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Kristin Speed » Photographer Blog

About Kristin

Hi there! This ‘About Me’ section is always the hardest thing for me to write. I could fill it up with a list of my equipment or my experience, but where would that leave us? You still wouldn’t know anything about ME – the crazy girl behind the camera!

Photographer Ansel Adams once said “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” In other words, it isn’t a just the camera that takes great photos, but the person behind the camera…their personality, their experiences, their life – their vision. As your wedding photographer, we are going to be spending HOURS together on your big day so it’s even more important that we get to know each other on a more personal level. Afterall, it will be much easier for you to relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera when there isn’t a stinger behind it!

Soooo… Let me introduce myself…I’m Kristin!

I am…an American. A Jersey Girl! A daughter. A sister. A girlfriend. A friend. A photographer. A world traveler. An animal lover. Fun. A snowboarder. An artist. A Nikon user. A mojito drinker. A dog rescuer. A member of the 30+ club. A story teller. Silly. Laid back. Emotional. LOUD! In love! I am… me!

I love the snow! Sledding, building snowmen, snowboarding, snowball fights and all that fun stuff! But I also love the beach! I love flip-flops! I love minty things! I love glasses (regular glasses and sunglasses). I love movies that make me cry and movies that make me laugh. I love big dogs! I love the color turquoise/aqua and bright pink! Actually..I just love colour in general! I love apple products…I guess I am a bit of an apple junkie! I love talking. And I love surprises.



That was the ‘Kristin in 5 seconds’ version… now let me expand a bit on what you already know…

I feel like I am one of the luckiest girl’s ever. Not only have I been giving so many amazing opportunities in life (most of which are because of my amazing parents who I am so grateful for and miss like crazy since they are 3000+ miles away), but not many people are able to turn their hobby and passion into a profession. I have been taking pictures as long as I can remember, but never of people. One day I started experimenting with portraiture and something just clicked. I loved the emotion of it, the sun, the interaction, the story behind the people I was photographing. Pretty soon after I had somewhat of a portfolio built up, I was asked to photograph a wedding. Of course I said ‘yes’ and as the day approached I became a bundle of nerves. As soon as the day arrived and I got behind my camera, I was hooked. I fell in love with wedding photography. I love the chas, the stress, the details, the tears, the laughter, the party (I mean, who doesn’t love a good party?!), the amazing people I get to meet from all over the world, the new traditions I see and get to be a part of..I love all of it! These are all the things that make a wedding so special, and the story behind it so unique. It’s these stories that made me fall in love with wedding photography, and it’s a pretty amazing feeling to think of how many amazing couples have chosen me to tell their story!

Now that you’ve seen my work and know a bit about me, I’d love to meet you and be able to tell your story!

Ps… If you want to have a look into my everyday life, check out my instagram! It’s mostly filled with photos of my dog and boyfriend, but I love them both so much, I just can’t help myself :)