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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

This sweet family reached out for Oak Park maternity photos back in October, having seen their cousin’s sunrise meadow fall portraits, and I can’t think of a better compliment than that! They had a very specific set of wishes for this maternity shoot in order to match maternity photos from their first child: a river […]

Oak Park maternity photos with a family of three in Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL

February 2, 2021

Oak Park Maternity Photos | Glowy Photoshoot with a River and Snow!

Family, Illinois, Maternity, Winter

What a delight to photograph these sweet friends of ours! Their little guy and our little guy love to meet up for socially-distanced play dates. We’ve been so grateful for this family’s friendship and kindness during our first year in Illinois when we had so few contacts! About two months after we moved her they […]

Family portrait of three at Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL by Oak Park family photographer Kristen Hazelton

January 26, 2021

Lifestyle Family Photography | Kristen Hazelton Photography

Candid, Fall, Family, Illinois, Lifestyle

When this family needed a River Forest family photographer, I’m thrilled that they contacted me! They’re such a fun family – they taught their two-year-old Thriller dance moves and she demonstrated and it was awesome. A+++ parenting! This family specifically asked for photos more on the candid side; I always do at least one posed […]

Fall family portraits of a family of four at Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL

January 19, 2021

River Forest Family Photographer | Thatcher Woods, River Forest, IL

Fall, Family, Illinois

Welcome to December 2020’s blog! This month was spent trying out a variety of new holiday traditions to keep the mood festive and bright. Come see what we got up to! On the first day of Christmas- er, on the first day of December, my true love sur-pris-ed me…with Whittard’s chocolate and teeeeeea. For real, […]

Family of four in matching pajamas in front of a Christmas tree

January 4, 2021

Family Documentary Photography | Oak Park, IL | December 2020

Family, Lifestyle, Personal

I loved being this family’s fall family photographer!! Oh man, the girls were just so excited to be outdoors and explore and play. Capturing that joy was one of the highlights of the day for sure! Tina is a local Oak Park photographer herself, and her husband is also in a photography-related field. I was […]

Fall family portraits at Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL, by Oak Park photographer Kristen Hazelton

December 15, 2020

Oak Park Family Photography | The Harles | River Forest, IL

Fall, Family, Illinois