Hey Y’all. Im Kristi. Im based out of Logan, UT and I’m always happy to travel pretty much anywhere if you ask real nice. Ive been photographing weddings and families ever since I graduated from the New York Institute of Photography over 9 years ago.
Im PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN LOVE AND AREN’T AFRAID TO SHOW IT - fOR THOSE WHO ARENT JUST LOOKING FOR SOME NICE PHOTOS, BUT FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW UP AND LET THEMSELVES BE SEEN. iM SO GLAD YOU FOUND ME, BECAUSE I think we are going to be friends, so here are a few things you should know about me...
My middle name name is pronounced Uh-Lease but you can just call me Kristi! I believe in love and connection and making people feel wanted and important. Im a weird mix of a romantic that believes in soul mates but also a feminist who believes in being a whole and complete person on my own.
My own love story began in 2007 when I met a golden haired boy with whom I would spend a year pretending to be content just being his friend. The long suffering, pining girl wasn't a role I wanted to play though, and I finally made my best friend my boyfriend, then fiance and now husband of almost 10 years! Even after all this time, he’s still my best friend and the person I want to spend all my time with, the one that my heart is constantly looking for when we are apart. We encourage and support each other and have worked hard to create an intentional and purposeful marriage and life. We have two of the most wild and charming little boys you will ever meet and I think the quote “In raising children I have lost my mind but found my soul” sums up motherhood perfectly.
I love self help books and reading ‘Daring Greatly’ by Brene Brown was life changing for me. I think everyone should read that book.I want to be real and share my struggles and imperfections, cause we all have them and sharing can create connection and help others. So I promise to not only share my successes and ask for you to celebrate with me, but I will also share my struggles and failures so we can learn from each other and know we aren’t alone.
I love U.S. history, hip hop and musical theatre, so Hamilton is pretty much my biggest obsession, along with audiobooks, podcasts about murder, missing people and true crime (yikes).
The truth is that I’m a total spaz. Really. If I don’t trip or excitedly stumble over my words at our shoot, then something’s not right. But it’s because being an elegant goddess doesn’t come naturally to me that I know exactly how to help my clients ease into their role in front of my camera.
I believe in the power of positivity and finding the best in any situation. I believe in karma and that you get back what you put into the world. So you’ll usually see me smiling and will rarely find me complaining. Im also a hugger and kind of cryer
Things that will make me cry every time:
The ending of Harry Potter
When Michael proposes to Holly on the Office
Father Daughter dance at weddings
Not being able to eat wedding cake. Im a cake addict with a gluten intolerance and I feel like its just a cruel trick
Things that make me laugh every time:
Parks and Rec
If I won the lottery and was crazy rich, I still wouldn’t put down the camera in my hand. I love what I do that much! Then obviously id blow my new money by building my dream house with the most amazing secret hidden passageways, pretty much all the furniture from Joss & Main, and a library like the one in Beauty and the Beast. Then I’d go explore the world with my people (first stop disneyland, of course) and also probably do something responsible like putting more money into my kids college funds.
When I find something I love, I just can’t get enough of it. Like photography, or The Office. Ive watched the entire series all the way through 8 times. I can and will quote it to you. One time i watched the movie mean girls two times in a row because my friend ACCIDENTALLY hit play again and we were like, why not?
I am relentlessly passionate about what I get to do for my job. It EXCITES me! Like, I tell my clients we are done about 3 times at the end of each session, but I always find something else I want to shoot as we are walking back to our cars and I can’t stop myself from getting “just one more shot”. I get so excited about a shot we are about to do that I get tongue tied and can’t even explain what I want you to do sometimes because I know it is going to be SO. GOOD.
So thats me, I can’t wait to get to know more about what you are passionate about and what makes you tick.