I loved taking some backyard family photos for this kind and gracious family in Oak Park, IL! With both daughters headed off to college this fall they wanted to be sure to get some photographs before the diaspora commenced!
Backyard Family Photos in Oak Park, IL
I may or may not have been silly noises with a treat in my hand to get Winnie, their sweet dog, to look at me! Like my own children, Winnie was pretty over taking photos. 😂
This shot is one of my favorites – they’re all so cute!
“Excuse me? I think I’ve posed long enough. Can I have my treat now and be excused?”
I love to get some nice photos of mom and dad – especially in such a pretty setting!
Thank you for continuing to put up with the photography shenanigans, Winnie. I know you were over it, but you were so cute!
I love the swoop of the lilac tree in this one!
Both sisters are very accomplished athletes! It was fun to incorporate some volleyball shots into their photoshoot; the other sister is a swimmer and…obviously we did not try to incorporate that into their backyard family photos. 😂
All the model vibes. 🙂 Also I love the blurred out leaves in the foreground; this family had such a pretty backyard!
Getchu a spouse you can have fun with! Mom and Dad’s love for each other was so evident and so sweet to photograph.
I love this photo of mom!
Serious model vibes. ✨
One last hurrah to celebrate their daughters’ accomplishments!
Here’s what they had to say about their photos!
Our family loved working with Kristen! She was extremely flexible with the scheduling, timing, and location for our photo shoot, and accommodated our busy family schedule in every way. Kristen took a number of photos, giving us so many options to choose from. We were so pleased with the quality of the photos and the easy system for reviewing and ordering. We look forward to working with her again and highly recommend her services!
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!