Kristen Privett Photography » Chico, CA Photography

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    I'm Kristen, a natural-light photographer in Chico, CA. I specialize in all families, from just in the belly to home visiting during a break in college. I love dramatic lighting, stunning nature, and loving families.

    All of my clients love their families so much, I am just there to let you shine. I know all about babies, children, families, and your love. You will walk away from a session with modern, clean, and emotional photographs that will be treasured forever.

Introducing….. custom USB Drives ~ Chico, CA Photographer

Super cute, super convenient.  I am just too exciting about offering custom USB Flash Drives to clients purchasing digital images.  With a little twist they are ready to go right into your computer.  Much more durable and absolutely no chance at record scratching.  *ahem*, I mean CD scratching.

I happen to think it’s even better than a very similar little blue box we all lust after.  This one is priceless.



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Sweet Sisters ~ Chico CA Child Photography

I loved photographing these sweet sisters.  Photographing these girls maked me wish, oh so badly, that I had a sister.  And they are only just beginning.  I can’t even begin to imagine all of the fun, fights, hugs, secrets, sharing, dance parties, primping, and late night talks these two will share.  I hope their parents hang their photographs and proudly gaze at them whenever they pass.   They might have to stand there for a while dwelling on the innocent times during those moments when the girls seem like worst enemies.  But I’m sure they know it will pass quickly and they will be best friends again.

Thank you W family for letting me capture this sweet moment in your girls’ lives.  The W parents were equally as sweet as their girls, and I felt like I could have sat and hung out with them for hours!


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Kathy Fornaciari - Betsy Webb(my daughter) told me to view the pictures online of Sesili and Sophia. Your photographing is beautiful. You so captured the girls in the sweet way that I see them as their grandmother.

The W Family ~ Chico Holiday Photographer » Kristen Privett Photography - […] just love the W Family!  I have photographed these sweet sisters before, and they already look older than just five months ago.  I almost didn’t believe it, […]

One Year and a Birthday Party

…and he’s one.  I swear it happened in the blink of an eye.  It wasn’t quite the whirlwind year like with my first child, but it was quick nonetheless.

We had a fabulous first birthday for our little guy Colby.   First birthdays are probably one of the few years where parents have total control of everything party related, and I took full advantage.  🙂   I had a lot of fun with the details.  We had an intimate family party weekend.


Lunch sandwiches: Kona’s

Desserts: Blue Sugar Custom cakes, cookies, cupcakes and wonderful as always!  I don’t think I could pick a favorite.

Custom Frames: The Organic Bloom (contact me for info!)

Candy: Powell’s Sweet Shoppe, Chico




Lauren - Wow, awesome job Kristen. Everything looks amazing!

Sweet N Family ~ Chico CA Children’s, Family, and Maternity Photographer

I loooove this session.  And I seriously loved the N Family.  I can’t begin to tell you, so nice, so fun-loving, so welcoming.  Little Oliver was just the sweetest little guy and in the best mood.  Which, of course, made the session all that easier and all that more fun!

I had so much trouble figuring out which of their gallery photographs to blog.  I could have blogged them all!



One Year and a Cake Smash Celebration ~ Chico Cake Smash Photographer

Today our youngest turns one.  *Tear, tear*  I cannot express enough how fast this year flew by.

His newborn session & his one year session.


One Year Olds and cake smashes have got to be one of my new favorite sessions.  I LOVE chasing after one year olds in the beginning of the session and capturing their enthusiasm and little personalities.  Some of them are not quite up and walking yet, like my little guy, and just as fun to capture!  (And possibly a bit easier to capture, of course.)  But, when they are up and walking, it’s so nice to get them in a high chair at the end of a session and let them have-at that birthday celebration cake.  It’s such a huge milestone in both their little lives and a celebration for parents as well.  Getting through that first year is overwhelming & exhilarating, challenging & rewarding, confusing & amazing.

Colby is my quiet thinker.  I never want to forget his thoughtful baby eyes & chubby cheeks,


or his little fat, squishy feet.

If you would like to inquire about a cake celebration for your special one, please feel free to contact me at kristenprivett (at)  If you are expecting, first year Baby Plans are available and baby’s first year ends with a cake smash celebration session!


The perfect white ruffle cake was made by Blue Sugar Cupcakes in Paradise.  Colby only stuck his face in one side of the cake, so we all got to try & enjoy it when we got home.  It was amazing as usual!

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Sadie - Oh my goodness Kristen! These are amazing! The light and his precious little face- PERFECT!

Brandy - Perfection Kristen! Beautiful images of your little one. Cannot believe he is already a whole year old. Happy Birthday to little man Colby!

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