Family, Illinois, Spring

Chicago Family Photography

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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Two young sisters in blue dresses with pink magnolia flowers

I’m so excited to share this beautiful Chicago family photography with you all! With this late Spring this year we had to do some rescheduling, but boy did it work out in our favor at the end! We got a beautiful, sunny, 70 degree day with gorgeous magnolia blossoms!!

Chicago family photography of a family with three young daughters wearing blue dresses in front of Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, IL

Isn’t this family gorgeous? You may remember them from their beautiful snowfall photoshoot from last year! It feels so amazing to have returning clients and to see the changes as their family grows over the years!

Happy four year old girl holding a pink star magnolia flower

What a gorgeous smile!! I asked her if she would count petals for me and she said “there are a LOT.” ๐Ÿ˜‚

Chicago family photography of a family with three young daughters in blue dresses in front of pink star magnolia flowers

Aren’t these girls the cutest?!

Chicago Family Photography with Magnolias!

Family with three young daughters standing in front of pink and white star magnolia blossoms

Love these glowy blossom photos!! Despite the wind (and two high schools taking prom photos), we got some absolutely beautiful images.

Chicago family photography of a family with three young daughters standing in front of pink magnolia blossoms

Given the opportunity, I love getting a few shots of mom and dad by themselves!!

Mom and her three girls standing in front of a white star magnolia tree in Wilder Park in Elmhurst, IL

Look at the way the blue of their dresses pops with the white blossoms! Love this color combination.

Chicago family photography of three little girls wearing blue dresses in front of pink magnolia flowers

These sweet sisters were so good-natured. It’s so evident that they love each other very much!

Chicago family photography of Dad with his three girls with white star magnolia blossoms

First we checked out the pink star magnolias, Magnolia stellata, and then the white! I took a poll on Instagram and it sounds like the slight majority of you all prefer pink magnolias to white.

Little girl in blue dress at Wilder Park in Elmhurst, IL

Isn’t she cute?! The sun peeked out at the last minute and brought some beautiful glow to the photos. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was such a treat to see this family again! Thank you for trusting me with your spring photos!

Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL (West Chicagoland) 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 photoshootย here!

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