MEMORIES are what motivate my love of photography. All throughout my childhood, my parents captured everything on camera - our family vacations, piano recitals, first days of school, sleepovers with cousins, and the list goes on. As time passes, these moments tend to fade from our memories, but I love how a photograph can capture an event that we may not otherwise have remembered. A moment that can never be repeated, but can be preserved forever through a photograph. Your wedding day is one of those milestones in life that deserves to be preserved in the most meaningful way possible, by someone who looks at your wedding not just as an occasion to take photos, but as a canvas on which to create beautiful artwork. When it's all said and done, the photographs will be all you have to remember your wedding day, and you will look back on those images for years to come. To me, that is why photos are absolutely priceless.
WHO I AM TODAY
I’m a homebody, a night owl, a bit of a health nut, and a neat freak who can’t stand clutter. I love the outdoors, and I’m probably the only one of my friends who loves living in Ohio; although, if I could move anywhere it would be someplace close to the mountains. I enjoy cooking, decorating, trips to the park with my kids, and watching crime investigation series and standup comedy specials on Netflix. I consider myself to be a little quirky and awkward (most of my friends and family would agree), but I’ve learned to appreciate my weird side. Believe it or not, I always strongly disliked having my photo taken (although I’ll tolerate it now), and I can’t take a decent selfie to save my life!
Thankfully, I have the gift of helping others look their best and feel at ease in front of the camera. The happiness I receive from helping my clients enjoy having their photo taken and the excitement when they see the feel beautiful in their photos is immeasurable; it’s why I love doing what I do. I credit much of my artistic ability to my father, who is amazingly talented and has been a professional photographer for 30+ years. He encouraged me to pursue photography and I’m so happy I’ve had the opportunity to preserve the beauty of a wedding day for so many wonderful couples. Out of the past 12 years photographing weddings, 5 of them have been spent as a husband and wife team, and Kristen Nicole Photography has never been better.
THE OTHER HALF OF KNP
Abel has been a blessing in my life, and in helping Kristen Nicole Photography grow and thrive. Three years into our marriage, he began assisting my on weddings. Aside from just helping me with camera gear and the logistics of the day, he learned to take photos and became a permanent 2nd shooter for our company. His involvement in the business, handling all the technical aspects of working a wedding, has as has allowed me to focus completely on the creative side and grow as an artist so I can better serve the wonderful couples we work with. He is the more extroverted of the two of us, and he enjoys interacting with people, and especially hanging out with the groom and his groomsmen on a wedding day.
In our everyday lives he works as a firefighter, and loves basketball, gadgets, sci-fi shows, Hamilton, and playing Nintendo games with our 5-year old. He’s an awesome dad, loves to cook, and he’s my own personal handyman - he can build or fix literally just about anything!