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From the moment a photo session crosses your mind to the day you display the framed photographs, I’m here to guide the way, making it easy AND enjoyable. I assist with everything, including outfit planning, styling, day of laugh encouragement, and more. The best photographs are created when we are in our most relaxed state, letting go and having fun with our favorite people, and with all other aspects being taken care of (by me!), you are able to do just that.
The moments that I capture deserve to be displayed and treasured for years to come, so let’s not let them live on your phone! I love working with my clients to help them choose, print, and exhibit their photographs to be enjoyed for years to come.

let’s share your story for future generations to see

FROM SNUGGLES TO SURF BOARDS,

From planning to photoshoot to prints

The Experience

How will my kids photograph on film? ⟶

The day has arrived! It's time to capture the magic, the mess, and all the love in between. The outfits have been picked and the location set, your job now is to relax and enjoy your session, seriously! And don’t worry, tantrums and tears are OK; kids will be kids (remember, I’m a mama too, I GET IT!)! 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, I promise.

Step 2: Capture the Moments 

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I want to learn all about you! Where'd you come from? How did you fall in love? What happened to your heart when those babies arrived? 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 YOU, so let’s get to know each other so the moments I capture can be as authentic and real as possible. We’ll schedule a Facetime call, answer all and any questions, secure a date, and start planning your custom session!

Step 1: Let's Connect

What's next

Learn about prints ⟶

Three to four week after our session, you’ll receive an online gallery to view your photos. Upon selecting your favorites, they’ll be sent to the lab to be printed using the true, photographic wet process, one that pays homage to traditional darkroom printing. Your photographs, true works of art, are printed on only the finest premium paper. I’m happy to help with everything from selecting which prints to proceed with, to navigating the often cumbersome world of framing and displaying.

Step 3: Display Your New Art

"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 motherhood portraits, film captures it classically

From intimate moments captured in black and white,

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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Fine Art Film Photographer in the California Bay Area

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