We had to reschedule a few times due to crummy weather, but boy the sunshine this afternoon did not disappoint for this Oak Park IL fall mini session!!
Me: “Okay kids, look at Dad because he’s the stinkiest!” Dad: “I totally own that.” We all cracked up!!
I am sucker for shots of just mom with her kids!! Gosh this family was so happy and beautiful!
Oak Park, IL fall mini session
I love the soft light we had; and the colors of the trees that day were just amazing! We are lucky enough to live close to a grove of sugar maple trees that all change color at once. The effect is stunning!
These cheerful kids had the best smiles!! It truly was a treat to photograph them; they were happy and interested in their surroundings, and both were on the watch for any wildlife. 🙂
Kids permitting, I love to get some portraits of Mom and Dad! Aren’t they a good-looking couple?
While Mom and Dad were getting their photos, the kids were right behind me doing the flossing dance and were pretty amused when I caught them.
Aren’t they the best?! Just a sweet pair of loving brothers!! I also absolutely love the rainbow gradient of fall colors in the background of this shot!
Mom got her own time in the spotlight! Moms work hard and deserve a bit of extra attention!
I love to finish with a final shot with everyone after we’re more comfortable with each other!
Thanks for checking out this gorgeous fall photo shoot on a gorgeous fall day!
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!