward person to another, I promise you that I will help you pose and feel beautiful. I pride myself on being able to make anyone feel comfortable during a session! Whether you need me to make stupid jokes, say encouraging things, or make ridiculous squeaks of joy (this will happen a LOT), I am here for you!

I want to include my dog/cat/bird in our session. is that okay?


kate scott photography is based
in chicago and travels throughout the midwest

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