California, Fall, Seniors

Ravenswood Livermore Senior Photos | Part 1 of 2

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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Girl seated on a bench underneath peppercorn trees at Ravenswood in Livermore, CA

What a beautiful senior portrait session we had at the gorgeous Ravenswood Historical Site in Livermore, CA! When my client reached out for a senior photos I was so happy with her location choice – there’s so much beautiful background variety at Ravenswood in Livermore!

Girl walking through a tree-lined street in the fall

We started over at the this tree-lined alleé – doesn’t that fall foliage look amazing with her dress? This photoshoot was in late November, but we were blessed with a stunning 70 degree and sunny day.

Girl standing in front of a gazebo at Ravenswood in Livermore, CA

A few cute shots over by the gazebo…

Girl seated under a pepper tree at Ravenswood in Livermore, CA

I love the feathered, filmy look of these pepper and eucalyptus trees, and oh, that sunshine glow on the back of her hair! 🤩

Black and white photo of a girl

VOGUE VIBES.

High school senior portraits at Ravenswood in Livermore, CA

Isn’t she stunning?!

Girl with a gazebo

We got a tiny bit of fall foliage over here, too, with the walnut trees! Late fall in Northern California is really interesting because the rainy season starts in November, but that’s also when the trees finally start changing to fall foliage. It’s an interesting, rainbow mix of colors with the trees winding down for the season while bright green grass sprouts.

Girl seated on the steps of a gazebo

I love how the simplicity of the gazebo complements my client and her look!

Girl underneath a tree with yellow leaves

We had to pause for some more shots next to this pretty tree! I love the fall colors we got at this shoot!

Black and white photo of a girl sitting in an orchard at Ravenswood in Livermore, CA

I love the sophistication of this shot! She looks like she’s off dreaming in her own world. At the risk of sounding like I’m in AP English again, her mysterious smile invites you in to wonder what she’s thinking about! I am so pleased to say that this photo was featured by both Monochrome Seniors and Senior Poise senior photography anthology Instagram accounts!

Ravenswood in Livermore, CA high school senior portraits

Girl holding a white rose at Ravenswood in Livermore, CA

LOVE!! Oh doesn’t she make that sunshine look good?! Her mom was like, “She needs a rose!” and I love the natural prop! If you ever are thinking of bringing props to your senior session – do it!! Choose something meaningful to you that reflects your interests, or flowers – you can never go wrong with florals. 🙂

Girl on a white porch at Ravenswood in Livermore, CA

She wanted some shots barefoot, and I love the styling combination of earthy elegance. Barefoot Contessa! The shot on the left is my favorite from the whole session!

Girl seated on a porch railing holding a white rose
Girl in minidress walking through fall vineyard at Ravenswood in Livermore, CA

See you later this month for part two of this stunning session, in the beautiful grapevines at Ravenswood in Livermore, California!

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

After my long search for a photographer I found many beautiful photos that Kristen had previously taken of other seniors. I decided that I wanted her to take my senior photos and when emailing her she seemed like the perfect fit. She made sure that my photos where personal and asked me many questions about myself and what I wanted out of these photos. Not only was the communication wonderful, the shoot was so much fun. She made me feel so comfortable and confident, which I don’t often feel. Kristen was the best photographer I could have ever asked for and took amazing photos of me that I love. I am so happy with the whole experience and would be so glad to get the opportunity to shoot with her again!

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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