Branding, Illinois, Portraits, Winter

Oak Park, IL Downtown Portraits

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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Woman in yellow cardigan walking in downtown Oak Park, IL

Today I’m sharing some fun branding portraits of my friend Tina Harle of Tina Harle Photography here in Oak Park! What’s branding photography? It’s photos that tell the story of a business’ brand; photos a business would use for social media or their website. I dabble in this category of photography, but Tina specializes in it, so it is a particular compliment that she asked me to do a branding shoot for her business!

Branding Photography at a coffee shop

Photographer photographing a coffee at Sugar Fixe at Oak Park, IL downtown

It’s no secret that Tina loves lattes so we wanted to get some photos of her at one of her favorite Oak Park downtown coffee shops – Sugar Fixé Pâtisserie!

Woman photographing a coffee and macaron with her phone in Oak Park downtown
Photographer smiling while holding a coffee
Latte from Sugar Fixe in Oak Park, IL downtown
photographer working at Sugar Fixe in Oak Park, IL downtown

Action shots of Tina writing things down in her cheerful rainbow planner to get her week organized!

Woman in yellow cardigan drinking a coffee and eating a macaron at a patisserie
Food photographer photographing a coffee at Sugar Fixe in Oak Park downtown
Champagne macaron from Sugar Fixe in Oak Park, IL downtown

She had a champagne macaron and a miel latte and said they were both delicious.

Photographer working at Sugar Fixe patisserie

Oak Park, IL Downtown Branding Portraits

Woman laughing next to a sign saying "downtown Oak Park"

Next we headed over to the Metra station for some shots with the “Downtown Oak Park” sign. I mean, could we be more subtle that Tina loves the businesses of downtown Oak Park? Probably. But subtlety is the opposite of what we need to stop people in their endless scroll on social media.

Woman laughing next to a sign saying "downtown Oak Park"
Woman laughing next to a sign saying "downtown Oak Park"
Photographer taking a photo at Marion St in downtown Oak Park, IL
headshots of a photographer

Also, we got shots with and without a mask to demonstrate COVID-19 safety compliance.

Branding photos of Oak Park photographer
Photographer in yellow cardigan laughing

Love that little bit of sunny glow that we got!

Branding photos of photographer in the Oak Park downtown
woman in yellow cardigan drinking coffee

Tina: fueled by local lattes and a passion for small biz.

woman in white coat sitting at the Marion St fountain in downtown Oak Park, IL

Posing with some iconic Marion St backgrounds; the Pleasant District is such an attractive location!

Photographer on Marion street in Downtown Oak Park
woman in pink cardigan crossing the street on Marion St in downtown Oak Park, IL

“Channel your “Inner Beatle” and “think Abbey Road thoughts,” Tina!”

Photographer in downtown Oak Park, IL

Strolling down Lake Street for some sunshine and shots at another favorite coffee shop, Wise Cup!

Tina Harle on Lake St in Oak Park, IL
Tina Harle wearing a pandemic mask while sitting at a table outside Wise Cup in Oak Park, IL
Tina Harle sitting on a sign that says Downtown Oak Park

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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