Kristy is a true magician with a camera. She made my senior and family feel comfortable with having a lens pointed at them and the finished photos surpassed our expectations. The photos are natural, stunning, and we could not look any better. Best family gift ever. Get the photos - best decision you’ll ever make!
- Inge (photos here)
Kristy was so amazing! I'm usually not very comfortable in front of a camera, but she instantly made me comfortable! The entire photoshoot was so much fun, and the photos turned out better than I could have thought!
- Elisabeth (photos here)
Kristy is a dream to work with. She was enthusiastic and fun and the end results were the best family photos we've ever taken. We will cherish these images forever. Thank you!
- Audrey (photos here)
Kristy is AMAZING! Truly brought out some incredible photos of our whole family and our senior! She is very prepared, very patient, very kind. LOVE our photos.
- Stephanie (photos here)
My daughter was very reticent about having her senior pictures taken. "I hate the way I look in pictures." "I'm not photogenic." "I can't fake smile." "I loathe awkward poses." What transpired during her photo shoot with Kristy was an extraordinarily organic process: the interaction between subject and camera just unfolded like magic. (Of course, Kristy uses some kind of lighting sorcery -- I swear she commands nature.) She put Madelyn at ease: they laughed, they chatted, and best of all, Madelyn was invited to simply be herself. "Smile if you want to. Don't smile if you don't want to. Do whatever feels natural." What Kristy captured wasn't pictures of Madelyn: it was Madelyn's personality in all of its nuances: playful and pensive, confident and vulnerable, goofy and serious, princess and fierce young woman. We will treasure these photographs forevermore, not because they capture a moment in time, but because they paint a stunning portrait of a complex young woman on the brink of the rest of her life. Thank you so very much, Kristy. Your never-ending energy and your exuberance and passion for your art are a wonder to experience. Girl, you should be shooting for Vogue.
- Jenny (photos here)
Kristy not only takes amazing photos, she helps create amazing photos. Great photographers have a gift for getting their subjects to be in the moment and then capturing it. Kristy has that gift. The entire session feels easy and natural, and the photos you get at the end speak for themselves. We highly, highly recommend Kristy. Get the photos - you won't regret it!
Where do I begin?! I have never worked with a photographer who knows how to bring every picture to life the way Kristy does! She awakens something in every person she photographs! All while making you feel totally relaxed and confident! I had the pleasure of working with her for staff headshots and my entire staff RAVED about how fun, energetic, and easy Kristy is to work with. This is truly her passion and gift and it shows in every detail of her work! This. Girl. Is. OUTSTANDING!
Thank you so very much for capturing such authentic moments during our family photo session! You were and still are such an amazing person! My daughter, who is normally very slow to warm up to new people, took to you almost instantly which is a testament to your genuine warmth and caring nature with children. I am so happy to have your beautiful photos to treasure for many years to come! Xoxo
- Nicole (photos here)
If you're looking for a photographer who pours their heart and soul into every shot, Kristy is the person you're looking for! I had the privilege of working with Kristy for staff headshots. Many of our staffers were unnerved by the notion of having their photo taken, but as soon as Kristy arrived, she put all of those concerns to bed. She made every single individual feel at ease in a matter of minutes (something I genuinely didn't think was possible). Everyone's shots were positively gorgeous. I can't recommend Kristy enough. If you have an opportunity to work with Kristy, seize it! She's the ultimate pro.
When Kristy asked us what we were looking for in our pictures I told her my husband and I have been married for 25 years, have 5 kids (including our beautiful adopted two-year-old girl), and we have been living in Asia for 9 years. I said I want to celebrate all that. The pictures truly reflect our family journey together and are EXACTLY what I wanted. I was so happy to share the pictures with friends and family around the world. Many people commented how relaxed and happy everyone looks in the pictures and that is because the experience was just that . . . happy and relaxed. We will enjoy the pictures for many years to come. Thank you, Kristy, for the gift of a lifetime!
- The Ferranti family
My family has done 2 shoots with Kristy and both times were fantastic. She is incredibly relaxed with our 3.5-year-old daughter and manages to catch her personality in every shot. The shoots are very informal; we are simply required to be ourselves, no posing or staging, which makes it just that little bit easier with a toddler! I was so happy with the end results that I asked Kristy if she would be prepared to teach me photography one-on-one, which she was more than willing to do. To date, I have had 6 fun-filled classes with her and whilst I am still learning, my love and understanding of photography has grown significantly. If you are in any interested in how ‘it’ all works, Kristy is a very passionate teacher.
We researched and interviewed many photographers in Shanghai for both maternity and newborn sessions. Kristy really struck a chord with us with her beautiful natural light photography. We love the feel of her pictures, and upon meeting her it was clear she is talented and also has a warm heart and personality. Both photo sessions were so much fun and we were all smiles! Our pictures turned out amazing – she really captured our ideas and made them even more beautiful! We love all of our pictures and will treasure them forever. We will be using her skills again for family sessions in the future!
- Annie & Wilbur (photos here)
I'd never done family photos before but I thought I couldn't let our time in Shanghai pass without somehow documenting this adventure. After looking around at other photographers, I ended up choosing Kristy. Not only are her photos technically beautiful but she's also amazing at capturing a certain depth of feeling and humor. And on top of all that, she's also a really lovely person. We really love our photos and will always treasure these mementos of our life in Shanghai.
- Angela (photos here)
It was a pleasure having our family portraits taken by Kristy! The photos turned out wonderfully and we had a great time. We would love to have another photo shoot with Kristy if we ever end up in the same city again!
- Harvey & Chika (photos here)
The whole process was a very fun experience from the very beginning – we shared ideas and Kristy gave us some recommendations on what to wear for our engagement photo shoot. During the photo shoot, it was not difficult to always have a big smile on our faces, and we were glad we didn’t have to pose in certain positions. It was full of talking and laughter. And we love so much the results of our photo session. We look very sweet and happy in the photos, and very much in love -- all thanks to Kristy for capturing these beautiful moments for us so we’ll have these amazing photos when we are old. And in the end we love these photos so much that we printed them out and made a short video of our photos and used them in our wedding.
- Grace & Michael (photos here)