Snowy Family Photos in River Forest, IL

Iā€™m excited to share this gorgeous SNOWFALL photoshoot with you!! Significant snow flurries came down during this photoshoot and it was so pretty!

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Kristen's Field Notes

Come along for the ride and read this botanist-turned-photographer's "Field Notes" from photoshoots, tips and tricks for clients, as well as Hazelton Family Adventures.

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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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For this spring’s “Walk in Oak Park” we toured the Oak Park Arts District in mid-east Oak Park! It’s a beautiful section of town with (surprise!) lots of pretty artwork, sculptures, galleries, boutiques, and cafes. It’s a great place to walk around and enjoy a cup of coffee and see lots of beautiful things! Oak […]

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Welcome to the Winter Walk in Oak Park installment! Downtown Oak Park, IL is always so festive during the winter – I’m glad to share the holiday fun with you in this season’s walking tour of the town. šŸ™‚ Festive Downtown Oak Park! We’re starting off in the Pleasant District and walking north on Marion […]

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Victorian Mansion decorated for Halloween in Oak Park, IL

I’m so excited to share with you a new seasonal blog series with Oak Park documentary photography: “A Walk in Oak Park.” The idea came about because we moved to Illinois just a few months before the pandemic started and as a result we’ve had nearly no visitors; this blog series will serve as a […]

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

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ISFP plant mom and caffeine opportunist  

I'm a senior, family and couples' photographer based out of Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA, serving Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. 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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