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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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

Hey friends, I’m delighted to share this gorgeous senior photos session taken in Niles in Fremont! We joked, since this senior is a big Harry Styles fan, that we were going to channel that vibe and have a “Harry Styles in Niles” photoshoot! When I was throwing out location ideas for this senior: golden hills, […]

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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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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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