Family, Illinois, Spring

Spring Lilac 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 love this sweet family! When they asked me to take some updated spring photos for them, I couldn’t wait!

The mom, Tina Harle, is an Oak Park-local small business, branding, and food photographer! She’s passionate about supporting the Oak Park community and is an excellent choice for your small-business photography needs!

You may recognize this family from their 2021 spring photos or 2020 fall photos! It means the world to me to have repeat clients that I can develop a friendship with! Each time I see this family for photos they are more comfortable with me, and more comfortable in front of my lens, leading to photos that are even more “them”!

(thank you, off-camera Dad for gently shaking the crabapple tree for some flower petal action)!

It was a VERY hot day, so we made a last-minute decision to photograph at the First United Church in downtown Oak Park; this beautiful garden is sandwiched between two tall buildings, leading to full shade! Just what we needed on a hot day!

The heat opened up all the flowers at once, and then rain was forecasted for the next day! It took some rescheduling but I’m so glad we were able to make the timing work!

Look at this sweet smile!!

The older daughter loves to use her mom’s old camera to practice her photography skills! I’m glad we could get an image showcasing her interests!

You would not believe how amazing it smelled right next to this lilac!!

Finishing with my favorite photo of the bunch!

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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