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12 Month Photo Challenge

12 month photo challenge - Kristie Jean

The 12 month photo challenge is back… When winter rolls around and I am not taking as many photos, that is when all the different ideas start floating around in my mind that give me a reason to pick up my camera. One of those ideas is the 12 month photo challenge. Melody and I attempted this a few years ago and we may have …

Things To Remember When Shooting Your First Wedding

 Shooting your first wedding can be a pretty scary thing, I still remember the thought going through my head that this is someones wedding day and if I mess it up there is no redo on these photos. That thought still goes through my head every wedding day that comes around…though a little less loud now. I fully admit to not having a clue what …

Instagram All The Way

Instagam - Kristie Jean

Out of all the social media platforms out there Instagram is my favourite…which may have something to do with me being a photographer and it being a photo based app…. Aside from that though I love Instagram for finding inspiration, whether it is as a photographer looking for new photo ideas, or yummy recipe ideas, painting inspiration, fitness inspiration, you can pretty much find anything …

Monte Creek Ranch, Kamloops BC Wedding

Monte Creek Ranch Wedding - Kristie Jean

It was a slightly smokey but beautiful day for this sweet couple at the gorgeous Monte Creek Ranch. The beautiful and intimate ceremony was followed by a wonderful backyard reception in town. I had so much fun snapping photos in amongst all the grapes, there was a beautiful backdrop everywhere we looked. Thanks for letting me take your wedding photos A & E, I hope your day was …

Heritage Hall, Vancouver BC Wedding

Heritage Hall Wedding - Kristie Jean

I was trying to come up with a word to describe Britta and Peter’s day and the one that keeps coming to my mind is happy. Happy doesn’t seem like much to describe a wedding day but when I think of their day I keep remembering the happiness that seemed to radiate from both Britta and Peter and the smiles that never seemed to leave …

Lac Le Jeune Wilderness Resort Wedding

Lac Le Jeune Wilderness Resort Wedding - Kristie Jean

It was a beautiful sunny day at the Lac Le Jeune Wilderness Resort for Tyson and Kelsey’s wedding. The bride looked stunning, the groom so handsome and the venue was so perfect.                 It is pretty special getting to be a part of one of my oldest friends weddings. Who knew that when we met back in grade eight 15 years later …

What Is The Best Camera Backpack?

famine camera backpack - Kristie Jean

What is the best camera backpack??? That is a never ending dilemma and in those moments when I want to throw mine out the window or am packing it going “I wish…” I have slowly planned out exactly what my ideal backpack would be like. As far as I know there isn’t a perfect one out there but a girl can always dream right? I …

Are Photography Workshops Worth It?

Are photography workshops worth it - Kristie Jean

I have been to photography workshops ranging from something like $100 to $2000, from the sit and listen to the get up and shoot. For the most part I attend by myself without knowing a single other person there. I have walked away loving what I learned and walked away wondering what I just spent my money on. I have been to three different kinds …

What Lens Do I Use?

A question that often seems to come up in photography groups I follow is “what lens do I use?” People are always asking what lens they should buy first, what one is best in a certain scenario and so on. I don’t think I really understood lens properties until my instructor at school gave us assignment that involved taking the same photo at three different …

Every Summer Has A Story

Every Summer Has A Story - Kristie Jean Photography

It is kind of weird feeling when you finish something you have been working on for months. I don’t know if I can quite describe the feeling of finally getting to hit that export button. There is so much excitement, a feeling of accomplishment, and maybe a twinge of sadness that you no longer have it to work on. There is relief that you can …