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Whether we are heading to the Big Sur coastline or to the mountain tops of Northern California, I will be here every step of the way to guide you through a photo session that speaks to you. From outfit planning to styling, no detail will be left unnoticed. Your session will be easy-going, relaxed, and most importantly, fun. After your session has come and gone, your photos will not only live on your iPhone, but they will be printed on the highest quality paper that will last generations.

let's tell your story for generations to see

from surf boards to wine,

From the planning to the photoshoot to
the prints

The Experience

How will my kids photograph on film? ⟶

The day has arrived! It's time to document your story. The outfits have been picked and the location set, now it's time to relax and enjoy your session, seriously! Kids will be kids! The more you are able to relax, have fun, and smile (even if the kids are being rambunctious!), the more you will love your photos. 

Step 2: Document Your Story

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I want to learn all about you. Where'd you come from. How you fell in love. What motivates and inspires you. Does your family love to ski or surf? Do you enjoy evening bike rides? I want you to look at your photos and see your story. Let's schedule a Facetime call, secure your date with a deposit  and start planning your custom session!

Step 1: Learn Your Story

What's next

Learn about wet prints ⟶

Two to three weeks after our session, you will receive a gallery to view your photos. Upon selecting your favorites, they will be sent to the lab where they will printed using the  true, photographic wet process, that pays homage to traditional darkroom printing and comes on only the finest premium, hand torn paper. 

Step 3: Display Your Story

"She somehow made the mundane look breathtaking. Our images are full of emotion."

- Megan

"Everything about our session was organic and effortless."

"Kristin makes you feel like you’re long time BFFs and creates such a fun environment for you and your family."

- Abbeigh

"Moments I didn’t even know she was photographing."

Click to see families on film

" I can't think of anyone else who can photograph our family, as Kristin feels like an extension of ours. Our kids love her and she is so kind, caring, and considerate. She offers suggestions, and is open to feedback. Kristin has a clear vision for every session, and then just goes with whatever comes her way. That flexibility makes each session fun and she is so easy to work with. She keeps the kids engaged, while photographing them in their element, which we all know is a challenge with little ones. I look forward to (what feels like) our yearly "get togethers" that definitely feel more like an experience together, not a photo session."

-VANESSA

What clients are saying

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There is something about film that speaks to us. Generation after generation, film remains timeless. There's a reason why we love our grandparent's wedding photos - film stands the test of time. In twenty years, you won't look back and regret investing in this classic medium. Trends and VSCO filters will come and go, but the photos that we capture together will live beyond Instagram. 

to Big Sur taken on Fuji400H Pro Film

from Mt Tamalpais captured on black and white film,

Classic. Timeless. refined.

Why film? 

- VAnessa, mom

"I whole-heartedly trust Kristin to do this in the most authentic way. She has an eye for detail that I admire, and her ease with film photography in capturing my children"

Abbeigh -  mom and photographer

"They are exactly how I want to remember our life together in this moment- lots of adventure, lots of emotions, lots of love."

-Katie and matt

"This was the first time my fiancé and I ever had a professional photoshoot and we are so happy to have had this experience with Kristin. Her warmth and positivity immediately made Matt and I at ease. She provided great direction, while also giving us room to be natural. 

- Vanessa, Mom

"I only have one real "yearly" request of my family, and that is for someone other than myself to photograph us. I whole-heartedly trust Kristin to do this in the most authentic way. She has an eye for detail that I admire, and her ease with film photography in capturing my children are just a few things I am impressed with."

- Jessica, mom and Artist

"Kristin did an incredible job capturing my family! The best part was that it hardly felt like a photoshoot because she made us all feel so comfortable, this is very evident in our photos. She was laid back the entire time and it truly felt like an experience as we enjoyed the beach and each other. Kristin captured each member of my family so well, from the curls of my daughter's hair to my son's expressions and my husband's dimple - the attention to detail and artful approach she takes is worth every penny."

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