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

Sharing here today my guide to the best Chicago beaches so you can get planning for summer fun! Whether you’re interested in swimming, beach volleyball, or just a great place to hang out for the day with the friends, this guide has got you covered. 🙂 Best Chicago Beaches Some general information: It’s always worth […]

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Summer Senior photos at Lilacia Park in Lombard IL; girl wearing a blue sundress in a garden of pink flowers

Lilacia Park in Lombard IL (A 32 minute, 23 mile drive from the Loop (or you can take the Metra)) is a stunning garden for strolling or as a photography location! It has distinctly different looks in each season. So come check it out these photos of Lilacia Park in Lombard IL and see for […]

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The Meadowlark Dairy senior photos? Yes, please! The Meadowlark Dairy is a drive-thru(!) working dairy in downtown Pleasanton, CA. It’s become super popular in recent years as a fun place to meet friends in the evening for a soft-serve ice cream cone and a hang out in the nearby Lions and Delucchi parks to the […]

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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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