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Snow Photos in Oak Park, IL | Kristen Hazelton Photography

Snowy photo of a Mom and toddler daughter

Look at these two cuties who braved the weather for some snow photos in Oak Park (ish)!! A major snowstorm was coming, but they were brave enough to sneak in a shoot – the first snowflakes started falling just as we finished and were heading back to the parking lot!

Snowy photos in the Oak Park IL area of a mom and toddler daughter

Sometimes little people get cold during their snow photos; I always choose locations close to a parking lot so we can warm up if needed!

Snowy photo of a mom and daughter in the middle of a trail in the woods

I just love how light and bright the snow makes the backgrounds! You wouldn’t immediately think it – but the snow brightens up the ground, reflects soft, flattering light onto the subjects’ faces, and with the lack of big, fat leaves on the trees there’s a lot of brightness from the sky that we’d miss out on in this location during the summer!

Mom tossing and catching toddler girl during the winter
Winter portrait of Mom and toddler girl grinning.

Ok, this one is probably my favorite! How cute are they?! And where can I get a pom-pom hat like that in my size?

Snowy photos in Oak Park of a mom and toddler wearing snow gear
Black and white photo of mom holding her toddler daughter. Both are wearing winter snow gear.

What do you think of these snow photos in Oak Park?

Mom hugging her toddler daughter in the snow

Abbie is a talented photographer herself, based out of the Schaumburg, IL area! Check out her family photography work here, and her wedding photography work here!

Black and white winter portrait of a mother and daughter
Snowy photos of a mom holding her daughter and walking along a trail in the woods
Black and white photo of a mom and daughter wearing snow gear.

When I shared her sneak peek she had such kind words to say:

I’ll treasure these images with my girl forever!

Aww! That makes me really happy to hear! As moms and photographers it’s often really challenging for us to get into the frame with the rest of our family. I’m so glad I was able to get some snow photos with Abbie in them, and I’m looking forward to meeting your husband, too, once it warms up a bit!

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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  1. So sweet! As moms, we definitely don’t have enough photos of us with our kids together!!

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