Kristy Murphy Photography | testimonials

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!

- Cara


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


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.

- Logan


It was an absolute pleasure to work with Kristy for our family photo session. We've since left Shanghai and the photos we took that day capture memories that will stay with us for a lifetime. We loved every photo so much that we got them all! Kristy is warm, professional and passionate about what she does. As a mother herself, she knows how to work with the little ones in a way that achieves amazing natural results. Thanks, Kristy!

- Aoiffe


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


OMG!!!!!!!! KRISTY!!!!!!!!! Excellent job!!!!  THANK YOU. I love them ALL. These are the kinds of photos I'm looking to have and to keep forever. 

- Penny


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.

- Sophie


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


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


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


The whole process was a very fun experience from the very beginning – we shared ideas and she 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


Kristy did a pregnancy + newborn baby photo package for our family earlier this year. It was a pleasant experience to work with her, and the final products are just as perfect as we expected. We felt really relaxed and comfortable during the sessions, and I would definitely go back to her if I have a plan for taking other photos.

- Yanheng