I photograph kids and families in familiar places because that's where their hearts are happy. My style is non-traditional, never fussy, and definitely full of fun. 

It's licking the beaters, jumping in mud puddles, tickle fights on the bed kind of fun.

My style is best described as documentary and lifestyle. That means that I approach every session with not a single expectation other than to capture the love present in every family.

My repeat families treasure a series of photos chronicling their lives and telling their stories.

I meet your children where they are. Shy kids may want to cuddle on the couch, and the-ones-who-never-stay-still will probably want to show me around your house and play.

It's more than a pretty picture. It's the heartfelt, tender moments, funny stages, chaos, innocence, imagination, sweet giggles, and even the meltdowns. You're gonna miss these days. 

Because They’re Only Little Once

Message me via the contact form and tell me a little about yourself and the type of session you want. We can then discuss what’s most important to you in your photos and make sure we are a good fit.

1. Say Hello

2. book your Session

A $200 nonrefundable retainer fee and a signed agreement are required to reserve your session date and time. The remaining balance of your chosen collection is due seven days before the session date. Please inquire about availability and travel rates if you are more than 50 miles from zip code 62401. 

Ask me anything! I'm always here to help.
Clothing can make or break the entire feel of your photos. Don't know what to wear? I offer complimentary styling help for all my clients. 

3. Planning Your Session

Session day is here!
Enjoy this time with those who matter most in your life. Come to your session ready to play and cuddle your littles, because they are the memories that will mean the most now and always. Just let go of all the expectations because that is when the magic happens. I promise!

4. relax & have fun

About two weeks (up to four weeks) after your session, you’ll receive an email invitation to view your proofing gallery. All collections include a set number of edited digital images, an online gallery, and personal printing rights to print at your leisure. 

5. after your session

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Show them what their childhood looked like!

We will decide on the best location together. It can take place in your home, backyard, or favorite place around the Effingham area.

This session is meant for a single child. No parents or siblings included.
I will let your little one lead. I want to photograph them in their natural element regardless of their mood. Toddlers are my favorite people, so don’t worry about them “acting up.” I’ve got tricks up my sleeve.

childhood stories

Spend intentional time together doing the things you enjoy!

Locations can be beautiful, but I promise, the background isn't the focus: your family is. We will decide the best location together. It can take place in your home, backyard, or favorite place around the Effingham area. 

Collections from $400

family stories

Newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your home.

We hear about it being a love like no other, but we don't fully grasp that until we become parents ourselves. Those tiny features and newborn cries change so quickly, and it all can seem like a blur. I'm here to help you remember all of it! Newborn sessions are relaxed, baby led with lots of cuddles, and plenty of breaks for feeding and changing. I would be honored to capture this precious and fleeting time in you and your family's life.

newborn stories


maternity • newborn • child • motherhood • family

book your session

Collections from $400

Collections from $500

Kristine has a magical way with the kids that could only be described as an art. Right now, these photos are for me, to document these fleeting, precious years of innocence. But one day they may be for them too."

frances d

"We absolutely loved working with Kristine! She made the process so easy and the whole session was so laid back. She was very patient with my two girls and they took to her right away. This was our first in-home session and we will definitely be back for more. These pictures tell the story of our lives. I can hear my daughter’s giggles through these pictures and I love that they incorporate some of her favorite things! We will treasure them forever!"

morgan w

"This was such an amazing experience with Kristine!! Being in our own home made the session so laid back and comfortable!! I feel like we were all full of laughter the whole time! She was absolutely wonderful with my kiddos! They took to her instantly!! Would recommend an in-home session with her to everyone! Not to mention her editing skills are beautiful!"

lauren n

"Kristine has such an amazing talent. She goes above and beyond in her work and throughout it all, she makes sure everyone is having a good time. Her work is like no other. She is more focused on the "real" and less on the posed photoshoots, which is why there is so much life in her photos. Her personality makes you feel like you've known her for years."

aspen p