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I'm Kristi and I am a natural light, lifestyle photographer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. I have studied photography at the University of Utah and I absolutely LOVE documenting the precious times in people's lives while adding an artistic spin to each image. I always want to hear what you think so please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you check up often!

Mannings {family photography}

01 December 2009
So lately I have been getting some grief about saying that I LOVE everything or that I have too many favorites with each post. I am really, REALLY bad at choosing my favorites because I do love so many images. Well, I'm sorry but this post wont be any different.  This family was so much fun to work with.  They were all so excited to get a "real" family portrait done.  I hope you love them as much as I do.

And so it begins... I think this is one of my FAVORITE couple photos.  I just get so drawn into the relaxed feeling and perfect golden light filtering in behind them.  LOVE it!

How could the shoot go bad when you have people this happy and fun. I love the photo below; it just makes me smile.

These girls are so cute. First you have stunning eyes..

...then you get sweet dimples!

To end I will share one image from a super fun series of the girls jumping all over Aric.  Out of the series this one, of course, is my favorite.

Candace {bridal photography}

26 November 2009
For everyone that knows Candace don't freak out about not receiving an invite to her wedding.  I just had to ask Candace to get all dolled up for some bridal modeling.  Can you blame me? I absolutely love photographing her.  She has a gorgeous smile, bright blue eyes, completely flawless skin, and she looks absolutely beautiful without even trying.  So, I really wanted to see her get all done up and into a wedding dress.  Anyway, I was right, she looks AMAZING all in white.  Thanks again Can, love you!

The sun was definitely on our side for this shoot. I love how it peeked out in the photo below.

Again with the good light. The sun gave us the most amazing glowy back light for the next two photos.

I loved this building so much. Unfortunately, as you can tell from the first few photos, it was in pretty bad shape. Now where this crumbly building once stood there is nothing more than a dirt pit. What a shame.

I will end with my favorite photos from the whole shoot. The wind started to blow and  Candace remained looking absolutely exquisite.

The Martins {family photography}

24 November 2009
We have been trying to get my husbands family together for what seems like FOREVER! My mother-in-law has been wanting to get these done for literally years.  So, after much planning and re planning, I am glad to say that we were finally able to get everyone together.  Now, I know I am a bit bias but these kids are do dang cute I can hardly stand it.
Just look at these kids.  You cannot tell me they aren't total studs.  I love the above right image; Tys is such a good big brother!

I would say 98% of the time that I see Bryn she is just grinnin'.  Except of course when we wanted her to for family pictures, isn't that how it always works out?
I love this little smile. I think she knew when all the family shots were done because that's when she turned into a total ham and wanted nothing more than to have her picture taken.

The only time this little girl gave us one of her amazing real smiles was when she could choke out her dad.  And, she can give some pretty intense hugs as you can see below.

I'm not really sure why but  the next image just makes me smile.  I love their "too cool" expressions.

And here we all are again. If you can't pick me out, I am the shortest one with the blue scarf on the left.  Thanks for such a great shoot everyone and Wan, your wall is going to look amazing!

Christmas Cards {design}

13 November 2009

Alright, it is now time to start thinking about spreading good cheer at Christmas!  Here is the low down about the Christmas Cards I am offering this year:
  • They are 5x7 flat cards printed on fine art paper (not photo paper).  They are printed on pearl matte paper which is thick like cardstock but has an awesome shimmery, pearl-like finish.  Gorgeous.  Trust me on this one.
  • Text can be adjusted to whatever your heart desires.
  • Envelopes are included.
  • Orders must be made in quantities of 25. (this means you can order 25, 50, 75 etc.)
  • You must be one of my clients and use photos I have taken.
  • The cost is $1.25 per card.
  • Book your session with me now to insure you can get your cards back in time for Christmas!


All images are copyrighted by Kristi Martin Photography and are protected by federal law. Do not use without the written permission of the photographer. Thanks!