Hi, I am Kiersten!
I specialize in capturing the unique and authentic personalities of high school seniors, families, and small businesses.
One of the things that makes me stand out as a "teen" photographer specifically, is my background as a high-school guidance counselor. Connecting with teens is one of my passions, and photography is another. I can't think of a better way to meld the two to create a comfortable and amazing experience for your teen!
I strive to make sure each of my clients feel connected, confident, and supported throughout the entire process.
I have two teen boys of my own, am married to my high school sweetheart am obsessed with coffee, fresh flowers, and travel, I am a lover of information and spontaneity. I always need to google "why" and like to obsess over different types of media...sometimes books, sometimes podcasts, shows...whatever... I love to learn and keep up with all things current.
I hope you will allow me the honor of connecting with your teen, your family, or your brand. I promise to capture you in a way that will bring a smile to your face and a little nostalgia to your heart. Let's wrap it all into a beautiful bow and create an amazing experience and a fabulous capture that will last a lifetime!
I grew up surrounded by the smell of turpentine and still wet oil paintings while I painted with my grandfather in his NYC basement. We would spend hours painting over the already painted canvases trying to perfect one of his many crafts. He was my first inspiration and introduction to the world of creativity. As life went on and I grew up, I took various art classes and never quite painted what I saw the way that I saw it. Then I discovered photography!
My children made me stop to see the beauty in the little things around me. I wanted to savor every minute. With a camera, I could do it. I could take a snapshot in time that actually looked like what I was thinking!
Fast forwarding to today...photography fills me up. It fills my heart, it fills my mind, it requires me to be present, it challenges me and allows me to continue to grow in a direction that has always felt natural to me.
It enables me to put on paper those little snapshots in time, whether it be with my family, my friends or yours. Life is really in the little things. In the people. In the relationships. In the nuances. In the simplicity of it all.
If everything material was lost tomorrow, I would wish most for my snapshots in time.