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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 …

A Corn Maze Engagement

A Corn Maze Engagement Kristie Jean Photography

It has been a long time since I shared a proper photoshoot so I thought I would share a few of Tyson and Kelsey’s engagement photos. I had so much fun hanging out with Tyson and Kelsey on one VERY chilly day. We wandered through the corn maze snapping photos before having to cheat in order to find our way out because apparently when you are …

Photo Adventure Gear Guide

I am one of those weird people who loves to see what gear people pack for different situations. What lenses they use for different shoots. I have been doing a lot of hiking with my gear lately so I thought I would share what I throw in my bag. The gear I pack for a photo day definitely depends on what we are doing. Camera …

Photography: Learning Something New

Anyone who knows me, or follows my photography Facebook page, knows that I primarily shoot families, the odd wedding and my first love is probably fashion (and when I say fashion think Roxy ad). Shooting bands has been a whole other adventure. It has definitely been a month of learning something new. I love music so it has been fun finding new bands to listen …

Portfolio

When it came to my portfolio I had all these visions of a gorgeous leather-bound portfolio with all these amazing images inside. Before my school closed we were just getting to that planning stage and I couldn’t wait to see all my photos printed in one place. Well that definitely didn’t happen but I am pretty proud of the portfolio I do have. (Don’t worry …