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Meadowlark Dairy Senior Photos | Pleasanton, CA

Hi, I'm Kristen!
I'm an award-winning senior portrait and family 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 clients. :)
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High school senior girl with ice cream posing for her Meadowlark Dairy senior photos in downtown Pleasanton CA

The Meadowlark Dairy senior photos? Yes, please! The Meadowlark Dairy is a drive-thru(!) working dairy in downtown Pleasanton, CA. It’s become super popular in recent years as a fun place to meet friends in the evening for a soft-serve ice cream cone and a hang out in the nearby Lions and Delucchi parks to the east.

Senior portraits at the dairy with an ice cream cone

This mural is on the west side of the dairy; I suspect it’s a painting of the original working dairy, just a few miles away on Foothill Road! The park containing the dairy is now known as the Alviso Adobe park (and is also a very attractive location for photos)!

High school senior girl wearing a brown leather jacket and blue jeans standing outside the Meadowlark Dairy drive-through in Pleasanton, CA

While the drive-thru line can get super long, it’s relatively easy to find parking on First St/Stanley Blvd and then walk over for a shorter wait. The line is under these super cute umbrellas!

Looking to add on dinner before your soft-serve treat? I recommend Zachary’s Chicago Pizza just two blocks to the southwest on Main Street!

Meadowlark Dairy Senior Photos in Pleasanton, CA

Meadowlark Dairy senior photos; high school senior portraits with ice cream in Pleasanton, CA

Meadowlark Dairy offers a rotating menu of soft-serve ice cream flavors. A local favorite that sells out in nothing flat is their coffee flavor, in collaboration with Livermore coffeeshop Story Coffee! Check them out on Instagram to find out what flavors they’re currently offering. One fun thing they do in the springtime is a spirit day where they offer discounted cones to the seniors of local high schools – and the color the soft serves to be the school’s colors. How fun is that?!

High school senior portraits with an ice cream cone

I loved being able to incorporate a fun high school hangout into my client’s photos! So, to avoid crowds we went in the morning!

High school senior girl in brown leather jacket and blue jeans standing under colorful umbrellas

Aren’t the umbrellas adorable? I loved using them in the backdrop of these senior photos!

Interested in senior portraits of your own? I’d love to talk! Check out my portfolio and reach out!

Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL (West Chicagoland) and Livermore, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) senior, and family photographer. She occasionally photographs in San Diego, CA, Tucson, AZ, and Seattle, WA. You can inquire about your own photoshoot here!

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