I'm a Southern California and destination photographer specializing in whimsical and enchanting imagery. I also provide education for photographers on their journey to finding their niche and creating the business of their dreams.
"When I think back on my perfect fairy-tale wedding, the first thing that comes to mind (after marrying my husband, of course) is the photography! I had a very specific vision when I first planned my wedding, and after doing a quick search online, Kristen was the first and only photographer to catch my attention. Her style of photography 100% matched my vision, and it carried through from the engagement shoot to wedding day. Months after the wedding, I'm still getting compliments on our unique photos, which perfectly capture the essence of fantasy.
As a professional, Kristen consistently delivered in terms of timing, quality, and extreme attention to detail. As a person, Kristen is so kind, easy to communicate with, and offers really good advice when it comes to deciding on the day-of schedule. I was in tears on rehearsal day when I thought the day-of schedule needed to be changed, but Kristen quickly came to my rescue and assured me that my vision would be fully carried, and it did without any issues! Easily put, Kristen helped make my dream of a fairy-tale wedding come true, and I have all our outstanding photographs by Kristen to transport me back to that day. I highly recommend Kristen!"
“Kristen Booth is an incredibly intuitive and gifted wedding photographer. I found her through instagram when looking at #fairytale hashtags (lol) and I knew she had to shoot our wedding. However, I had already booked someone else and even though I lost out on my deposit I listened to my gut and choose Kristen.
On the day of our wedding Kristen was on time and ready to shoot. She captured me getting ready but most importantly got the most amazing first look of when my husband saw me in my dress. Kristen worked very efficiently with our timeline for the day and knew when to achieve the perfect light. She also made us feel comfortable and was able provide suggestions on poses that felt natural to us. We shot at three different locations, as we had more flexibility with an elopement and she was flexible and happy to do it.
We just received our finished photos and we are beyond thrilled with them. My husband and I laughed and cried looking at the memories that will last a lifetime. If your wedding is your fairytale then she is the perfect person to capture just that! Thank you Kristen!”
"Kristen is quite simply - the BEST! She was an absolute dream to work with from day one - so friendly, easygoing, there anytime we had questions - and by the end of everything, felt more like a good friend than anything else. She takes the time to get to know you and your story as a couple so that she can tell it in a way that is true to you. She listens to what is the most important to you. She went above and beyond in so many ways. And the finished product - her work - is unbelievable. She is THE fairy tale wedding photographer. She captures your day, your love and you story - and most importantly that FEELING. When I first received our photos I spent the morning laughing, crying and experiencing every beautiful moment again as if I were right back there. I've done it countless times since then, whenever I go through our album. The gift she has given us - the ability to relive the happiest day of our lives over and over again - is priceless. I can't wait till the day that we can share our story, with kids and grandkids, through the images and moments she captured. I truly she believe she is the best wedding photographer there is, in every aspect - and such a lovely human being as well. Thanks again Kristen!!!"
"I truly believe that things happened for a reason, and having Kristen Booth as our wedding photographer was one of those things. Something to know about me, since it played a big part in planning my and my now husband’s wedding, is that I happen to be a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things fairytale.
I came across Kristen’s webpage as I was attempting to find a picture of Victoria’s Pirate tower in Laguna Beach. At the time, I was also actively searching for the perfect photographer for our wedding but had been unsuccessful because I was not fully satisfied with the other photography styles that I had already looked at. So, I stumbled across this beautiful engagement shoot image of the pirate tower that appeared as though it had just been ripped out of a fairytale book and I had to know where it had come from, that’s when I found Kristen and I immediately reach out to her to meet. As soon as we met, I knew her photography style was exactly what I had been looking for. Kristen delivered such amazing work for both our engagement shoot and wedding. She is so sweet, creative, talented, and easy to work with. My husband and I could not be happier with our pictures. We’ve received many compliments from our family and friends. Believe me when I say, Kristen is the best!"
"I spent countless hours researching for the perfect photographer. My now-husband and I were eloping, but we wanted to do it well and with a specific fairy tale style in mind. Photography was the one thing we were really devoting budget to, as it was important to us that our friends and family who weren't there could see our special day. Kristen was exactly what she promises with her portfolio, and we couldn't be happier with choosing her. She made me feel like a Disney princess, and she's super fun and relatable on top of talented."
Kayla and Darnel chose the perfect August day for their Falkner Winery wedding. Temecula wine country holds some of the best wedding venues in Southern California and Falker is no exception to that!
Kayla and Darnel chose the perfect August day for their Falkner Winery wedding.
Quinn and Holly’s love story is almost too good to be true. English girl goes on vacation in California and falls in love with surf instructor. Sounds like a plot to the next box office hit, right?!
Quinn and Holly’s love story is almost too good to be true. English girl goes on vacation in California and falls in love with surf instructor
I had the opportunity to fly to New York to capture these Oheka Castle fairytale wedding photos. Oheka Castle has been on my shooting bucketlist for many years, so I was beyond thrilled when Brittany reached out to me about her enchanted wedding. It certainly did not disappoint!
I had the opportunity to fly to New York to capture these Oheka Castle fairytale wedding photos.
On a gorgeous July morning, I arrived at Hilton Waterfront resort to capture Melody and JJ’s enchanting Huntington Beach Wedding. JJ is a professional golfer, so these two are always on the road and actually live in Scottsdale, AZ.
On a gorgeous July morning, I arrived at Hilton Waterfront resort to capture Melody and JJ’s enchanting Huntington Beach Wedding.
Last month, I had the pleasure of flying to Chicago to photograph this beautiful wedding day. Corina and Vartan were such a lovely couple to work with. Corina is not only stunningly gorgeous, but also one of the sweetest and most gracious souls I have had the pleasure of knowing.
Last month, I had the pleasure of flying to Chicago to photograph this beautiful wedding day.
Want to elope in a fairytale scene? Redo your wedding photos in an epic way? Or want some over-the-top portraits - "just because"?
I offer a variety of mentorships and workshops, both online and in-person. These courses are one-on-one and range from shooting techniques and editing in Lightroom, to business and branding.
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