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Coffee Shop Hop Part 4 | 10 on 10 April

A few weeks ago I had the best time celebrating my dear friend Suzanne’s birthday doing one of our favorite things….a photo walk coffee shop hop.  We started this tradition 2 years ago and so far we’ve had four outings to San Francisco with the express(o) purpose to visit local coffee shops and of course take […]

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Kim Bajorek - I hope to do this with you sometime! What fun! And great open, airy spaces! Lovely images!!

Luciane Steiner - Kristina, love your coffee shop’s hops, I still remember last year’s pictures! I think we should do a San Diegan version of it 😉
All images are gorgeous, if it wasn’t too late I would grab a coffee right now!

Bonnie Jakobsen-Martin - I love this series. Your photos are so wonderful–magazine worthy! Do you take these with your big camera? I am assuming you do with all the beautiful bokeh.

Diana Foster - Love, love your blog and your photography. Great to connect yesterday! I met Suzanne at GATHER last year.

Kristina - You are so kind! Thank you. Yep, most all of them were taken with my big girl camera. A few are iPhone too.

Kristina - Thanks so much Diana. So great to chat with you yesterday. Look forward to keeping in touch.

Kristina - San Diego???

6 Tips for Capturing Beautiful Prom Photos

This past weekend was my daughter’s Junior Prom.  She went with a group of girlfriends and asked me to take photographs of everyone before the big event.  I, of course, was super excited to do so….it’s not every day that she actually asks me to take her picture.   Unfortunately, the weather was cold and […]

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sharon - Dear Kristina,

Thank you so much for sharing the photos and the tips.
You are a wonderful photographer. So creative! From the photos, you made all these girls look so gorgeous and beautiful. It’s hard to imagine that these pretty photos were taken from a rainy day. My daughters told me they had a great time there. Thank you very much for taking time to capture their most precious moments and giving girls a lifetime of memories. I really appreciate it.


Kristina - Thank you for your kind message. I loved photographing the girls. It was a wonderful afternoon and they are all such lovely young ladies. I so enjoyed our time together.

Canon 135 mm F/2 lens Review | March 10 on 10

Last fall I purchased a Canon 135 mm lens and I have to admit that I had not really used it very much.  I found it a little soft with regard to focus and wasn’t sure if it was user error or my lens.  I decided to take it out and give it another try and […]

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Kim Bajorek - Great post, Kristina! I’ll have to check out your link. I have this problem at times, though at the moment I can’t remember what lens it is with. And your daughter…always such a beauty! :)

Trini - This was really interesting, Kristina – I will for sure look into this, because I seem to have some of the same problem with one of my lenses, I did not know of this before – thank you for sharing. I thought I was just being shaking my hand or was getting this age vision challenge, but it might be as “simple” as this.
I love your portraits, your daughter is such a beautiful girl. My favorite image is the second last one, when she is playfully looking down.
I am not sure what Leap Day is, but I wish you a great day :-)

Love from Trini in Norway

Luca - It seems that we all have the same soft focus issue! But I didn’t know you can calibrate the lens, thanks for sharing the link! Your daughter is gorgeous and all images are beautiful, I specially love the last one, all that bokeh in the background make her glow!