Kristen hazelton photography

Seniors

vibrant, lively, genuine portraits with all of the hype factor

Hi friend! I'm an award-winning Chicago Senior Photographer serving Chicagoland and the San Francisco East Bay Area from Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA. Congratulations!! You did it, it's your senior year - your year to metaphorically run victory laps around your school. Let's celebrate your hard work with some amazing photos - so you'll always have visual documentation of your accomplishments. 

Whether you're looking for wall art, grad announcements, or simply some awesome photos for social media, I've got you! I'd love to be your Chicago graduation photographer.

I can't wait to meet you!

Get ready for amazing senior portraits with an even better experience.

Chicago Senior Photographer

Hi there!

"She made the entire process effortless end to end...Kristen made it so much fun!"

- Lyla and Lyla's Mom

How does this sound?

Here's how it works!

01

Reach out! Contact me and let's get this ball rolling!

02

Let's dream up something fun together! Tell me what you're excited about - swimming? dance? theater? Let's find a unique way to showcase your senior story

03

Sign your portrait contract and send over your session date retainer fee to officially be ON THE BOOKS!

04

I'll reach out to get your hair and makeup appointment scheduled so you can feel confident on your session day that you'll feel and look your best!

05

Read through my detailed Senior Style Guide and chat with me during your wardrobe consultation so you can feel assured that your outfits will look great with every location!

06

Session Day!! Arrive a little early and plan to have a fantastic time! My clients always remark on how much fun they have during their session!

07

No later than 3 weeks after your portrait session we'll have your Image Reveal and Ordering Session! Clients love watching me design their photo products in real-time, so you can be assured your photos will be displayed just the way you want them!

"She made me feel comfortable and confident while having my pictures taken."

Solana
OP-RF High School
 Class of 2021

"Getting my senior portraits taken by Kristen was an amazing experience. She is very passionate about her work, which you can see through her enthusiasm before, during, and after the session."

"It was a great experience!"

Carolina
Riverside-Brookfield High School
 Class of 2022

"I had my senior pictures done by Kristen and it was so much fun! She made me feel comfortable and made taking pictures seem less awkward and fun. The sneak peek turn around was so fast and the pictures are beautiful. It was a great experience!"

"The pictures of our daughter are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Kristen is THE BEST!"

Lyla
OP-RF High School
 Class of 2022

Designed in Real-Time

Stunning Heirloom Photo Products

I partner with the highest quality print labs to bring my clients stunningly crafted heirloom photo products. Each client has an Image Reveal and Ordering Session following their photoshoot where you can watch me design your wall art, albums, and other print products in real time, so that your photos will be ready for near-immediate display, rather than languishing on your hard drive and to do list.

Worried about clothing coordination? I'm here to help!

Styling & Wardrobe Consultations

Each senior client receives my comprehensive style guide so that you don't have to worry about how each outfit is going to work with each location and you don't need to stress about where to find the perfect wardrobe. 

Each client also receives a wardrobe consultation with me 1 week before their session, so that you that can feel confident knowing your outfits are going to look great on camera!

Concierge Hair & Makeup

No need to stress about camera-ready looks!

I'm happy to coordinate hair and makeup appointments with my trusted artists so that you can feel and look your best during your photoshoot and so that you won't stress about finding a good hair and makeup artist.

Worried about not looking like yourself? My artists work with you to be sure your makeup looks just the way you want it! Not interested in professional hair and makeup for your session? That's okay, too! 

Chicago, IL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Oak Park, IL SENIOR PHOTOs

Chicago Senior Portrait Photographer

Planning a spring senior session?

I had an amazing experience with Kristen! ...I enjoyed my session a lot and love how the photos turned out. Definitely recommend!!!

Not just high school seniors...

Portraits for graduates of all varieties

Graduating from college, getting an advanced or technical degree? Let's make sure your memories of these milestones are beautifully captured and preserved in heirloom albums and wall art.

See what your friends are saying

Carolina, RB High School Class of 2022

“It was a great experience!”

"I had my senior pictures done by Kristen and it was so much fun! She made me feel comfortable and made taking pictures seem less awkward and fun. The sneak peek turn around was so fast and the pictures are beautiful. It was a great experience!"

Lyla's mom, OPRF High School Class of 2022

"The pictures of our daughter are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Kristen is THE BEST!"

My daughter was so nervous for the shoot...as we walked away from the session she said Kristen made it so much fun. Not to mention, the pictures of our daughter are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Kristen is THE BEST!

Solana, OPRF High School, Class of 2021

“She made me feel comfortable and confident while having my pictures taken."

Getting my senior portraits taken by Kristen was an amazing experience. She is very passionate about her work, which you can see through her enthusiasm before, during, and after the session.

Investment

SESSION DATE RETAINER FEE | $250
COLLECTIONS START AT | $2,200
AVERAGE CLIENT INVESTMENT | $3,470


With KHP you'll get custom wardrobe and location planning, 3 hours of time during your session to provide a variety of looks and to really capture your personality and interests! Best of all, you know you're in good hands working with an internationally recognized and award-winning photographer to create a once-in-a-lifetime portrait experience. <3 

Ready to make something

beautiful

together?

As a Chicago graduation photographer, I take a limited number of clients each month.  I can't wait to meet you and hear more about what you're envisioning for your senior portraits!

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