Fall, Family, Illinois

Brookfield, 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 and Dad snuggling

As my photography business grows, I’m so happy to serve neighboring communities! While I’m primarily based out of Oak Park, IL, I am delighted to be a photographer for River Forest, Forest Park, Riverside, Elmhurst, Lombard, and Brookfield IL among others!

Brr!! This morning was cold, but SO PRETTY with those bright smiles and sunshine!! I’m glad this sweet family was game for a photoshoot on a colder because wow did we get some incredible light!!

Brookfield, IL Photographer

Young boy with his arms crossed by Oak Park, IL and Brookfield IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

I love the golden glow on this sweet guy! He was an absolute champ at this photoshoot!

Young boy throwing his head back laughing

I love it when we get a genuine laugh!

Two brothers hugging
Portraits of a mom and dad and two brothers by Oak Park, IL and Brookfield IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Aren’t they lovely? I absolutely love this Mom’s drapey cardigan!

Young boy throwing leaves and laughing

What? A leaf throwing shot? From Kristen?? No way.

Closeup portrait of a young boy

I knew that Mom had a soft spot for her little guy’s freckles, so I made sure we got closeups!

Family of four looking at Dad and laughing by Oak Park, IL and Brookfield IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Family of four under a tree
Mom playing with her young son by Oak Park, IL and Brookfield IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Is there anything better than families playing together?

Mom getting hugged by her young son

Well, maybe hugs. 🙂

Family of four in a field with cattails by Oak Park, IL and Brookfield IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

I’m absolutely in love with the layers in this shot – with the teasel in front with the family and soft cattails and trees in the distance!

Dad hugging his son by Oak Park, IL and Brookfield IL photographer Kristen Hazelton
Native plants in Forest Park, IL
Family of four laughing at by Oak Park, IL and Brookfield IL photographer Kristen Hazelton

Tickle sneak attack by mom!!

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

Kristen was a delight to work with. While I like having family photos, it’s always seemed like torture getting my family to cooperate. However, Kristen came in with great and fun energy right off the bat and got us all smiling and we look natural and happy. She had really great ideas for locations and several options for us to pick from. She knew great spots and the lighting was beautiful. I also appreciated that she helped pose us as we went along. All in all, it was a lovely time and the pictures are gorgeous!!

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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Seniors

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Families

As a mom, I know that our time with our kids is precious, fleeting, and occasionally frustrating. I promise your photo experience with me will be frustration-free.

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Planning a surprise proposal or an engagement session? Or maybe bridal portraits or an anniversary session? I'm your girl!

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