Spring Magnolia Senior Photoshoot | Chicago, IL

Iā€™m so excited to share these gorgeous spring senior photos!! We found a beautiful location and Iā€™m glad we were able to get some pretty flowers for my client!

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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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Here today to share some golden, late-fall Mills Park family photos in Oak Park, IL! I think Mills Park is one of the true gems in Oak Park for family photos. Pleasant Home, the mansion in the center of the park is representative of the classic architecture Oak Park is known for, and the plants […]

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I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family before, and I’m so glad they again chose me again to take their fall family photos in River Forest, IL. šŸ™‚ My client reeeeally wanted peak fall foliage and I’m glad I was able to find time in the fully-booked schedule to wiggle her time in! The […]

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This client reached out to me with a location request that had “architecture but not cars” and this gorgeous park in the heart of Chicago’s Chinatown fit the bill! Come check out these family photos in Chicago’s Ping Tom Memorial Park! Ping Tom Memorial Park is a beautiful recreational area along the south branch of […]

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Seniors

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Families

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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