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Hi, I'm Kirsten! (Pronounced "Keer-stin")

I grew up in Manchester, Maryland and now reside in Hanover, Pennsylvania with Tyler, my handsome hubby. We've been married for just over five years, and live in a cute little blush pink cottage with our two pups, Myah and Bax.

My obsessions include good quality and simply adorable dish towels, organic essential oil blends, thrifted vintage mushroom kitchenware, anything corduroy, and flowers. All control is lost when I shop at Anthropologie, Williams Sonoma, World Market, or Pottery Barn.

When I'm not photographing weddings and portraits, you can find me sipping on a delicious craft beer, cooking in our kitchen, or snuggling on the sofa reading up on how to live a more natural, organic lifestyle. I love listening to live music, spending time outside, and taking it easy with our family members and friends.

I'd be honored to have the opportunity to get to know you. Being invited to share in the richness and beauty of your life is truly a blessing that I cherish. Let's grab a drink and sit and talk about love, life, recipes, and all of our favorite things! I'm excited that our paths have crossed and can't wait to see where they take us together!

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Katie T. Sent on 07/20/2023
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If you are looking for true talent, tasteful photos and a photographer that GENUINELY cares, hire Kirsten. She’s one of kind!

Tasteful and talented, Kirsten not only delivers an incredible gallery but she is a wonderful person and a welcome sense of calm on your wedding day. We are THRILLED with our wedding photos - I truly cannot recommend her more highly!

From day one, Kirsten felt like a friend and support system in our wedding planning process. She greeted every interaction with genuine enthusiasm, never hesitated to answer questions, including helping me plan the lighting in the room, and happily pored over every design inspiration board and Vogue wedding profile I sent her. She is organized, professional, communicative and has a fantastic eye. She sends a detailed questionnaire to ensure she understands all the desired photos/group shots and takes time to review wedding party details and understand family dynamics etc. On the day of the wedding, she and her team brought a welcomed sense of calm and positive energy to the room. They were able to expertly navigate timeline changes, read if things were getting stressful and helped us work through it. She also didn’t hesitate to stay on for additional time when we asked if we were able to pay and extend the photography service.

Kirsten delivered a gallery that feels so full of life, she perfectly captured the absolute joy and love we felt that day. We actually got emotional looking at them. Everyone was so at ease around her, including my husband and I, it is evident in the photos (or perhaps not because everything looks so natural!). Our photos came out better than we ever imagined. We will cherish them always!
Eliza Sent on 10/06/2022
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100 Stars | We Gained a Lifelong Photographer and Friend

It is hard to express how incredible Kirsten is. I swear if I could give her 100 stars I would. From the moment I first spoke to her on the phone I felt incredibly comfortable. She shot our engagement pictures the fall before our wedding and I remember thing - thank goodness we hired her. Throughout the planning process she was beyond flexible and communicative. She met us weeks before our wedding at our venue AND our hotel to scope out important places we wanted to shoot and helped prep our rain plan (which we did need). Kirsten was always a text away if we needed anything. On our wedding day, it was like having a best friend around for some of your best moments. She guides just enough, making sure you look and feel great which in turn produces incredible results. I could not be more obsessed with our photos and the love and care she put into crafting our album is truly above and beyond. In addition to our stunning album we received a beautiful glass box of prints and a hard drive of all our images. Each was carefully and beautifully packaged - I was truly amazed by these three packages when they arrived in the mail....but I should not have been - because that is just how Kirsten is. A classic, timeless, capturer of beauty who we are so incredibly grateful walked into our lives!
Allie M. Sent on 04/24/2019
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Love kirsten!

Kirsten was amazing!! I absolutely LOVED working with her on our clients weddings. She is so down to earth and fun to work with. If you are looking for an amazing photographer, you CAN NOT go wrong with Kirsten. She is by far one of my favorites. :)
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I love working with Kirsten! She's authentic which makes her stand out from the rest of the photographers in her industry. She is relatable and confident in her work. You definitely want her on your vendor team at your next event.

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We loooove Kirsten!! She is kind, professional, and has an amazing eye!! I highly recommend her to everyone in need of a photographer!

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Kirsten is lovely to work with, and her pictures are gorgeous! We recently worked a wedding together and she was a joy to work with that day. Always paying attention to get those great pictures, but not at all in the way. So sweet and personable and fun!!

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