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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.

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    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: 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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Featured on A Practical Wedding!

Weeeee! I’m so stoked! Recently I had one of my travel weddings that I photographed featured on A Practical Wedding! It is a blogsite that focuses on creating a culture that supports laid-back, feminist weddings. Michael and Mary’s perfectly chill wedding in their Seattle, Wa. home was a perfect fit.  Congratulations to the newlyweds on the feature!

I blogged the wedding with all my favorite images, HERE
The wedding in all its glory can be seen HERE
Feature article: http://apracticalwedding.com/2014/07/seattle-block-party-wedding/

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Underwater Photo Fun!

This post isn’t wedding related, but how could I not share my recent photographic adventure!

I couldn’t stop singing “Under The Sea” from the Little Mermaid as I was editing this fun underwater session. I photographed it with none other than my GoPro Hero camera! It was a challenge to shoot blind, and the water was freezing, but for the couple of minutes that we were able to spend in the deep end of the pool, I think Kaitlin and I got some pretty cool images. If anyone is interested in a similar session, lemme know, my pool is located in 32836!:)

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My favorite is Kaitlin, with a crown of bubbles.

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Orlando Headshot Photographer: Kacie, auditioning for Beauty and the Beast

What can you accomplish in 15 minutes with low hanging clouds and the threat of a huge thunderstorm looming above you? A lot, if you’re working with a stunner such as this!! :)  Recently I photographed Kacie in my own back yard for her upcoming audition for Beauty and the Beast, and I must say, in the small amount of time we had, we accomplished a fantastic session and some excellent headshots that she will be able to use together with her resume.

Need something like this for yourself? Let me know by clicking CONTACT below this post!
Orlando Headshot Photographer creates simple beautiful headshot portraits for actors, singers, dancers, and models.

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Travel Wedding: MaryBeth and Danny at Strong Mansion, Dickerson MD

The Wedding of MaryBeth and Danny Walker at Strong Mansion in Dickerson MD
I love traveling for weddings! This was my first destination wedding in Maryland. Bonus points, hubby and I got to visit our best man, his best friend, while we were there. Definitely did not enjoy the traffic, but had a great time spending it with people we hadn’t seen in way too long. The bride happens to be the sister of our neighbors from back when we lived in upstate New York, so we got to see them and how their little girls have grown. The wedding was a stylish and elegant affair, which Mark and I photographed pretty much from start to finish. We showed up at the hotel where the girls were getting ready just as they were putting the finishing touches on hair and makeup, and stayed until almost the end of the reception at Strong Mansion, catching up with friends and enjoying this awesome wedding. It was a day to remember. Perfect weather, great views, stunning bride and groom in a lovely location, friendships old and new – what more can a wedding photographer ask for?

strong_mansion_wedding_photographer 003 (Sheet 3) Such a stunner, seriously! And the dress, the dresssss! Swoon. strong_mansion_wedding_photographer 004 (Sheet 4) strong_mansion_wedding_photographer 005 (Sheet 5) strong_mansion_wedding_photographer 006 (Sheet 6) strong_mansion_wedding_photographer 007 (Sheet 7) Sugarloaf Mountain, what a stunning location. Add to that perfect timing for a spectacular sunset, we couldn’t have gotten any more perfect shots! My favorite sequence of the night right here. strong_mansion_wedding_photographer 008 (Sheet 8) I loved the simple yet striking wedding reception decor in the tent. It complimented the venue without being a distraction. The newlyweds fed each other cupcakes in lieu of wedding cake. strong_mansion_wedding_photographer 009 (Sheet 9) strong_mansion_wedding_photographer 010 (Sheet 10) strong_mansion_wedding_photographer 011 (Sheet 11)

Thank you to the newly minted Walkers for choosing us to document your celebration, and thank you to Rick and Melissa for hooking us up with the lovely couple! The whole trip to Maryland was extremely enjoyable and my job was made easier thanks to my amazing husband Mark (pictured above with the happy newlyweds and yours truly!) Much love to all of you! MUAH!

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