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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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High school senior girl wearing jeans and a white top for her OPRF Senior Pictures

I loved taking this client’s OPRF high school senior pictures! Rain threatened, rain fell, (and I looked like a complete dork for most of the day looking at my three weather apps and scowling at the clouds) but then the sun came out to to bring additional magic to this Class of 2022 Oak Park-River Forest High School senior’s shoot!

OPRF High School Senior Pictures

High school senior girl portraits in River Forest, IL

She told me she was a bit anxious about her photoshoot – to be honest, most people are! I’ve been the subject of multiple photoshoots myself, and I get anxious too!

But here’s the thing; after the first few minutes as we get to know each other the photoshoot becomes REALLY fun, and I promise I’m saying that from my own experience as the subject of a photoshoot!

To me, this is one of the biggest draws of being a photographer: showing clients how important their story is and how gorgeous they are!

High school senior girl sitting on a fence for her OPRF Senior Pictures
Girl with hands in her back pockets for her OPRF Senior Pictures

I love this shot!!

Girl seated on steps
Girl touching a flower for her OPRF Senior Pictures

I love the late-summer flowers we captured for her! Pink anemones and yellow goldenrod.

Girl standing in wildflowers

And coneflowers, of course!

high school senior girl pulling her hair out of the way for her OPRF Senior Pictures
high school senior girl in a white dress for her OPRF Senior Pictures

After a quick wardrobe change for a different look we were back in action!

High school senior girl posing at Cummings Square for her OPRF Senior Pictures
High school senior girl crouching down next to wildflowers
High School senior girl seated next to wildflowers for her OPRF Senior Pictures

This client really wanted some flowers and I’m so glad we got them for her!

High school senior girl seated next to lots of prairie wildflowers
Senior girl wearing white and turning back towards the camera for her OPRF Senior Pictures
High school senior portraits of girl wearing a white dress and seated on a bench.
Senior girl in a white dress leaning against a tree for her OPRF Senior Pictures

That smile, that confidence, that sunshine! 🙌

High school senior girl holding her cap for her OPRF Senior Pictures

She borrowed a gown for a few final shots to celebrate her senior year!

High school senior girl throwing her cap
Girl holding onto her tassel and putting her cap on for her OPRF Senior Pictures

I love how her photoshoot came out! Thank you so much for choosing me to be your senior photographer!

Here’s what my clients had to say about their experience!

Kristen was so incredible to work with on our daughter’s senior pictures. She made the entire process effortless end to end and was super responsive every step of the way. She even went to scout the location we selected at the time of day we picked to ensure everything would be just right. My daughter was so nervous for the shoot…as we walked away from the session she said Kristen made it so much fun. Not to mention, the pictures of our daughter are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Kristen is THE BEST!

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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