I love to portray natural emotion in my photography, and I find that weddings are all wonderful opportunities to catch these genuine moments. With a fresh perspective, I portray unique interactions, expressions, and relationships in all of my images. One of my favorite things about being a photographer is watching as people begin to relax in front of the camera; it is so fun to capture natural moments as individuals interact with their surroundings and with one another!
Whenever possible, I enjoy taking a more photojournalistic approach to my photography. I do take a variety of posed shots, but I focus more intently on capturing real moments as they happen. I prefer for each photograph to look and feel natural.
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Cameron · Married on 10/14/2017
Kirsten Gardner is simply amazing. Before selecting a wedding photographer, my fiancé and I reviewed her work and thought everything looking beautiful but we were still worried about how the process would go, having never had professional photos done. Within about the first five minutes of meeting Kristen, that all went out the window. She is a very kind and genuine person. Any nerves we had were eased and we could not wait to work with her come wedding day! And on the wedding day, she was a dream. Everyone felt incredibly comfortable around her. She had fun with us but she was also super-efficient in capturing all of the group, bridal party, and family portraits. My husband and I were able to be natural, with Kristen gently guiding and capturing perfect memories. And the results were just stunning. I look at the pictures and relive the day over and over. We are so thankful for her. Cannot recommend Kristen more and we cannot wait to work with her again in the future!Sent on 01/18/2018
Megan · Married on 09/16/2017
Wow, I cannot thank Kristen Gardner enough for capturing our wedding day (and engagement photos) so perfectly!!! She exceeded absolutely ALL of our expectations and we now have such amazing photos to cherish for years to come! She is so sweet and has such a natural talent for photography and knows all of the right photos to take (& with perfect lighting!) :) She seriously couldn't have made things any easier for us throughout our whole wedding planning process. If I can help any future brides out there, I would just say to look no further, you have found an EXCELLENT photographer in Kristen...& you will not be disappointed!!!Sent on 10/20/2017
Carol · Married on 08/19/2017
Kristen was by far one of the best vendors we selected for our event. Besides being one of the kindest and most dedicated people you will meet, her pictures are breathtaking in the way she captures the emotions, colors and general feeling of the day. She not only made us look fabulous, but every pictures brought back a breathtaking memory. There are so many fabulous ones we would have to create a multiple albums to document it all! We have already asked Kristen to help us with some family portraits and I would use her time and time again. She really gets it and understands what you want to remember about your big day. It is very clear how much love and affection she puts into each one of her photos. She is a true artist. If there was an option to rate her more than five stars I would.Sent on 09/24/2017
Kristen is a fabulous photographer who also ensures that you are having fun while your photographs are being taken. No drudgery with her, but don't let that fool you as she takes her job very seriously. She captures the moment so well and gives her all to make sure your photographs are wonderful. Rev. Will and I both particularly love her candid photographs and her artistry in using different angles. You can entrust your wedding day to her with full confidence.
In the sea of photographers who may be overwhelming you at trade shows, and bombarding your mailbox, you MUST remember this name: Kristen Gardner Photography. As a Ceremony Officiant - and across my lifetime - I've seen the work of more photographers than I can remember, and Kristen Gardner stands tall above the rest. She has such a gentle and approachable way about her, and seems to be able to coax the authentic, relaxed and natural personalities of her subjects to the surface. This is a rare talent, and one that a true professional must posess in order to bring the timeless and transcendent quality we all hope will be captured forever in professional photographs. From the day I began using Kristen's photographs on my website, I received positive feedback immediately. If you want your first glimpses of the proofs to take your breath away, remember three words - Kristen Gardner Photography. Check it out: www.kristengardner.com.