Many decades from now when my eyes close on this crazy, gorgeous adventure of life, I want to know in my deepest bones what it felt like to be alive.

This is why I take pictures. 

Random Things You Probably Should Know Before We Work Together:

  1. I LOVE COFFEE. I might be shouting because I've had too much. 

  2. I've accidentally killed 23/28 succulents in the last 10 years. 

  3. Everything is better with butter. Ok, almost everything.

  4. I learned how to drive a stickshift in a big field in Colorado on a double-clutch truck when I was 20 while feeding herds of horses. We stopped a lot.

  5. I stopped watching Grey's Anatomy because it made me cry too hard, waaaay before McDreamy left the scene. Womp womp.

  6. Speaking of trucks, I have a thing for F350s. Big black ones.

  7. I once tried to learn the cello. Now I just play the dashboard when I'm in traffic.

  8. I have a pony named Joshua. We share a birthday. 

  9. I read the 7th Harry Potter book in 23 hours straight. Clearly, this was before kids.

  10. I've been a horse trainer, a radio DJ, a stromboli maker, a barista, a grocery store clerk, an agency exec, an athletic trainer, a graphic designer, a photographer, an event producer, a podcast interviewer, a commercial voice over artist, and nothing is harder or better than being a momma.

(thanks to my soul sister  Lara Agnew  for this moment!)

(thanks to my soul sister Lara Agnew for this moment!)

I love capturing real life—creating space with you and the people you love for you to be your truest selves.  These are tiny moments that tell big stories—the stuff that really matters, that makes up our days and ultimately our whole histories. 

After many years looking for my own way in the world, I've come to call myself an archivist of sorts. Of love, laughter, connection, stories, of the moments that make up our days and our lives, and we rarely savor enough. 

I want you to look at the images we capture together of your life and your loves and delight in those moments over and over again.

I'm a momma (to a sassafrass of a little boy who has my entire heart), wife to an amazingly patient midwestern gent, a lover of coffee (possibly addicted?), Barre3, running, ponies, Rilke and Rumi, dogs, kindness, and yes, ice cream. Specifically black raspberry. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and I feel the same way I did when I was 3— good ice cream solves most problems. I started with a Polaroid Cool Cam in 1988 and never looked back.

If you're looking for a photographer to capture something posed, I'm probably not the one for you (and that's cool, there are lots of amazeballs people who do just that.) If you're looking for someone to help you savor those real, connected, take-your-breath-away-at-their-simple-loveliness moments, let's chat. 

xo, Kristyn