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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!

Hey... I'm back!

26 April 2010
So, yeah... I know it has been forever since I put up a post.  School and work have seriously taken over my life.  But, I plan on posting a lot more! Promise.  Anyway, if there is anyone still out there following me, I have some good stuff for you today.  I've been crazy busy with shoots lately now that spring is finally here. Although I can't post everything I have been working on right now, here is a sneak peek at three shoots that I am particularly excited about.  These girls are all freakin gorgeous and I had so much fun at each of their shoots.  Really with each session I think I spent more time laughing than shooting.  Thanks for letting me take your graduation photos you three, congratulations to all of you!

Don't worry, I will be putting up full posts of each of these sessions in the near future...  when I finally have time after I graduate myself!

Tami {bridal photography}

08 February 2010
Tami made the most lovely bride ever! For real, even though at times it was freezing cold, she continued to look flawless.   AND did I mention that she had some amazing shoes.  I would have stolen them off of her tiny little feet if I thought they would have fit me.  Tami, I had so much fun with you and I cannot wait to get the photos from your wedding day up here too.  So, everybody keep an eye out because you wont want to miss what's coming.  
I was so in love with this location.  The colors and textures on this shed, combined with some amazing late afternoon light, almost got me giddy.   If you could have seen me on the other side of the camera I guarantee you would have been staring at a big old grin.
I will finish off with a classic bridal portrait just to show how gorgeous Tami's dress really was.

Breanna {maternity photography}

01 February 2010
I don't know how it happened but, I really do have the most amazing friends anyone could ask for.  Take Breanna for example.  We have been friends since like the 4th grade when we started playing soccer together.  Infact, that soccer team is where a lot of the close friendships I still have today actually came about.  Anyway, Brea and I have always clicked.  She is such a genuine nice person, is always up for anything, is super fun to be around, and to top it all off she thinks I'm funny.  Most of the time.  Along with her being just an all around great person, she is also gorgeous.  Yes, even now when she is so far along with her second baby boy, she looks absolutely stunning.  I seriously hope I look this good when I am expecting... in the far, far future. 

Thanks for always being so amazing Brea, I love you!   
I told you she was up for anything!  I asked her to lay on down in the snow and she just went for it without even questioning why.  I'm glad she did too because I love how this image turned out. 
Brea is already an amazing mother to her first little boy, Xander.  Her next little guy is so lucky to be getting such a good mom and big brother. 
Xander really is such a stud.  Seriously, this kid is so easy going and still full of energy.  He was basically down for anything we wanted to do, just like his mom.  Even when he was so cold that his little lips were starting to turn purple and he was shivering like crazy he still had a big old grin on his face; just happy to be there.
I am pretty sure this next photo is one of my favorite images ever.  There is just something about it for me.  So, on that note I will finally end this enormous post.

I WON!!!

29 January 2010
Hey everybody, thanks for voting for me!  I really do appreciate all of your support with everything.  And, I am super excited to be going to this workshop. Yay! 

{help me win the contest!!!}

22 January 2010
Hello blog readers! I am currently trying to win a seat at Julie Parker's "Get Schooled" workshop. But, I NEED YOUR HELP. Please vote for me at http://julieparkerphotography.blogspot.com/ by February 25th at noon. It will only take like 10 seconds I promise! I would appreciate any support I can get so that I can continue to increase my knowledge in the ever evolving world of photography. Thanks!!!

Every post needs a picture right? I would be this excited if I won!

Skye {portfolio photography}

21 January 2010
WOW.  Let me start out by saying yes, I know this girl is amazingly gorgeous.  Let me now tell you what isn't so extremely obvious from these photos.  Not only is Skye beautiful, she is also freakin' hilarious, very dedicated when she puts her mind to do anything, a beyond amazing hair stylist, and one of the nicest people I have ever met.  Ok, have I gushed over her enough yet?  She has been one of my best friends since high school and although I might be a little bias because I love her so much, I still think anyone that meets Skye would agree with all of the above.  I was so excited when she asked me to take some photos for her figure competition portfolio.  I swear she lives in the gym it is so paying off since she looks absolutely amazing.  Good luck with everything Skye.  Love you!
 I think the image below is my favorite full length shot from the session.  She was SO working those boots.  For real, I don't know how many people could pull off this look like she can.

I know I metioned this before but, Skye really is an amazing hairstylist.  If you are ever in Vegas make sure you swing by the Mandalay Bay's salon to let her get you all dolled up.  Believe me, you wont be dissapointed!

Garrett & Tami {engagement photography}

18 January 2010
Tami and Garrett... I had SO much fun with you.  Probably too much fun as I spent almost as much time laughing as I did shooting.  After multiple slips and almost falling down a small icy hill, freezing in the bitter cold, and defrosting in the car I was able to tell that these two are great together.  For real.  Apparently, they have known each other for a long time, reaching all the way back to high school.  However, they didn't fall for each other until this year.  Garrett was able to sweet talk Tami while telling her all about Honduras and he just stole her little heart.  So, now I get to photograph there wedding in February.  I am so excited to spend some more time with this amazing couple; the laughs will just keep on rollin' and we can add on to their awesome photo collection.  So, thank you Honduras.   Can't wait guys!
Tami's ring is so gorgeous.  It looks amazing on her petite little finger.
I love this next image.  It's so classically stunning with one eye hidden behind her curls.  
Yep, there is a large height gap with these two.  Something that I know all too well.  
We did this session up my favorite canyon and as always the light didn't fail me! 
This was totally Garrett's idea.  He wanted to do some shots in the snow.  Tami was slightly hesitant but, since she was already almost frozen solid she went for it.  Getting down was easy...
Getting up in stiletto boots was not so easy.  Tami, don't hate me for posting these!  They are too fun for the world to never see.  Besides, they show how great your future husband is!  He was so cute trying to help you up no matter how hard you were making that for him.. Love you!


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