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

A family sunflower photoshoot has been on my bucket list to photograph for a long time, and I was DELIGHTED when my friend Chicago wedding photographer Alex Cantemir agreed on family photos with sunflowers! I’m sharing here both her beautiful family photos with sunflowers, as well as tips for your own sunflower photoshoot. Sunflower Photoshoot […]

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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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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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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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