A wedding day that went by way too fast. An embrace from a grandparent whose voice you’d move mountains to hear again. Little legs that doubled in length seemingly overnight.
In a face-paced world full of fleeting moments, slowing time is the gift I live to give you. I want you to have the power to relive the occasions you”ll never forget and witness the interactions you may have missed. I want you to walk away with memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime and images that live on even longer.
But First- ABOUT YOU...
If you’re just as comfortable climbing high in the Sierras as you are curled up at home dreaming of your next interior design project you’re my kind of people. I find I create the best art with open-minded, kind-hearted couples who trust in the process, laugh at themselves along the way, and are game to get their wedding shoes dirty in the name of getting an unreal shot.
in this photography house...
INDIVIDUALITY is a SUPER POWER.
ALL LOVE STORIES are WORTHY AND IMPORTANT.Walk away feeling SEEN, CELEBRATED, and CARED FOR. ART is built on RESPECT AND EMPATHY.
SHALL WE MEET?
I’m Kirsten—a wedding photographer here to guide you through this wildly exciting time…and toward the best lighting.
Ever since my days in the highschool darkroom, I’ve been enamored with the power images have to tell a compelling story. I went on to study photography and fashion at Savannah College of Art & Design and worked as an editor for a studio before founding Kirsten Marie Photography in 2012. Every day since, and I’ve fallen deeper in love with the art of wedding photography—there’s just nothing quite as fascinating and fulfilling as documenting the tenderness weddings bring out in people.
As someone who’s fairly spotlight-shy, I know how awkward being photographed can feel—which is why I work to bring an atmosphere of ease (and a wicked sharp sense of humor) to our time together. I pour my whole heart into hyping you up, getting you the material you deserve, and making sure you feel comfortable and cared for.
Beyond the lens, I’m a mom to two feisty girls. Translation: there’s no group I can’t wrangle, no mountain I can’t summit, and no trail I can’t traverse. While you’re soaking in sunsets and sipping champagne—you can find me crawling through bushes and traipsing through snowpack to get the best angle…and loving every single second of it.
WHEN I PUT MY CAMERA DOWN
There’s nothing like the comfort of home—it’s the feeling I always try to recreate for you in front of my lens.
Give me my two small humans and the great outdoors, and I’m deeply content.
Bring on raw emotions, quietly remarkable moments, and rugged mountain landscapes.
Show me a good farmers’ market—and I’ll show you a reason to get lost and go off the grid.
Restoring antique furniture is my hidden talent. (Though slightly less hidden if you follow along @nellyandgigi
MY APPROACH IS A SIMPLE ONE:
Just like our big, beautiful natural world, I believe your love story needs nothing more than the right lighting and plenty of space to shine. I let those tender, in-between moments unfold naturally and encourage the kind of playfulness that leads to genuine laughter and true-to-you images. I believe in the power of stripped-down beauty and love working with space, color, and location to lend your images a stunning palette and a striking, consistent feel.
I can actually re-live the whole day through her work
— Kaila, Bride
READY TO HEAD TO THE NEXT MILE MARKER?
You don’t just deserve a wedding photographer—you deserve an advocate who celebrates your individuality and protects your peace fiercely. Right this way to a partner—and a process—you can trust implicitly.