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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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Orlando Headshot Photographer : Mariela’s portraits at Lake Eola

I photographed some headshots/portraits at Orlando’s Lake Eola a while ago for a young mother who is getting into professional modeling. Mariela was an amazing model! She followed directions well and had a great range of expressions. She is the owner of Styling by Mariela,so I was super excited to work with her because I knew she and her hair would look fabulous – which is always number one on MY “perfect client” wish list, and I wish I could make it a requirement: PLEASE HAVE FABULOUS HAIR. And if you don’t have great hair (like me, waaaah) then get someone awesome like Mariela to style it for your photoshoot! Hehehe

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Orlando_Portrait_Photographer_Headshots_02 Orlando_Portrait_Photographer_Headshots_01 Orlando_Portrait_Photographer_Headshots_03 I love that we didn’t even make a full circle around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, yet we found all these amazing nooks and crannies to photograph in. Also, I used my “plastic fantastic” 50mm lens for pretty much the whole session (after receiving some weird looks from strangers while wielding my hefty 70-200) and loved the results, especially with close ups. Such dreamy backgrounds! Orlando_Portrait_Photographer_Headshots_04 Orlando_Portrait_Photographer_Headshots_05 PhotoKisses-Mariela-31-sm

In true Florida fashion, it rained for a good 10 minutes half way through our shoot. Luckily, in true Orlando fashion, we also got that amazing yellow/green sunlight that comes after every rain, and were able to take some incredible portraits like this one. Thank you Mariela for being awesome, I hope to be able to work with you again sometime soon!

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Travel Wedding: Shelly + Rob at Inn On the Lake in Canandaigua NY

Shelly and Rob just ordered their amazing wedding album, here are their favorite images that got selected, in all their final album layout glory. Enjoy! Inn On The Lake wedding bride

The couple opted for an informal first look right by their ceremony site, and when I was editing the pictures afterwards I noticed a rainbow in one of the images – Rob’s late mother was saying hello! I am so glad they decided to include that very special photo in their album. Inn On The Lake wedding groomsmen first look Inn On The Lake wedding bridal party

We enjoyed exploring the boat yard and the small community of boat houses just around the corner from Inn on the Lake. Inn On The Lake wedding boats newlyweds

Can’t forget the iconic Adirondack chair shot Inn On The Lake wedding couple in adirondak chairs

The ceremony was held under the humongous tree right on the lawn at Inn on the Lake. It was a perfect day for an outdoor wedding. Inn On The Lake wedding ceremony

Some of the reception details included beta fish as centerpieces; the newlyweds introduced themselves wearing Hulkamania shirts that they ripped off before their first dance. Inn On The Lake wedding reception introductions hulkmania Inn On The Lake wedding first dance Inn On The Lake wedding cake

The reception party was a success, and went on late into the night. I hope the poor beta fishie didn’t mind my hand in its bowls while I played with the wedding rings:)

Inn On The Lake sunset wedding reception

Thank you Shelly and Rob for an amazing day, it was my pleasure to document it all for you and then create this fantastic album for you to cherish.

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Orlando Senior Photographer: Keyaira at downtown Celebration

orlando high school senior in celebration FL photographer Kristina Stockton PhotoKisses Meet Keyaira, who is graduating from Osceola High school in 2014. She is full of dreams and passions. The more time she spent in front of the camera, the more relaxed and confident she became! It was a pleasure to photograph this gorgeous young lady in the town of Celebration, Fl. I wish you all the success in the world, and please remember me when you’re getting married:P

The following images are taken directly from Keyaira’s Senior Little Black Book. orlando high school senior in celebration FL collage photographer Kristina Stockton PhotoKisses orlando high school senior in celebration FL photographer Kristina Stockton PhotoKisses pink SeniorKeyaira 004 (Sides 7-8) SeniorKeyaira 005 (Sides 9-10) orlando high school senior in celebration FL photographer Kristina Stockton PhotoKisses SeniorKeyaira 007 (Sides 13-14)

Go Kowboys! I love how the blue and yellow color scheme dominated the last few pages of the book. Appropriately so for a fierce cheerleader as herself! SeniorKeyaira 008 (Sides 15-16) orlando high school senior cheerleader in celebration FL photographer Kristina Stockton PhotoKisses orlando high school senior cheerleader in celebration FL photographer Kristina Stockton PhotoKisses

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xoxo, Kristina

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Upcoming blog post teasers!

Boy do I have some catching up to do! I photographed a slew of weddings in the past three months over 4 different states across the country, here are a few teasers of what to look forward to:

A lake-side wedding in Canandaigua, NY. newlywed wedding couple on pier among boats yacht

A gorgeous fall wedding at Strong Mansion in Dickerson, MD. newlywed couple at sunset Strong Mansion Dickerson MD wedding photographer

I can’t sit idly twiddling my thumbs when there’s so many awesome weddings to photograph, or assist in photographing. Such as this one in Palmetto FL for Anjolee de Maroux Photography (a fellow Rochesterian, whom ironically I’d never met until after moving away from Rochester!) newlyweds on pier in Palmetto FL wedding photographer

And a few others from this year (a farmer’s market wedding in Winter Park, a posh affair at a Rosen hotel, and one from Kissimmee, for starters). wedding reception candles on newlywed table with purple uplighting at Reunion Resort

I also have a bunch of portraits, seniors, and modeling shoots to share, which I have been doing on Facebook (which is where I post most frequently, so don’t be shy, come visit my fan page)

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Seattle Wedding: Mary and Michael at Capitol Hill

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I have known Michael for over 15 years. Even though we only lived in the same state (Seattle WA) for one year, I truly consider Michael to be the oldest friend in America that I’ve kept in touch with through the years of growing up, travel, settling, girlfriends, boyfriends, businesses, and all other life adventures (thanks to Skype mostly!) So when Mary came into the picture, I knew in my heart I would end up photographing their wedding. I flew to Seattle this August to do exactly that.

Michael and Mary married at Volunteer Park and had a neighborhood block party style reception at their home on Capitol Hill.

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