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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 six walking in the woods

Ahh what a glorious day for River Forest IL, fall mini sessions!! It was a much warmer and sunnier day than anticipated which led to some really lovely portraits for this beautiful family of six!

Four children holding leaves

If it’s fall…there is almost a 100% chance that I will ask your kids to throw some leaves. đŸ™‚

Four children throwing leaves at photographer Kristen Hazelton's River Forest IL Fall Mini Sessions

River Forest IL Fall Mini Sessions

girl holding a leaf in the woods at photographer Kristen Hazelton's River Forest IL Fall Mini Sessions
Two young sisters in the fall woods
Cheerful teen boy in the fall woods at photographer Kristen Hazelton's River Forest IL Fall Mini Sessions
family of six looking in the fall woods at photographer Kristen Hazelton's River Forest IL Fall Mini Sessions

What a good-looking bunch they are!

Family of six walking in the fall woods at photographer Kristen Hazelton's River Forest IL Fall Mini Sessions

I just love that beautiful sunshine glow we got – it was absolutely perfect seventy(!) degree day in early November!

Man and woman walking in the fall woods
Man and woman laughing
Siblings tickling each other in the fall woods
three daughter hugging their dad

What a beautiful, loving family they were!!

Brother and sisters sitting on a log and tickling each other
Four young brothers and sisters in the fall woods
A family of six walking through the woods in fall at photographer Kristen Hazelton's River Forest IL Fall Mini Sessions
A teen boy hugs his mom at photographer Kristen Hazelton's River Forest IL Fall Mini Sessions

And finishing up with one of my favorite shots of the day. It can sometimes be hard to keep the interest of tweens, especially guys, so this sweet, genuine smile of his was one of my favorites. đŸ™‚

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

Thank you for taking such beautiful pictures of my family. Kristen was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. She is very responsive, goes out of her way to learn more about your family and how to help you get the type of pictures you need. I really appreciated how phenomenal she was with working with my children. She sure has a talent to make others feel comfortable with her and excited about getting their pictures taken. The end results were exactly what we were looking for in family photos and she was extremely flexible when working through the editing process. I highly recommend Kristen Hazelton to anyone looking for a great photographer who is easy and enjoyable to work with.

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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