I am a fine art photographer who is based in Great Falls, Montana. Throughout the year I also travel to Brooklyn, New York and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Specializing in destination weddings and portraits, I have worked in New York, Ireland, Los Angeles, Mexico, and beyond. My work has been nationally recognized and featured in several publications.
Photography and travel have both always been a love of mine and the opportunities that my job has given me have been so amazing. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to capture love stories and portraits in places like the Cliffs of Moher and Glacier National Park.
Start Of My Career
By 18 I knew that I wanted to pursue photography and make a career of my passion. At 19 I opened the doors to my very own portrait studio in downtown Great Falls, Montana. With the encouragement and the support of my family it became my full time career by the time I turned 20. As my business continues to grow and expand my family is still there for me. My mom, Kim, is a licensed cosmetologist and she is often my assistant at weddings and portrait sessions. In addition to assisting me, we sometimes get to team up when she does professional makeup for senior and modeling sessions. My husband, Robert, also helps me out a lot. With a certificate in residential construction, he often puts his skills to work by building props and seasonal sets for me. My two editing partners are our furbabies, Baylee and Jade, and my main model is my baby girl, Taylor! If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen a lot of them!
I still do studio photography for seasonal events and modeling headshots. However, natural light photography is where my passion lies. In fact natural light portraits are what have given me the chance to travel. I have captured destination weddings from Glacier National Park to the Grand Tetons and for portrait sessions I have worked everywhere from New York City, New York to Ennis, Ireland and Los Angeles, California to Baltimore, Maryland.
Montana & Beyond…Where Next?
Currently, I am booking 2019 weddings along with Montana senior portraits for the Class of 2020. In the next few weeks I will be releasing travel updates for 2019 Spring sessions in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York and Fall dates for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania! I hope that my love for adventure never dies and I am excited for what is next. Glasgow? Boston? Charleston? Big Sur? I will go anywhere for those who want to be in front of my lens. If you are interested in booking a session, send me a note, I cannot wait to see where we will go!
It all starts with an inquiry. After receiving your message I always strive to set up a time to meet up in person or schedule a phone call. So many of our interactions in life happen behind a screen and to me your inquiry isn’t just another message. I want get to know you, your likes, and your hobbies. Every session is an adventure and knowing those details helps me to tailor each adventure. I want to create an experience that is as unique as you are!
If you have seen my work you know that I love natural light photography. I feel like the natural light not only best accents nature and our surroundings, but also us! I like images that are clean and crisp, photographs that truly capture you. In my efforts to capture each client as they are I also take pride in using a naturalistic style in my edits. Every image that I take is how I see each fleeting moment. I feel that my process of editing helps my images retain the natural beauty of life.
If you want to see more adventures, follow my instagram @kckreit