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This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing these beautiful sisters.  I’ve been taking their photos for the past 8 years and every year we have a great time. This year we decided to try a new location and go to the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Jose.  I had never been there before…

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May 10 on 10 | Senior Style

This past month I have been busy with senior high school photo sessions.  I can’t even tell you how excited I was to work with all of these terrific young women and men.  I was blown away by all of their accomplishments and loved hearing about their plans for the fall. These teens are moving…

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  • Kathleen

    Beautiful shots Kristina ~ I can tell they were all very comfortable and you were able to capture their real smiles! Brava on getting such great shots of your handsome son! My son hates having his photo taken… 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Great work, what gifts for their families to have these shots and I couldn’t agree more – way better than formal yearbook images!ReplyCancel

  • Kim B

    You’ve got it down with the senior portraits. All are amazing and I love the locations!ReplyCancel

  • Kim B

    You do great work on Senior Portraits, Kristina! They all look great and I love the locations you’ve chosen!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning portraits – I love the idea of photograph the seniors – we don´t have any tradition for that in Norway, these young women and men are so relaxed in front of your camera. Beautiful work. Did you only use natural light?ReplyCancel

  • Wow, those are great portraits. (And what handsome son you have, too). I don’t do well with people pictures so I am always amazed to see the beautiful shots of other photographers who know how to do it. Your skills are incredible.ReplyCancel

  • Megan Wright

    These are gorgeous Kristina! Nice work on all the senior sessions!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely portraits, Kristina. Thanks for sharing, and including your son. I’m sure the families will be much happier than they would have been with the boring pricey school shots!ReplyCancel

  • Luciane Steiner

    You’ve been pretty busy with all these portraits! Nice work! I also agree with the yearbook thing, your images show much more of their personalities!ReplyCancel

10 on 10 February | Spring has Sprung

While parts of the country are still experiencing a winter wonderland,  spring has sprung here in California.  The trees are starting to bloom and the temperatures are mild.   As a former Midwesterner, I have to say this is one of the things I love about living on the West Coast. And love happens to…

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  • Bonnie

    Those are such beautiful images. I love the lemons. I am looking forward to seeing some Spring outside–it’s a ways off in the Midwest (this morning it is 0 degrees Fahrenheit) but it always comes one way or another . . .ReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      My parents live in IL and my mom said it was 20 below…brrr. Hopefully spring will be arriving for you soon. So glad you are part of this group.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Bajorek

    Hi Kristina! Isn’t it crazy how it’s Spring already? I do wish we had a winter, though I do love the flowers everywhere, and you captured them so beautifully! I love your processing on all of these. I’m inspired and may just go out and shoot some flowers myself!ReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Thank you Kim. I used some presets from Kim Klassen…I’m really enjoying that online space. 🙂 And yes, it is so crazy to see how early spring has arrived this year.ReplyCancel

  • Luciane Steiner

    Love the soft tones and the rich colors, I’m seeing lots of blooming in my area too!ReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Thank you Luciane and welcome to our blog circle. The blooms seem so early this year but I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Waow, that was a sight for winter-cold-sore-eyes 🙂 Thank you. I can almost smell the flowers and spring getting closer. I don´t want to look outside my window right now, but rather look at your images 🙂
    I am happy to know you take your time and really absorb the beauty of spring, I do too (in a few months)

    EnjoyReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Welcome to our blog circle. I’m sure it is very chilly in Norway but hopefully spring will be arriving soon and you’ll be outside photographing flowers before you know it. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristina, As always your images are beautiful! I love the magnolia blossoms (they are pink and I love pink!)ReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Aww thanks so much Laura. It’s crazy to see how early spring has come this year, isn’t it?ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen

    It really is Spring here! Lovely images ~ the purple is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Thank you Kathleen…yes spring is here so early this year. A far cry from our Midwest days, no?ReplyCancel

  • Lovely images, Kristina! Such gorgeous tones and composition! Not having much of a winter in California is definitely one of the things I both love AND hate about San Diego! A little winter would be nice, but I guess we can’t be too picky! The purple flower is my favorite – the light, angle, bokeh, processing… it’s all super yummy!ReplyCancel

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