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Hey, I'm Kristen!

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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Family of four at a Oak Park IL Fall Mini Session

We had to reschedule a few times due to crummy weather, but boy the sunshine this afternoon did not disappoint for this Oak Park IL fall mini session!!

Dad laughing with his two sons

Me: “Okay kids, look at Dad because he’s the stinkiest!” Dad: “I totally own that.” We all cracked up!!

Mom and two sons at a Oak Park IL Fall Mini Session

I am sucker for shots of just mom with her kids!! Gosh this family was so happy and beautiful!

Oak Park, IL fall mini session

young boy with plaid shirt standing on a stump at a Oak Park IL Fall Mini Session

I love the soft light we had; and the colors of the trees that day were just amazing! We are lucky enough to live close to a grove of sugar maple trees that all change color at once. The effect is stunning!

Boy sitting on a stump at a Oak Park IL Fall Mini Session
Boy laughing

These cheerful kids had the best smiles!! It truly was a treat to photograph them; they were happy and interested in their surroundings, and both were on the watch for any wildlife. 🙂

Mom and Dad walking in the woods

Kids permitting, I love to get some portraits of Mom and Dad! Aren’t they a good-looking couple?

Portraits of Mom and Dad and two brothers at a Oak Park IL Fall Mini Session

While Mom and Dad were getting their photos, the kids were right behind me doing the flossing dance and were pretty amused when I caught them.

Two young brothers hugging each other at a Oak Park IL Fall Mini Session

Aren’t they the best?! Just a sweet pair of loving brothers!! I also absolutely love the rainbow gradient of fall colors in the background of this shot!

Portrait of woman wearing a navy blue jacket

Mom got her own time in the spotlight! Moms work hard and deserve a bit of extra attention!

Family of four hugging at a Oak Park IL Fall Mini Session

I love to finish with a final shot with everyone after we’re more comfortable with each other!

Family of four hugging under yellow fall leaves

Thanks for checking out this gorgeous fall photo shoot on a gorgeous fall day!

Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL (West Chicagoland) and Livermore, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) family, senior, and wedding 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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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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