Winter Photoshoot Tips & Tricks

Have you been considering a winter photoshoot but are like, β€œnahhh too cold, too gray?” Let me share some winter photoshoot ideas, information, and inspiration that may change your mind. πŸ™‚

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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 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!
Capturing those fleeting moments one snap at a time.

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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Sharing today a very special senior photoshoot – my son’s kindergarten graduation photos! Not going to lie, he is a little nervous about the transition next fall to a different classroom and we’ve had lots of talks about how his same-age friends will still be with him, and how we’re sure he’ll have the opportunity […]

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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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