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Lilacia Park in Lombard | Family Photography

A family of four seated on a bench at Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL

I loved taking this family’s photos at beautiful Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL! Lilacia Park is well known for its stunning display of spring flowers (go in late April/early May!) and its holiday light display in December, but it is a gorgeous garden the rest of the year as well!

Two young brothers posing for family photos at Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL

These sweet brothers are SO well-behaved and friendly! The elder brother pushed through his fears of bees and got some beautiful photos with his brother next to the late summer flowers.

Summer Family Photos at Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL

Young boy picking zinnia flowers

I love this sweet little guy with the zinnias!

Young boy with flowers

The best part is this hug from his brother was TOTALLY unprompted!

A husband and wife and two little boys hugging at Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL

What a beautiful family! Also, I love how the mom’s skirt coordinates with the bright flowers!

A young family of four

There are so many gorgeous late summer blooms at this park. I know many clients love fall colors, but I’m really partial to the beautiful greens and flowers of spring and summer!

A young family of four at Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL

This beautiful family with beautiful sunshine!! 🤩

A black and white photo of a husband and wife walking along a garden path

I love a classic black and white shot. I feel that without color you tend to focus on the emotions in the photo a bit more!

Two young brothers walking and holding hands at Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL

One of my favorite shots – unprompted they held hands and walked together. 🙂 There is probably some metaphor to be made about these two little guys being part of each others’ lives for a long, long time, and how family sticks together. 🙂

A young family of four at Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL

The sun was coming and going – but that allowed us to use more background locations and get a greater variety of looks!

A little boy hugging his mom at a park with lots of flowers

This series of images is so cute!

A husband and wife hugging each other in the flowers at Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL
Two young boys looking at flowers at Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL

One of my favorite shots from the day! How cute are these two, and the flowers are just the icing on top!

A young boy seated on grass in front of black-eyed susans

Thank you for braving the bees of the rudbeckias for this beautiful shot!

Two young brothers walking on a garden path at Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL
a little boy watching trains at Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL

The two boys love cars and trains, so we had a brief pause to watch the trains from the park! It’s fun to capture a few candid shots to round out the gallery!

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

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Welcome to the KHP BLOG!

I'm Kristen, a family, senior portrait, and wedding photographer based out of Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. I love sunshine, cacti, chocolate chips, and a great cup of tea - but most of all I love photographing joyful and lively families, high school seniors, and couples. :) 

Get to know me

Let's Connect!

Explore Top Posts

2020 Best of Portraits Recap

Glowy Sunset Family Portraits

Sunrise Meadow Family Portraits

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