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About Kristen

HI, I'M KRISTEN!



I am a wedding and portrait photographer located in South Florida. I am most known for making my clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. You will never feel alone because I'm constantly giving guided direction! I love working with relaxed, laid back clients!

Because I am a 'people-watcher' by nature, I love documenting moments that evoke emotion. I also pride myself in the service that I offer to my clients! (You won't be waiting for days to get a response from me and you won't be waiting weeks, or months to get your images back!)

Stuart, Florida has been my home my whole life! As a native Floridian, I have fallen in love with the ocean and the old rustic Floridian vibes. For this reason, I enjoy photographing my clients in this element. If any of what I am describing resonates with you, I'd love to chat!





Get to Know Me

(a.k.a. my life in a photo grid)

Photos by Kimberly Smith Photography

A FEW RANDOM FACTS

  • My husband, Jeremy and I have been married since 2-11-12!
  • We have a 2.5 year old (Easton)...and we are expecting the arrival of our next son this coming fall! Yes, we are excited and yes, I'm a tad nervous about life with two kids! Oh, and we also have a mini doxie, Ollie!
  • We love to travel to Tennessee, where my family has a farmhouse! Check it out here!
  • I have't always been a photographer. My professional career began as a Registered Nurse. But, I started my business while I was still working as an RN. A couple of years later, I resigned my full time nursing job to go full time with my business! It was a transition that I have NEVER regretted.

If you wanna know even MORE about the behind the scenes, you can check out my blog!


More about Me

MY VISION

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.

MY STYLE

Natural light is the prettiest light which is why I specialize in natural light outdoor photography. I am inspired by golden sunlight and soft tones. As a natural light photographer I utilize the sunlight to obtain clean, crisp, soft images.

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.

You will never feel alone in front of my camera. I completely understand how vulnerable it is to be in front of a camera. Can we say, awkward?! That being said, I provide lots and lots of guided direction from behind the camera. I am constantly talking and giving direction in order to capture the best of my clients.

MY JOURNEY

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!

PUBLISHED WORK

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 and 2019.