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I’m excited (when am I not? 😂) to share this fun Forest Park, IL family photo session – I loved being this family’s photographer! I loved meeting this family and capturing the sheer delight their little girl had to explore the meadow! There were lots of fun soft grasses to investigate with Dad. ….snuggle to […]

July 6, 2021

Forest Park, IL Photographer

Family, Illinois, Spring

It is always a treat and an honor to photograph another photographer’s family, especially when the family is this sweet! My friend Tina Harle is an accomplished small business branding and family portrait photographer in Oak Park, and she has a tradition with her daughters to take photos each spring with the beautiful crabapple blossoms! […]

June 22, 2021

Euclid Square Park Family Photos | Oak Park, IL

Family, Illinois, Spring

Early this month this Lombard, IL photographer met up with this wonderful family for some spring Mother’s Day photos in gorgeous Lilacia Park! Lilacia Park is only about 25 minutes west of Oak Park, and it is STUNNING! Shockingly there are tons of lilac bushes, but also daffodils, tulips, crabapples, and peonies. The west coast […]

May 18, 2021

Lombard, IL Photographer | Lilacia Park

Family, Illinois, Spring

I’m excited to share some beautiful motherhood spring Morton Arboretum photography! The arboretum is about 30 minutes to the west of Oak Park, ~45-60 minutes away from downtown Chicago and is an absolutely stunning location for portraits! I’m in love with these star magnolias! There are some that are pink-tinged and others that are a […]

May 3, 2021

Morton Arboretum Photography | Spring Motherhood Photos

Family, Illinois, Spring

Ahhh, the pandemic lifestyle: no toilet paper, or diapers, or yeast, or flour to be found, let alone hand sanitizer. During the early days of the pandemic, front porch photoshoots became popular as a way of documenting the daily absurdities. Also, they are a socially distanced, safe, and novel activity after such a long time […]

April 27, 2021

Oak Park, IL Front Porch Photoshoot

Family, Illinois, Spring

I was so happy to do this lovely family’s Chicago front porch photoshoot! They welcomed a new baby girl recently and wanted to document her and their family during the pandemic. Front porch photoshoots became popular in the early days of the pandemic and it seems like the trend is sticking around! I love this […]

April 13, 2021

Chicago Front Porch Photoshoot

Family, Illinois, Spring

I loved photographing this gorgeous expecting mama and her beautiful family at the First United Church of Oak Park! This church is in between two of the major districts of Oak Park, has beautiful spring flowers and was an awfully pretty backdrop for their family and maternity photos! I’m so glad they chose me to […]

April 6, 2021

Oak Park, IL Maternity Photographer | Spring Maternity and Family Photos

Family, Illinois, Maternity, Spring

I’m excited to share this gorgeous SNOWFALL photoshoot with you!! I’ve been doing mini snow photoshoots starting mid-January, and this brave family wanted to do their shoot while significant snow flurries were coming down! We had a bit of snow to wade through to get to a pretty spot, but it was still pretty close […]

Winter family photos in February in Illinois

March 2, 2021

Snowfall Photoshoot | Oak Park, IL

Family, Illinois, Winter

Look at these two cuties who braved the weather for some snow photos in Oak Park (ish)!! A major snowstorm was coming, but they were brave enough to sneak in a shoot – the first snowflakes started falling just as we finished and were heading back to the parking lot! Sometimes little people get cold […]

Snow photo of a Mom grinning at her toddler daughter

February 23, 2021

Snow Photos in Oak Park, IL | Kristen Hazelton Photography

Family, Illinois, Winter

I’m so excited to share these beautiful snowy extended family photos with you! This expecting mama’s sweet family came to visit over the holidays and they wanted some snowy photos to mark the occasion! They were all so excited to play in snow! It was fun to get some photos of uncles and grandma and […]

Photo of happy toddler standing in front of extended family

February 16, 2021

Extended Family Photos in Oak Park |Kristen Hazelton Photography

Extended Family, Family, Illinois, Maternity, Winter