Company Bio

Katie Makes Films is a versatile, Chicago-based videography and photography business that offers a wide range of services to individuals, families, artists, businesses, and organizations. With a unique blend of styles, Katie captures stunning visuals for events, headshots, portraits, music videos, commercials, and more.

Clients can appreciate Katie’s adaptability, long-term commitment, and ability to tailor packages to suit their needs. Katie’s expertise spans various niches, from weddings and family photoshoots to pet portraits and small business commercials, making them the perfect choice for any project. Their documentary-style approach ensures an authentic representation of the subject matter while fostering creativity in studio and on-location settings.

In addition to their videography and photography services, Katie offers a range of high-quality prints for sale and custom print options. Their portfolio includes product photography, aerial photography, event coverage, wildlife photography, and videography.

Katie's passion for their craft and dedication to their clients make them the go-to choice for those seeking to invest in their business or personal platform. So, whether you're looking for a memorable wedding video, an eye-catching music video, or a captivating wildlife print, Katie Makes Films has you covered.

Katie Makes Films is a Chicago-based Videography and Photography business with a wide range of services

Personal Bio

I'm Katie Scheuber (they/them) and I live in Chicago, USA. Initially from Joliet, IL - I moved to Chicago in 2013. I graduated with a BA in Digital Cinema, concentrating on Documentary Production and double majoring in Peace, Justice, & Conflict Studies from DePaul University from 2013-2017. This evolved to pursuing my Master of Public Administration at UIC from 2018-2019. I also obtained a Geospatial Analysis & Visualization Certificate. I attended a Sexual Assault 40-Hour Training & Domestic Violence 40-Hour Training the summer of 2017, and began volunteering at YWCA Evanston’s domestic violence shelter. This led to a position with YWCA’s Building Healthy Relationships team under their Violence Prevention programming. From here I transitioned into the role of Housing Specialist & Coordinated Entry DV Assessor. I worked with survivors of domestic violence in navigating next steps with housing or shelter needs. I left YWCA in 2021 and began working with Connections For the Homeless as the Drop In Supervisor primarily at Hilda’s Place. I was there for about one year and left to take Katie Makes Films full time in May, 2022. Katie Makes Films actually started in 2015 however, when I made my first music video for a coworker while working at Walgreens.

Katie Scheuber owner of Katie Makes Films and is a professional Photographer and Videographer

I offer professional photography and videography services. I’m one person, but I have a trusted network of other photographers and videographers I can reach out to as well for your project’s needs. I have worked on a variety of projects over the years and don’t necessarily have a niche - I’m doing a little bit of everything at the moment. I will work on set if you need additional crew, I can assist with editing. I’ve also worked with nonprofits on providing trainings & consultation about nonprofit management. Aside from photography, videography, and work with nonprofits, I also referee rugby primarily in the Chicagoland area. My wife and I live in Belmont Cragin with our many pets and houseplants. I have a little studio space I’ve been working on and really things are just getting started so stay tuned!

My Mission

As a Chicago-based photographer and videographer, I aim to use my passion and expertise to document events and capture images that tell unique and compelling stories. I am committed to creating customized content that reflects your preferences.

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