Sunflower Family Portrait Session

A family sunflower photoshoot has been on my bucket list to photograph for a long time, and I was DELIGHTED when my client agreed on family photos with sunflowers! 

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Kristen's Field Notes

Come along for the ride and read this botanist-turned-photographer's "Field Notes" from photoshoots, tips and tricks for clients, as well as Hazelton Family Adventures.

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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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Classy and comfortable senior portraits!
Relaxed and easy family portraits. and stunning artwork

With fall right around the corner I did some research to figure out the best pumpkin patches in Chicago! It’s an annual tradition in my family to head to a pumpkin patch for fun (and photo opportunities, of course!) so I thought I could share some of the results of my research to save you […]

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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 […]

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Here’s a roundup of my favorite locations for apple picking near the Chicago area! As a Chicagoland mom (and family and graduating senior photographer), I’m often hunting for fun activities to do with my kids – and I thought it would be fun to share my research so you don’t have to look everything up, […]

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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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ISFP plant mom and caffeine opportunist  

I'm an award-winning senior and family 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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