Fall, Family, Illinois

Cicero, IL 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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Mom hugging her baby daughter  by Cicero, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

New on this monochromatic, wintry day..a beautiful, bright and vivid family session! This Cicero, IL family was SO sweet and I was so glad they chose me to be their photographer!!

Family of four by a river by Cicero, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Dad hauling his son over his shoulder

This little guy saw the river and immediately wanted to go investigate! I love this candid shot of Dad catching him – just another aspect of being a parent!

We had the most GLORIOUS, sun-filled day! We had to postpone due to rain and wow we lucked out the following weekend!!

Family of four near a river
Husband picking up his wife for a hug  by Cicero, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

I just love the joy in this shot! Children permitting I love to grab shots of Mom and Dad! This family was so well-prepared; they brought extra family members to watch the children behind the scenes!

Mom cuddling her baby daughter  by Cicero, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

I absolutely adore the sweetness of this shot! Ahhh look at her little toothy smile!!

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Man and woman hugging  by Cicero, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Vibrant fall leaves were a priority for this client and I’m so glad we were able to photograph at “peak leaf!” It seems like fall is taking its time to arrive in recent years, so if you’re on the hunt for peak leaves yourself, choose a portrait time between the third week of October and the first week of November. Hopefully you’ll get lucky! You do run the risk of losing all the leaves if we get a strong storm, though!

Mom wrapping her son up in her sweater
Young boy and girl seated in a field  by Cicero, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

This little guy got a chainsaw for his birthday and wanted to bring it along! If it’s a toy that’s important and meaningful to your child, by all means, bring it so we can get a portrait or two with it!

Man and woman seated in a field  by Cicero, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Young boy sawing with a toy chainsaw

And an action shot of the lumberjack at work!

Dad hugging his two little kids  by Cicero, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Baby with four teeth
Family of four standing in a field by Cicero, IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

At the end of their session they wanted a shot with special hats made by a family member overseas. I love this way of honoring and appreciating their loved one!

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

Kristen went out of her way to get an attention from our 11 month old and 3 years old toddler who wasn’t feeling well and all he wanted to do was to use his brand new plastic chain saw he got for his birthday. Talk about a photoshoot romance… …This was our very first family photoshoot and we would love to stay Kristen’s clients – just not sure if Kristen will want the chain saw family back… 🙂

Yes, I would!! 🙂

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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