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Thatcher Woods Family Photos

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

This River Forest family contacted me for some pretty Thatcher Woods family photos! They’re such a fun family – they taught their two-year-old Thriller dance moves and she demonstrated and it was awesome. A+++ parenting! This family specifically asked for photos more on the candid side; I always do at least one posed “everyone smile at the camera for Grandma” photo, but after that we went off-roading at Thatcher Woods to collect natural smiles and burrs in our pants!

Fall family portraits of a family of four at Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL
Portraits of happy young kids

The kids were so excited to explore!

Fall family portraits of a family of four at Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL
Portraits of happy young kids

Thatcher Woods Family Photos

Fall family portraits of a family of four at Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL
Portrait of a toddler girl

Ah yes, the “can you see my eyeball through my camera?” prompt!

Dad tossing two-year old toddler in the air
Candid family portraits by natural light photographer Kristen Hazelton
Dad tossing two-year-old toddler in the air

Is there any kid who doesn’t love being tossed and caught? I think it’s close to universal!

Mom holding her toddler daughter
Fall family portraits of a family of four at Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL

And some kisses for mom!

Portrait of Dad getting hugged by his two young children

Giving Dad some hugs with some gorgeous sunset glow!

Portrait of a four year old boy by Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA photographer Kristen Hazelton
Fall family portraits of a family of four at Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL

One of my favorites! How sweet are those smiles?!

Upside down smiles from a young brother and sister

Look at these silly kids! I love how much fun they’re having!

Golden hour and blue hour at Thatcher Woods means lots of deer! The kids had a lot of fun watching and counting the number of deer that we saw.

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

We got so many fun photos at sunset that I think really captured their fun personalities and the exuberance and enthusiasm their kids had for exploring outdoors!

Dad holding his four year old son

Aw, how cute is this dad and son shot?

Closeup shot of an ant crawling on a little boy's hand

The little boy was SO EXCITED about this ant that he found! So I took a photo and emailed it to the mom as a complete freebie – my goal is for the kids to have a FUN time at their photography session!

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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