Kristen hazelton photography


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!

Congratulations - I can't wait to meet you!

Let's get you some beautiful, comfortable senior portraits! 

Chicago Senior Photographer

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Livermore, CA High School Senior Photos

Chicago Senior Photographer

Oak Park, IL Senior Photos

Granada High School Senior Photos

Livermore, CA High School Senior Portraits

"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!


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


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


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


If applicable, get your haircut, nails done, and outfits finalized. I'll be triple-checking the weather and locations to be sure everything's perfect!


Arrive a little early and relax! This is going to be FUN, I will direct posing if desired and you're going to look GREAT!


Within 48 hours I'll send you sneak peeks. Within 2 weeks I'll send you a link to your own private online gallery


Never miss another #seniorsunday. Share on social media, print gorgeous wall art and graduation announcements!

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 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.

"Kristen was the best photographer I could have ever asked for and took amazing photos of me that I love."

-Mackenzie, Granada High School, Class of 2022

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Planning a Winter Senior Session?

Come see a snowy example and get inspired!! Winter light and scenery is some of the most flattering for portraits!

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I take a limited number of commissions each quarter and can't wait to meet you and hear more about what you're envisioning for your senior portraits!

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Pricing begins at $450 with 2 images. Average client investment is $1400.

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