Hi! I'm Kristen; a wife to the most devoted husband and mom to two little babes that can't stop smiling and can't stop making me smile. I'm happy; Really, I am. I don't take life for granted. I try to live every day like it's my last. I dedicate myself to my family and my full time photography business. I am obsessed with food, travel and decorating my house.
I have the most incredible job meeting down-to-earth people who want to freeze time so they can cherish it forever. Being a photographer reminds me on a daily basis how precious life is. It reminds me how every moment is fleeting and how important it is to take time to reflect.
All of my life (as far back as I can remember) I knew I wanted to be my own boss. I was raised by two incredible, loving & hardworking parents who both owned their own businesses. I witnessed the long hours, the dedication and motivation it took to keep their businesses alive. After Mike and I married (we ran away to have our wedding in Mexico) and I watched our photographer do her thing during our wedding, I decided this was the job for me. I started my photography business in 2013 and it has been one of the best decisions I've made.
As your wedding photographer, engagement photographer and/or family photographer, I vow to give you my all and work hard at getting the shot that you'll hang up on your wall or pass down to your kids. I vow to be professional at my job but have fun with you. I vow to pour all of my heart into your session.
So in Mike and I's relationship one of my wifely duties is to keep us young and fun. He's responsible for finances, paperwork.. all of that exciting stuff and I'm our personal travel agent. As a husband and wife team, I'd say we are a perfect match. Traveling has always been a passion of ours and one of our priorities every year is to get out and see the world. Once our yearly adventure is sadly over, I usually begin scheming a way of going on another holiday. And that's where destination weddings come in. It's an excuse for me to hop back on the airplane with my camera in hand, but this time with an epic bride and groom.
Although most of my weddings are close to my home in Langley, I also have been fortunate enough to travel all over British Columbia, Banff, the Dominican Republic and various parts of Mexico including Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera.
A fun fact about me is that Mike and I planned a destination wedding and married in Mexico, at the Dreams Huatulco to be exact!
The above photo was taken of me photographing a destination wedding at the Royalton Riviera Cancun. Oh! And fun fact, at this specific wedding abroad, I was also the maid of honour. Probably the busiest day of my life! I managed to be in some photos and take photos.. now that would have been the perfect day to have two of me.
You guys, I am so happy that you've stumbled upon my photography website and even happier that you've made it over to meet the photographer behind all of these wedding and lifestyle images! If you haven't already noticed, I am a mother of a sweet little boy who I'm utterly smitten over. He's pretty well the cutest thing out there, don't you agree?! He's only a year old yet I bet I have taken over 10,000 photos of him (EASILY!), because everything he does is amazing. It's adorable, it's witty, it's sweet and I want to remember every ounce of him. He's growing up so quickly and I feel very fortunate to have countless photographs to reminisce.
Becoming a parent is really what got me excited about family photography. I used to just specialize in only weddings and engagements because I was afraid of losing control. It's so hard to predict the outcome of a shoot with children. But you know what I've realized? That's half of the fun! Chasing them around, camera in hand, and more than often acting like a lunatic would be the other half. I just adore how "candid" family sessions end up being. You really gotta just go with the flow.
As cheesy as it might sound, my heart feels so full after photographing a family, a newborn session or a pregnant momma. The main reason for this is because I know (as a mom myself) how much these photos are going to be cherished.
Location: 23449 0 Ave, Langley City, BC V2Z 2X3.
So every time I go on a holiday or anywhere for that matter and take my camera along (which lets face it, is always) I can't wait to get back to my office so I can upload and edit the photos I took of our adventure. I've been really good at making photo albums right away so I can show my family and friends but more importantly, so I can have them for a keepsake for myself, husband and our kid(s). I also load them onto our Apple TV and display them as a screen saver on our TV so that way they don't get hidden away. Mike and I often sit on our couch and watch photos of our life pass by on the big screen and although we've seen them hundreds of times before, we never get bored of them. They help us remember so many moments in our life.
I am a Langley based wedding photographer and lifestyle photographer specializing in shooting in Langley, Maple Ridge, the Fraser Valley. I am willing to travel any where in the world as I'm an experienced destination wedding photographer and I feel very comfortable travelling with my camera gear. Most of my photography sessions take place in Langley and Maple Ridge. I love being given the opportunity to photograph destination weddings.
Photographing couples and families was never a career I imagined I would do. It was not until 2013, after my wedding, that I thought I should take the leap and become a fully time wedding photographer in British Columbia. I've now become known for my dramatic, vibrant imagery that stands the test of time.
I love having the ability to capture special moments for others to remember. I am so thankful that my love for photography has lead me to meet incredible people and has given me the opportunity to experience unforgettable moments with them. To be able to remind my clients just how special their wedding day was, through laughter and tears, is a gift that I don't take for granted.
If you are getting married and are looking for a professional wedding photographer in the Langley and Fraser Valley area (or anywhere else!) who is dedicated and passionate about their job, I would be honoured to be considered to photograph your story.
Family photography has been my newest journey. I am a new mom of the most handsome little man! He's inspired me to broaden my photography niche and venture into family/lifestyle photography. Time with him is passing and I'm so lucky to have documented my baby growing up. The most valuable items in my home are these images. Visit the Lifestyle gallery to see images I've been fortunate enough to make of other beautiful families I've met on my journey.
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