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!
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.
A few cute shots over by the gazebo…
I love the feathered, filmy look of these pepper and eucalyptus trees, and oh, that sunshine glow on the back of her hair! 🤩
Isn’t she stunning?!
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.
I love how the simplicity of the gazebo complements my client and her look!
We had to pause for some more shots next to this pretty tree! I love the fall colors we got at this shoot!
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
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. 🙂
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!
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!