Kristina creates bold portraits and relatable narratives for publications, non-profits, and brands. Her work is imbued with empathy, humor, light, and warmth. She endeavors to honor heroism, hard work, resilience, and hope, and is often drawn to the offbeat and unexpected moments of everyday life. Kristina approaches editorial, commercial, and personal projects from the same ethos.
Featured by APM Reports, Brigitte, CNN, Condé Nast, Consumer Reports, EatingWell, Financial Times, Glamour UK, H&R Block, Inc. Magazine, National Parks Magazine, New York Times Magazine, NPR, Smithsonian, This Old House, Wall Street Journal, Wild Turkey Distillery, Whisky Advocate, and Wine Spectator.
Kristina hails from Chicago. She studied art history, communication, and design, earning a B.F.A. in Visual Communication. For a decade she built a successful career as a freelance designer, art director and art producer, while cultivating her interests in cinematography, poetry, and Jungian psychology. She was ultimately drawn to photography, starting her career as a freelancer for Chicago area newspapers before venturing south, to Nashville.
This past summer, after making Nashville home base for 17 years, Kristina sold her home and possessions, packed up her gear, and has embarked on an open ended road trip to explore the West / Northwest. She is currently in Seattle and available for shoots in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and Northern California.
COVID-19 Update, November 2020: Health safety protocols include wearing masks at all times, except the subject while being photographed. A safe social distance will be maintained, hands and equipment will be sanitized. Shoots will meet and/or exceed current state and local guidelines. For the time being, this includes working solo or with no more than two assistants/crew members on set, traveling to locations by car, and hiring local crew whenever possible.