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Introducing: Our Engagement Photographer

June 9, 2010

We are so excited about our engagement photographer: Kristiane Smith. Kristiane and her best friend, Brandon, are a mean student photography duo studying at UNT (also my school). Because photography is ultimately going to be my favorite part of the whole wedding planning process (as in my life), I was a little leery about going with a student photographer for any aspect of the wedding.

Once I saw Kristiane’s photojournalistic style and romantic whimsy (she always seems to capture the perfectmoment), I contacted her right away. If you’re in the DFW area, I highly recommend working with her. Although we haven’t had our shoot just yet (coming soon!), she has been awesome keeping in touch and understanding what we’re looking for.

Here’s a sample of her photos I put together to show you why I fell in love at first, second, and third sight:

Check out her blog: Scattered Joy

Or her website: Kristiane and Brandon Photo

17 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2010 12:02 pm

    Awesome photos! Your engagement session is going to look great!

  2. June 9, 2010 7:43 pm

    wow! these look amazing. i love the bottom 4. what a cutie pie!

    • June 9, 2010 9:34 pm

      haha yeah, isn’t she?! I’m really excited. I love that she has that indie/vintage feel, but I don’t think it’s overdone to the point where it’s too cliche. I love the depth she captures too. I could go on and on.

      • June 10, 2010 3:36 pm

        that is awesome. it is so important to find a photographer that you love on so many levels. the photographer was the one thing i didn’t want to compromise on, luckily we know an amazing one!

  3. June 9, 2010 11:16 pm

    Looks like you picked a great photog. Wedding photojournalists are the best — although I’m biased because I’m marrying one. 😉

    • June 10, 2010 8:33 am

      Thanks! I totally agree…I don’t want 200 posed photos for the wedding….they all start to look the same and I don’t want to spend the whole night, only remembering all of the hours of posing we did! Congrats! You’ll have great photos forever! haha.

  4. June 10, 2010 2:47 pm

    How exciting! Love these images and can’t wait to see your shoot!!! xo

    • June 10, 2010 2:52 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m REALLY excited for it. I’ve got my mom all prepped with a hairspray holster and a powder compact. Summer in Texas is not ideal for a photo shoot.

  5. June 10, 2010 3:45 pm

    @Lisa – Thanks so much for popping back in! I know all about it…we’re in this weird decision-making phase now…where we can’t decide if it’s worth it to spend more for the details of having the day look great to the guests there (not that it won’t be anyway), or having amazing memories after the fact. The difference in the photographer you can get for (my budget might sound really cheap to some people, after reading a DELIGHTFUL post today on how the “average” photographer costs $8,000 now…) but between $800 and $1500…only $700 difference…but AMAZING difference in the photos…you know?

    I’m rambling…choosing the photographer will have to be another post for another day! Thanks again!

  6. June 11, 2010 7:14 pm

    I agree about the posed shots! I think we only did some for our grandparents and parents sakes so they would have them. But, otherwise, i was like “candids, ya’ll”, i want the real stuff and moments!

    can’t wait to see your photos! 🙂

    • June 11, 2010 7:59 pm

      Haha for sure! I’m so excited to work with Kristiane, she is too friendly! I think getting to know your photographer beforehand is so important…they can watch out for your interests then and they kind of know you!

  7. June 14, 2010 6:31 pm

    Kristiane’s style is fantastic! I was wary of looking for student photographers and fell on the other side because I didn’t feel up to digging through student portfolios and such but it clearly really paid off for you. Can’t wait to see the actual engagement photos of the two of you 🙂


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