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I was born in Nashville, TN, and have moved around a lot.  However, Chicago has been my home for the past 25 years.


I have an architecture degree and love to ‘design’ the world around me - your photos included.


I do not advertise.  All my work is word of mouth and referrals.  This makes me a very lucky girl!


My advice to you…. Take the time to document your family.  As a parent of two college kids, I can tell you that it goes by way too quickly.  


Too many people wait for the “right” time to take pictures - when the teeth have grown in, when the braces come off when the awkward stage is over.  Real-life is what I love to photograph and what makes my job so fun.  Trust me, that toothless grin is what you want to remember.  Embrace the imperfections!

"I am so happy with our mini family photo session with Kristi. She captured our family and children beautifully, and made the session upbeat and playful. I also love the high-quality prints we purchased from her. They are extremely high quality and distinct from other printers. I would highly recommend Kristi Hughes Photography and hope to work with her again for future family photo shoots.”
- Lindsay B.

"We use Kristi for Christmas card pictures every year, and they always turn out beautifully. Plus, she is very good at working with kids and moving through the photo shoot efficiently, which makes the process easy and enjoyable."

-Katie S.

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