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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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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!:)

orlando senior photographer Kristina Stockton www.photokisses.com

 

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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Bridal Portrait: Jem in tulle

This is Jem, whom I photographed yesterday in my home studio in Orlando. She is wearing a tulle dress that I made by hand using the leftover white tulle I had from my wedding. I also styled the accessories and the hair. We had an amazing session within about 5 feet of space!

I’m going to play a game today. I’m posting three pictures of the striking Jem. The Facebook picture will be of the artsy kind. The Pinterest picture will have a model vibe. The one I post on my blog will, of course, be wedding/bride related. If you were allowed only one tiny peek, which one would you visit next?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100312787224133&set=o.8140154725&type=1&theater
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/204913851770785480/

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Travel Wedding: Jessica and Ray in Rochester, NY

‘Tis the year of destination weddings! Since moving to Orlando FL, I have had to broaden my area of coverage… slightly:)A few months ago I traveled to upstate New York to celebrate with Jessica and Ray as they tied the knot. We had a spectacular day full of sunshine, great moods, and loads of laughter.

The girls got ready at the house while the guys met my second photographer Valerie at the church. It was a quiet and contemplative morning, the girls didn’t rush about yet everything was going smoothly. Jessica was a bit nervous, but it didn’t show. I had plenty of time to play with her details, and even got inspired to do something different for the shoe shot, since they were so lacey.

bride getting ready orlando wedding photographer bride getting ready orlando wedding photographer The boys clean up nice!  The ceremony was at the spacious and colorful St. Charles Borromeo church in Greece NY. church wedding ceremony photographer father walks bride down aisle gives away to groom church wedding ceremony photographer church formals by photokisses orlando wedding photographer After church formals, we drove to the Ridgemont Country Club to have some fun with the bridal party and the newlyweds for pictures, since we had a few good hours to kill between the ceremony and reception. Wedding days like this are a photographer’s dream! Not having to rush through pictures and posing, having enough time to arrange the bridal party in various flattering poses, and then still having time for bride and groom portraits, it was truly a priceless treat for which I am so thankful. Even though it was a bright afternoon, it was overcast, and we got a TON of amazing images.

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The next time I travel for a wedding, it will be to Alabama in September. In the mean time, I’ll stay here in sunny Orlando, reminiscing about the Istas celebration, and hoping that some day, one of my travel wedding couples will decide to honeymoon right here at Disney or Universal, and I’ll get to do their Trash The Dress/Day After session in my new home town:PThank you Jessica and Ray for bringing me to Rochester for your wedding, it was a perfect day!

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Jennifer bockus - Beautiful pics, even more beautiful bride!

Jessica - A-m-a-z-i-n-g!! I guess it is true what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words….all of yours are! Thank you for capturing the memories from our wedding day with perfection. We now have hundreds of beautiful photos to always remember a beautiful day.

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