Monday, December 20, 2010

The Announcement

Remember that post a few months back about the website and how I had some good news? Well, the day has come - it's time to share:
I'm retiring.
(I call it "retiring" because it sounds nicer than "quitting".)
For quite a while now I've felt like I wanted to do more with my photography business, but I wasn't sure how to go about it what with three little ones and all. I was becoming really frustrated about it until I realized that I didn't want to be doing things halfway. I felt like I could do neither my photography nor my mothering the way I wanted because I was always thinking about the other, or busy with the other. I wanted to be giving it my all, but I couldn't with these two things. And since I want to be the best mom I can be more than I want to be a better photographer, I'm letting it go.
It took me a l-o-o-ng time to get there, but once I made the realization and the decision, I felt good about it. And I still do. I know I'm making the best choice for me.
So there you have it. I delayed this post for a long time because I wasn't sure how to tell you. My clients and friends and family - you've all been so supportive. I felt like I was letting you down by quitting, pardon me, "retiring". I know I surprised some of you. But I know this is a good thing and I hope you can see it as such.
I have truly appreciated all the kind words and referrals over the last 7 years. I've loved being able to meet some wonderful people and attend some fabulous weddings! I've loved being able to capture some beautiful memories. I've loved being a wedding photographer.
Now it's time for other things.
Thank you for spending time with me.

- Kristen

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kevin & Lisa

This was my last wedding for this season. What a way to end it!
Kevin and Lisa were married at Lower Fort Garry and had the clothing to go along with the setting. Their wedding party was all decked out in period attire and they all looked fabulous! We ended up with a gorgeous day too - blue skies and sunshine - with beautiful lighting that I just loved playing with! Here are some of my favorites from the day.

Kevin and Lisa - thank you so much for a great day! You were wonderful to work with: fun and easy, which made my job fun and easy.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chris & Roxanne: wedding

Chris and Roxanne were married at Fort Gibraltar in Winnipeg and the setting was so lovely! The outdoor ceremony was rained out, but I thought the indoor one with the stone fireplace was beautiful. And of course, Chris and Roxanne were fabulous! I loved how it didn't phase them at all that their plans were washed out. They simply enjoyed their day and the people around them.
Anyway, here are a few of my favorites!

Chris and Roxanne - thank you for allowing me to be a part of this fabulous day of yours. I had so much fun, as I'm sure did all your guests!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Christie is a dear friend of mine, so of course these pictures were super fun! As a bonus though, she brought outfit changes and chose the most perfect time of day for light. I could not have been happier!
For fun, we wanted to incorporate her pregnancy cravings - Starbucks, snap peas and chicken. While we did have access to some live chickens, they appeared a lot less friendly and docile up close. We did give them a little cameo, but they didn't make it to this one.
Obviously these were taken on a summer morning - I've fallen behind in my blogging. However, her due date is closing in and I thought I'd get these posted before baby makes its debut.

Christie - you're beautiful. Thank you for these memories.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Favorite of the month: September

I love light! It must be obvious to you by now. I can't put it into words, so I take pictures instead.
This one was taken on an exploration excursion out at the cabin. A fun, twisted tree with some tricky noon time lighting = photo op!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mark & Steph: Wedding

Mark and Steph's wedding was a lovely little affair in our home church. They had lovely weather, lovely people attending, and they were lovely in love!

Mark and Steph - thanks for a fun day! You and your wedding party were a pleasure to work with. Both Lisa and I had a great time. I hope you enjoy your pictures!

(I think this series gives a good look at who they are together)

(isn't she beautiful?)

(sorry, girls. i couldn't help myself!)

Monday, September 20, 2010

My apologies...

Perhaps you've noticed that my website is down. Sorry about that. I've got an announcement regarding that within the next few weeks. It's good stuff.
In the meantime, here's a picture for you!