Family, Illinois, Spring

Lombard, IL Family Photographer

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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Classy and comfortable senior portraits!
Relaxed and easy family portraits. and stunning artwork
Teenaged daughters hugging their mom at a mother's day photoshoot by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Early this month this Lombard, IL photographer met up with this wonderful family for some spring Mother’s Day photos! This location is only 30 minutes west of downtown Chicago, and it is STUNNING! Shockingly there are tons of lilac bushes, but also daffodils, tulips, crabapples, and peonies. The west coast doesn’t have spring flowers like this, and it was a joy to see this amazing explosion of color – and even better, to photograph a beautiful family there!

Lombard, IL Photographer

Mother with teenage daughters walking in Lilacia Park by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

You may remember my KHP Senior Model Rep Solana from her beautiful golden hour fall senior photos with her guitar! Her family wanted a Mother’s Day shoot to complement her spring senior photos!

Mother and teenage daughters under a crabapple tree in Lombard, IL.

Peak flowers and a beautiful sunny day for their shoot! Woohoo!!

Two teenage sisters giggling at each other over Mom's head by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Two teenage sisters posing for a spring photoshoot in Lombard, IL.

Also, I love these shots with the sisters!

Photos of teenage girl and mom by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Close up headshot of two teenage sisters in Lombard, IL.
Mom with two teenage daughters in a flower garden by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

My favorite shot of the three of them! They’re such lovely people and with that sun and the beautiful flowers it was just such a great photoshoot!

Mom with two teenage daughters at a mother's day photoshoot in Lombard, IL.
Two teenage daughters kissing their mom's cheek by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

They really wanted to re-create a photograph with them kissing mom, I think I turned out beautifully!

Mom and two teenage daughters sitting on the grass at a mother's day photoshoot in Lombard, IL.
Mom hugging her tween daughter by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Hi, I’m Kristen! I’m a former plant biologist who loves photography, sunshine, and flowers! This photoshoot was so much fun for me that I’m having to restrain myself big-time from gushing about everything this entire blog post.

(oooh! fancy purple tulips with lots of anthocyanin pigment!!)

Tween daughter and mother at a mother's day photoshoot in Lombard, IL.

“Can you tell Mom something you love about her?”

Woman posing with orange and yellow tulips by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

I’ll go first: “Stephanie, I love your amazing smile!”

Tween girl smelling lilacs at a mother's day photo shoot in Lombard, IL.
High school senior girl smelling lilacs by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

The park is filled to bursting with lilac bushes and they were in peak bloom! So, the air was thick with lilac fragrance and we kept stopping to find the ones with the best aroma!

Teenage girls giggling in the lilacs at a mother's day photoshoot in Lombard, IL.
Mom hugging her tween daughter by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

I love this shot of the two of them!

High school senior girl giggling with mom at a mother's day photo shoot in Lombard, IL.
Black and white photo of a high school senior girl hugging her mom by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

And another favorite!

Smiling high school senior girl wearing a white shirt at a photo shoot in Lombard, IL.
Laughing woman with pink tulips by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Mother and daughters investigating flowers at a mother's day photo shoot in Lombard, IL.
Girl resting in a bed of pink tulips by Lombard, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

I’ll post about the senior portraits we did here in a week or two, so check back soon!

Kristen Hazelton is an award-winning Oak Park, IL (West Chicagoland) and Livermore, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) graduating senior, and family 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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