MENU

Hey, I'm Kristen!

I'm a family, senior portrait, and wedding 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 and lively families, high school seniors, and couples. :) 

Get to know me

Let's Connect!

Explore Top Posts

2020 Best of Portraits Recap

Glowy Sunset Family Portraits

Sunrise Meadow Family Portraits

North Avenue Beach Senior Photos

High school senior girl sitting in a meadow in front of the Chicago city skyline

Here is the thrilling final KHP Senior Model Representative photoshoot for my OPRF 2021 rep; gorgeous high school senior photos at North Avenue Beach!! You may have already seen her golden hour fall senior photos with a guitar, spring photos at Lilacia Park, and cap and gown mini session at Oak Park-River Forest High School!

What’s a Senior Model Rep?

If you’re lost, let me catch you up to speed. I have a Senior Model rep team which is the best freaking deal ever – multiple senior photo shoots for the price of one! In return, the senior posts photos or behind the scenes images from their shoots and speaks up if people ask about a senior photographer in the area. 🙂

One Senior’s Experience as a KHP Senior Model Rep:

Here’s what Solana had to say about her experience as a KHP senior rep:

Being a KHP Senior Rep was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I don’t even know where to start! Planning the photoshoots with Kristen – where and what time to meet, what to wear, etc. – was very straight forward.

Being at the shoots was awesome. Kristen really took the time to get to know me and my interests so she could make the photos more personal. For example, I love nature, so when we went to North Ave Beach to get photos in front of the Chicago skyline, she made sure that we went not only on the concrete in front of the view, but also on the grassy areas with beautiful flowers and trees to make the city pictures more nature-filled to suit my love of nature. Kristen also would ask me if I wanted to do any specific poses, instead of only telling me to do poses she thought of. In doing these things, Kristen made me feel very comfortable and cared for, and allowed me to express myself how I wanted to.

After the photoshoots, Kristen made the lovely photos she captured available to me in a very short amount of time. It’s amazing how fast she can perfect them! I love every single one of the pictures she has taken of me and my family. It’s fun to post them at the end to share her beautiful work with my family, friends, and peers. If you are reading this and considering being a KHP Senior Rep, take this opportunity – it is a truly wonderful experience.

North Avenue Beach Senior Photos

High school senior girl walking on the concrete wave break at North Avenue Beach in Chicago

Look at that vibrancy! Chicago shines in the sunshine! ☀️

North Avenue Beach senior photos by Chicago high school senior portrait photographer Kristen Hazelton.
High school senior girl standing in front of the Chicago city skyline

I love the movement of her cardigan in the wind!

North Avenue Beach senior photos by Chicago high school senior portrait photographer Kristen Hazelton.

Enjoying the breeze and the sweet, sweet feeling of being graduated!!

High school senior girl with hair blowing in the wind at Chicago's North Avenue Beach
High school senior photos at North Avenue Beach
High school senior girl looking off at the Chicago skyline
High school senior portraits with the Chicago skyline and purple flowers
High school senior portraits with the Chicago skyline
North Avenue Beach senior photos by Chicago high school senior portrait photographer Kristen Hazelton.

FAVORITE!!

High school senior portraits with Lake Michigan and purple flowers

Solana has a love of nature, so we made sure to include plants to break up all the man-made lines of the Chicago city skyline!

High school senior portraits at the Lake Michigan beach

Doesn’t the water look nearly tropical?!

North Avenue Beach senior photos by Chicago high school senior portrait photographer Kristen Hazelton.
Black and white high school senior portrait at North Avenue Beach in Chicago
High school senior portraits at North Avenue Beach with Chicago city skyline and purple flowers

Yes! The flowers are actually thistles! But they sure do look pretty when they’re blurred out as foreground!

North Avenue Beach senior photos by Chicago high school senior portrait photographer Kristen Hazelton.
Happy high school senior girl with Lake Michigan and flowers

Relaxed and enjoying a delightfully sunny day!

High school senior girl tousling her hair

Sorry, if you do a senior photoshoot with me I am absolutely going to ask you to “wash your hair” 🤣

High school senior girl investigating fruits on a Chinese Elm tree in front of the Chicago skyline
North Avenue Beach senior photos by Chicago high school senior portrait photographer Kristen Hazelton.

Solana, thanks so much for being my Class of 2021 OPRF KHP Senior Rep!! I loved every minute of photographing you this year!

Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA family, senior, and wedding photographer. You can inquire about your own photoshoot here!

Share to:

Welcome to the KHP BLOG!

I'm Kristen, a family, senior portrait, and wedding 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 and lively families, high school seniors, and couples. :) 

Get to know me

Let's Connect!

Explore Top Posts

2020 Best of Portraits Recap

Glowy Sunset Family Portraits

Sunrise Meadow Family Portraits

Leave a Reply

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