Here today to share some golden, late-fall Mills Park family photos in Oak Park, IL! I think Mills Park is one of the true gems in Oak Park for family photos. Pleasant Home, the mansion in the center of the park is representative of the classic architecture Oak Park is known for, and the plants in the park make a beautiful backdrop! This location is beautiful in every season.
With the native plants, there is a lot of opportunity to add botanical interest and texture in the backgrounds of your photos at Mills Park!
One of my favorite parts about Mills Park as a photo location is that it has beautiful flowers in the spring, pretty fall leaves late into the fall, and even red berries on the crabapple trees in the winter! The park has a lot to recommend it in every season.
Mills Park Family Photos in Oak Park, IL
The classic wrought iron gate in front of Pleasant Home is a gorgeous backdrop for more formal photos! Even on dreary days the bright colors of the hydrangeas and floral displays at Pleasant Home help perk things up!
I love how in the fall you can play up either the greenery or the earthy autumn colors! There are so many pretty spots at this location to give you a variety of backdrops!
Are you considering a photoshoot of your own? Mills Park is one of my favorite locations due to its proximity to Chicago and the west suburbs! Reach out and let’s plan a photoshoot you’ll love!
Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL (West Chicagoland) 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!