Fall, Illinois, Seniors

River Forest IL Senior Photographer

Hi, I'm Kristen!
I'm a senior portrait, family, and couples' 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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High school senior girl in the sunny woods by River Forest, IL senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

As a Oak Park, IL and River Forest, IL senior photographer I was SO PLEASED to meet up for these gorgeous early fall high school senior photos!! This OPRFHS Class of 2022 senior was a joy to work with – and man did she look stunning in that morning sunshine!!

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High school senior girl wearing a brown shirt and white pants in the woods by River Forest, IL senior photographer Kristen Hazelton
High school senior girl walking in the woods

That golden sunshine glow 🤩 I love how the backlighting just adds a beautiful halo to her hair!

High school senior girl sitting on a log

Fall was a little slow this year, but I loved that we were able to get some changing fall foliage as well as some lush greenery!

High school senior girl leaning back against a tree

Cool. Casual. And SO PRETTY!!

Senior girl covering one eye with a red leaf
High school senior girl in the sunny forest by River Forest, IL senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

I can’t get over how lovely this senior is!! She definitely brought refinement and sophistication to her session and I am HERE FOR IT.

High school senior girl in the sunny woods by River Forest, IL senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

When the seasons are being slow with changing the leaves on the trees…you pick the prettiest leaves up to showcase them!

Woman holding a bouquet of red leaves

Love the pop of color from the leaves – and doesn’t she have the prettiest nails?

High school senior girl in a sunbeam in the woods by River Forest, IL senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

I’m just in love with how the bright sunshine complements her!

High school senior girl walking through a meadow by River Forest, IL senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

And at the very last minute we found a beautiful field of backlit cattails and the took one of my favorite shots of the whole day. The contrast between the light background and this senior’s dark hair is just so stunning!

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

I had my senior pictures done by Kristen and it was so much fun! She made me feel comfortable and made taking pictures seem less awkward and fun. The sneak peek turn around was so fast and the pictures are beautiful. It was a great experience!

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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