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

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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Need some help figuring out how to plan a graduation party? You’re in the right spot! How to Plan a Graduation Party Let’s start with the basics for how to plan a graduation party. The simplest party plan is to host an “open house” where you will provide snacks and drinks at your home and […]

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Sharing today some fun senior photo outfit ideas! To make it a bit more fun, I’m introducing some spring senior Avatars and what sort of a senior photoshoot I would design based on “their” fashion taste! While this season’s installment is very dress- and female-presenting centered, look back later for more senior photo outfit ideas […]

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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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