I believe that a picture can say more than cheese.


Your house is not too messy, your kids are not too energetic.


Your day-to-day life isn't boring; it's beautiful and real and uniquely yours.


Let’s work together to document and preserve your everyday.


After all, it’s the sum of all of those “ordinary” days that make life extraordinary.

How It All Works:

First, choose the type of session that works best for your family and then pay your session fee to book the day and time of your photo session.


Next, spend a super-fun, relaxed and joyful few hours hanging out with me as I photograph you and your family just being yourselves!


Then, let me provide you with digital files, prints and beautiful products so that you can relive and remember this moment in your life as a family forever.

Hi, I’m Catherine, a Madison WI Family photographer.

I love taking photos, but telling stories is what really floats my boat .

Who you are, what you love, what make you laugh or brings tears to your eyes--

These are the things you will see in the images I make for you.




I want to create art that you’ll want to hang on your wall, with images that paint a beautifully realistic portrait of who you are right now, photos that you’ll want to print in an album to thumb through over and over again.

So let’s work together to create a remembrance of who you really are .


Let’s go on a canoeing adventure

Let's go out for an ice cream cone

Let's take a walk to the park

Maybe we can hang out at home on a quiet Saturday morning or do dinner and bedtime.


We could visit a pumpkin patch or dip our feet in a lake.


Your life is your own uniquely beautiful story and I’d love to help you tell it.

Tell Your Uniquely
Beautiful Story
Tell Your Uniquely
Beautiful Story


Mom and daughter playing together during family photo session in Madison

"Catherine has such a gentle and unobtrusive way about her that I have finally been able to relax and allow myself to be seen and photographed in the way that I have always longed for."

"When I saw our photo proofs for the first time, I cried. Catherine so perfectly captured the profound joy our whole family was feeling. It was as if she had done the impossible, frozen time. The photographs she took that day did that for our family."

Hello and thanks for stopping by!


I'd love to talk more about being your family photographer and helping to tell your uniquely beautiful story.


You can use this form to get in touch or reach me at hello@catherinehilcove.com or at 608-421-2214.


I look forward to hearing from you!



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Catherine Hilcove Photography: Family Photography, Madison WI