The photographer for the artists, dancers, and poets. The romantic couples who love a good party. A perfect balance of fine art wedding photography and editorial flair for fun-loving couples with chic style. Let my team and I capture your wedding day, from the smallest details to the biggest moments, from the states to your dream destination wedding location.

Put your mind at ease knowing you have a professional photography studio and caring team in your corner.

Did someone say party?

meet the artist

Master of Light​

Kristen Ellis

Weddings & Editorials

With a music degree, passion for art, appreciation of dance, and love of writing- you could say I’ve always been of the creative mindset. Since starting my business, I’ve seen it all, but have also discovered that I connect with creative couples who are enthusiastic about artistic touches throughout their wedding, and need a photographer who gets just as excited about their plans as you do.
 
Having a wedding in an art gallery? I am there! Doing a tango for your first dance?! Let’s go! Writing your own ceremony music? Totally here for it, and I ‘ll capture it all.
 
Here’s what I can do for you…

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Wedding photos are the keystone of my business, and I fell in love with editorials along the way. Explore by clicking a service below.

Travel Dates

FEB 27th, 2022 | JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
FEB 28th, 2022 – MAR 3rd | LAS VEGAS, NV
JUL 19-21, 2022 | CHICAGO
AUG 20th-24th, 2022 | NYC
SEPT, 10th-18th, 2022 | SAVANNAH
OCT 28th – 30th, 2022 | NORTH CAROLINA
NOV 8th-12th, 2022 | NYC
MAY 19th – 21st, 2023 | GEORGIA

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Throughout the entire process, from finding Kristen to getting the photos back, she was nothing short of amazing. My husband and I aren’t ones for getting our pictures taken and Kristen made us feel very comfortable the entire time. She listened to and answered all the questions I had leading up to the wedding. 

She was also extremely friendly and all of my family and friends she met still rave about her. Her photos came out amazing, she even had no problems climbing up in an old hay loft to get some shots, and they’re my absolute favorite! If you’re considering Kristen for your wedding photographer I highly recommend! Her professionalism, enthusiasm and pictures she captures are incredible!

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COMING SOON &

giving back!

I believe every child & adult should have access to a wonderful education, which is why in August I am launching my fine art print shop with the vision of supporting schools and educational programs. With each print purchased, a percentage will go towards educational programs serving all ages, as well as growing the arts in schools. 

-Kristen Ellis

DREAMER | PHOTOGRAPHER | PHILOMATH

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INVESTMENT 
DETAILS

I create custom proposals for each and every one of my clients. Each wedding is unique and I don’t want to charge you for things you don’t need or leave out anything that is important to you. For more details on wedding packages and to find out more about a custom collection, please contact me. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your pricing?

Every wedding is unique and deserves to be perfectly tailored to your needs. Like your gown or suit, it has to fit like a glove, and so, I offer custom proposals designed just for you.

With that said, wedding photography service begins at $8,800. Click here to send me your wish-list so I can better understand your needs and create a custom designed wedding photography package for your big day.

Does your pricing include travel?

Since each wedding is unique, as well as locations, my pricing does not include travel costs. I will include the travel & accommodation pricing in your custom wedding proposal, and I also will handle all of my travel arrangements.

With that said, view my bucket list location for a special offer if your wedding happens to be in one of these locations.

Do you include a second photographer?

Always. I never work without a second photographer, and I also have a lighting assistant. When you work with me, you can trust you have an experienced and knowledgable photography team to create gorgeous images on your wedding day.

How do you handle the wedding timeline?

I work closely with your wedding planner to create a timeline that will make your wedding day flow. I always recommend having a “buffer” period one hour prior to the ceremony where there are no photos planned. That way in case anything runs behind that morning, we have extra time and no stress.

During our first consultation, I will walk you through a timeline that will work well with your wedding. Many couples have stated it feels like they’ve planned the wedding after going over the timeline because it makes things so much clearer. Contact me to schedule phone consultation.

Will we get sneak peeks?

Of course! The night of your wedding you will receive a sneak peek of your wedding images.

How many images will we receive?

On average, your wedding gallery will contain between 50-100 images per hour of coverage.

Is videography included?

I do not offer videography as it requires an entirely different skill set. I do recommend Nic Dampier for videography services.

What is the turn-around time for our wedding gallery?

No longer than six weeks after your wedding will you be able to enjoy your gallery and relive each beautiful moment.

Do you offer wedding albums?

Wedding album design is my specialty. I love creating a bespoke albums for you because what better way to express the story of your wedding than in an album? Click here to see my exclusive wedding products.

What equipment do you use?

I photograph on a Canon Full format camera, with two card slots to ensure an automatic backup of your wedding images. I use an array of prime lenses and always bring backup cameras & cards. My lighting equipment is a collection of Geekoto speedlights & monolights.

How do we secure our date?

The first step is to contact me to see if your date is available. The next step is your phone consultation to chat details and then I will provide your custom wedding proposal. Upon approval of your proposal, a signed contract and a 50% retainer are required to secure photography services, and the final payment is due 30 days prior to your wedding date.

Are you Light & Airy or Dark & Moody?

Neither. I focus on light and ambience. If your wedding is outdoors on a bright and sunny day off the coast of Lake Como, Italy, I will photograph it to reflect such. If your wedding is indoors in a historic mansion and everywhere you looks just shouts cinematic, I will photograph it cinematically.

You’ve spent hours selecting your venue, colors, and details and it’s my job to photograph it as it is and curate a gallery that reflects your style and wedding.

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