California, Seniors, Summer

Pleasanton CA Senior Photographer

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
Girl wearing blue jeans and a white crop top walking across main street in Pleasanton, California by Pleasanton CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

This was such a fun photoshoot in downtown Pleasanton!! While Livermore, CA is my home base on the west coast, I’m delighted to photograph in other areas as an East Bay Area and Pleasanton CA senior photographer.

Senior photos in downtown Pleasanton, CA by Pleasanton CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

There are so many cute Wild West touches to downtown Pleasanton. We found an old hitching post for horses, and a Victorian storefront (now the very cute Prim Boutique). One note for Illinois friends: Victorian architecture is relatively rare in CA which makes it a fun sight and unusual photo backdrop! California friends: Victorian architecture is commonplace in Illinois; the entire town of Oak Park that I live in was pretty much built in the 1890s. It’s so interesting to see the differences between these two regions and what is unusual and cool in each!

Downtown senior portraits in Pleasanton, CA; a girl wearing a white crop top and blue jeans leaning against a brick wall

Love this brick wall with the pop of color from the green windows! There were so many fun photo spots at this location!

Pleasanton CA Senior Photographer

Senior photos in downtown Pleasanton California with brick walls and Victorian architecture
High school senior photos with pink flowers by Pleasanton CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

These crepe myrtle trees were so pretty! There was a such a variety of different colors, from hot pink, blush pink, and even red (which I’d never seen before). Flowering trees are so fun for senior photos!

Senior photos with pink crepe myrtle flowers by Pleasanton CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton
Senior photos at the Pleasanton Fire Department by by Pleasanton CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

The old Pleasanton Fire Department was turned into a Performing Arts center! Doesn’t it look cool?

Senior photos with pink oleander flowers by Pleasanton CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

This sunshine glow!! On Stanley Blvd there is a beautiful “Rainbow Row” of Victorians that are so cute and covered in pretty flowers!

High school senior girl wearing a brown leather jacket and blue jeans with lots of purple flowers by Pleasanton CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

One of my favorite images from the whole day! For her encore sessions Mackenzie said she wanted lots of flowers, and this location fit the bill!

High school senior girl wearing blue jeans and a brown leather jacket in front of blue Queen Anne Victorian home in downtown Pleasanton California by Pleasanton CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

Could Mackenzie be any prettier?! I love that sunshine glow on her hair!

Senior photos with Victorian painted lady houses in downtown Pleasanton, CA
High school senior pics with Victorian houses in downtown Pleasanton Calfornia

Downtown Pleasanton is such a cute area, and it was so fun finding pretty places to photograph. There was so much variety!

senior photos with flowers by Pleasanton CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

What a delight to photograph this sweet senior again!

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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