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

Winter is upon us and I would like nothing more to be on a white sand beach. Alas, the children are in school. To get that warm-water swimming fix, here are the best indoor water parks in Illinois that would be fantastic for a weekend getaway! 5 Best Indoor Water Parks in Illinois Indoor Water […]

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As I looked this year to find new holiday traditions to add to my family’s repertoire, I came across the idea of finding new holiday lights in Chicago for us to investigate! The holiday light festivals in Chicago begin in mid November and run through the first week of January. So there’s lots of time […]

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While I love the the ease of online shopping, I also really love being able to shop local and support my community. To that end, as we prep for the winter holidays I wanted to share some of the best toy stores in Chicago and the neighboring suburbs. Let’s face it, there’s also WAY more […]

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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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