Hi there, I’m Kristen! I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in South Florida, specifically the Treasure Coast. I’m lucky enough to call Stuart home and have for all of my life!
As a native Floridian, I have naturally fallen in love with the ocean and the rustic old Florida vibes. For this reason, I enjoy photographing my clients in this type of element.
I specialize in natural light outdoor photography. I love working with relaxed, laid back clients. I am most known for making my clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and documenting moments that evoke emotion. I pride myself in the service that I offer to my clients.
My love for photography began in high school. Back then, I learned to shoot on a 35mm film camera. I processed and developed my own film and made enlargements in the dark room. Those were some of the best days! I immediately fell in love with the photography industry and purposed in my heart to make a career out if it one day.
I ended up going into nursing school and practiced as a nurse for 8 years. I graduated with honors from Florida Atlantic University with my bachelor of science in nursing. While working as a nurse, I met my husband and we got married! I picked up the camera again and I never put it down. After having a child and simultaneously running a photography business, we decided it would be best for me to resign from my job as a nurse to just focus on my family and my business. I’ve never looked back!
It is my belief that all of my clients deserve to have their photos printed and enjoyed in their home. Whether it be on the wall or in the pages of an album, there’s a piece of history and a story to be told in each photograph.
I prefer genuine emotion over static, angular posing. There is nothing cookie cutter about how I photograph my clients! It’s important to me that I photograph my clients as who they are; not who I want them to be. After all, I want to create images that are timeless, not trendy.
I completely understand how vulnerable it is to be in front of a camera. Can we say, awkward?! That being said, I do provide lots and lots of guided direction from behind the camera. You will never feel alone! I am constantly talking and giving direction in order to capture the best of my clients.
Natural light is the prettiest light. I am inspired by golden sunlight and soft tones. As a natural light photographer I utilize the sunlight to obtain clean, crisp, soft images.
I am proud to say that my work has been published in The Stuart Magazine, The Happy Closet Blog, Floridian Social, Wedding Chicks, Kate Aspen, Astrid and Mercedes, Borrowed and Blue, The Glittery Bride, Aisle Memories and Zola.
For the last couple of years I have worked as a fashion photographer for All For Color and Sloane Ranger. I’ve also photographed for a local accessory company, Prep Obsessed.
I enjoy working with lifestyle brands, lifestyle fashion bloggers and photographing other creatives and small business owners for their own branding material. I am honored to have been awarded Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice award in 2018.
If my style resonates with you and you'd like to learn more about booking a session, please fill free to contact me!