Family, Personal

June 2020 | Family Documentary Photography | Oak Park, IL

Happy two-month old baby
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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Two month old on her back with baby blocks that say "two months"

Welcome to June’s baby blog! This month the smiles continued, but more often than not at a bright light source rather than Mom. 🙁 The sleeping situation got even better, and the neck muscles slowly but surely got stronger. It’s fun having two little people in the house now!

Smiling two month old

So many smiles!….largely for the ceiling fan, the window, and the light fixtures instead of Mom and Dad.

Big toddler on a small slide with funny hair

We got a slide for little dude, but…forgot to measure it before bringing it home. Think it’s a bit small, haha? He also had some pretty sweet hair before his first at-home pandemic haircut.

Baby sleeping on a play mat

Our son was a miserable sleeper. Took forever to go down for naps, would flail (and smack himself in the face) at 45 minutes, and would wake up 2x in the middle of the night (and wouldn’t go back to sleep quickly) for 1.5 years. AND THEN THERE’S OUR DAUGHTER. Casually just napping, unswaddled, on the activity mat. Whaaaaattt?! Babies can sleep unswaddled? We didn’t think that was a thing that really happened.

Baby smiling with her fist raised and playing on the floor with her older brother

Sleepy two-month-old baby rubbing her eyes


Happy toddler

Little dude, now with shorter hair!

Tummy time

“I don’t wanna do tummy time, Mom. I want to wussy neck muscles, Mom.”

“I hear you, kid, but the pediatrician literally laughed at you when she asked you to demonstrate your tummy time skills.”

Two month old baby stretching

Real talk, my favorite part of (my own personal) newborn photography is capturing all the in-between moments, and that includes the super silly looking “duck face” that babies make when they stretch.

Two month old baby smiling in crib Collage of a baby stretching

“Got a hand out, Mom.”

Visiting the Daly Bagel in Oak Park, IL and clearing weeds for a garden

We visited Oak Park’s Daly Bagel for the first time! YUM. The struggle is that we get a dozen then eat a dozen. Within the day. BUT, we worked off the bagels by putting in a (super late) garden! It required taking out a ton of vegetation on the south side of the house…like, a cubic-toddler amount of vegetation…

Toddler digging in the dirt

Toddler wearing a hat and holding a small rake

Happy baby in dad's arms and sleeping baby on the bathroom floor

We lived in Seattle when the Seahawks won the Super Bowl and so we have lots of swag. 😉 And…here she is asleep on the bathroom floor, lulled back to sleep by the sound of the shower running.

Family photography - collage of sleeping and awake baby in Dad's arms

Big brother playing with baby sister on a playmat Happy two-month old on a playmat Happy two-month old baby

Love this one!

Split-lighting black and white portrait of a two-month old baby Big brother leaning over to play with smiling baby

A father holding his young son and baby daughter, and a smiling baby wearing a "future physicist" onesie collage of a Toddler reading, and visiting the Farmer's Market with Black Lives Matter mural in Oak Park, IL

Checking out the new Black Lives Matter mural at the Oak Park Farmer’s Market.

Father holding his toddler son

Father’s Day portraits. 🙂

Toddler girl hiding under an adult's wide-brimmed sun hat

Meeting up with friends outside! We went to Thatcher Woods to run around, hunt for frogs, and throw lots and lots of sticks in the water.

Collage of a woman carrying her toddler daughter and two young boys playing with sticks at Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL

Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL (Chicago, IL metro area) and Livermore, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) senior, family, and engagement photographer. She occasionally photographs in San Diego, CA, Tucson, AZ, and Seattle, WA. You can inquire about your own photoshoot here!

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