because your moments are worth treasuring

because your moments

because your moments

 are worth treasuring

 are worth treasuring

because your moments are worth treasuring

because your moments are worth treasuring

Years with your loved ones fly by, right before your very eyes! That’s why I adore creating fine art portraits and heirloom albums, all while giving my clients an unforgettable experience. I want you to stop in your tracks each time you walk by your family wall portraits, and I want to take your breath away as you (and the next generations) page through your storytelling albums. Because those people of yours - they are what really matters.  If this sounds amazing to you, keep scrolling!

cherish LAUGHTER & memories

fine art photography in seattle area and beyond
Specializing in children, families, & seniors

“Your  story  is  the  greatest legacy  you  will  leave.”

―STEVE SAINT

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

"We have been truly happy with our experience...and it has been so fun to work with you."
- Beth & Jake

"We feel really lucky to have found such a fabulous photographer to capture us together!"

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

I am so glad you were able to get photos [at the abandoned railroad tracks] – those are some of my favourites."
- Bridget

"You are a brilliant photographer, and the relationship you have with Kristina shows in the pictures."

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the entire thing...
This is gorgeous. You are amazing
(ALSO MAGICAL.)
THANK YOU,
Deb"

"You are amazing.
(ALSO MAGICAL.) "

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

"We think you've done an absolutely wonderful job throughout this project, Kristen. We're really looking forward to seeing the final product."
- James & Katy

"From the photography session, to your artistic judgment, to your professionalism and organization...it's been a great pleasure."

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

[Kristen is] an extremely unique photographer! Working with Kristen has been a joy. We feel so blessed to be able to have our daughter's 1st year documented with so many creative and unforgettable photos. We will treasure them forever! 
- Brent and Stacey & Grammy M.

"She has a truly amazing way of capturing a moment, and we were so comfortable with her." 

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

"The kids are really enjoying the pictures too! [My friends] were so impressed with the quality of the photos and how several of them look like paintings!"
Sincerely,
Kristen

"Thank you for keepsakes
we will treasure
for a lifetime!"

kind words

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

"We have been truly happy with our experience...and it has been so fun to work with you."
- Beth & Jake

"We feel really lucky to have found such a fabulous photographer to capture us together!"

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

I am so glad you were able to get photos [at the abandoned railroad tracks] – those are some of my favourites."
- Bridget

"You are a brilliant photographer, and the relationship you have with Kristina shows in the pictures.”

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the entire thing...
This is gorgeous. You are amazing
(ALSO MAGICAL.)
THANK YOU,
Deb”

"You are amazing.
(ALSO MAGICAL.) “

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

"We think you've done an absolutely wonderful job throughout this project."
- James & Katy

"From the photography session, to your artistic judgment, to your professionalism and organization...it's been a great pleasure.”

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

She is an extremely unique photographer! Working with Kristen has been a joy...We will treasure [the portraits] forever! 
- Brent and Stacey & Grammy M.

"She has a truly amazing way of capturing a moment, and we were so comfortable with her."

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

"[My friends] were so impressed with the quality of the photos and how several of them look like paintings!"
- Kristen

"Thank you for keepsakes
we will treasure
for a lifetime!”

kind words

Your artwork is more precious than gold, so Iet's treat it that way. I've searched high and low for the best, museum-quality fine art prints and heirloom albums for you and your family to enjoy for generations .

I believe in heirlooms

what makes the kbp experience different

Let me do the work for you. Let me get your artwork off of the computer and put it on display so you can re-live those moments again and again. That leaves you plenty of time to play and enjoy dinner parties and sandy toes.

I work so you can play

what makes the kbp experience different

I walk you through wardrobe styling from basic tips to final, hands-on touches before your session. During your design consultation, I make sure your wall art pairs amazingly with your decor...Don't worry about a thing! 

I guide you from start to finish

what makes the kbp experience different

I adore getting to know each of my clients and their families. I thrive on seeing what makes your hearts tick and what individual personalities, relationships, and even quirks I can capture in art so you can remember.

I treat you like family

what makes the kbp experience different

Your artwork is more precious than gold, so Iet's treat it that way. I've searched high and low for the best, museum-quality fine art prints and heirloom albums for you and your family to enjoy for generations .

I believe in heirlooms

what makes the kbp experience different

Let me do the work for you. Let me get your artwork off of the computer and put it on display so you can re-live those moments again and again. That leaves you plenty of time to play and enjoy dinner parties and sandy toes.

I work so you can play

what makes the kbp experience different

I walk you through wardrobe styling from basic tips to final, hands-on touches before your session. During your design consultation, I make sure your wall art pairs amazingly with your decor...Don't worry about a thing!

I guide you - start to finish

what makes the kbp experience different

I adore getting to know each of my clients and their families. I thrive on seeing what makes your hearts tick and what individual personalities, relationships, and even quirks I can capture in art so you can remember.

I treat you like family

what makes the kbp experience different

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

wall Art & storytelling Albums

Your moments captured in art deserve to be put on display as a reminder pause and reflect on your loved ones as you go about your busy day, I walk you through the process, giving you fine art to enjoy on your walls and storytelling albums worthy of cozying around the fire with loved ones to enjoy time and time again.

What if you surrounded yourself with whatever brings you sheer delight? 

-DR. SEUSS

"SOMETIMES YOU WILL NEVER KNOW
THE VALUE OF A MOMENT
UNTIL IT BECOMES
A MEMORY."

Your very own portrait adventure is waiting for you. Let's style your adventure together!

about kristen

You'll find that I'm more than just a photographer. I build relationships with my clients. That means you'll feel relaxed, carefree, and simply beautiful in front of the camera.

Why don’t we chat a bit and get to know each other? I'd love to talk about your dreams about a portrait session and heirloom fine art.

Hi! I'm Kristen:
a bubble tea-drinking, magic-making portrait artist; wife to a wonderful husband, and mama to three delightfully energetic boys.

Details & investment

Before your session, you will have a complimentary design consultation. We will dream up your perfect session and plan how to treasure your artwork forever as I will walk you through my full product menu, wall art, and heirloom keepsakes.

During your session, I'll guide you on your fun and relaxing time. I LOVE capturing ALL the precious moments on camera - the REAL moments, the fun, smiles, silliness, and laughter, the serious moments of calmness, love, and beauty. 

Around a week after your shoot is your Portrait Premiere! You'll enjoy refreshments while viewing your gorgeous images. You'll choose your favorite images to showcase in your home, your office, an heirloom album, and give as gifts.

HEIRLOOM PRODUCTS START AT $650

creative fee starts at $325

an experience to remember

Heirloom products and digital collections
purchased separately

F.a.q.'s


An On Location Outdoor Session is $199. (Add $75 for a Deluxe Makeup Session.) You'll have an amazing, customized portrait adventure! Then, you get to see and show off your portraits in a Portrait Premiere. At the Portrait Premiere, prints and products are available in collections and a-la-carte. Most clients start with a collection, since that offers the best value. Collections start at $499 and prints start at $65 a la carte or $45 with a collection. Prints may be ordered a la carte as part of a $500 print and keepsakes order.



The creative fee is for my time and talent during the session. I even meet with you in a pre-session consultation to work my customization and planning magic! After the session, I offer prints, albums and other gorgeous keepsakes, which you choose and purchase separately.


Don't you worry! I'll help with wardrobe styling so we can figure out what would look best on (all of) you and in your adventure location, also making sure your future wall art with pair amazingly with your adventure location and home décor. 


Absolutely! Some people find it more comfortable to bring a friend or a family member.

 



Makeovers can make all the difference! Not only is a little pampering fun, but a makeover brings out your best features and creates more of a flawless finish for stunning portraits! I offer a deluxe makeup session that includes a makeover by a professional beauty consultant and lets you take home your look (in products!)


Expect to have fun, play a little, relax a little…It’s a special time for you to enjoy! I have a knack for helping people of all ages feel at ease, and we will have already had time to get to know each other a bit while planning your personal experience.


All of my sessions are on-location, not in a studio. I love the fun and freedom that offers! If you don't have any wonderful places in mind, leave it to me and I will take you to locations that will look best with your taste, clothing, your style. Contact me, and we can go over specifics.


It all depends on the weather and location, but lighting makes all the difference! Around 2-3 hours before sunset is a good rule of thumb.


*pricing may change at any time without notice.

the session >

< the experience

What is the investment?

Do you have a studio?

F.a.q.'s


An On Location Outdoor Session is $199. (Add $75 for a Deluxe Makeup Session.) You'll have an amazing, customized senior portrait adventure! Then, you get to see and show off your portraits in a Portrait Premiere. At the Portrait Premiere, prints and products are available in collections and a-la-carte. Most clients start with a collection, since that offers the best value. Collections start at $499 and prints start at $65 a la carte or $45 with a collection. Prints may be ordered a la carte as part of a $500 print and keepsakes order.


 



Makeovers can make all the difference! Not only is a little pampering fun, but a makeover brings out your best features and creates more of a flawless finish for stunning portraits! I offer a deluxe makeup session that includes a makeover by a professional beauty consultant and lets you take home your look (in products!)

the session >

< the experience

What is the investment?

Do you have a studio?

What is the best time of day for a session?

What is the best time of day for a session?

What is included in the creative fee? Does it include prints?

What can I expect at my session?

What about hair and make-up?

Can I bring someone with me?

what if I don't know what to wear?

What is included in the creative fee? Does it include prints?

What can I expect at my session?

What about hair and make-up?

Can I bring someone with me?

what if I don't know what to wear?



The creative fee is for my time and talent during the session. I even meet with you in a pre-session consultation to work my customization and planning magic! After the session, I offer prints, albums and other gorgeous keepsakes, which you choose and purchase separately.


Don't you worry! I'll help with wardrobe styling so we can figure out what would look best on you and pair amazingly with the locations we choose. I allow as many changes as time allows, which usually averages 3-4 outfits.


Absolutely! Some people find it more comfortable to bring a friend or a family member.


First, expect to have a great time, because you will. It’s ok to feel little nervous but you will soon relax with my easy going manner and creative photography!


All of my sessions are on-location, not in a studio. I love the fun and freedom that offers! If you don't have any wonderful places in mind, leave it to me and I will take you to locations that will look best with your taste, clothing, your style. Contact me, and we can go over specifics.



It all depends on the weather and location, but lighting makes all the difference! Around 2-3 hours before sunset is a good rule of thumb.

the session

Before your session, we will work together to style your personal portrait adventure. We will find the ideal outdoor location(s) that offer beauty and adventure.

During your session,  I’ll help guide you on your adventure while maintaining a fun and relaxing atmosphere, styled but not too “posey-posey." 

I LOVE capturing all those precious moments on camera, all of them, the REAL moments, the fun and smiles and silliness and laughter, the play, the serious moments of calmness, love, and beauty. 

After the shoot, we’ll have a Portrait Premiere viewing and ordering session. That’s the time you’ll place your final print and product order, so you’ll want everyone there. I'll provide some refreshments for you, and you will all love seeing your gorgeous images!

You will choose your favorites to showcase in your home, give as gifts, incorporate into a lovely album or almost anything you imagine! 

Please contact me to chat more about your personalized portrait adventure!

< F.A.Q.'s & investment

You are amazing. Believe it! Feel it down to your very core.
Let's celebrate your life as a senior and have an adventure together!

F.a.q.'s


An On Location Outdoor Session is $199. (Add $75 for a Deluxe Makeup Session.) You'll have an amazing, customized senior portrait adventure! Then, you get to see and show off your portraits in a Portrait Premiere. At the Portrait Premiere, prints and products are available in collections and a-la-carte. Most clients start with a collection, since that offers the best value. Collections start at $499 and prints start at $65 a la carte or $45 with a collection. Prints may be ordered a la carte as part of a $500 print and keepsakes order.


 



Makeovers can make all the difference! Not only is a little pampering fun, but a makeover brings out your best features and creates more of a flawless finish for stunning portraits! I offer a deluxe makeup session that includes a makeover by a professional beauty consultant and lets you take home your look (in products!)

the session >

< the experience

What is the investment?

Do you have a studio?

What is the best time of day for a session?

What is included in the creative fee? Does it include prints?

What can I expect at my session?

What about hair and make-up?

Can I bring someone with me?

what if I don't know what to wear?



The creative fee is for my time and talent during the session. I even meet with you in a pre-session consultation to work my customization and planning magic! After the session, I offer prints, albums and other gorgeous keepsakes, which you choose and purchase separately.


Don't you worry! I'll help with wardrobe styling so we can figure out what would look best on you and pair amazingly with the locations we choose. I allow as many changes as time allows, which usually averages 3-4 outfits.


Absolutely! Some people find it more comfortable to bring a friend or a family member.

First, expect to have a great time, because you will. It’s ok to feel little nervous but you will soon relax with my easy going manner and creative photography!

All of my sessions are on-location, not in a studio. I love the fun and freedom that offers! If you don't have any wonderful places in mind, leave it to me and I will take you to locations that will look best with your taste, clothing, your style. Contact me, and we can go over specifics.

It all depends on the weather and location, but lighting makes all the difference! Around 2-3 hours before sunset is a good rule of thumb.

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