As a mama, wife, and the photographer behind Olive and Grace Photography, I understand, all too well, how busy life can get, and that it can be difficult to make time to document the little moments, or to simply be present in those moments with your family. I wholeheartedly believe that our photos should reflect who we are at our core, and that a lifestyle photo session should be more than simply standing and smiling at the camera. I am an avid crafter, cake eater, and storyteller, and love sharing these traits with my two little ones, who are often the subjects of my most cherished photos!
Serving Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, Delaware, and all of the surrounding areas, I have made it my mission, for more than five years, to document the authentic joy, love, and connections my clients share.
As an extroverted introvert (I recently learned that is a thing), I am all too familiar with the struggle of having joy-filled, loud, and belly laugh inducing moments with my family at home, and then freezing up in new or unfamiliar situations. Because of this, I am even more determined to help families of all personality types feel comfortable and confident in front of my lens. Whether you are looking to capture sweet and subdued moments, or the giggles, energy, and joy that only you see within your family, I will prompt and direct you throughout your session to ensure that we capture these moments authentically.
If you are looking for someone who will control every pose down to the placement of fingers, or someone to just snap a few photos, then I am probably not the Philadelphia family photographer for you. But, if you are dreaming of capturing your family’s story in all of it’s perfectly imperfect glory, then you’re in the right place.
ome may say that I've been a Philadelphia family photographer for a thousand years. All that I know is that I absolutely love what I do, and there's not a day goes by that I don't remind myself of that.
Throughout my more than five year career, I have had the honor of being published and featured both locally and nationally, but more than that, I have helped countless families and mamas-to-be embrace the perfectly imperfect chaos of motherhood in front of my lens. Seeing the photos that we create together hanging on my clients' walls to cherish for years to come is the light that brings me the most joy in the career, and I can't wait to see what we can create together!
I simply cannot express how wonderful it was to work with Kristi. She was an absolute rockstar! We had a family photo session that included six adults, a 3 year old, and a 9 month old, and she handled it with ease-- getting both posed and candid shots, moving us from location to location, and keeping the attention of distracted child and adult alike to create perfectly composed images that would make any mantle SHINE.
I have worked with many photographers, both as a professional classical musician as well as a Maître D' in the wedding industry, and I can honestly say that Kristi was one of the best I've had the pleasure of working with. I highly recommend her!
Brandywine Valley, De
“Kristi did an absolutely amazing job taking pictures of my family. I have two little boys - 3 1/2 and almost 2 - who are full of energy and snotty noses. She amazed me with her patience and fun ideas for the boys....they had a blast taking pictures with her. Her pictures left me speechless and I know I will treasure these pictures for a lifetime. I HIGHLY recommend Kristi!!”
We absolutely LOVE the photos that Kristi had produced for us! I am so blown away by the quality, the beautiful compositions and even the little detail shots that we didn’t even realize she had taken. She has an exceptional ability to make the subjects of her photographs (us!) feel and look comfortable and natural. We had a 17 month old who was starting to get cranky during part of the shoot, she knew just the right thing to do and played her favorite song to get her back into the right mood. You can tell that Kristi has done her preparation and taken on board all the details/ information that we provided her.
We had such a great experience with Kristi from start to finish. We would absolutely recommend Olive and Grace Photography!
Most recently I sat with Kristi for a Mommy and Me session. Kristi helped with styling, had a fantastic location, she did it all. I just had to show up and follow her lead! Truly a dream for a busy mom - Thank you, Kristi!!!
If you are like me and always the one taking photos of your littles, you need to do this for yourself! I'm so glad that we did!
Delaware City, De
My family had a wonderful experience with Olive & Grace photography. Kristi was patient and accommodating every step of the way and the photos turned out beautifully!
Bellevue State Park, DE
Kristi was an amazing photographer! The whole experience with her was so easy, comfortable and fun! I worked with her for an anniversary shoot with my husband and this was only my second ever time getting professional photos taken. From the beginning to the end of the process Kristi was super responsive and made us feel completely at ease. The photos also came out beautiful!
Brandywine River, DE
Kristi is amazing! She will make a session feel totally organic and effortless, and you will be amazed by the final product! I would recommend Kristi and Olive and Grace Photography 1000 times over!!
Lehigh Valley, PA
You should absolutely book with Kristi! She's amazing and the sessions go so quickly because you just have fun and are so relaxed!
Joyful • colorful • authentic
With a carefree, fun, and joyful photo experience tailored to fit your family's personalities, I am here to take the stress out of family photo sessions, so you can simply be there and take in the moments. From location selection, to wardrobe planning, and selection of the perfect heirloom art work for your walls, I will guide you every step of the way.
This facebook group is for moms and moms-to-be in Delaware, Southeastern PA, and Southern NJ. It is my mission in this group to facilitate a candid, supportive, and understanding community, while allowing moms to share their joys and challenges in their motherhood journey. No matter what stage you are in, we in the group want to be there for you!
As a member of the group, you will also be given first access to Limited Edition sessions, allowing you to be one of the first to reserve your spot!
Tell me a bit about you and your family! Your favorite family experiences, your most beloved memory, and of course any questions you have! I can't wait to get to know you and capture the beautiful chapter you are in.