Coming in hot, one of my favorite family photoshoots to date; I loved being the photographer for this family in Riverside, IL! It rained like *CRAZY* up until an hour before the photoshoot and we were all pretty anxious because the mom was getting her hair and makeup done at the time! I’m so glad we didn’t cancel, because the sun came out and boy did it DID NOT DISAPPOINT!
Family Photos by Riverside, IL Photographer Kristen Hazelton
It was crazy steamy…but that meant that we had more visible sun rays which looked so pretty!!
Look at these cuties! Dad and daughter have the same smile!
It was a treat to photograph this family. Abbie is a photographer herself, so I felt particularly honored to do a photoshoot for her family!
Did you know it’s very serious work to walk through a meadow?
Little lady had just woken up from a nap before the photoshoot and was feeling quiet…I loved that we were able to capture some of her sleepy, cuddly side in addition to her ebullience!
We got a sweet smile while Mama twirled her around!
I love these sweet shots with her dad! It was so hard to cull out the best of the best because there were so many good shots!
What a beautiful family!!
I love it when clients are down with some of my crazy ideas, including “how do you feel about running through this really tall grass barefoot?!”
Sweet baby hugs with arms around the neck…sunshine and sunbeams for days…tall grasses aglow with the sunshine….🤩 I love it all!!!
Sometimes an out-of-focus shot does a better job capturing movement and emotion…
Proudly showing mama the flower she picked!!
Super sweet family!!
Finishing up with a gorgeous shot of mama with her girl!
Here’s what Abbie had to say about her experience!
“Kristen, what a gift! I absolutely adore these! I can’t wait to order prints and make an album! I will treasure these forever! Thank you so much dear friend!”
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!