I am an award winning, and published photographer from the United States. I was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in a small town called Brightwood. I have traveled all over the world and lived in various states and countries because of the military. It was an experience I would never want to change. I have learned so much from those once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Family is what I value most. My family is my strength, joy, happiness, and my most valued treasure. My husband and I have four kids combined, we are a blended family. I’m kind of a momma bear….. ok, not kind of, I am a momma bear! I moved back to Oregon in 2011 and have been here ever since. Best decision ever; looking forward to my continuing story…..
So why do I do it? Why do photography when everyone with a phone is now a photographer? To be honest, it began with my daughter. I had a little point and shoot film camera. Digital cameras back then were untouchable by the public. They were very costly. I took some photos of my baby girl and people started noticing. I didn’t believe them when they said how I should start taking photos for a job. I said, “My daughter is just that photogenic”. And she was and still is! She’s beautiful. Then, one person said something to me and it stayed with me ever since. “Krista, you have an eye for photography.”
I started looking at my photos again from a different perspective. These were not just a mom taking photos of her beloved baby. I started to believe it. Then someone handed me a digital camera. I couldn’t put it down after that. I started my photography with a Fuji FinePix S7000 point and shoot camera. I didn’t understand equipment or what was needed to do it professionally at the time; I just wanted to take photos. I started with sports for the base soccer teams in England where we were stationed. Then portraits. I even got noticed by the base commander who hired me to take his family portraits. Talk about pressure! They turned out fantastic and his son (who did not want his photos taken) ended up loving them because I was able to remove some of his acne, but leaving some so he still looked like him.
I was then published twice by the International Library of Photographers. I was showcased in Las Vegas, NV, received a beautiful crystal award, and a copy of the book where one of my photos was published in. I was elated and I remember my mother ordering a copy of that book so she could share it with her friends. I then had my oldest son and the photos kept coming.
I then was hired to do a wedding. I was so scared that I would mess it up. I knew how important photos were for the bride, groom, and everyone involved. These were their memories. You only get one shot to capture them with no redo’s. I nailed it. They were so happy and I became friends with them, especially the mother of the bride. I was hooked. I wanted to do another one, so I upgraded my camera to a Canon DSLR and started being part of these wonderful weddings. Capturing their memories to last a lifetime. I even started hiring second photographers to work with me, and learning so much from them as well. Now I have chosen Nikon is the brand for me, and I've been so extremely happy with that.
I have been published in Loveinc. Magazine, Wedventure Magazine, and numerous online media. I have won Couples Choice Award from WeddingWire for 2019 and 2020.
I found my dream, my happy place. I am completely addicted and enjoy being apart of the bride and grooms special day! I even have to hold back tears when they say their vows, first dance, and so much more. Its so special.
I absolutely adore family portraits, quinceanera, maternity, senior portraits, children, pets, nature, oh my! I see a photo everywhere I look. A memory. A moment. The sun through clouds, a child peeking through a jungle gym, a mother who cradles her unborn child, a dog playing in the river. It’s absolutely amazing.
These reasons and more, is why I do what I do. I hope it shows in my photos how much I love photography and that I truly care about my clients whom I hope turn into friends.
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"Photographer of my dreams!!
Krista and her team are absolutely amazing!! They came in and put me at ease. A wedding is the most exciting and stressful day and I feel as though Krista was there every step of the way to capture it all every emotion and malfunction (we love those silly raw moments) all and all I would recommend Krista a million times over she was there from the time I booked with her months ago to the day it all happened a truly amazing photographer and human 😍😍"
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"Best Photographer Ever!!!
Krista was absolutely amazing!!!! She is a very talented photographer that takes gorgeous photos! Her employee Sierra is super sweet and a fantastic photographer as well! I love her candid style of photos that just capture all the emotions and fun of the moment, none of the forced pose photos. Krista is super quick at response time to anything (question, comments, last second freak out, ect) you text her! She is super helpful during stressful moments day of wedding!!! Including wo"
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Krista is so talented and professional! Also, very queer friendly. My Wife and I had zero issues whatsoever which wasn’t the case with many other vendors. Weddings can be so stressful and she has a way of putting everyone around her at ease. Great communication prior, up-to, and during the wedding. She is great at capturing moments as they happen and doesn’t ever ask you to recreate a poses or intimate moments (because she got them as they happen naturally). I would absolutely recommend Bar"
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"We loooooove Krista! She was so awesome to work with and very flexible. We love her personality and appreciate that she is very easy to get a hold of through out the process. My wedding date changed and the original photographer we booked with was not super responsive. So glad I found Krista and have met her. Our pictures turned out great and can’t wait to post them! Definitely recommend her! Great to work with and very professional."
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Thank you so much for making our day great. Will recommend friends to you in the future. Very easy to work with."
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"If I could give more stars I would!!! She is amazing!
She is amazing!!!! She has done my pregnancy photos, confidants photos and will continue to do my family photos!!! Her humor realness and perfection is beyond words. I dont think I could be the person I am without her. Thanks a million! My favorite shot was so real of our family not cheesy corndog!"
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"Maternity, newborn, and family pictures
Even though I have a previous relationship with Krista, her photography has been on par with other professionals we’ve used in the past, and much better than some. Particularly, we were really happy with how our most recent family/one year old pictures came out. She captured each moment perfectly from the planned shots, to the random ones she caught in the moment.
From past experiences with other photographers we were so happy with how quickly we got pictures back"
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