Why do i do it?
To capture the candid, raw emotional photos that show the reason why we're here!
Paso Robles Wedding photographer
Capturing warm candid authentic moments that tell your story to produce natural and artistic Wedding Photography
The Epic story that started it all! The heart pounding, gut wrenching, wind howling reason why you love this person kind of feels.
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"Kirsten is incredible!"
Lets make magic!
"I’m beyond grateful she has been able to capture so many emotional, vulnerable, sentimental, and MONUMENTAL moments in our lives."
So you have someone or something that makes your heart go... all AWW
"Personable & Easy To Work With"
I want to capture that aww and frame it for you!
Let's make a date...
We cannot express enough how pleased and how amazing our photos turned out. Kirsten has a great eye and is really great at what she does.
My client's love...
Outdoor natural lighting photography.
Candid, relaxed and creative photoshoots.
Authentic, warm, emotive.
Trust that I will guide you and make you feel comfortable in front of the camera.
warm authentic, candid Natural posing, emotional moments in time...and all the feels!
01. Weddings & Engagements
Where do I start:
I am based on the central coast of California, in the heart of wine country; Paso Robles. San Luis Obispo County is a destination location for weddings with all of our local wineries, beaches, ranches and historic barns. I love capturing weddings at one of the many local venues we have to offer and I've become extremely familiar with a most of them and what they offer.
I am a natural lighting photographer, using flash when necessary, and once we establish your venue, I'll find the best locations at the venue for portraits to bring out the beauty in my clients. Sunset wedding photography during golden hour is one of my favorite segments of your day and I'm hell bent on finding the perfect spot for yours!
I'm so excited for you! Would you like to make it a surprise? I'm familiar with many activities in Paso Robles and the surrounding areas that will help you pop the question. We can discuss different ways for me to me indiscreet and capture your big moment! If you decide to book me for a full day of wedding photography, your engagement session may be complimentary!
Ladies interested in Boudoir?
I absolutely love when my brides decide to surprise their fiancé with this savory little treat. Surprise boudoir albums are a gift that will make your fiancé's jaw drop. Let's chat to plan the perfect day, location and outfits to make him drooling over this amazing gift.
My style of photography isn't for everyone.
First...Let's find out if we're a good fit.
02. Family Photography
02.pick a date 03.Plan wordrobes 04.shoot
05.deliver the goods
When I'm not shooting weddings, I'm scheduling all my family sessions!
Family photography is the second half of my business. It's the what happens next after the I DO's! I love helping my clients with the vision of the shoot so we can plan wardrobe and location. These are huge in determining what the overall artwork of the session will look like.
They will be hanging on your walls so lets make sure they look like what you envisioned!
My clients prefer outdoor photo shoots, mainly beaches and trails amongst the trees, but I do love photographing in urban environments as well. I'd love to hear your ideas! Let's chat.
03.Plan a date 04.Plan multiple outfits
06.delivery- the photos & baby!
Maternity Sessions are so much fun so let's see that bump! The only time on God's green earth when you get to participate in actually creating life! If no-one has told you yet, THIS IS THAT emotional, life changing, wind howling moment in your life that you should absolutely document!
04. Senior Portraits
I LOVE senior portraits! It's that special time in your child's life. They'll be out of the nest and on to bigger and better things. They are discovering who they are, how they fit in and who they want to be. It's such an exciting time that you cannot get back. Let's make their senior portrait in their yearbook exactly what you want.
02.Plan location 03.Wordrobe 04.EXECUTE 05.Deliver
Why Choose Me?
ask my clients:
"Kirsten was great to work with! She communicated with me regularly leading up to the wedding, was flexible with schedule changes and requests, offered help and kept everything stress free."
Before I took the leap to do wedding photography full time, I worked as an event planner. This helped me meet people in the wedding industry and learn what brides and grooms most want - to be heard and have their day drama free! I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty to make it the most perfect day.
"The photos she has taken for our wedding and family were so awesome. I was pleased with every shot, especially the ones we weren’t expecting."
I'm obsessed with capturing candid emotion...you know the non forced absolute raw, Meryl Streep shit! If grandma is boogying on the dance floor, I'll be there in a heartbeat! I'm also constantly learning and continuing education. Photography changes and so do trends. We don't want your images to be trendy, but I love trying new angles and having fun. After all...we're creating magic for your walls right?
"She was incredibly flexible and sweet, making the awkwardness of taking photos pretty much disappear."
My clients know me as easy going and somewhat funny. I love making my clients feel at ease and guiding them through their wedding day or portrait session. My clients show up looking like celebrities and I'll make them feel as such.
There are so many photographers in San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles area and it can be overwhelming for brides and grooms (or clients in general) to sift and sort through us all. It really doesn't need to be this hard.
If you've decided that my editing style is close to or exactly what you want then it all boils down to this: If you want a photographer that's is hard to get ahold of, overbooked, tired of doing this "job" and just want's to show up, shoot and be over it...I'm not your girl. IF you want a photographer you can trust, root for you, deliver candid warm creative and emotive images, ride or die for your wedding day and show up when you need them at any point up to the wedding day and after...well...that's me! I'm transparent, kind, a little sassy, quirky, silly and genuinely interested in making my clients friends! I fall in love with my clients and want you to fall in love with the images we create! If you want someone like that on your side for your wedding day, maternity session, family portraits, senior portraits....grab some wine, a margarita (my choice) or coffee and let's chat! Simple as that.
I've been taking photos since I was a kid and I'll be taking photos when I'm 90. My passion outlives TikTok, crop tops, toe socks *shiver* and the next trend that comes along. Point being, there are so many photographers in it for the glam of simply being a photographer. That's not me. I want the story, the raw emotion, the love and intention to pour off the page. Otherwise, what's the point in even clicking the shutter?
Cheers to living life at it's fullest!
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