California, Seniors, Summer

San Jose CA Senior Photographer

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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High school senior pics on a train by San Jose, CA Senior Photographer Kristen Hazelton. A girl wearing a white shirt and blue jeans sits on train  car steps while holding a bouquet of sunflowers

I’m so excited to share these beautiful senior portraits with you! I’m proud to photograph in many locations in the Bay Area as an Alameda county, Contra Costa county, and San Jose, CA Photographer.

High school senior portraits at a retro gas station by San Jose, CA Senior Photographer Kristen Hazelton

We found this amazing gas station with a retro vibe in Fremont, CA.

San Jose, CA Senior Photographer

High school senior photos at a car mechanic garage that reads "Flying A Service" by San Jose, CA Senior Photographer Kristen Hazelton

For senior photoshoots, I highly recommend bringing props! They show off a pop of personality and give you something to do with your hands. πŸ˜‰

Girl in white shirt and blue jeans standing under a sign at a gas station that says Safe Travels, by San Jose, CA Senior Photographer Kristen Hazelton

BOMB. SHELL.

Gas station senior photos; girl wearing white tank top, blue jeans, and holding sunflowers next to a gas station sign that says "Safe Travels"
Senior photos with sunglasses and sunflowers by San Jose, CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton

Did she just wipe lipstick on and off in between photos? No. 🀣 With her permission and mom’s I added red lipstick while editing for a few shots and really liked the look depending on the background.

Gas station senior photos with a retro vibe: senior with sunglasses on her head, white tank top, blue jeans, and sunflowers, seated next to a teal classic car

One of my favorites from the whole day! I love how the teal of the car pops with the yellow of the sunflowers, and the neutral tank top and jeans allow my client to shine!

Gas station senior portraits with sunflowers by San Jose, CA senior photographer Kristen Hazelton
Senior portraits next to a Coca-Cola logo with a retro vibe by San Jose CA Senior Photographer Kristen Hazelton

When I saw the bright red Coca-Cola sign, I knew that she’d look amazing next to it!

High school senior girl portraits next to a Coca-Cola logo painted on a wall
High school senior portraits of a girl with a white tank top, blue jeans, and sunglasses, next to a wall covered in purple and orange flowers. Photo by San Jose, CA Senior Photographer Kristen Hazelton

Absolutely in love with these shots!! Floral walls are my new favorite. Sign me up for photographing with flowering vines all day everyday! (These are morning glories and I’m pretty sure some kind of brown-eyed susan vine).

High school senior photo of a girl wearing a white tank top, blue jeans, and sunglasses, leaning against a brick wall by San Jose, CA Senior Photographer Kristen Hazelton
High school senior photo of a girl wearing a white tank top, blue jeans, and sunglasses, leaning against a brick wall by San Jose, CA Senior Photographer Kristen Hazelton

My client’s mom was hoping for senior portraits with a brick wall. While brick walls are quite common in my home base of Chicago, they are far less common when I photograph on the west coast! I’m glad we were able to find this location and make Mom happy. πŸ™‚

Here’s what my client’s mom had to say:

I’m going to need an 11×14 Christmas card!

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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