I didn’t understand then that photos that captured her and how she impacted the world doing all the things that were “so Jadyn” would mean to me!

I know now that photography became my calling because I’m doing what I wish someone had done for me, creating authentic, emotive, and timeless photos. It’s the emotion and connection that endures. 

I’m a small-town Central Illinois girl with a big love of the world and an even bigger love of photographing families where they live and love. 

Your Family Photographer

I'm Kristine

am so excited you're here! Documenting family life through a camera lens is not anything I ever thought I’d be doing, but the story of why I am is inspired by my daughter Jadyn. I had the “expected” photos taken at the local chain store studio. I worried more about what she wore and how the props complemented her clothing than having an authentic photo of her. I didn’t know better, but I see things very differently now.

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We talk about her because we’re proud.
We talk about her because she deserves to be remembered.

We talk about her because even though she’s not physically with us, she’s never far from our mind.

We talk about her because she’s part of us, a part that we could never ignore or disown.

We talk about her because we love her still, and we always will. Forever. Nothing will ever change that.

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JADYN BREANNE NELSON

You Deserve the best

Your family inspires you every day in different ways; from how they make you laugh, to how they show love. I think it’s so important to document these things, and I would love to meet you and your family and create meaningful photos that are more than you expected. 

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"Kristine exudes a rare passion for her work, getting excited about new moments! I can never wait till our next session as I am always amazed at how she captures moments perfectly - her eye for that is unreal, and she makes the experience fun! She has given me photos that I will forever treasure."

Ballard Nature Center - Altamont, il

Laura g

"Better than I could ever imagine! Captured every giggle and every moment that we can only hope to remember. I'm amazed how well you captured our personality and the little details."

effingham, il

kaitlyn c

“I didn’t need to look any further after I found you. There was something personal and breathtaking about your work. It was real and vulnerable.”

effingham, il

Amber M

“Absolutely love them! Better than I could imagine.”

effingham, il

ally a

"Kristine is nothing short of amazing, both professionally and on a personal level. She makes the whole process of getting pictures taken stress free and fun. Her pictures capture real emotion and are simply stunning. I am so grateful for the memories she has helped my family capture over the years."

effingham, il

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