Inspired by beauty, captured with passion.




Kat C Zea Photography is a modern, magazine cover-inspired photoshoot for everyday women and men of all ages and people who love them. With us you get both; a competent photographer that experiments with different lighting techniques and perspectives for that initial composition, as well as a creative editor/retoucher. We will put our best efforts during and after the shoot, whether your style is soft and ethereal, romantic, or moody and dramatic, We make sure that with gentle guidance we capture the essence of you.

What is your primary style?

When I click the shutter there's an intuition to capture the perfect photograph.  I believe that I need to shoot from my heart and understand my subject. I capture the event as a photojournalist. It could be the same scene but every time I hit the shutter I can go from Candid photography to Formal/Traditional Photos. Documentary photography to Conceptual/ Fine art photography. Some nights I will be doing long exposure photography at your event or at an engagement shoot.  I'm very curious and like to grow up faster. I always try to find a new artistic conception or technic. We can both work together gathering ideas and poses, but most importantly, I want to document the moment.


What kind of equipment do you use? Do you have backups?

I have two main cameras and one backup. Additionally, my cameras have two card slots where I save your valuable memories. I'm backing up all your photographs as soon as I leave your event, so you could keep on having fun, while I make sure the event is transferred on my drives, so that means, your pictures will be with me for a long time...


What if... Natural lighting is not the best o thta day?

I bring studio light set up to both, portrait-sessions, and events because as much as I love ambient light I never rely on the weather or the venue's soft low lighting and I love photos that catch the attention of our viewers. Photos that will bring you back to that moment at the events. I make sure the final selected prints stand out as I set up my lights achieving that the face is lit well and in post-production, I retouch any small blemishes since most portraits are taken in high resolution. It doesn't matter what location or the weather we get on this day. I can get very creative even in the most difficult situations. I will capture that moment. Trust me. Your photos will be just like magic. (:


Will you color correct my images?

Yes, I will. I love all skin colors and my goal is to keep it natural. I also love to edit your photos in a way that everything falls in harmony, from the loud greens in spring to the dull moments of winter. I make sure you stand out from all of it.


Will a contract for the event services be provided? If so, can I get a copy?

For a customized, event, you will get a PDF file of the contract in your e-mail when the deposit is received and the contract is signed.
If you book with us online you will receive a booking confirmation in minutes!


What happens if the photographer is ill?

Unless I'm lying in bed and can't move a single finger...  I do have a networking team of professional photographers who will be willing to take it all.


Should my event last longer than scheduled, will you stay? Is there an extra charge?

Knowing up front your event's timeline is critical. This is one of the main reasons why I like to plan the event with you ahead of time. My packages range in different prices. Make sure you select the one that fits your event needs., I won't just pack up and leave when my time is up.


What attire will the photographer and their assistants wear at an event?

I will be the one following you everywhere and as much as I want to get the perfect shots I want to go unnoticed by everyone and keep the attention on you. A neutral, light, or dark outfit is usually my best choice when I shoot an event. I want to blend in with the background and make sure there are no distractions.


How long after the event will the gallery link be ready?

Each photography studio varies in the time it takes to produce and deliver your pictures. Studios that do not do any post-production or color correction may try to entice you by saying your photos will be ready within the week, or even the next day. However, most studios that develop and produce their images will take anywhere from 2 weeks to 1 month.

  • Turnaround for Intimate social events, Look book, Seniors, and Engagements, is guaranteed 5 - 7 business days. (Usually 3 days) Additional beauty retouch and editing, add 3 business days.
  • Corporate Events and Weddings are delivered within a month, with a preview gallery within a week.


Shoot sessions are mostly outdoor and/or photographers strictly maintain a distance from clients, so the risk of exposure is minimal to none. We will only be sending healthy photographers wearing masks per request! If you need to cancel your session, please do so by email.


We go where you want to go. Studio rentals are also available!
Regular Portrait sessions price starts at just $150


Published work:

UIC - Reverb Portraits on black & White

Socialite Media - Marketing Agency

Duarte Realty Co

Windy Indie Violinist - Sunrise and studio shoot

About Kat C Zea

Creative. Fun. Clean.  Different. I am just a girl with a passion for storytelling.





"Where to even begin!? KAT IS SUPER AMAZING. There is really no one quite like her. She's so creative and so darn good at her job!! Her attention to detail is incomparable. Her ability to make you feel at ease while taking your photo is super reassuring. SHE IS LITERALLY THE GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHER OUT THERE (& trust me we've worked with many). No one has the same service, quality, and kindness as Kat. To say she goes above and beyond doesn't even do her justice. :)"

-Evelyn Duarte



"Kat provided amazing service! She took my grad photos & I loved them so much. She put so much effort into giving me the results I wanted, including work with me for longer than I expected. She is so friendly and sweet too, a perfect photographer. I would recommend her again and again because not only does she take great pictures and put her all into them, but she also is just really good vibes! 😄"

-Chinenye Nwume



Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

"Working with Kat was a dream. She handled our corporate photoshoot and a personal event of mine . Her professionalism, along with a great character and an incredible skillset are a perfect match for anything you would want. Could not recommend her more and already looking forward to collaborating on more projects."

- Katarina Jozwiak



Katherine went above and beyond for our projects. She communicates very well and provides suggestions to best fit our needs. Looking forward to working on the next project with her.

- Guillermo D



Positive: Professionalism

"SHE IS AMAZING, WARM, PROFESSIONAL AND MAKES YOU FEEL SO COMFORTABLE! She have led several projects of mine and I trust her with my eyes closed. Will a 1000% recommend her if you’re are looking for a great photography experience!"

-Lucia Bracho






Duarte Realty CO, UIC School of art and music, Expansive Coworking Space, Target, Hilton Hotels,  Socialite Media and other local businesses.