Editorial + Artistic

Wedding Portfolio

by Kristen D. Ellis

Editorial + Artistic Wedding photographer

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Kristen, the photographer and owner of Kristen D. Photography. I am a wedding photographer in Lexington, KY specializing in editorial and artistic wedding photography. I have also photographed weddings in Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, and Maine.

Even though I have photographed dozens of weddings, I still get excited talking about weddings. You can expect me to jump in excitement while photographing your engagement photos, to cry during the toasts, and to dance in celebration with you- camera in hand!

My Style

Editorial– Think of magazine images. This involves a lot of styling throughout the day. For example, most dressing rooms are cramped with furniture and cluttered with food containers, purses, and other odds and ends. It’s a wedding day, of course this is typical, right? To style your getting ready photos, I declutter and leave things that add to the photos.

Artistic– I love adding pieces to your wedding gallery that can stand alone as a piece of art. I love playing with light and shadow, movement, textures, and composition to give you amazing photographs.

Photojournalistic– Capturing the day without interfering. This is mainly why I have a mix of styles. Although I will compose photos throughout your day (mainly portraits and details), I will also capture the moments as they unfold. Capturing your groom’s reaction when he sees you for the first time. Reading a love note he wrote for you. Your sister helping with the veil. Your mom buttoning your dress. I may place you in the best light first, but then I will step back and let everything happen naturally.

If you’ve read this far, and would like to get to know me more, you can contact me here!


Memories become heirlooms.

WHAT TO EXPECT- Every wedding is beautiful and I want to give you an amazing photography experience. Along with full day wedding coverage, you will receive a complimentary engagement session.  I love engagement sessions because we get to know each other, and you become familiar with how I work. You will receive your engagement photos within 14 days of your session.

The day of your wedding, my second photographer and I will be capturing your details, the special moments filled with laughter and heartfelt tears, and the events throughout your day. You will have a sneak peek delivered to your email by the next day. Within 30 days of your wedding, you will receive your gallery.

Once you are back from your honeymoon (and if you choose a collection including one) you will receive an email discussing your luxury wedding album. Once you have approved your wedding album proof, it will be ordered and delivered within three weeks.

DESTINATION WEDDINGS- I would be absolutely honored to photograph your destination wedding. Please contact me with your destination and wedding date to discuss your photography needs.