Kristina Lynn Photography: Branching Out

SnapKnot would like to give a warm welcome to our newest photographer in the Denver, Colorado area, Kristina Lynn Photography!  Kristina has recently added ‘destination wedding photographer’ to her tasks and always wants her clients to be happy at the end of their big day! Get to know her a little better:

Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Kristina and I am the sole photographer/owner of Kristina Lynn Photography & Design. Some people call me crazy because in this past year I have relocated to Denver, Colorado and have  also opened a portrait studio in my hometown of Clarion, Iowa. I make the 11 ½ hour drive back to Iowa multiple times throughout the year (good thing I love to travel!) and it’s totally worth it because my Iowa clients are awesome. I couldn’t just leave them behind! I have a passion for everything photography and love graphic design. I really enjoy traveling and am excited to start branching out as a destination wedding photographer.

Why did you choose to become a photographer?
I have always loved photography, ever since I got my first hot pink 110 film camera at age 9. But it wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I decided that I could make my hobby into a career. That year we had to complete a senior project in order to graduate. My high school had cancelled the photography class a few years before but still had all the darkroom equipment, so I sweet talked them into letting me learn how to use the darkroom as my final project. That’s what sparked my passion even more and really drove me to go to college for professional photography.

How long have you been a photographer?
I graduated with my photography degree in 2006. Then after working for a couple different studios, I decided it was time to go out on my own. I opened Kristina Lynn Photography & Design in January of 2009.

How would you classify your style of photography?
My style is a mix of modern, traditional, and photojournalism. I love creating beautiful imagery that my couples want to hang on their walls while also capturing all the details of the wedding day to use in creating custom album designs.

Who or what are some of your influences on either a personal or professional level?
I would say that my long time family photographer, Denny Cox, owner of Saul Studio in Iowa, played a huge part in influencing me to become a professional photographer. Every year since I was little, my sisters and I had our pictures taken by him. He loves his job and always made our sessions so much fun. He has really inspired me to go after my dreams!

What’s your preferred type of camera equipment?
I am a Canon girl and use only high-end camera bodies and lenses. I have an arsenal of lenses that help me create variety throughout the wedding day. Pretty sure one of my favorite lenses right now is my 70-200mm because it allows me to unobtrusively capture great moments.

What would you recommend for a couple just starting their search for a wedding photographer?
Don’t just base your search off of cost. Meet with different photographers before you book one. It’s really important that your styles and personality will mesh well. After all, you’ll be spending the majority of your wedding day together!  And remember, after all the cake is eaten, the flowers are gone, and the dress is put away, all you have left are your images.

SPECIAL OFFER: Book your 2013 wedding with me, letting me know that you found Kristina Lynn Photography & Design on SnapKnot, and receive an extra $100 in print credit to use towards any prints and products from your engagement session or wedding day.

If you would like to see more images from this destination wedding photographer, be sure and visit her website!

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