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About Me

About Me



My name is Valerie Kahan.  I am a Chicago & Evanston IL based artist and currently reside in Evanston with my husband Colin, 2 beautiful children Henry & Samantha and our dog Cassie.  My mediums vary from photography, painting and drawing to mixed media design and print making.  I have been showing my original art throughout Chicago and photographing unique places around the globe for commercial and personal use along with photographing many wonderful families for over 10 years.  


Photographing families is a passion of mine.  I love capturing and preserving the unique essence of each child, family member, couple and pet I have the privilege of working with.  The moments in between, the interactions, the true smiles, the laughter and the fun is what I help my clients bring out in each session. It is those real life moments that make each individual's personality show through a photograph and create an amazing image to preserve this moment in their lives.


I have been creating and making art since I was able to hold a crayon.  I am constantly creating art in my mind and storing ideas for my next piece or collection.  Creating art and photography is my true calling, and by the time my ideas and visions have become pieces of art and preserved precious family moments, it leaves me feeling happy and exhilarated. 


Thanks for looking!