Where To Take Fall Family Photographs

It’s that time again: the kids are back in school, and the weather is slowly cooling. Soon the leaves will be changing and autumn will have arrived. Last fall, we had a great response to our Chicagoland Fall Family Photography Guide and this year we decided to focus on one component: Where to Go! Please keep in mind that some of these locations charge a photography fee, so check with the location or your photographer before making your final decision.

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Chicago Locations

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Photograph compliments of Citybee Studio, on location at Promontory Point, Chicago

Promontory Point • 5491 S Shore Dr, Chicago

 

photo credit Lincoln Park Zoo

photo compliments Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo: There is a honey combed art installation, also there are several locations with skyline views.

 

Photograph compliments of Jacqueline Barkley Photography, on location at Millennium Park, Chicago

Photograph compliments of Jacqueline Barkley Photography, on location at Millennium Park, Chicago

Millenium Park– What better way to showcase your love of our Sweet Home Chicago than with pics from the heart of the city?

 

photo credit Chicago Harbors

photo compliments of Chicago Harbors

Belmont Harbor

 

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Photograph compliments of Jacqueline Barkley Photography, on location at Montrose Harbor, Chicago

Montrose Harbor a protected prairie area, so you can have fall foliage included in your city shots

 

photo credit Chicago Park District

photo credit Chicago Park District

Northerly Island– Great views of Lake Michigan with the skyline behind you

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Photo copyright Aaron Kiley::2013::The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Photo copyright Aaron Kiley::2013::The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Milton Lee Olive Park

 

credit Chicago Beaches

photo credit Chicago Beaches

Oak Street Beach

 

West Suburban Locations

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Photograph compliments of Kristin Janiszewski Photography, on location at Graue Mill, Oak Brook

Graue Mill Hinsdale/Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook: lovely bridges, great fall foliage and stone steps. The Frederick Graue House is also a great backdrop.

 

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Photograph compliments of Hello Peach Photography, on location at Cantigny Park

Cantigny, Wheaton

 

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Photograph compliments of EsteeG Photography, on location at Waterfall Glen, Darien

Waterfall Glen, Darien

 

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Photograph compliments of Citybee Studio, on location at Katherine Legge Memorial Park, Hinsdale

Katherine Legge Memorial Park, Hinsdale: Older stone buildings and walls, pretty painted gates doorways, and mature trees

 

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Photograph compliments of Jacqueline Barkley Photography, on location at St. James Farm, Wheaton

St. James Farm, Wheaton

 

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Photograph compliments of Hello Peach Photography, on location at Mayslake, Oak Brook

Mayslake, Oak Brook

 

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Photograph compliments of Hello Peach Photography, on location at Lilacia Park, Lombard

Lilacia Park, Lombard

 

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Photograph compliments of EsteeG Photography, on location at Naperville Riverwalk

Naperville Riverwalk: Greenery and a beautiful covered bridge

 

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Photograph compliments of EsteeG Photography, on location at Green Farm, Naperville

Greene Barn– Greene Valley Forest Preserve, Naperville: Red barn

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Photograph compliments of EsteeG Photography, on location at Fabyan Park, Batavia

Fabyan Forest Preserve, Batavia: has a large windmill

 

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Photograph compliments of EsteeG Photography, on location at Bird Haven Greenhouse, Joliet

Bird Haven Greenhouse, Pilcher Park, Joliet

 

Photograph compliments of EsteeG Photography, on location at Wilder Park Conservatory,

Photograph compliments of EsteeG Photography, on location at Wilder Park Conservatory, Elmhurst

Wilder Park Conservatory, Elmhurst

 

Photograph compliments of EsteeG Photography, on location at Green Farm, Naperville

Photograph compliments of EsteeG Photography, on location at Eaton Park, Plainfield

Eaton Preserve Park, Plainfield- Old farm buildings

 

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Photograph compliments of EsteeG Photography, on location at Patriot’s Park, Downers Grove

Patriot’s Park, Downers Grove

About the Author

Liz Haskins
Liz is a mom of three equally active and adorable sons, aged six, eight and twelve. As a child, her family moved to Western Springs from Central Illinois, and she and her husband are thrilled to raise their own family here. She works two days a week as a medical assistant, so she tries to fill her time with the boys outside of school with activities that they can all enjoy. This winter, they’ve enjoyed swimming at a few indoor pools, and the boys love going to zoos and children’s museums. In the summer they love to do anything outdoors; they try to hit a different park every week! Their go-to for indoor days are open play spaces that have a range of activities to accommodate her children’s age differences. Outside of being a mom and working, Liz’s passions are photography, reading, and, as an extrovert, she loves meeting new people and connecting over mutual interests.

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