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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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

Welcome back this week for part two of these beautiful engagement photos at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California!! After a quick outfit change we made our way down from the gardens to the lake, and got even more beautiful variety for their 2-hour engagement session! Engagement Photos at Lake Merritt in Oakland California Starting with […]

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I was so happy my clients chose me to be their engagement photographer when we were back in the Bay Area over Thanksgiving! We lucked out with absolutely stunning weather for late November and the location we chose, The Gardens at Lake Merritt, was gorgeous and had SO much variety! So much variety, in fact, […]

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What a day!! Are y’all ready for a story? Fernando reached out to me this spring about planning a North Avenue Beach surprise proposal during a trip with friends to Chicago, and the day finally arrived…dark and stormy. The Lead Up Severe thunderstorms were predicted the whole weekend but luckily the one timeslot Fernando had […]

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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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