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Mokena resident Jean Lachat stands alongside the Stanley Cup in June 2010 when a staff photographer at the Chicago Sun-Times. After decades of developing skills, Lachat is opening her own Mokena studio in March. Photos submitted.
Mokena photographer Jean Lachat stands alongside her trusted assistant Kayla Truffa. Lachat is opening a studio on Front Street.
Pictured is an example of Lachat's portrait work.
Will O'Brien, Editor
4:18 pm CDT March 10, 2014

Jean Lachat has made a career out of having fun.

The quick-talking, often-smiling South Side native started shooting photographs simply because she liked it. In the  decades since she first filled 12 rolls of film on a weeklong summer vacation, Lachat’s infatuation with photography has not faded, only grown.