Fall, Family, Illinois

Fall Family Photos River Forest

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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Family of four during their fall family photos in River Forest, IL.

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family before, and I’m so glad they again chose me again to take their fall family photos in River Forest, IL. 🙂 My client reeeeally wanted peak fall foliage and I’m glad I was able to find time in the fully-booked schedule to wiggle her time in!

Young brother and sister in the sunshine-filled fall woods during their fall family photos in River Forest, IL.

The glow and colors you get at Peak Fall are 100% worth braving the burrs in the tall grass! ….there are a LOT of burrs at this location. 😅

Dad holding his daughter on his lap

This family is so good natured and it was super fun to see them again!

Dad and his young son and daughter surrounded by beautiful fall colors at their fall family photos in River Forest, IL.

I love this sweet photo of the two kids with Dad!

Little boy in brown shirt throwing leaves on his little sister

The older brother was hamming it up for me this year and I loved it. He delighted in being in the spotlight!

Little girl wearing a blue denim jacket and leopard print dress in the woods in River Forest, IL

I love her sweet smile!

Mom laughing with her kids in a field of yellow grass with bright yellow leaves behind them during their fall family photos in River Forest, IL.

One of my favorite parts about this location is the stunning color you get in multiple areas of the park! I’m glad my clients trusted me to get them some amazing fall color!

Fall Family Photos in River Forest, IL

Family of four standing in a yellow grassy meadow with bright yellow leaves behind them.

The gradient of color is just so pretty. It’s rainbow season in the Midwest!

A little boy hugging his mom in tall yellow grass during their fall family photos in River Forest, IL.

One of my favorite shots of the day. How cute are they?!

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

Kristen’s photos are absolutely beautiful and she’s wonderful at working with children to get the best shot. She’s a great communicator before, after, and during the shoot and immediately makes you feel comfortable. Her expertise on location and attire are also really helpful. Highly recommend!

Is there something special you’re hoping for in your photoshoot? This client was hoping for Peak Fall, and by staying in close communication I was able to open up an unused rain date for her. If you have special request, just let me know! I’m happy to help plan the perfect photoshoot for you!

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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