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I'm a family, senior portrait, and wedding 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 and lively families, high school seniors, and couples. :) 

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Family of five walking in Miller Meadow in River Forest, IL

I was so happy to take this family’s Oak Park, IL family photos! They graciously let me choose the location and time of day for their family portraits and I was so pleased because I’ve had this location in mind for awhile now!

Check out these sunrise meadow family portraits in Oak Park, IL!

Family of five walking in a meadow
Oak Park IL Family Photos of a Family of five walking in a meadow

I love how we were able to definitely get a fall palette and yet achieve a bright and airy look. They had the sweetest kids and such kind personalities. What a dream it was to work with them!

Oak Park IL Family Photos of Three young siblings smiling in a meadow
Young girl hugging her brother
Oak Park IL Family Photos of Three young siblings smiling in a meadow
Three young siblings smiling in a meadow
Oak Park IL Family Photos of a Young girl hugging her brother
Closeup portrait of a three year old boy
Closeup black and white portrait of a young girl
Oak Park IL Family Photos of A brother and a sister playing peekaboo behind fall leaves

These are some of my favorites from the whole day! Who doesn’t love playing in the leaves?

Oak Park IL Family Photos of a brother and sister throwing leaves in the air
Oak Park IL Family Photos of a brother and sister throwing leaves in the air
A brother and a sister playing peekaboo behind fall leaves
Oak Park IL Family Photo of a young girl laughing

I just love their joy!

Portrait of a one-year old baby seated on blanket at Miller Meadow in Forest Park, IL
Portrait of a young girl laughing
Backlit portrait of a one year old boy
Grinning three year old boy

Could these kids get any cuter?! Look at that impish smile!

Backlit portrait of a one year old boy

Little guy was looking up at mom…until suddenly, his interest was piqued!

Backlit portrait of a one year old boy

Investigating the grass…

Backlit portrait of a one year old boy

…and then off on an adventure!

Mother and father portraits at their Oak Park IL Family Photos photoshoot

Children permitting I love to take some shots of mom and dad…I mean, sometimes the last time they had a good photo of the two of them was on their wedding day!

little girl photobombing her parents at a fall family photoshoot
Mother and father portraits at a fall family photoshoot
Oak Park IL Family Photos of five in a meadow
Father holding his three year old son and four year old daughter
Oak Park IL Family Photo of a mother smiling at her baby
Father holding his four-year-old daughter

Sometimes it’s the little details that get me – like this daughter’s tiny arm holding onto Dad.

Portrait of a cheerful three year old boy
Quizzical four year old girl
Oak Park IL Family Photos of a young family of five in Miller Meadow in Forest Park, IL
Oak Park IL Family Photos of a young family of five in Miller Meadow in Forest Park, IL
Baby boy delighted by long stalks of grass in a field

This sweet guy was just so happy to investigate and explore this meadow!

father playing with his baby son in a field
Oak Park IL Family Photos of a father playing with his baby son in a field
Mother kissing her baby, and happy four-year-old girl showing off a leaf
Smiling baby boy
Oak Park IL Family Photos of a family of five walking in Miller Meadow in Forest Park, IL

What a pleasure it was to take these Oak Park, IL family photos! They were so happy they said:

“Kristen was great!!! Love love love how our photos turned out and they are framed all over the house now.”

They also referred me to their cousin for a family-maternity photoshoot in late fall! Come see those glowy late fall maternity photos (with a river and snow!) over here!

Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA family, senior, and wedding photographer. You can view her portfolio here, or inquire about your own photoshoot here!

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