Oh, HeyYY there Friend!
SO GLAD YOU CAME TO VISIT ME!
I am a full-time wedding photographer based in Dallas, Texas, however, I travel all over the world to capture beautiful love stories. As a counselor turned wedding photographer, I am often asked why I document weddings and the answer is simple. There is no better career. The friend(ors). The relationship with my couples. The joy + excitement. The tears. All the sentimental details. The dances with mama and daddy. The romantics at sunset that make me squeal with excitement. I love it all. I still cannot get over the fact that I have been trusted with preserving the legacy of over 50 wedding day stories!
lover of coffee, ice cream, and mac-n-cheese
Most days you can find me with my husband, Paul, + two rambunctious kids, Penelope + Theodore, chugging espresso like no ones business either at home or at a local coffee shop. My husband and close friends have nicknamed me the "Yelp Queen" due to my endless Yelp collections full of local coffee shops and restaurants to quench my foodie cravings. I even have a rule that when I am out of town, I cannot eat someplace that I can get locally.
I cannot get enough of: spontaneous adventures, ice cream straight from the carton, lavender flavored anything, spoonfuls of peanut butter, poke bowls, banana pudding, gin craft cocktails (pretentious, much?), Bravo TV, Big Brother, naps, and mac-n-cheese. However, you will never catch me eating mayo, beans, bananas, Chipotle, or artificial grape or cherry flavored anything or watching The Office.
I am a number 1 enneagram with 3 and 8 coming in next. That means I live up to high ideals, work my ass off + put my 110% into my commitments, and your ultimate hype woman. My number 3 helps me adapt to any given situation, recover quickly from setbacks (aka timeline setbacks), and can accomplish a lot quickly. Whereas, my number 8 makes me a champion of people, a provider, a protector of your legacy, and supporter of others. Those whom are close to me know that they are safe and protected. Just as I have vowed to KAP couples.
I look forward to meeting you, let’s grab a cup of coffee soon. I will show you one of my favorite local spots!
10 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT kyrsten
1. I have the ultimate sweet tooth, however, I absolutely hate when my coffee is overly sweet.
2. One of my ultimate life goals is to own a coffee shop & wedding venue.
3. My favorite color is yellow but you will NEVER catch me wearing it. My wardrobe consist of mainly neutrals and shades of black.
4. I have never seen Grays Anatomy, Friends, or Office Space. Sorry. Please don't hate me. However, I can watch How I Met Your Mother on repeat.
5. I am a introverted-extrovert. I can take the lead and be the loud one when needed, or be the quiet, observant one. I can get down on the dance floor with your crazy aunt or take a step away to allow you to savor a moment of intimacy. However, I will always love some good quiet time over a nice cup of coffee.
6. If I wasn't a wedding photographer, I would either be a wedding florist or would have continued in the counseling field.
7. Team Coke all the way. Pepsi is the WORST!
8. My husband said he wouldn't marry me until I watched all the Star Wars movies.
9. We are HUGE Anaheim Duck Hockey fans.
10. My husband and I have a rule that we cannot eat at a restaurant we can at home when we are traveling.
timeless and romantic imagery you'll cherish for generations.
My heart with photography is to love, to serve you and to preserve your legacy.
My couples would say I am much more than your average photographer or wedding vendor but a friend. I want to get to know you as a person, not just a client or a date on the calendar. I believe that "pretty pictures" aren't good enough anymore. I want your photos to represent you. That means I need to get to know you, your needs, and your values driving those. Needless to say, I care about you. I care about protecting your legacy. I will go above + beyond for you. I promise to not only capture every emotion in the most authentic way, but to be your right hand woman throughout the day so you can be present. I got you from booking, to timeline creation, to organizing your family members for photos, to creating a luxury heirloom album for you to cherish for generations.
My style is story driven. I'm all about the real, the raw, the passionate, un-posed fleeting moments that make you feel something or transport you back to that very moment. I want to create memories what you look at for years to come, saying to each other, with kids + grandkids, "remember when...?". However, I will ensure that we will capture those beautiful wedding photos you've dreamed of since a child without looking stiff, awkward, or contrived. Instead, you will feel comfortable, have some fun, and look your absolute best.
the wonderful details that make my life so sweet
01. MY HUSBAND
PauL - Married in Aug 2016
02. MY KIDS
Penelope (5) + Theodore (2)
04. my passion
First let me start by saying Kyrsten is an absolute delight. She is very sweet and passionate about her job. Our first time meeting her was very pleasant, and by the end of the shoot it felt as though we'd known her for years! She made our experience very comfortable and fun! Then there's the photos, and oh WOW are they all beautiful! Kyrsten is very talented and you can see her love and passion in her work. If you want your most treasured moments captured tastefully and beautifully Kyrsten is your girl!
Irene + gilbert
Kyrsten is one of the sweetest but also, will bring you out of your shell to make sure she captures the most beautiful pictures you never thought you were capable of. She is also a creative mind and never fails to keep learning to make sure her clients are getting the very best. There is no doubt you will be selecting a great photographer when picking her.
Tina + mONTANA
The experience Kyrsten gives you is unparalleled. I was nervous but she is able to make you feel like no one else is around except for you guys. She makes everything flow naturally and her talent speaks for itself. The ideas she’s able to come up with in seconds, makes for the best photos. She’s the kindest and most down to earth, and has to be the easiest person to work with. She makes all those nerves go right away! She described it as us, just being us and her there to capture it, and that’s really what it felt like. The memories she helps create are amazing, can’t say thank you enough!! You’re going to be my life long go-to photographer!!!
whitney + Marco
Kyrsten is the best! Within 5 minutes of meeting her you feel like you’ve known her your entire life. She is so amazing at making everyone feel comfortable and at ease. My partner and I are definitely not models and she communicates in a way that just naturally allows you to make the faces and show the emotions she is wanting. She is also a visionary that knows how to translate what she sees in her mind and translates it to film. We will definitely use her again!
JESSICA + KRISTA
I’m normally awkward AF in photos so I needed someone who was more than a photographer - Kyrsten is that person! She’s so fun, friendly, kind, and thoughtful! When you’re with her you don’t feel like just another client, you feel like you’re just goofing off with your homies! We got to the session 15 mins early just Incase of traffic and it was exciting to see she was already there, one step ahead of us every time! Glad we got there early because we got to enjoy some local ciders (thoughtful gift, girl!! Yum AF!) and got to know Kyrsten’s story and she got to know more about our story before we actually started taking pictures! That made me even more comfortable! I already LOVE every single photo. Thanks so much Kyrsten, can’t wait to work with you again!!
STEPHEN + BREE
Kyrsten is the kindest and sweetest soul and everything about her shows through her work and how talented she is! She genuinely cares about her clients and capturing the tenderest moments when you're doing a shoot with her. She gave me photos that were more beautiful than I could of imagined and my husband and I are honestly so awkward and she made us feel so comfortable!
Every time I want professional photos I'm going with Kyrsten because her and her work are amazing and worth every penny! Thank you again !
MELISSA + Robert
I want to hear your love story! Share how you met, your favorite vacation together, where you are tying the knot, the date you've locked in, and all your questions! I am here to help with absolutely everything I can. Just use the form below to get in touch! I am excited to hear from you!!