Fall, Family, Illinois

Elmwood Park, IL 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
Boy and girl throwing leaves by Elmwood Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

It was so nice to see this family again! I took their front porch portraits last Spring 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 Elmwood Park, Forest Park, River Forest, Riverside, Oak Brook, Lombard, and Elmhurst!

Family of four watches toddler girl running

This little girl was so excited she wanted to come over and say hi!

Elmwood Park, IL Photographer

Family of four watching smiling toddler girl by Elmwood Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Big brother hugging little sister by Elmwood Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

This sweet guy is obviously a loving older brother!

Three young siblings leaning against a tree
Big sister tickling her toddler sister by Elmwood Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

..and she’s lucky enough to have the sweetest big sister!

Little sister giving big sister a kiss on the cheek by Elmwood Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Favorite shot right here!! Awww! I’m so pleased to say that this photo was featured on the prestigious @PosePatch Instagram photography anthology which features “beautiful photos by talented photographers” with an emphasis on family and high school senior portraits.

Mom and Dad with three kids standing in a grassy field
Dad and son in a field

I love these quieter shots with Dad!

Husband and wife walking together in a field

Thankfully the big kids were able to look after little sis while we got a few shots of mom and dad!

Portraits of mom and dad at a photoshoot by Elmwood Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Portraits of a young girl and boy by Elmwood Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Young brother and two sisters throwing leaves

If you have a photoshoot in the fall with me there is a greater than 75% chance I will ask you or your children to throw leaves at some point! ?

Family portraits of a family of five by Elmwood Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Finishing up with some golden portraits when the sun came out from behind the clouds. ?

Toddler girl in yellow dress by Elmwood Park, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

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

“We’re repeat customers, Kristen is fun, warm and it quickly rubs off. The kids smiled and were playful and she picked the perfect time of day for superb lighting. It was quick and painless and we have gorgeous pics to prove it!”

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!

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