Fall, Family, Illinois

Riverside, 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
Young family of four at a meadow in Riverside, IL

It is ALWAYS a treat to have returning clients, especially ones as sweet as these as this family who you may recall from their winter maternity photos and winter extended family photos. 🙂 So when they reached out, asking if I’d be their fall family photographer in Riverside, IL, I jumped at the chance!

Young family of four at a meadow by Riverside, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

It was a gorgeous, sunny, WARM day!

Dad holding his baby son

…as well as my first opportunity to meet their sweet new baby! ?

Big brother sitting and holding his baby brother by Riverside, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

His big brother is SO loving! When little L got upset and cried, M teared up, too!

Young family of four in Riverside, IL

Getting ready to throw a BIG HANDFUL OF LEAVES!

Riverside, IL Photographer

Mama tickling her toddler son

M got a few sweet tickles from mama!

Dad holding his toddler son
Young family of four
Dad smiling and holding his two young sons by Riverside, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Young family of four walking in a meadow by Riverside, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Older brother hugging his baby brother
Two young brothers and a dog sitting in a field by Riverside, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

The Holy Grail, right here!! NO PHOTOSHOP, just adorable boys and their dog!

Mother hugging her two young sons and laughing by Riverside, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

One of my favorite shots of the whole day – I love the joy this mama takes in parenting her two little ones!

Mama tickling her baby son by Riverside, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Baby sitting on a blanket by Riverside, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Sweet, smiley guy! I was lying on my tummy to get this shot with Dad blocking the sunshine on my lens! It worked perfectly!

Little boy staring a stick

I just love his expression as he thinks serious thoughts about the stick he found!

Man in gray sweater and woman in pink shirt with white scarf standing in a meadow by Riverside, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

We were lucky enough to have a family member with us to help out with the kids and dog, which allowed us to sneak away for a final, beautiful portrait of Mom and Dad. 🙂 I am in LOVE with the soft, dreamy light they got at this meadow!

It was a true pleasure to see this sweet family and photograph them again! Thank you for continuing to choose me to capture your family portraits and love!

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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