What a delight it was to take these Riverside, IL family photos! These beautiful family members are the first friends we made upon moving to Illinois last fall and they’ve been so kind and welcoming. Midwest weather is volatile and changes rapidly – I am so glad we lucked out with warm, SUNNY weather with a hint of fall foliage for this early October photoshoot! These are some of my favorite photos I’ve taken yet.
A photoshoot with me is definitely not all posed. I will give direction if that makes you more comfortable, but my number one goal is catching genuine emotion and interactions!
Riverside, IL Family Photos
Aww!! Love this one!
There they are, checking out some fun stuff in the meadow and looking absolutely stunning while doing so. These kids were just so cute! What a gorgeous family they are!
Beautiful family? Check. Gorgeous location? Check. Perfect backlighting? Double check.
How sweet is this mother and daughter portrait?
Below, another of my many favorites from this day!
This photoshoot took place in early October when the leaves were just starting to turn. It was shocking to me how over the course of two weeks in October we went from totally green to almost totally orange in foliage! The Midwest fall colors are really stunning.
Loved the location of beautiful and quaint downtown Riverside, IL! Gorgeous!!
Tune in next week for this family’s blog Part 2! There were so many good ones (and the locations were varied enough) that I thought it made sense to share in two parts. 🙂
Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL (Chicago, IL metro area) and Livermore, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) senior, family, and engagement photographer. She occasionally photographs in San Diego, CA, Tucson, AZ, and Seattle, WA. You can inquire about your own photoshoot here!