Telling Your Story As I Tell My Own

Me and My Story

It’s probably not a surprise that my educational background is in Literature. I love stories and I have as long as I can remember. And I really do believe that everyone has an amazing story to tell, including you.


No matter your age or stage of life, your life is full of beauty and meaning and you deserve to remember it all . I’ve learned from personal experience that you don’t need a remodeled kitchen or a manicured yard or the right outfits or even need to change out of your pajamas to make images that will hit you right in the heart. These are the photos that you’ll want to see every single day.


All the chapters in the story of our lives deserve to be told, not just the happiest or the most peaceful. I believe that this is true for my life and for yours. Life is a mind-blowing journey of beauty and sorrow and happiness and joy and everything in between and I want us all to remember every bit of it in its full glory.

I love…

delicious coffee

buttery pastries

hoppy beers

afternoon naps

Being in the great outdoors makes my heart sing.

Parenting is at once both unbelievably hard and amazingly wonderful.

Traveling and seeing new places are always on my to-do list.

I'm always looking for the next book to read.


Good food, good music and good friends make my life richer.

And taking photographs of my family and our daily life is my forever gift to my two beautiful, confident and inspiring girls.


"Catherine came into our home and captured our chaos perfectly in beautiful photographs. While we relaxed and chatted, Catherine snapped away and made us feel at ease while our kids danced and played. I was completely blown away when we received the final product! These are photos we will cherish for the rest of our lives."

"When she came to our home, she got to know us first and foremost and created an atmosphere where we felt like we were welcoming a friend into our home. We we got our photos back, I was absolutely speechless. She captured us in our element-- no fuss, beautiful chaos, and happiness."


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Catherine Hilcove Photography: Family Photography, Madison WI