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    My name is Kristina, and I'm very glad you dropped by!

    I am a wedding photographer based in Orlando Florida. I document happy events all over the United States and worldwide. I love photographing energetic, funny, confident couples on the happiest day of their lives - meet with me and you'll see that I'm not just "doing my job" but that I truly, with all my heart, love weddings.

    If this is your first visit to my website, please click the PORTFOLIO tab above to view my best and most favorite wedding imagery. If you want to inquire about my availability for your wedding, use the CONTACT tab or email me directly at kristina [at] photokisses [dot] com. If you are visiting from a recent wedding, you can view the online proof gallery by clicking the EVENTS tab.

    P.S. When time allows, I also photograph headshots/portraits and high school seniors in the Lake Buena Vista/Disney neighborhood.

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Travel Wedding: Janie and Scott at The Lodge in Decatur AL

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Janie and Scott got married in Guntersville National Park in Decatur AL, and I was invited to document this momentous occasion. I’ve known Janie for over 10 years, as we were dorm-mates back in college, and spent a lot of time with or near each other doing things that students do in tiny college towns, which in our case mostly meant View full post »

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Orlando Inspiration Shoot: Queen of the Jungle

Lately, I have been on a cinemagraph kick. Sometimes when I want to play with a new piece of gear, or find an amazing location, or come up with a cool concept, I browse Model Mayhem to see if anyone is currently looking to do any fun shoots in the Orlando area. I enjoy discovering new faces to photograph!  So when Melissa from MM told me she wanted to shoot a Queen of the Jungle concept, I was so stoked! We chose Dickson Azalea Park in Orlando as our location, and used the gigantic ancient tree as our prop for this inspiration shoot. She looked very much like a lioness on the prowl!

queen of the jungle concept shoot by Kristina Stockton © www.photokisses.com 2014To make the cinemagraph below (or as I call it, a Living Moment),  I set my camera on a tripod to minimize movement, and had her repeat a small motion a few times until we got a more-or-less seamless flow.  To create the finished image, YouTube to the rescue! Depending on your browser, you may need to give this about 5 seconds to load properly.
queen of the jungle concept shoot by Kristina Stockton © www.photokisses.com 2014queen of the jungle concept shoot by Kristina Stockton © www.photokisses.com 2014

Got a cool concept or idea for an inspiration shoot in Orlando FL? Contact me and let’s create some magic:)

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Teaser: sunset wedding ceremony in Guntersville State Park, Alabama

I don’t even have words. Last weekend was magical.

My Berea College friend got married in Guntersville National Park, Alabama. At sunset. In perfect weather.sunset wedding ceremony Lodge Guntersville State Park Alabama

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Inspiration Shoot: “Southern Peach” Styled Elopement

Recently, I participated in my first ever styled photoshoot. Having never photographed one,  I had no idea what to expect. My local lady-photographer group organized this southern peach themed session with a bunch of great vendors and 20+ photographers, including yours truly. I went into it armed only with the knowledge that it would be “peachy” – and it was! I would estimate this type of photoshoot to take about 2 hours in the real world, but with so many photographers and only one couple, we spent close to 5 hours working in the intense heat and humidity. We had a soft, romantic setting in the middle of nowhere near Dade City. The color palette was pastel pink and orange, and wait till you see the magnificent details in the full post. This session is definitely worth checking out if you’re planning on styling your wedding reception in any way, especially if you’re planning an intimate wedding with just close family and friends. And if you’re planning a styled engagement, elopement, or Day After shoot with me, I would love to hear your ideas!

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Click through to view all the images from this fantastic peach themed shoot, including amazing details, gorgeous couple, and a perfectly romantic location in Dade City, FL.

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Orlando Senior Photographer: Nicole at Harry P. Leu Gardens

Nicole is a college senior at University of Central Florida. She is going to be a teacher. I photographed her at Harry P. Leu Gardens (free admission on the first Monday of every month, you’re welcome!) With an impending rain storm, we still got to use 4 great outfits and no less than 10 different locations within the gardens, accomplishing quite a bit in just over an hour of shooting time. We stayed until the gardens closed, and got soaked to the bone leaving the grounds. It was all worth it! Below is a collage that I created specifically for Pinterest, since I kept pinning tons of collages for senior photography inspiration, myself. You’re welcome to participate in some pinning action!:)

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Thank you Nicole for being such a good sport despite getting super wet at the end! You were awesome, and such a great model.
P.S.:  To anyone looking for booking info, I posted a photo on Facebook with a my current price list. You can email me directly or use the contact form below this post to set something up! I’d love to hear from you.

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