It happened by accident. I didn’t plan on becoming a professional photographer. I earned my Ph.D. in health policy from Penn State and spent 5 years working as a pharmacy research scientist. Little did I know how much my life would change when I photographed a friend’s wedding in 2004.
My passion for photography was quickly noticed by other couples and families with young children, and I quickly realized I was doing what I was meant to do. Life had taken an unexpected turn, and I now have the privilege of documenting life’s most precious moments – a glowing bride’s smile the first moment she sees her groom, a best friend’s laughter during a toast, a mother’s tears as she dances with her son. What could be more rewarding than capturing these moments? When our first daughter was born in 2008, I made the decision to make photography my full-time career, and I haven’t looked back since. I am truly blessed to make a living doing what I love.
As a wedding photojournalist, I specialize in capturing real moments, but I balance these candid images with creative detail shots, and stylish, modern portraits that have a relaxed and un-posed feel. Hopefully you can get an even better sense of my style by looking through the gallery images and sample slideshows, and by reading the blog. Thanks for taking the time to look at my website. If you are interested in learning more, please use the contact link above. I’d love to hear about your day!
Kristine lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband Scott and their daughters Elsa and Emme.