Fall Family Photos in River Forest, IL

It was a treat to be the photographer of this River Forest, IL family and capture these sweet memories of grandparents visiting during the fall!

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Hi, I'm Kristen!
I'm a senior portrait, family, and couples' 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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Today I’m sharing some beautiful, flower-filled senior photos taken at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, California! You may recognize this client from her gorgeous fall senior photos taken at the Ravenswood Historical Site, and we followed up this summer with two encore sessions! I’ve been intrigued by the idea of Alden Lane as a photography […]

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I take “back to school” portraits for this family each year, and this year their son wanted SURFING PHOTOGRAPHY for his annual photoshoot! Um, yes please!! I wanted to share some of the key aspects I learned when trying surfing photography for the first time: Surfing Photography Tips Light We had to think about which […]

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It was a treat when this family with three teens reached out for summer family photos! They wanted to celebrate their eldest who just graduated high school, to take advantage of the warm summer weather, to get their family photos taken when everyone was at home, and to get their photoshoot for their holiday card […]

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As a mom, I know that our time with our kids is precious, fleeting, and occasionally frustrating. I promise your photo experience with me will be frustration-free.

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Planning a surprise proposal or an engagement session? Or maybe bridal portraits or an anniversary session? I'm your girl!

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ISFP plant mom and caffeine opportunist  

I'm a senior, family and couples' photographer based out of Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA, serving Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm a former plant biologist, a mom to two wonderful kids, a wife to one awesome nerd, and a lover of weird plants, sunshine, and chocolate chips.

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