Kidsandthecity ( KATC ) is THE internationally recognized industry leading photography studio that exclusively caters to tweens and young teens. KATC is located in downtown Chicago, Illinois, however the studio will travel for portrait sessions. At KATC, we focus on capturing the trendsetting teen who wants to stand out and not follow the crowd. At the KATC studio, teens can have fun while maintaining an authentic sense of self.
We attract the teens and work DIRECTLY with the parents to make sure that our top notch images match the top notch experience that strives to deliver. Teens can express themselves with their families, through their friendships, or by themselves. At KATC, we are dedicated to producing magazine-style images that can not be created by anyone else. Our approach to photography is completely different and unique and it is revered by the photography industry. Lead photographer Audrey Woulard prides herself on maintaining simplicity, and strives to keep the process as simple as possible. This is one reason why parents love working with her.
Teens these days want something unique and eye catching. They do not want to have pictures that just anyone can have. At the KATC studio, we strive to create a unique experience for each person we photograph. Sometimes they want the same look their friends have, or they want something COMPLETELY different. Different is our speciality!
We put forth an effort to allow teens to have fun, and to capture their inner confidence as well.
Audrey Woulard is an internationally known leader for portraits within the photography industry, and when she is speaking, it is always standing room only event. Often in a room of 500+ professional photographers. Photographers from all over the world come to learn precisely the KATC technique when working with teens. In addition to the major photography industry events such as Imaging and WPPI, the KATC Studios has traveled to London, Netherlands, and Australia to teach photographers the KATC technique.
KATC is often commissioned for very high profile commercial assignments such as Pottery Barn, and IAM's pet food. KATC work has been published many times in People Magazine, InStyle, US Weekly, InTouch, Better Homes and Gardens, and many many photography industry magazines. KATC's tween work was also featured on the cover of Professional Photographer Magazine twice. She has also had the cover of Senior Style Guide magazine. In addition landing the covers of industry magazines, she has articles written about her and work in RangeFinder Magazine and Shutter Magazine.
Audrey regularly teaches her lighting technique at her own Light Exposed Workshops around the world. She also speaks for Nikon USA.
She was named a Profoto Legend of Light for her dedication to photography education, and the impact she has made within the industry. She traveled to Barcelona, Spain to film a commercial for a new product for the top lighting company in the world…Profoto.