I have been a wedding and portrait photographer for 12 years and I can honestly say that I still love my job! The love my couples feel for each other and their families, the details of the day thoughtfully planned out, the heartwarming (and hilarious) speeches, and the emotional moments during the parent dances...I'm still so obsessed!! Even after over 10 years, I still can't believe that I've been trusted to photograph over 150 weddings!
I have been so lucky to have met so many seriously amazing couples and feel so honored to have been able to be part of such an intimate and special season of their lives. The experiences and friendships created within the #CKBrides family extends far past the wedding day and that's how it should be! I am excited for you to keep scrolling to learn how being a CK Bride isn't your typical photography experience; it's so much deeper!
Whether you're engaged and looking for the perfect photographer for you, or you just like looking at pretty photos, I'm glad you stopped by!
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Meet some of my past KCP Bride couples
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"There are really no words to describe how amazing Kristen is. When I first met Kristen, there was immediate trust that she would do everything to make sure our day was absolutely perfect. Over the year of planning for our wedding, Kristen quickly became part of our family. She ALWAYS made herself available to help me make decisions both in photography and other wedding details (needed her professional outside opinion lol). She is one of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met. She LISTENS to what you want and does everything she can to make it happen. She is patient and personable. She is more than just a photographer, she doesn't of the attitude of "that's not my job." like some others do. Guests at our wedding still compliment how wonderful she is! If Kristen is there for you on your wedding day, you will no doubt have both photographed and in person memories to cherish for a lifetime!"
"Kristen is by far one of the best photographers in the Bay Area. If you are looking, I would say look no further! She is your girl who will perfectly capture your BIG day! We've had the pleasure of being in front of her camera and she was nothing short of professional and delivered awesome quality pictures! Not to mention she is SUPER quick with her turn around of receiving your photo gallery. Highly recommend! If you don't book her, you aren't doing yourself any favors!"
"We had the pleasure of having Kristen take our wedding photos. She even made my husband, along with our friends, feel so comfortable during portraits. All throughout the day of our celebration, Kristen was very professional and kind to all of our guests. Working with her was stress-free. If you hire her, you will not be disappointed!!
I am not the typical wedding photographer. I believe in getting to know my couples and creating real relationships with them. I follow all of my brides on social media to get to know who they are, so that by the time wedding day comes, we feel more like friends rather than the hired help. When you send an inquiry, I'll send over the pricing guide, as well as some fun questions to get to know you! I want to learn all about you and your fiancee and all of the wonderful things you have planned for your upcoming wedding day!
Are you ready to officially become a CK Bride? Of course you are! I am so excited to join you on this journey to be part of this new season of your lives!!! Once you're ready to make it official, I'll email you the contract to sign electronically. Once everything is booked and you're officially a CK Bride, the real fun begins!! You will receive my exclusive Bridal Guide magazine (eeeek!) in the mail that's full of over 80 pages of helpful information for how to get the most out of your experience with me! I will help you create the perfect wedding day timeline to make sure you get those romantic portraits you've been dreaming of, without worrying about running out of daylight!
After you book, we will schedule your engagement session! This session is a complimentary part of the Wedding Experience. I love this time with my couples!! It's a great time for us to get to know each other and for you and your fiancee to get comfortable in front of the camera and how I work in a stress-free environment. No worries, you do NOT have to be a model for this...I will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know! After the session, you'll be featured on the blog and I'll send you the full online gallery so that you can download it and share it with your friend and family!
Once the engagement session is over, the real planning can begin! I love helping my clients create their wedding day timeline to ensure that they have enough time and daylight to capture all of those portraits they've been dreaming of! All the way from those magazine worthy details, to the grand exit, I want to help make sure that you have everything you want captured on your wedding day, without worrying, stressing, or feeling rushed. After 12 years of photographing weddings, I know how to create the PERFECT wedding timeline for a photography friendly day!
It's here!!! The day you've been planning for months, but dreaming of for years is finally here! It's when all the planning and details come together as you celebrate the first day of your marriage with the most important people in your lives. I want to tell the visual story from beginning to end so I never offer less than 8 hours of coverage. Wedding days go by FAST, so take in every moment! My goal is to make sure your wedding day is as enjoyable as possible! I will be there to capture the precious moments just like you've dreamed to make sure you have these memories for a lifetime.
I always tell my brides to prepare for photo overload! I don't believe in holding back images from my couples, so end up averaging over 500 images per wedding! You will receive your FULL gallery of images in about 4 weeks from the date of the wedding. This is where you will download your high-resolution images, share, and print your favorites. Your online gallery is securely stored online for 10 years, so you don't have to worry about losing your photos.
Are you ready to be a CK Bride?
Fill out the contact form and tell me all about your wedding!
I cannot wait to hear from you!