Thursday, June 17, 2010

Marjie's Self-Adventure

Wow...what to say...what to say? This is the start of my blog, beginning with my most recent excursion with a wonderful woman named Marjie. I feel that these pictures really brought out the joyfulness she holds, and the delightful person she is. Also, we see Marjie's more girlish side in these shots! Look at that feet photo! Does it not remind you of elementary school, when all the girls crossed their feet like that while listening (or not listening...haha) to the teacher? I have known Marjie personally for many years, but never had I seen her live it up so much amidst just being who she is! That's the type of thing I like to do for people as a photographer --I show them that it's safe and okay to feel comfortable with what they enjoy doing.

For these portraits, we first stayed on Marjie's back porch, but afterward we went to a venue that is actually a really cool junk yard that feels somewhat abandoned. But hey, especially according to these fab pics, the abandoned can be beautiful, right? Other than choosing great settings that allow my customers to feel comfortable, I really like using little things in pictures that represent something about the person I am taking photos of. See that little frame she is holding? That was something I saw on the counter in her house and I saw potential with it. You might think, "What's the point of using a frame if the picture is gonna turn out in the shape of a box anyways?" Your answer is this: The frame represented a piece of Marjie. It came from her home. It was western. Like where she grew up. It was totally HER.

Choose me as a photographer, and I will help in bringing out the Y, O, and U, in YOU. :)


  1. Kristiana--You are a very good photographer. I have thoroughly enjoyed your photos. I love the way you choose unconventional backgrounds and you use the natural lighting well. I would recommend you to anyone and would like you to photograph me someday.

  2. You've done such a great job with this site, I'm so proud of you. Great pictures of Marjie! I wish you and I could do a photo shoot together, I know we would have a lot of fun and you'd bring out the M-E in ME.

  3. awh, thanks guys! I would LOVE to photograph both of you for sure! Let's set a date and I'll get my cameras snappin'!

  4. I really like the creativity in the first and third pic, especially the first! Looks good! Keep shooting and posting!

  5. Congrats! Well done - I'm proud of you.


  6. I love love LOVE what you did with these pictures and how you said, brought out her personality in them!! I'm kinda thinking about wanting some taken:) maybe i don't know.. Congratulations though, I'm excited to see what you're going to be posting in the future!:)


  7. What a great post! Beautiful shots!!! I can't WAIT for you to take my photos! I really need to get that worked out! This post made me more excited! (and honestly, I didn't think it was possible!!!) I love your style and you are just soooo personable ALL the TIME!!! How do you do it?!

  8. Hi, Kristiana. You are an amazing photographer. I hope you pursue it and never give up on it. Nobody does it like you. Your style is YOU. Sure, I'm biased, but even if I wasn't, I'd still be impressed.

  9. Quinn: thank you! I enjoy those shots as well. And I WILL keep posting! You just wait and see!

    Rose: That means a lot <3 I appreciate it

    Hannah: You're such a fun person already and it would be a PLEASURE capturing that with what I do! Call me up, any time!

    Katie: I'm just as excited, believe me. The prospect of any new adventure gets me all hyped! About the being personable thing --I guess some of it's choice and some of it is just God-given. :)

    Mom: I believe ya. :) Love you