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Two moms and their sons smiling for family photos at Scoville Park, Oak Park, IL

I loved meeting up with this sweet family for some Scoville Park family photos early one summer morning!

I first met S and the boys about a year ago when we’d just moved to Oak Park and I was touched by how welcoming and friendly she was, especially at a time when we needed friendship the most! Between my job and my husband’s and the moving (2x in 3 months) and schooling and the pregnancy and the pandemic we haven’t ventured out much or met many friends…so when L reached out about doing some family portraits I was delighted to reconnect!

Come see their Scoville Park family photos!

Two brothers looking dubiously at the camera

Aww! Big brother put his arm around his little brother totally unprompted, too! These two brothers are sweet and rambunctious and a lot of fun.

Two moms and their sons sitting on steps

One of my favorite shots from this short and sweet session – I love their smiles and that beautiful backlit glow!

Two moms standing side by side

I love these ladies. They are both such fun people to hang out with and I’m so glad to be friends with them and their sons!

Black and white image of two moms hugging their two sons
Two moms and their sons smiling for family photos at Scoville Park, Oak Park, IL

Also, I just love that morning glow! I was so glad the weather cooperated with us this morning – the weather is SO variable in Illinois, a big difference from the west coast, but that just means scheduling two potential photoshoot days up front so we’ve got a backup in the event of rain. 🙂

Two little boys running toward the camera and smiling for their Scoville Park family photos

Finally, the “Come at me, bro!” prompt. Haha! They were delighted to stop posing and start running!

L and S, I loved meeting up with you at Scoville Park! Thanks for choosing me for your Scoville Park family photos and I hope we are able to spend (socially distanced) time together again soon!


Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA family, senior, and wedding photographer. You can view her portfolio here, or inquire about your own photoshoot here!

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