Downtown Pleasanton, CA Senior Photos

This was such a fun photoshoot in downtown Pleasanton!! While Livermore, CA is my home base on the west coast, Iā€™m delighted to photograph in other nearby areas.

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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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Have you been considering a winter photoshoot but are like, “nahhh too cold, too gray?” Let me share some winter photoshoot ideas, information, and inspiration that may change your mind. šŸ™‚ Why take outdoor photos in the winter? They’re so beautiful!! Snow provides incredibly flattering light for skin, falling snow is magical, and your photos […]

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Who’s ready for some pretty Forest Park family photography? Is it you? Excellent. This delightful family originally reached out for the December photoshoot, then swapped to this mid-March date! I’m so glad they did because we got the perfect day for them with sunshine and warmth! This photoshoot was in celebration of their daughter’s second […]

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I’m excited to share with you some pretty Hinsdale maternity photography from a recent personal project! A few weeks back I was lucky enough to meet up with Abbie Christine Photography and Laurel Smith Photography for a beautiful styled workshop. This was an amazing opportunity to grow alongside other talented photographers and also to stretch […]

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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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