• Orlando Wedding Photographer Kristina Stockton

    I am an Orlando wedding photographer who loves to celebrate with energetic, fun, confident couples getting married in Orlando, Central Florida, and worldwide. I am totally in love with my photography career. I adore weddings! When time allows, I also photograph headshots, portraits, and high school seniors in the Lake Buena Vista/Disney neighborhood.

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As a photographer, I love Instagram – obviously.:D  I am on IG constantly, either uploading new images, or simply scrolling through and liking hundreds of beautiful photos daily.  Even though I have been in Orlando FL for over 2 years now, I still find new wedding venues and cool locations to shoot senior portraits in, thanks to IG. I think of my own IG account as an online gallery where I can showcase my best work, favorite portraits, and behind the scenes shenanigans that inevitably happen whenever I’m behind the camera. Here’s a small glimpse into my photo life. Feel free to scroll through, enjoy, and perhaps you’d like to follow @PhotoKisses so you can actually “like” some of my stuff  :P

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I love documenting celebrations that are… different. Every wedding is unique in its own way, but sometimes, two people come together from such completely different walks of life, and end up in a new place together, physically or spiritually, that cannot help but result in the amazingness such as you’re about to see. This may not be the first cowboy wedding I’ve photographed, but it was certainly the first one to happen on an actual living, breathing farm! (how does Orlando even have suburbs suitable for farming?)

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While the boys were getting the farm ready to receive guests, the girls got ready at a lakeside inn nearby. We were View full post »

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One of my New Year resolutions was to try new things this year. Not just new things around Orlando, but in my business, as well. I got a few new photo toys to play with in an effort to hone my skills and infuse some fun and unexpected elements into my photography style. My amazing and wonderful hair stylist extraordinaire Chris Testerman agreed to go on a professional adventure together. Chris is a hair and makeup artist in Orlando, he works out of Winter Garden actually. He’s been doing my hair for the past year and it’s a fabulous hairstyle every single time.

GrassAndClassBTSFlipagram-130_smIt started out as a goal to style and photograph 25 beautiful people with great hair – giving Chris practice in trying out fun new modern hair and makeup styles, and for me, coming up with creative ways to photograph the model afterwards.  We had so much fun at our first collaboration! We even made a fun little timelapse video of all the pre-session pampering HERE. It was a great session and the hours flew by.
After we did our first project, however, we both realized that it wasn’t just about honing our skills, but that, in giving women makeovers, photographing them in the best light, and showing them just how beautiful they really are (to two complete strangers, no less), feels extremely empowering and strong somehow. So with that in mind, a new, better idea has started to form. Photographing confidence is easy. We would both really enjoy capturing the spark in someone who maybe doesn’t quite like the way she looks, or isn’t confident in her style, or has always been shy in front of the camera. We would like to offer a complimentary makeover and a portrait session (about 5-6 hours of teamwork and ~$300 worth of services) to 5 deserving women who respond to this blog. (use the contact form above, or email me directly kristina@photokisses.com) I would like to invite you to submit your story, and become one of our strong, glamorous, empowered models.

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1 out of 25 sessions is complete. We put in over 5 hours of hard work, styling, dressing, makeover-ing, and photographing this beautiful lady named Chrystal. My idea was to use the flowering grass in a nearby field as a backdrop, along with a handmade white/gold/pink corset gown (a la Trash The Dress) in order to highlight and compliment the stunning red hair and freckles.  Redhead models are hard to find, believe it or not! Anyway, we set up in a small field right next to a busy intersection, which goes to show you how thinking (a few feet) out of the box can get you amayyyzing results! A while later, I used a prism for the first time, and let me tell you, that’s a really fun toy! Thanks to photographer Sam Hurd for the inspiration and recommendation.

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Model: Chrystal L.
HMUA: Chris Testerman, Cosmetologist
Photographer: Kristina Stockton, PhotoKisses

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A few weeks ago, I photographed Florida state light heavyweight boxing champion Fernando Martinez for a fitness session. He invited me to his home gym, Kissimmee Boxing Gym where the owner graciously allowed us to shoot for almost 3 hours.  I got some amazing photos of Fernando, which I know he’ll love! I will also be choosing one photo to gift to the boxing gym as a thank you for letting us use their space (but which one? Tell me your opinion in the comments!) So without further ado, here are a few of my favorite shots. Youngsters, you may want to avert your eyes, as there’s about to be some upper body nudity hotness going on. Ladies, you’re welcome.:PP.S.: Orlando models and fitness fanatics, contact me and let’s photograph those muscles of yours.

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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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