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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

Congratulations to Solana, my #KHPSeniorModelRep from Oak Park-River Forest High School! She has a special connection to the school so it was really fun to do her OPRFHS senior photos there in a location that was especially meaningful to her! Come check out her sunny photos from her cap-and-gown session! OPRFHS Senior Photos with KHP […]

June 29, 2021

OPRFHS Senior Photos | Class of 2021

Illinois, Seniors, 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

I loved meeting up with Grey for his Oak Park, IL cap and gown session before his graduation! Grey just finished up his last year at Oak Park-River Forest High School and is headed to sunny South Carolina to Clemson University! This Class of 2021 senior is trading orange and blue for orange and purple. […]

June 8, 2021

Oak Park, IL Cap and Gown Photoshoot

Illinois, Seniors, Spring

It’s always a treat to see my Oak Park-River Forest High School KHP Senior Rep, Solana! I took her fall senior portraits late last year and we complemented those shots with these awesome spring Lilacia Park senior photos! Lilacia Park is in Lombard, IL, about 25 minutes west of Oak Park, IL, and it is […]

June 1, 2021

Lilacia Park Senior Photos | Lombard, IL

Illinois, Seniors, Spring

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 […]

May 25, 2021

Oak Park Arts District | Spring 2021 | A Walk in Oak Park

A Walk in Oak Park, 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

Our tiny girl is one year old! April brought spring flowers, sunshine, second vaccination shots, playdates, and friends. An all-around improvement from March!! In April she got excited about crawling around outside, and got SO excited about trains, waterfalls, trees, buildings (she won’t stop pointing and telling us all about them). She improved at pulling […]

May 11, 2021

April 2021 | Hazelton Family Adventures

Illinois, Personal, 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