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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. :) 

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Elmhurst Photographer | Summer Family Photos

Family photos of seven plus a dog by Elmhurst, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

It was so nice to see this family again!! I took their family photos last summer and was glad to see them again – this family couldn’t be sweeter! It was fun to try out a new location to give them a different look than last year; I’m a photographer based out of Oak Park, IL but am branching out to other areas in the Chicago west suburbs including Forest Park, Elmwood Park, River Forest, Riverside, Oak Brook, Lombard, and Elmhurst!

Elmhurst Photographer – Summer Family Photos in the West Suburbs

Five teenage siblings standing in a field for family portraits
Black and white photo of five teenage siblings petting their dog

I’m so glad they brought their dog, Chloe, along for their photos this year! I love it when clients include their pets in their photos – animals are always welcome with me!

Two teenage sisters back to back, smiling at each other by Elmhurst, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Some cute shots of just the sisters…

Teenage girl brushing hair out of her eyes

And the individuals of each sibling…

Teenage boys standing in a field
Teenage girl wearing a white dress standing in a field by Elmhurst, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Young man wearing a pink shirt standing in a field by Elmhurst, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Young man wearing a white shirt standing in a field by Elmhurst, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Husband and wife petting their dog in a field

All three have happy smiles! I’m a sucker for a smiling dog. 🐶

Three teenage boys walking in a field by Elmhurst, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

I enjoy getting candid shots to provide a nice variety for clients’ galleries! I just thought the way the oldest (eldest?) brother had his hands on his brothers’ backs was sweet.

Two teenage sisters standing back to back in a field

What a good looking family!!

Three teenage brothers standing together in a field
Family photos of seven plus a dog by Elmhurst, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Here’s what my client had to say about her (repeat!) experience!

Kristen Hazelton is AMAZING. I am a very busy working mom of 5 teenagers who are rarely seen in one spot together. Kristen accommodated my request of a specific date, and she made everything so easy and quick! From our initial email to payment to our photo session, nothing could have been easier. Kristen was prepared – she knew everyone’s name (there were 7 of us plus a dog!) and she made the session fun and super easy. I highly recommend Kristen Hazelton Photography. This is actually our second year in a row using Kristen – that should speak volumes alone!!!

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

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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

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