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I can’t believe that this is my last 10 on 10 post for 2015.  It has been a fantastic year and I have so enjoyed getting to know all of the wonderful photographers in this blog circle. My hope in 2016 is that we all get to actually meet one another.  I’ve got my fingers and…

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  • Kim B.

    What amazing locations! These are fabulous, Kristina! I’m sure these families were thrilled with these shots! Have a wonderful Holiday, Kristina!
    xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Wow, your family shots are so beautiful, just like you and your family. Seems like you had a lot of fun together that day. I love the bokeh in the single portraits, but my favourits are number one and ten – really nice.
    I wish you and your family all the best for the end of this year, and I am looking forward to follow you in the upcoming new year – Happy new year 🙂

    Trini, NorwayReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Jakobsen-Martin

    Kristina, you do such great work. Those are such wonderful portraits. I am sure you clients are really happy. I hope we can all meet in person someday next year too . . . I saw that you posted something about a new photography camp; maybe some of us can swing that next year.ReplyCancel

  • Luciane Steiner

    So much happiness in this family, you captured it so very well!
    Love the frosty mug images and the silhouettes but my favorite is the girl twirling her dress ♥
    Would love to have a get together, hope we can make it happen in 2016!
    Happy Holidays!ReplyCancel

My daughter asked me if I could take her to the Dia de los Muertos festival earlier this month.  She needed to go as part of an assignment for her Spanish class.  I knew it would be a great photo opportunity so I was excited to go. I have to say this festival is the best…

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  • What a fantastic event to go to! Looks like you all had a blast 🙂 The colors, the feathers, the costumes – seriously an amazing event to photograph and you absolutely captured it all so beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, a dream indeed – in love with all of the bright colors. Your images should be in the San Jose Mercury News!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina, I am so impressed of your images and the way you celebrate your dead. It looks amazing, I can almost feel the energy and the music. In my country we don´t have any festivals like this, hopefully you will find those who live in your area and do it again next year – I would love to see the pictures 😉ReplyCancel

  • Luciane Steiner

    This event reminds me a lot of the mardi gras parades in Brazil, lots of costumes, colors, feathers, music and dances! Love the couple with their faces painted! Wonderful images!ReplyCancel

  • Looks like a fun outing, and you did a great job capturing the spirit of the event!ReplyCancel

I had such a great time with the V. Family at one of my favorite parks in Los Gatos, Vasona Park.  We captured a wonderful blend of traditional posed photos, lifestyle images, as well as a few with a more photojournalistic flare….it was a fantastic session. Some of my favorite photos from our time together are the…

Last month I took an online class with Audrey Woulard Photography.  I’ve been following her work for the past year and love her style and use of light. Her Finding the Light-Top Three course focused on shooting in full sun, creating a “pop out” (where the background is dark) and the “blow out” (where the…

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  • Wow, Kristina!
    Those are amazing! Great work! I remember seeing the full-length shot of your friend on instagram and thought it looked like a magazine shot!ReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Thanks so much Kim. She is gorgeous willing to “model” for me which is great!ReplyCancel

  • Wow – your portraits are awesome. I hope your family and friends feel special after you photographed them, they look beautiful. I am getting curious of your online course, really interesting.

    Thank you for sharing and telling about your new passion 😉

    Kind regards from Norway, TriniReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Thank you so much Trini! It was a great class. I totally learned some new tricks. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Luciane

    All portraits are gorgeous, you really nailed it! I specially like the pop outs, the light is gorgeous! Also love you friend’s full body portrait, looks like a fashion magazine editorial!ReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Thanks so much. I agree, I like the pops out the best. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen

    Wonderful portraits, I don’t think I can choose a favorite – I love them all!

    Great work and I applaud your commitment to learning. And, your kids are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Looks like a very successful workshop experience! I’m surprised how much I LOVE the “pop-outs” given how partial I am to lighter images. But these are amazing, such classic portraits of your beautiful kids. You know I’ll be picking your brain… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Great job getting out there and practicing new skills! Your portraits look great. Lighting can be so tricky!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Jakobsen-Martin

    These are so great. I am so impressed that you learned those skills so quickly after just one class. Wow. Did you use fill flash on the faces? I absolutely love the first three photos of your kids . . . I hope you print and frame them.ReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Hi Bonnie: Thanks for your kind words. I didn’t use any flash. I actually took those images in my front doorway. 🙂 And you know what? I did print and frame them. 🙂ReplyCancel

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