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

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

Who you are. 

What you love. 

What makes you laugh or brings tears to your eyes-

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


family lifestyle portrait session with mom, dad, and newborn baby

"When I saw our photos for the first time, I cried. Catherine so perfectly captured the profound joy our whole family was feeling. It was as if she had the impossible, frozen time."


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 or eat an ice cream and walk to the park. Maybe 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.

"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."

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!


black and white portrait of little girl in Madison, WI