Olive & Hazelnut Photography is 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. Please fill out the form on the Contact page to book your next session! I can't wait to hear from you!

 

Studio Newborn & Baby

     The days may be long, but the years go by so quickly! Capturing those first days, weeks, and months is truly my passion. From tiny toes to long eyelashes, every inch of your baby is precious! They really do change so quickly! My experience in newborn photography is extensive, having photographed hundreds of newborns. I would be honored to capure your sweet baby's first days!

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Newborn, cream blanket, basket
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Newborn girl, bucket, pink heart
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Bum up on cream
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Newborn photography red hat & pants
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Newborn plus siblings, bucket
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Newborn Photography Huck Finn Pose
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Baby girl in bucket with pink
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Newborn photography potato sack
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Newborn in blue bed
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Newborn in basket on quilt
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Baby in basket, navy blue and grey
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Newborn with sibling
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Newborn in a bucket with baseballs
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Baby in bed with felt heart
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Fresh 48 & Lifestyle Newborn

     Those first hours and days in the hospital are filled with precious moments that will never be duplicated! Baby will grow and change so quickly after coming home. Similarly, capturing your new baby in your home, the details of the nursery, the interactions between new baby and pets or siblings - absolutely priceless! Let me preserve this special, fleeting time for your family!

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Fresh 48 new parents
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Newborn hospital bassinet
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Baby feet in bassinet
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Twins hospital bassinet
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Fresh 48 parents, dad kissing
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Twins in parents hands
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Lifestyle newborn photography
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Baby in bassinet with flowers
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Fresh 48 profile of baby
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Lifestyle Newborn photography
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Baby in dad's hands
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Fresh 48 bassinet from above
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Fresh 48 with parents
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Baby reflection in bassinet
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Hospital newborn photography
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Fresh 48 dad kissing baby
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Twins in bassinet from above
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Kids

     Childhood is magical! Allow me to capture your child's unique personality, bright smile, and twinkling eyes. We'll laugh, play, and have fun together so your child will shine.

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Family

     Family is everything! Life is hectic, and as parents, it's hard to get in FRONT of the camera. Let me capture your family - all of you together! - as you are right now. Joyful, messy, imperfect, and full of love.

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Investment

     I'm so excited to be documenting this special time in your family's life! Whether it's your brand new baby or your family as you are this year, it's a moment in time and a memory worth savoring. Your session will be booked upon completion of a contract and payment of a non-refundable retainer. The retainer is included in the total session investment; $100 will hold your date, and the remaining session fee will be due 24 hours prior to your session. (Example: $399 = $100 retainer + $299 remaining session fee.) Please choose your session type below, and complete the Contact Form to book your session today!

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Posed Studio Newborn

All Inclusive - $599

Full - $449

Wrapped Half - $299

     Posed Studio Newborn photos are typically done between 5 and 15 days old. Older newborns welcome, however the session may require modification due to age. The session will take place in my home studio in Palatine.

 

 

Your ALL INCLUSIVE session will include:

 

 

  • Up to 3 hours of studio time

  • Baby alone and with immediate family members (siblings and parents)

  • Your full gallery of 40+ high resolution, hand retouched digital files with print release

  • A $50 print credit from my professional print lab (must be used by gallery expiration date)

Your FULL session will include:

  • Up to 3 hours of studio time

  • Baby alone and with immediate family members (siblings and parents)

  • 15 high resolution, professionally edited digital files with print release

  • Additional images or full gallery available for purchase

Your WRAPPED HALF session will include:

  • Up to 90 minutes of studio time

  • Baby alone

  • 7 high resolution, professionally edited digital files with print release

  • Additional images available for purchase

 

*A $100 discount will be applied to a  Full Studio Newborn session if booked in conjunction with a Fresh 48 or Lifestyle Newborn session.

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Fresh 48 lifestyle newborn photography

Fresh 48 or

Lifestyle Newborn - $399

     Fresh 48 photos are done at the hospital, usually within the first 48 hours after birth. Lifestyle Newborn sessions are done at your home, typically within the first four to six weeks after birth.

 

Your session will include:

  • Up to 60 minutes of session time in the hospital room OR your home

  • Baby alone and with immediate family members (siblings and parents)

  • Details of the hospital experience OR your home & baby's nursery

  • 25 high resolution, hand retouched digital files with print release

  • Additional images or full gallery available for purchase

 

*A $100 discount will be applied to a Full Studio Newborn session if booked in conjunction with a Fresh 48 or Lifestyle Newborn session.

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Family

All Inclusive - $399

Full- $299

Half - $199

     Family photos are done outside in a beautiful park around Palatine and the surrounding area.

 

Your ALL INCLUSIVE session will include:

  • Up to 60 minutes of session time

  • Immediate family members

  • Your full gallery of 40+ high resolution, hand retouched digital files with print release

  • $50 print credit from my professional print lab (must be used by gallery expiration date)

  • Extended family sessions available upon request, custom pricing will be provided.

Your FULL session will include:

  • Up to 60 minutes of session time

  • Immediate family members

  • 15 high resolution, hand retouched digital files with print release

  • Extended family sessions available upon request, custom pricing will be provided.

  • Additional images or full gallery available for purchase

Your HALF session will include:

  • Up to 30 minutes of session time

  • Immediate family members

  • 7 high resolution, hand-retouched digital files with print release

  • Additional images available for purchase

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Milestone  & Cake Smash

Baby's First Year - $999

Milestone - $249

Cake Smash - $299

     Milestone sessions are typically done either quarterly or at around 6 and 12 months (sitter and first birthday). Sessions will take place in my home studio in Palatine, or at a local park. 

Your Baby's First Year package will include:

  • Three Milestone Sessions (3, 6, and 9 months) - see details below

  • One Cake Smash Session - see details below

  • $100 print credit from my professional print lab (must be used by Cake Smash gallery expiration)

  • Over $150 savings over booking each session individually!

 

Your MILESTONE session will include:

  • Up to 45 minutes of session time

  • Baby only

  • 10 high resolution, hand retouched digital files with print release

  • Additional images or full gallery available for purchase

 

Your CAKE SMASH session will include:

  • Up to 60 minutes of session time

  • Baby only

  • Portrait, Cake Smash*, and Bubble Bath portions

  • 15 high resolution, hand retouched digital files with print release

  • Additional images or full gallery available for purchase

               * Cake to be supplied by Client

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A La Carte

  • Additional high resolution, hand retouched digital image from your Full or Half Newborn gallery - $30

  • Additional high resolution, hand retouched digital image from all other gallery types - $20

  • Complete Gallery Upgrades:

    • Full Newborn sessions - $200

    • Half Newborn sessions - $300

    • All other Full sessions - $150

    • All other Half sessions - $250

  • Extensive retouching/editing - $10 per image

  • Travel beyond 15 miles from 60067 - $25

 

About

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    Hi! I'm Kate, a native to the Chicago area whose heart is on the West Coast! I grew up in Palatine, then moved to Southern California right out of college - for 12 years. I met my husband and we had two amazing kiddos (who inspired the name Olive & Hazelnut Photography). In my past life, I worked in banking. Banking! I prepared bank offices for their audits. And I was pretty good at it! How did she get into photography? you must be asking. Well, it's a bit of a story.


     In early 2016, my then-nine month old daughter was hospitalized for seven days on oxygen, and we realized we wanted - needed - to be close to family. Weighing our options, we decided to move (back) to Illinois. (I did not intend to move right back to Palatine, after living 2,000 miles away, but life is funny that way.) My position within the bank did not exist in Illinois, so... I left banking. It was a huge change and a golden opportunity to really evaluate what was important to me, what my passions were, and what would make my soul happy. I never imagined I'd move back in Illinois, but I did dream about making a living with a camera in my hand! I'd been a hobbyist photographer for years.

     We made the cross-country drive with two young kids, a cat, and a dog late in 2016. And in early 2017, photography became my career! And I truly could not be happier. I started as a newborn photographer and have expanded to milestone, child, and family photography. Each has its special place in my heart!

     I may find myself back in SoCal someday. Fingers crossed! If I'm going to put up with Illinois winters, I may as well do it with a camera in my hand, capturing beautiful memories for you!

 

Contact

     Ready to book a session? Have a few questions? Just want to chat? I'd love to hear from you! Fill out the form below and I will be in touch!

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