MENU

2020 Year in Review – Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA Photographer

Kristen Hazelton, natural light family, senior, and wedding photographer based out of Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA.

It’s my birthday week and to celebrate I actually wanted to do a year-in-review post to celebrate my wonderful clients and supporters of my small business in my first(-ish) year in business! Thank you all so much for your support – whether it’s hiring me, likes, comments, pageviews…it all adds up. YOU are part of this business’ success! Thank you! Where possible I’ll add links so you can see each client’s whole blog post. 🙂

Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA Family Photography

Sunny vineyard family portraits in Livermore, CA by photographer Kristen Hazelton

First clients back in June 2019! They’re the sweetest family with a seriously dreamy vineyard in their backyard! I’m so glad we were able to grab some fun photos before one of the kids took off as a missionary.

Golden hour extended family portraits in Livermore, CA, by photographer Kristen Hazelton

My first extended family session – of twelve! I love that we were able to document family coming together. 🙂

Front porch portraits with a puppy by Oak Park, IL family photographer Kristen Hazelton

Porch-traits? Pooch-traits? Loved that this sweet family included a furry family member.

Front porch portraits by Oak Park, IL family photographer Kristen Hazelton

First family portraits as a family of five!

Spring family and maternity portraits  by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Love that this beautiful family got some spring flowers with their portraits!

Sunny extended family portraits by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Love that bright sunshine glow for this extended family shoot – with a few senior portraits, too!

Sunny summer family portraits by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Give me bright sun all day!! This beautiful family wanted to update their portraits before some of them left for school in the fall. I love that they have vibrant foliage in their background!

Family portraits with two moms and two sons by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

A short and sweet early morning session with new friends!

Sunrise meadow family portraits by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

I *love* these light and bright sunny meadow portraits!

Golden hour meadow family portraits by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

This session was so varied I split it into two posts! First, portraits in a dreamy meadow…

Train-watching family portraits by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

And then at the train station, for this train-loving family!

Vibrant fall family portraits by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Loved these vibrant fall portraits at Thatcher Woods!

Fall meadow family portraits by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

And a different look at Thatcher Woods, over in a more meadow-y spot! The joy these girls had for exploring was over the top in the BEST way.

Fall meadow family portraits by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton in Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL

Likewise, this beautiful family had fun exploring the woods in fall, too!

Golden hour fall family portraits by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Golden hour with this energetic family was so much fun!

Laidback, candid fall family portraits by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Laidback, natural, candid portraits was just what this family was after!

Early winter family and maternity portraits by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

This beautiful family was hoping for snowy, sunny, river portraits, and it took a bit of magic on the snow front, but we got it!

Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA Senior Portrait Photography

Golden hour vineyard male senior portraits Livermore, CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

This senior portrait session combined both front-porch and quintessential wine country locations for a look that uniquely captured this senior’s history! Give me allll the vineyard sessions, please!

Vibrant senior portraits by Oak Park, IL senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

This senior nailed her session, with so many gorgeous outfits, props, and backgrounds! I love that we were able to incorporate so many of her interests!

Vibrant college senior portraits by Oak Park, IL senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

This gorgeous, confident senior was also celebrating her entrance into nursing school!

Golden hour, autumn senior portraits by Oak Park, IL senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

Some of this senior’s loves: nature, her guitar, the color yellow, and sunshine. I was so glad we could incorporate them in her portraits!

Oak Park, IL and Livemore, CA Portrait Photography

Puppy portraits by Livermore, CA portrait photographer Kristen Hazelton

This babe wanted some rocking portraits with her puppies and fancy new chairs and champagne coupes. I love the energy in these portraits!

Bridal portraits by Livermore, CA natural light photographer Kristen Hazelton

I convinced this gorgeous bride 17(!) years post-wedding to venture into the hills with me at golden hour for a beautiful bridal portrait session.

Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA Engagement Photography

Industrial engagement session photos by Livermore, CA photographer Kristen Hazelton

This adventurous couple wanted to include their love of biking in their engagement photos and I’m not mad. 🙂

Oak Park, IL Product Photography

Bakery product photography by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

In September I donated to a raffle to support New Moms Chicago, and won some AMAZING cinnamon rolls from Pastry Revival Bakery. I’ve enjoyed practicing my food and product photography with such luscious goodies!

Bakery product photography - cookies and cupcakes - by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

For my son’s fourth birthday I commissioned these stunning underwater-themed cookies and cupcakes from Sunnyvale Sugar Cookies and Alissa Cake Design! These ladies are true artists and the treats were absolutely delicious!

Bakery product photography - decorated sugar cookies - by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

A sweet housewarming surprise from Sunnyvale Sugar Cookies!

Branding photography for Oak Park, IL florist Pickle Hill Parties by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Beautiful flowers from Pickle Hill Parties, an Oak Park florist!

Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA Branding Photography

Branding photography for Pink Skies Photography by Oak Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

I love these vibrant and cheerful branding photos (photos for social media and website) of Oak Park local photographer Pink Skies Photography!

Yoga branding photography for The Expanding Lotus, by Livermore, CA photographer Kristen Hazelton

The Expanding Lotus is a certified yoga and Ayurveda instructor, and it was a treat to take some vibrant branding photos for her!

Thank you all for supporting my small business and being part of its success!

Kristen Hazelton is a senior, family, and event photographer based out of Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA. You can view her portfolio here, or inquire about your own photoshoot here!

Share to:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *