Hey, I'm Kristin! So glad you're here!

I'm a Michigan native who's been happily residing on the Central Coast of California since 2014 (with a brief stint in Michigan to spend some time with family). Monterey is home. I thrive in the sun. (Seriously, I might be solar powered.) I started out photographing nature; I love being outdoors and exploring. I photographed my first engagement session in 2014 and realized I loved photographing people even more.

There is nothing better than capturing the love, joy, and connection between couples and families. It’s incredibly fulfilling for me. One of my favorite activities as a kid was looking through my parents’ old photo albums of their travels. Photos allow you to document and re-live moments in life---big, small, messy, and everything in between. Because that's what life is made of, right? I want to remember it all, and honestly, sometimes I have a terrible memory, so photos are everything!

When I don’t have a camera in my hand, you can find me hiking around Big Sur, wine tasting, petting people's dogs, or soaking up some sun at the beach with my husband and two daughters (pictured below).

Think we'd be a good fit? Shoot me an email, I'd love to get to know you!

Serving Monterey, Big Sur, Carmel + Beyond

You can expect a great experience; not just great photos.

I care about my clients and my work. I will respond to your emails. I will answer your questions. I love this job, and I appreciate every person who comes to me.

Trust is key for your best experience with me. Trusting me and letting me guide you to the best locations and optimize for the best lighting makes for the best photos. Just ask some of my past clients.

"Kristin, these are absolutely beautiful! I have scrolled already so many times and keep scrolling for more. So many details and so much to see. I love it! It was so great to meet you. Thank you for this great experience." --Val L.

my clients are so important to me

I do not take it lightly when someone hires me to photograph their wedding, elopement or family. I believe all these moments are so important to document, and I show up 1000%. I aim to make you feel comfortable, stay observant to notice the little things, and always be professional.

how I shoot

My work is a mix of portrait and documentary style photography. I'll direct you when needed and guide you to pretty light, but I'll also leave space for candid moments to unfold because I know the in-betweens are just as special as everything else.

my editing style

I love the look of film. My editing style aims to emulate the colors, tones, and feels of film. I would describe my editing style as warm, soft, and true-to-color. I'm not into the trends; I want these photos to last a lifetime and beyond.

I'm a Carmel and Big Sur, California wedding and family lifestyle photographer, forever chasing the sun and my girls, sipping coffee in the morning (okay, all day) and red wine at night, dreaming big and working hard, and likely making sarcastic jokes along the way.