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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

Today I’m sharing some fun Oak Park, IL downtown branding portraits of my friend Tina Harle of Tina Harle Photography here in Oak Park! What’s branding photography? It’s photos that tell the story of a business’ brand; photos a business would use for social media or their website. I dabble in this category of photography, […]

March 30, 2021

Oak Park, IL Downtown Portraits | Kristen Hazelton Photography

Branding, Illinois, Portraits, Winter

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. 🙂 Festive Downtown Oak Park! We’re starting off in the Pleasant District and walking north on Marion […]

March 23, 2021

Downtown Oak Park, IL | Winter 2021 | A Walk in Oak Park, IL

A Walk in Oak Park, Illinois, Winter

I’m excited (when am I not?) to share these gorgeous winter senior photos with you! You may remember Liliana from her lovely late summer senior portraits; I was so happy for the chance to meet up with her and photograph her again because she’s just so much fun! I think this expression is called “wry […]

March 16, 2021

Winter Senior Photos | Oak Park, IL

Illinois, Seniors, Winter

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