when I had my oldest. Everyone tells you that time flies, and you will miss the chaos and messes, but I never really believed that until I was in the throes of motherhood. I began craving having these chaotic moments documented, not just for me and my family, but for other busy families as well.
Over the last [more than] five years, I have worked tirelessly to hone my craft, which has allowed me to be published, awarded, and support my family while doing what I love most. But truly, what really matters, is that you have an experience worth wanting to do again--one where the stress of planning is taken off of your shoulders, so that you can simply arrive at your session, looking and feeling your best, to be present in the moments with your family.
I want to help you document this chapter of life that you are in, and provide you with timeless, heirloom artwork that you and your children can hold and admire for years to come. I can't wait to hear from you!
am so excited you're here! Aside from my life as a mama of two littles and wife to my amazing husband, I am a photographer at my core. Ever since I was little, I have had a desire to photograph things, moments, and people, but this love grew into a passion
A snapshot into my life
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My family is my reason for everything I do. My husband and I met in college (Hail to Pitt!), and have been inseparable ever since. After spending nearly a decade in Pittsburgh, we moved back east to Bellefonte, Delaware, and fell in love with this little town!
We have been happily exploring the area since we moved back in 2017 with our two little ones, and are always excited to find a new park, restaurant, or creek to splash in.
My sweet littles
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My love for seasonal florals is honestly a little strange, but I don't even care. Every spring, summer, and fall, I look forward to the different flower festivals that happen with each new bloom. There is something so ethereal about walking through rows and rows of perfectly bloomed flowers, and I just can't get enough!
Dalton's Farm, Swedesboro, NJ
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My husband and I hiked our first mountain together on our honeymoon, and have been adventuring ever since. Both of our littles went on their first backpacking trips before they turned one, and anywhere there is a waterfall or epic view, we are there! It sounds super cliche, but I love seeing the excitement in my kids' eyes seeing a brand new site or location for the first time!
McConnell's Mills, portersville, PA
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Ok, this one comes with a story. I haven't always loved biking or spinning, but when our oldest learned how to ride a two-wheeler, it became quickly apparent that I needed to step up my game to keep up with him! This little guy has ridden 26 miles at once, and asked to keep going after. We ended up buying a Peloton (say hi! @OffDuty_Mama) so that we could ride and get in shape to keep riding with him.
Anyway, thanks to him and his never ending energy, I have found a love for spin classes and biking!
26 mile Bike Ride in Jim Thorpe, PA
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The great debate ends here--they are called "Jimmies"--and I love them. Truly, I love finding as many jimmy covered confections from local bakeries as possible (have you been to Sweet Somethings Desserts in Wilmington, yet? If not, you need to!). And if you have any recommendations for bakeries in Philly, Delco, or Delaware, I'm all ears!
My all-time Favorite Cake
Jimmies and Cake
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!
your story is worth documenting
I want to help your capture your story as it is being written, in all of its perfectly imperfect glory. From location selection to wardrobe planning, and a personalized session experience unique to your family's personality, I am here to take the stress out of photo session planning, so that you can be present and enjoy making the memories that you can look back on for years to come.
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!