Family, Illinois, Spring

Elmhurst Family Photos

Hi, I'm Kristen!
I'm an award-winning senior portrait and family 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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Classy and comfortable senior portraits!
Relaxed and easy family portraits. and stunning artwork

I was so happy to take these clients’ family photos in Elmhurst, IL! We got these beautiful photos taken at peak bloom, courtesy of a heat wave causing all the flowers to open up at once!

This little guy was a bit quiet at first, but we got him to loosen up and got some big grins!

Elmhurst, IL Family Photos

The redbuds were positively magical!!

Little guy had fun pretending to be an airplane!

There were some absolutely stunning crabapple blossoms in full bloom! I could not resist photographing through them for some dreamy foreground!

One of my favorite shots of the day!

I love the sweet moments of parents playing with their children. While I think it’s important to deliver “smile for the camera” shots, I think it’s equally (if not more) important to take photos showing families connecting with each other rather than with my camera.

If children permit, I love to get photos of just mom and dad! I ask parents with young children to bring a stroller along so there is a safe place for their child to take a break while I get a few photos of the grownups. 🙂

What a delightful spring morning!!

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

Kristen did a wonderful job taking my family’s pictures! We love the pictures, and she was very professional and responsive. She was also personable and connected well with my toddler son who was a little tired when we first arrived. My family had fun and we will treasure the pictures!

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 photoshoot here!

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