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Hi, I'm Kate! Olive & Hazelnut Photography is my little business, located in Palatine, Illinois. I specialize in newborn, child, and family photography, both in studio and outdoors.

I would absolutely love to capture your family's most important moments, including your baby's sunggly newborn sweetness, smiley, happy milestone and cake smash sessions, and beautiful family portraits! Studio sessions will take place in my Palatine studio; outdoor sessions around the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, including but not limited to: Long Grove, Barrington, Schaumburg, Lake Zurich, Rolling Meadows, Hoffman Estates, Buffalo Grove, Inverness.


Please fill out the form on the Contact page to book your next session! I can't wait to hear from you!

What people are saying...


     Kate was so professional and wonderful. We hired her to do our in home newborn shots and family photos. Our experience was amazing, even with our not so cooperative 2 year old boy. She was able to capture beautiful photos. So happy with everything and I would highly recommend her! We are Olive and Hazelnut lifers now!  - Anjeliki M.

     Kate is an incredible photographer! I loved the setup of her studio,Kate was so kind and enjoyable to work with, she was amazing with our baby and kept her so calm and happy to get the best photos. The photos turned out incredibly, it's hard to even pick which ones to use for birth announcements and to hang around our home because I love them all. We will definitely use Kate again for photos in the future, I highly recommend her! - Chloe F.

     Kate is not only an amazingly talented photographer, but an amazingly kind person as well. You can absolutely trust her to capture your family's treasured memories and milestones! - Megan B

     Kate is wonderful! She did an amazing job capturing photos of our family. Kate is easy to work with, organized, and so helpful with everything that you need. She was kind and patient with our baby, toddler, and dog. You can tell she really loves what she does! - Kristi M.

     Kate did an amazing job with our newborn photos! She was super responsive to our emails and questions, and so easy to work with. I would highly recommend her for your photography needs! - Courtney K.

     Olive & Hazelnut Photography has done both "school photos" and family holiday photos for our family. Her mini sessions are reasonable and with high quality output. Kate is a pleasure to work with. - Christie D.

     We loved working with Kate! Very flexible and accommodating and very talented at what she does! So happy with our newborn and family session! - Brittany V.

This business identifies as woman owned and LGBTQ+ friendly.

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