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Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL

November 24, 2020

Hi, I'm Kristen!
I'm a senior portrait, family, and couples' 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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Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL

This sweet family is another set of our good friends in town. Carla is a talented family photographer in her own right and did our own family photos this year, and what a treat it was to take her fall family portraits! Can I tell you a secret, too? We had incredibly grey skies and had to end the session early due to rain! Looking at these photos, could you ever tell? We took advantage of the soft, even lighting from those clouds and some photographer magic and Photoshop wizardry took care of the rest. 😉

Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL

Aww!

Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL

It doesn’t come naturally to me to take wide-angle shots, but I’ve set a goal for myself to take 1 or 2 really wide-angle photos per session to really capture the scenery – and what amazing scenery we got this weekend in Thatcher Woods!

Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Father holding his two year old daughter on his shoulders
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Father holding his two year old daughter on his shoulders
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Mother getting a hug from her son
Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Father holding his two year old daughter on his shoulders

Kisses!

Fall portraits of a young family of four in Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL
Dad with toddler daughter and mom giving young son a kiss
Fall portrait of a Mother and her young daughter and son
Fall portrait of a Mother and her young daughter and son
Fall portrait of a Mother and her young daughter and son
Fall portrait of a Mother and her young daughter and son
Family portraits in Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL
Family portraits in Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL
Family portraits in Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL
Father with his young daughter and son
Father with his young daughter and son
Father with his young daughter and son
Portraits of a cheerful five year old boy
Portraits of a brother and sister
Happy brother and sister
Fall portrait of a two year old girl
Black and white portrait of a two-year old girl

For this Thanksgiving week, can I just say I’m super grateful for this family’s friendship and warm welcome to town? I loved capturing their fall family portraits. Have a great holiday everyone!

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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