Fall, Illinois, Seniors

Books Aesthetic Senior Photoshoot

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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High school senior girl wearing a white dress and holding a bouquet of wildflowers

When my client reached out with a moodboard to plan her books aesthetic senior photoshoot I was so freaking excited! It’s the best when clients want to incorporate their interests! She had a lot of requests to come together to create the vibe. Some of those included more of an emphasis on the natural aspects of this urban park, incorporating tree stumps into the images, and focusing on getting photos with her face unseen for a dreamy, cottagecore vibe!

High school senior photos of a girl wearing a white dress and holding a bouquet of wild flowers while sitting in a tree at Lincoln Park

I love the bouquet that she brought along! The baby’s breath has an ethereal feel that matches the her simple white dress, and the goldenrod is a wildflower found in most natural areas in Illinois!

Girl in white dress with books and a bouquet

One of the biggest personal delights is that this client came from out of state for her photoshoot! What an honor to be chosen as her Chicago senior photographer!

Cottagecore photoshoot of a girl in a white dress reading a book while sitting in a tree

We absolutely got the perfect fall day! Peak fall color with 70(!) degree weather and sunshine!!

Books aesthetic photoshoot; a high school senior girl in a white dress reading a book while sitting in a tree
Senior girl in white dress reading a blue book in a field of wildflowers

We moved to a different area of Lincoln Park for some variety! Images of her leaning back against a tree while reading were some of her top priorities, and I love what we got!

Books aesthetic senior photoshoot; a girl reading in a meadow next to white wildflowers

One of my favorite photos of the whole day. I just adore the dreamy vibe!

Books Aesthetic Senior Photoshoot in Lincoln Park, Chicago

Bibliophile high school senior girl reading books on a blanket on the grass
Books aesthetic photoshoot in Chicago; high school senior girl wearing a white dress reading a book while leaning against a tree stump
Cottagecore photoshoot in Lincoln Park; a girl in a white dress holding a bouquet of wildflowers brushes her hair out of her eyes

Could that she be any lovelier?!

Reading high school senior photoshoot in Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL
Girl in white dress carrying a bouquet in a meadow

I think “bucolic” is the word I’m looking for here!! I love so much that she emphasized her love of reading in her photos!

Senior girl wearing a white tank top and floral skirt sitting on rock steps at Lincoln Park's nature boardwalk in Chicago, IL

My client did a quick clothing change for the second part of her photoshoot, which focused more on the fall colors and the Chicago city skyline!

Senior girl photoshoot at Lincoln Park's south pond

The fall color was just amazing that day and I love the bright colors of her skirt with the foliage!

Senior photos at Lincoln Park's nature boardwalk with the Chicago skyline in the background.

I have so many favorites from this photoshoot!!

Senior girl holding her hair back next to a tree with orange leaves

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

I found Kristen while researching online for a senior photographer in the Chicago area, and I am SO glad I stumbled across her! Kristen had such a fun, positive energy that helped calm my nerves before and during my shoot. She was super fun to work with and had great ideas to make my photo shoot dreams come to life! THANK YOU, Kristen!! ❤️💐

Do you have a special request for your own senior photos? Are you interested in including your favorite hobbies? I would be delighted to hear what you’re thinking and help plan a custom-tailored photoshoot for your needs! Seriously, when clients incorporate their interests it’s the best! Reach out and let’s get this ball rolling! 🙂

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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