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 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...
Have courage and be kind. Always.
My middle name is pronounced Uh-Lease but you can just call me Kristi.
my work comes from my heart and my relationships with my own people inspires me to find whats unique about you and yours.
My son holds my face in a way that I honestly yearn to have captured. I hope I get it on camera one day before he stops doing it because it means everything to me. That’s what I think about when I get to photograph people. Capturing something that is recognizable and important instead of something that simply looks nice. my PHOTOS ARE ABOUT THE WAY THINGS FELT, NOT JUST THE WAY THEY LOok.
Here are a few more highlights of the things that make me, me:
I come from a big family. Im the exact middle of 7 kids.
In high school I was an alternative music lovin, all black wearing “emo kid” with a terrible hair cut that I loved cause I thought it made me unique. Music and my friends were my life. Rock on friends.
Probably the only regret that I have is that I stopped playing basketball my sophmore year cause I was battling depression. I grew up going to basketball camps and playing street ball with the neighborhood kids and my sister until the sun went down. It was a true love.
I lived in Alaska the summer after I graduated high school. I learned and grew so much from the experience of being away from home.
I had a great job for almost 10 years that I loved… until I didn’t anymore, but I felt stuck and I didnt know how to leave. I took a huge leap of faith to leave and when I finally did, I took my photography full time and have experienced more joy and freedom in owning my business than I even thought possible.
I was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Melanoma in my right eye in 2013 when my son was only 10 months old. I had treatment and all of my check ups have been good, but it still impacts my thoughts about whats important and making sure I get my priorities straight.
My dad was diagnosed with cancer the month after I received my diagnosis and he fought hard for 4.5 years before passing away in 2018. I cant even begin to explain how much I miss him and all the things ive learned from his passing. The photos that I took of him and my mom a few months before his passing are some of my most prized possessions and they absolutely reinforced for me why I love my job so much.
I can honestly say reading the book ‘Daring Greatly’ by Brene Brown changed me and I try hard to live a whole hearted life. Read it and lets chat!
I love to travel but I get homesick easily. My husband and two sons are my world. I find the most magic in the quiet moments with my people.
I cant get enough of 30 Rock, Parks n Rec, The Office. Podcasts and audio books are my thing and I love to constantly be learning something new.
I think the quote “In raising children I have lost my mind but found my soul” sums up motherhood perfectly.
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 a cryer.
Things that will make me cry every time:
The ending of Harry Potter
When Michael proposes to Holly on the Office
Father Daughter dances 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 joke
Things that make me laugh every time:
Parks and Rec
So that’s me, I can’t wait to get to know more about what you are passionate about and what makes you tick.