Boldly, Confidently, You

Custom-tailored photoshoots for graduates who want a fun, empowering experience and captivating, personality-filled portraits

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Kristen Hazelton Photography•

Welcome, friends

HELLo, I’m Kristen

I'm a Chicago senior photographer serving Chicagoland from Oak Park, IL and the San Francisco Bay Area from Livermore, CA. I can't wait to bring your photo vision to life!

Chicago Senior Photographer

I  help  people  see 
the  beauty
 they  already  possess.

/ JOYFUL/ GENUINE/ CONFIDENT

MY MISSION

To provide an absolutely custom senior portrait experience for my clients so they can joyfully, comfortably, and confidently let their authentic personality shine.

“She really helped make it a comfortable and fun experience.”

I had an amazing experience with Kristen! I am not usually super comfortable when taking pictures, but she really helped make it a comfortable and fun experience. I enjoyed my session a lot and love how the photos turned out. Definitely recommend!!!

- Meredith, OPRFHS class of '23

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“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 pictures are beautiful. It was a great experience!"

- Carolina, RBHS c/o 2022

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

"Kristen was so incredible to work with on our daughter's senior pictures. She made the entire process effortless end to end and was super responsive every step of the way. She even went to scout the location we selected at the time of day we picked to ensure everything would be just right. My daughter was so nervous for the shoot and went in to it thinking she wasn't photogenic at all. 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!"

- Lyla's mom, OPRFHS c/o 2022

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PRAISE From OUR CLIENTS

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

Solana
OP-RF High School

"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

"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

Senior photos near me

How    Works

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Inquire

Reach out! Contact me for my Pricing Guide and FAQ and let's get this ball rolling!

Photoshoot Planning Session

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.

Booking

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

Schedule Hair and Makeup

I'll share the contact information of my trusted hair and makeup artists so you can feel confident on your session day that you'll feel and look your best! Don't want hair and makeup? That's totally fine, too!

Outfit & Location Planning Session

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!

Photoshoot!

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!

Image Viewing & Ordering Session

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!

"I can't wait to work with Kristen again someday. She is the best of the best. I highly recommend this talented artist."

From start to finish, Kristen is enthusiastic, energetic, positive and extraordinarily skilled. A consummate professional, she made me and my daughter feel completely at ease and comfortable at every stage. She thought of every detail and has an uncanny ability to remember likes, dislikes and preferences. No concern is too small for her attention, and no challenge insurmountable. Getting ready for the photo shoot was exciting, and boy was it fun! Kristen kept it light and kept it moving and didn't let any good photo opps go to waste, even while walking to/from locations. And the pictures--just wow! My daughter and I were blown away by the variety and quality. I can't wait to work with Kristen again someday. She is the best of the best. I highly recommend this talented artist.

-Client, Class of 2024

I CARE ABOUT THE DETAILS.
I CARE ABOUT IT DONE RIGHT.
I CARE ABOUT YOU, PERIOD.

Kristen Hazelton is a Chicago senior photographer who provides custom-tailored photoshoots with an award-winning client experience and stunning printed artwork.

What Makes KHP Different?

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!

Trusted Hair & Makeup Artist Recommendations

No need to stress about camera-ready looks!

I'm happy to share recommendations for trusted hair and makeup artists so that you can feel and look your best during your photoshoot and so that you won't have to 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! 

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

Graduating from college, 8th grade,  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. I'm a Chicago graduation photographer who also happily serves the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego.

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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 

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Ready to start dreaming up the senior photoshoot of your dreams? Let's do this, friend!

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