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Looking for gorgeous photos and awkward-free photoshoots?

I'm Kristen, an award-winning Oak Park, IL senior and family photographer serving Chicagoland and the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm internationally published and featured, 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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Oak Park, IL Senior and Family Photographer


Let me take fun, comfortable photos for you!

40+ 5-star Google reviews agree: I shine at helping my clients feel as comfortable as possible in front of the lens and get photos that let your personalities shine! I'm a senior, family, and engagement photographer serving Oak Park, IL, Livermore, CA, and Chicago, IL.

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Want fun, genuine, awkward-free photos? Come see the portfolio and learn more about the way Kristen Hazelton Photography captures your Senior Story.

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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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Planning a surprise proposal at Lake Merritt or Lake Michigan? Or maybe bridal portraits or an anniversary session? I'm your girl!

Here for this!


Help clients easily, authentically, and beautifully show up in photos and have

fun while they're at it!

ISFP, plant mom, and caffeine opportunist  

I'm a senior, family and wedding 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.

About me

"Kristen came in with great and fun energy right off the bat and got us all smiling and we look natural and happy."

— Kate

She was patient, kind, and very personable. Oh, and the photos? Incredible! 

— Lindsey

Kristen has such a gift for getting just the right angle in each photo. There were no awkward poses- just very natural, organic shots. 

— Natalie

How do I pull it off? I'm a family, senior, and engagement photographer serving Chicago, IL and based out of Oak Park, IL during the school year, and I'm an East Bay Area photographer based out of Livermore, CA during academic breaks. Join the mailing list to be the first to know my travel schedule!

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"Kristen was the best photographer I could have ever asked for and took amazing photos of me that I love."

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40+ 5-star Google reviews agree: your comfort and your vision for your photos is my top priority. Photoshoots don't have to be awkward, I promise; contact me to get started!


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Pricing begins at $450 with 2 images. Average client investment is $1400.


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