Hi! I’m Sara Kristen, a lifestyle photographer based in Chattanooga TN.
I grew up with a love for creating things, from drawing to writing my own music. I’m a veteran yearbook staffer (in high school AND college). I guess I’ve got a thing for helping people remember fun (or awkward) stages in life! I attended Lee University, majored in Communications, and took every photography course offered. I love Building relationships, good quality conversations, and coffee shared with people I love. Weddings inspire me, and photography is the perfect combination of creativity and relationship I love so much. And it’s hands-down my passion for life.
Before taking any photos, I like to get to know you. Coffee dates are my favorite, especially talking with brides about their wedding day. I love the excitement of planning a wedding, the anticipation and joy. I love sunny, natural & relaxed looking photos. Most importantly though, I love making photos that show who YOU really are, photos that show YOUR personality. I like to capture emotions, candids, laughter & tears, details, and all the moments that you will want to remember. I take photos in between taking photos – – to get those great shots when people are just being themselves.
I like to have fun during photo-shoots. I’m always trying different things and doing whatever it takes to get a good shot. I’ve been known to climb rocks, wade in rivers, brave oncoming traffic, even stand out in the rain to get the best shot! I don’t do cookie cutter photography or traditional studio portraits. I have a thorough knowledge of poses and angles that look best, but I also work to get those candid shots that look very natural as well. I give directions where needed but during a shoot I do my best to also let you be free to be yourself! If you want to know more, I’m really friendly. Just shoot me a message, I’d love to hear from you!