Fall, Family, Illinois

Hinsdale 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
Family of three giggling on a grassy hill

I’m excited to share these beautiful Hinsdale family photos of my sweet friend Abbie and her family! I couldn’t be happier with how these photos turned out. 🙂

Toddler daughter whispering in her mom's ear

Abbie is a great friend and fellow Chicago photographer. She specializes in maternity, newborn, and family photography and I adore the photos she’s taken of my own family!

Mom, dad, and toddler daughter on a grassy hillside in early fall

The warm autumn light was so pretty! We got lucky with a gorgeous day early in the season.

Mom playing with her toddler daughter in her Hinsdale family photos

Abbie is a ballet dancer and her daughter recently started taking lessons! I couldn’t resist asking them to dance and twirl together!

Hinsdale Family Photos

Toddler daughter hugging her mom! Both are wearing light blue dresses and standing on grassy hill

Take a look at the clothing choices here! They are really deliberate not just from a coordination perspective, but also to shape the look of the entire image. They chose lighter colors which means less contrast in the image, and small patterns, which are less visually distracting.

Mom playing with her toddler daughter on a grassy hill

Big hugs for mama!

Mom and toddler daughter nose to nose in their Hinsdale family photos

They are the CUTEST!

Hinsdale family photos of a family with a toddler daughter, standing alongside a river bank

I have no good words. It’s all gorgeous – the subjects, location, and light!

Dad tossing his toddler daughter like an airplane

A perfect toddler airplane! Another wonderful part of the neutral-colored outfit choices is that is actually puts more emphasis on the subjects! The clothing was chosen to be low-contrast and low-distraction so your attention as your eye scans the photo goes to the faces and stays there, rather than bouncing from one high-contrast spot to another on the image!

Dad holding his toddler daughter and looking out at a river

I absolutely love this serene photo of Dad and daughter watching the river! I love catch a few quiet images of each relationship as well as higher energy portraits!

Hinsdale family photos along a river in the early fall

Here’s what Abbie had to say about her photos!

Kristen, we cannot thank you enough for these beautiful portraits of our family. Your artistry and client experience are wonderful. We had so much fun during our session and looking back on these photos reminds us of this beautiful day together. We can’t wait to have you document more of our family memories!

It was a pleasure to see you all and photograph you 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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