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The Beginning

17 May ’12
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Hey! Guess what? I’m a plus!

First off, a secret. When I started the internship with LeahAndMark.com, I had no idea what I was in for… which was actually kind of the point. Sure, I wanted to shoot more, meet new people, and find ways to both improve and feel more confident in my work, yadda yadda yadda. But most of all, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that I’d seen these crazy photos from these crazy photo shoots in rivers and junkyards and bombed out buildings, with people jumping on trampolines and breathing fire and getting drenched in buckets of fake blood. I saw this and knew I wanted…. no, NEEDED to be a part of this. And somehow, after the fastest three months of my entire life, I’m an actual part of it now. And I’m honored.

I shoot everything. Weddings? Check. People? Check. Drag queens, cupcakes, a psychic in the woods? Check, check, check. I love that I keep a pair of rain boots in my trunk at all times and have used them on countless shoots. I love that my scenery changes so drastically from one day to the next. I love that my job is fun. And fulfilling and creative and forever evolving, changing, moving. I love that I’m constantly being challenged- by Mark, by my fellow photographers, by my clients, by myself. I strive to make a photo that’s interesting. Remember my affinity for staring at old photos for hours, days, weeks, years? How I love getting lost in a photo? That’s what I work to create every single time. Lose yourself in the details, or someone’s expression, or the sky or the light or the dark. Whatever grabs ahold of you.

I have a really awesome family. (Really. I have the cutest kids ever and a husband that happens to be my very best friend.) I have a penchant for busy cities, film noir, and punk rock covers of Broadway showtunes. I’m happiest when it’s cold outside and wear the salt stains on my winter boots with pride instead of buying a new pair, because the salt reminds me of the blizzard I survived in New York City last year. Life is better with pasta.

Thank you, Leah and Mark. Thank you, Raven. Thank you, Debra and Jo and all my fellow Alumni Interns. You guys teach me and inspire me and push me, and I’m so proud to be a part of your team. You. Are. Awesome.

 I’m +Krista. And I’d love to be your photographer.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Cheryl Wilson 17 May ’12 at 11:36 pm

    This is awesome Krista!

  • Reply LoAnn Iacono Hartman 18 May ’12 at 12:33 am

    That is really great, you are so amazing. I hope this journey takes you to beyond your dreams. Keep it up one day it will be all yours.
    love ya aunt lo.

  • Reply Raven Shutley 18 May ’12 at 1:48 am

    You're the best. <3 So glad you're on board.

  • Reply Ivette Li S 18 May ’12 at 4:31 am

    CONGRATULATIONSSSS…! Yes, in capitals! LOVE all the pictures… two thumbs up!

  • Reply Els Murray 18 May ’12 at 1:26 pm

    You definitely deserve it!

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