Snowy Family Photos in River Forest, IL

Iā€™m excited to share this gorgeous SNOWFALL photoshoot with you!! Significant snow flurries came down during this photoshoot and it was so pretty!

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Kristen's Field Notes

Come along for the ride and read this botanist-turned-photographer's "Field Notes" from photoshoots, tips and tricks for clients, as well as Hazelton Family Adventures.

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Hi, I'm Kristen!
I'm a senior portrait, family, and couples' 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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I love this sweet family! When they asked me to take some updated spring photos for them, I couldn’t wait! The mom, Tina Harle, is an Oak Park-local small business, branding, and food photographer! She’s passionate about supporting the Oak Park community and is an excellent choice for your small-business photography needs! You may recognize […]

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I’m so excited to share these gorgeous Elmhurst, IL senior photos!! You may recognize my client from her earlier, late summer photoshoot; flowers were a priority for her, and although we got some beautiful late summer flowers, I was delighted to meet up with her again for some gorgeous, fresh spring blooms! We found a […]

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I was so happy to take these clients’ family photos in Elmhurst, IL! We got these beautiful photos taken at peak bloom, courtesy of a heat wave causing all the flowers to open up at once! This little guy was a bit quiet at first, but we got him to loosen up and got some […]

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ISFP plant mom and caffeine opportunist  

I'm a senior, family and couples' 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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