Hello! My name is Kristine and I am a professional photographer residing near Seattle, WA. As you looked through my website, I'm sure you noticed that all my photos are full of color. I love LOVE color! Someone once told me, "I want to be able to remember the color of the dress I wore, the rosy cheeks on my child's face, the color of the flowers and grass..." In all honesty THIS is what I want to remember looking back at photos, and I KNOW you do too!
My favorite time to photograph is hands down during sunset hour when that sunshine peeks out and creates dreamy, golden light. My sessions are filled with laughter, love and so much fun! You know you had a successful photo session, when the kiddos don't want to leave or when they ask you 'when are we taking photos again?!" Yes, yes, yes a million times over. My goal is that your kiddo's don't even realize that this is a 'photo-session', I want them to just be them and have fun!
When I'm not busy with photography, I soak in every single moment with my family! In 2013, I married my best friend and supporter, Mike, who originally started the business! We started off photographing together, but as time progressed, Mike found his passion for Real Estate photography (We/Capture) and is totally rocking it! Shortly after we were married we were blessed to find out that we were pregnant with twins! A dream that both my husband and I had since we were younger - crazy, ha?! Our girls bring us SO much joy, and honestly life wouldn't be complete without them. We enjoy evening walks at Boulevard Park and eating Thai food anywhere we can find! As individuals and as a family, we are followers of Christ, and believe in one man and one woman marriage.
Now let's talk weddings! I want you to know that by placing your trusting Wild Grass Photography, you will receive the best possible experience. I am fun, energetic, cheesy with my jokes and super quick to direct during photos. I not only capture the posed shots that you'll want to show your kids one day, but I also capture the real moments - all the moments in between that show who you really are! Photography is not only a form of art, but it’s also story-telling. Why hire us? With every image we take, we strive to capture the love, laughter, smiles, tears and simply tell a story. We capture moments that you will look back on and relive the moment all over again. It is truly special how magical and how treasurable photographs can be, and it is our job to make that magic happen.
I can assure you that into every single photograph, I input 100% of my effort, time and thought in making sure you get the best photography experience. Let's grab some coffee and chat more in person!
What do your Wedding Photography packages include?
All of my Wedding Photography packages include high resolution professionally edited digital files on a USB. All images taken from the Wedding, will also be uploaded to our website, where you can access all the images with a password protected folder. All traveling expenses to and from the location, within Whatcom County, are included.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one Wedding in a day? Weekend?
Two Weddings in one day? Not a chance! Two Weddings in one weekend can sometimes be done under certain ideal circumstances, but I typically don’t do that either.
Do you have a replacement Wedding Photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have a network of experienced photographers that I can call upon.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Equipment needs can vary from one Wedding to the next. But typically, the usual would be my camera (Canon 5D Mark III), several different lenses, chargers, flash, and a few other small gadgets.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that we provide your meal?
I do not require a meal break, however, if a meal is offered by the Bride & Groom, why say no?! :) But, I typically do take a couple of very short breaks during quiet moments to have water or soda and a small snack.
Do you charge for travel?
If the Wedding is located within Whatcom County, all of my traveling expenses to and from are included. Anything outside of Whatcom County, yes, there is a small traveling fee to make sure my gas, accommodation and plane ticket gets covered. My travel fees for international destination Weddings are very reasonable!
How soon after our Wedding will our digital files be ready?
I ask a minimum of four weeks for editing. However, within the first couple weeks of your Wedding, I’ll be posting a few of my favorite images on our Facebook page! I will also make a blog post including some of my favorite finished images, usually around 10-20 images. After about four weeks from your Wedding date, your online gallery will be available to be viewed, and I will ship you your USB with all the high resolution professionally edited digital files.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, as your professional Wedding Photographer, I will retain copyright of all your Wedding images, however, I always provide a signed copyright release for you allowing unlimited personal use and printing of your Wedding photos.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
I prefer to; however, this is negotiable. I respect your privacy and I will never insist on retaining any right to publish photos of you. But I hope you’ll agree that your photos are amazing enough to share!
Will our images be available for viewing online?
Yes! First I’ll make a super awesome blog post about your amazing Wedding day. Then you will have an online private gallery. I will also post a few of my favorite photos on our Facebook page!
Why is Wedding Photography so expensive?
Wedding Photography seems so easy for the most part, ha? It’s sure fun and rewarding to be apart of someone’s BIG day, but it’s also very challenging. I never want to miss any special moment, so I am always on the look out of what I can capture on your Wedding day. At the end of the day, when I come home and go through all the images, there are literally a couple thousand shots taken (from 6+ Wedding day)! It will take me several weeks to go through each image and make sure each image gets the attention it needs. I often can find myself working 60-hour weeks! Professional edited digital files are very much important to me.
How many photos do I get?
It all depends on how long you will have myself present at your Wedding! Couples who hire me just for a few hours, will generally have under 1,000 image. Couples who hire me for 5+ hours, generally get 1,000+ images.
How can I make sure I look good in my photos?
Relax, and trust me! :) If you’re relaxed, it’ll come through in your photos. Leave some breathing room in your schedule so you don’t feel rushed, this is why I suggest trying not to cut back on how many hours you want photography coverage for. Get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water the night before! Also, having a close girlfriend, mom, or bridesmaid ready with your makeup bag and hairspray, when needed, is a huge help and huge stress reliever for you!
Should we do a “first look”?
This is completely up to you! The first look is a chance for the Bride and Groom to see each other privately before the ceremony. I want to say about two-thirds of my clients will say “yes” to the “first look” shots. It’s a great chance to get the Wedding jitters out and spend a few minutes alone together. I find that first look photos tend to be some of my favorites,. Honestly, it’s a real moment with real emotions!
Do I really need a second photographer?
No one “needs” a second photographer, but there are a lot of advantages having a second photographer present at your Wedding! You will receive more images and images taken from different angles; you walking down the isle, first look, Wedding kiss, getting ready photos (of the Bride & Groom), etc. And honestly, having a second photographer your nearly guaranteed to get all your special moments captured! Having another pair of eyes with a camera is awesome and very helpful for me.