About Kristen Ellis | Photographer Lexington KY

Kristen Ellis | Photographer

I am a professional photographer in Lexington, KY. I specialize in wedding photography and portrait photography.

Who am I?

I am known for my editorial and elegant photography style and my ability to create connections in my photographs.

It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.

-Paul Caponigro

It is my job to make you look your best as your photographer. I have invested in my education and attending conferences and workshops in order to know how to best do just that. My favorite accomplishment is when someone who hates being photographed tells me that they had a lot of fun and can’t wait to see their photos. They didn’t really hate being photographed, they just needed the right photographer.

Photography Style : In Camera

How I create in camera (before editing/retouching) is incredibly important to my overall style. I believe in having a solid foundation, and that is through good lighting & posing techniques and a few creative skills I have up my sleeve. My favorite is when a client looks at the back of my camera and says, “Whoa! You don’t even have to edit that! That’s awesome!” ?

Photography Style : Editing & Retouching

My editing style is very clean and natural. I keep colors true to life, I like grass to be green instead of blue, and skin tones to look natural instead of orange. I want you to love your photographs for generations, and editing your photos with a natural and clean edit will keep them looking beautiful and classic for years to come.

Photography Style : Retouching

Retouching is enhancing the beauty of the person or scene in a photograph using editing software. If needed, I will retouch the skin, removing blemishes. I will never remove something permanent unless asked. This includes beauty marks, wrinkles, and scars. I believe in the natural beauty of a person and if you have any of these things, they are a part of your natural beauty. Visit my Editing & Retouching page for a deeper explanation of retouching services.

A little more about me

I’m a little quirky and have my head in the clouds. My friends and family would describe me as a dreamer, loyal, inquisitive, determined, knowledgable, and imaginative. When not photographing weddings and portraits or editing, I’m usually relaxing at home with my family and dog, Bear. 


It’s weird talking about myself, but if you really want to know more about me head over here to check out my biography page.

Publications & Awards

I’m honored to have been featured on Ruffled Blog, MunaLuchi Bride Magazine, and in The Scout Guide Lexington. I have been awarded the Bronze Award for portraits entered into The Portrait Masters competition and have been named in the Top 20 Wedding Photographers in Lexington, KY for five years in a row by Expertise.com.

How to hire me

I love creating beautiful and stylish photographs. If you’d like me to create a stunning portrait of you or capture you wedding, please contact me now to get started.

Contact me today!

You’ll be happy you did!

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