Hello!! I’m Krista, wife to Greg, mommy of six kiddos from 2-21, and owner of Loving Memories Photography! I am a curly haired, filter-less, and fun ball of fire! My family has owned and operated a garage/towing service/junk yard for nearly forty years in this area, so I grew up immersed in the craziness that is a family run business! I love my family, but the family business wasn’t for me! I decided that I wanted to go to college, and have held various positions in companies around the area. I had the business experience down… but unlike most photographers, I did not have a camera in my hand since the age of three. As a matter of fact, I did not purchase my first DLSR until about ten years ago! At the time I was working for a large corporation in a high stress, very technical position as a project manager and photography became therapy for my day job! I began reading books, and watching YouTube videos to learn more about the technical parts of photography. I found it absolutely fascinating, and it quickly consumed my free time. Social media was really becoming more mainstream at the time and friends and family began to ask for me to capture their images, and before I knew it, I was a full time photographer. The transition seemed so fast and looking back, I don’t remember many of details of this journey. I still find time to take as many in person and on line seminars, training courses, and read as much as I can about photography! I love experimenting with light and I think I have finally found my style! I love deep, rich colors and natural editing., and while I enjoy photographing everything, I am always asked what my favorite sessions are! I always answer...weddings and newborns! I love the chaos of weddings. I think my project management background helps me stay organized and stress free during weddings, and being a mommy of six, I have a few tricks to help with newborns! Throughout the last few years my work has won a few awards and has been published in magazines and blogs, which has been really exciting for me!
Recently I was able to expand the team at Loving Memories, and I feel like I am finally finding a balance with my personal and professional life! My personal life is super swamped with kids, activities, tons of laundry and crazy schedules. I even have found a way to enjoy a few moments to myself! I have revisited my love of reading mystery novels and figured out that I enjoy pink fizzy wine and lots of coffee!!!! I’m also firm believer that everything is better with bacon, butter, chocolate or cheese!
It’s my goal to capture your memories in a fun, stress free way, and treat you and your family as I would want my children to be treated!
Nina captured this amazing shot of my handsome husband Greg and me this summer!
Jordyn captures my family pictures every fall! This was our 2015 version with all of our kiddos from youngest to oldest, Charlee, Marley, Sydney, Kalynne, Trenton & Skyler!