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Looking for gorgeous photos and awkward-free photoshoots?

I'm Kristen, an internationally published and featured Bay Area family and senior photographer based out of Livermore, CA and Oak Park, IL, serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicagoland. I'm a former plant biologist, a mom to two wonderful kids, a wife to one awesome nerd, and a lover of weird plants, sunshine, and chocolate chips.

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Ready to take some fun, awkward-free photos?

40+ 5-star Google reviews agree: I shine at helping my clients feel as comfortable as possible in front of the lens and get photos that let your personalities shine! I'm a Bay Area family, senior, and engagement photographer serving Livermore, CA, Oak Park, IL, and Chicago, IL.

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Seniors

Want fun, genuine, awkward-free photos? Come see the portfolio and learn more about the way Kristen Hazelton Photography captures your Senior Story.

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Families

As a mom, I know that our time with our kids is precious, fleeting, and occasionally frustrating. I promise your photo experience with me will be frustration-free.

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Couples

Planning a surprise proposal or an engagement session? Or maybe bridal portraits or an anniversary session? I'm your girl!

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MY MISSION

Help clients easily, authentically, and beautifully show up in photos and have

fun while they're at it!

ISFP, plant mom, and caffeine opportunist  

I'm a Bay Area senior, family and engagement photographer based out of Livermore, CA, and Oak Park, IL and serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicagoland. I'm a former plant biologist, a mom to two wonderful kids, a wife to one awesome nerd, and a lover of weird plants, sunshine, and chocolate chips.

About me

"Kristen came in with great and fun energy right off the bat and got us all smiling and we look natural and happy."

— Kate

She was patient, kind, and very personable. Oh, and the photos? Incredible! 

— Lindsey

Kristen has such a gift for getting just the right angle in each photo. There were no awkward poses- just very natural, organic shots. 

— Natalie

Yes! I'm a family, senior, and engagement photographer serving Chicago, IL and based out of Oak Park, IL during the school year, and I'm an East Bay Area photographer based out of Livermore, CA during academic breaks. Join the mailing list to be the first to know my travel schedule!

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Internationally published senior photos by Livermore senior photographer Kristen Hazelton.

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Livermore Public Library senior portraits by photographer Kristen Hazelton.

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"Kristen was the best photographer I could have ever asked for and took amazing photos of me that I love."

-Mackenzie, Granada High School, Class of 2022

40+ 5-star Google reviews agree: your comfort and your vision for your photos is my top priority. Photoshoots don't have to be awkward, I promise!

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Pricing begins at $450 with 2 images. Average client investment is $1400.

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