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Kate Olsen

is a lifestyle photographer, raised in Batavia, IL, currently residing in Des Plaines with her husband and twin sons. A small-town girl with a passion for a mix of quaint and urban photography, she captures meaningful moments and portraits for people and their families, cherished products for small brands, delicious food and drinks for local bars and restaurants and trending fashion for boutiques. 

She loves a challenge and is always up for a new adventure. Kate relates to people with ease and makes them feel comfortable in front of the camera; she offers tender care for mothers of newborns and babies during newborn sessions; her attention to detail and eye for excellent light helps her get the shots her clients are looking for. 

Other things she loves: crisp clean sheets, the smell outside after a rain, a glass of The Prisoner with any home-cooked meal, bullet journaling, anything chocolate, rare opportunities of being near the ocean, watching TV series' and reading mysteries, experiencing other cultures, practicing Buddhism and mindfulness.

Now that you've heard some of Kate's story, she'd love to hear and help tell some of yours.