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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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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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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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