Wedding & Portrait Photographer Lexington KY | Kristen Ellis









Wedding Photographer Lexington KY

My name is Kristen Ellis and I am a professional photographer specializing in luxury wedding photography, contemporary portraiture, headshots, & personal branding. 


I am so happy you’ve found my little corner of the internet, and if you’re here looking for a wedding photographer, I’m your girl. Specializing in wedding photography with an editorial and artistic style, I was voted one of the best wedding photographers in Lexington KY in 2016, just one year of starting my business. I’ve held the title every year since, and I am always humbled by this. I will continue to learn and grow in order to create the best photos for my clients.

I’m proud to say I’ve designed my photography business overall to be helpful. I am always happy to be lend a helping hand during the wedding planning process. I am constantly creating wedding articles to help couples as well as keeping the booking process simple. Your time is valuable and I want to make your photography experience as streamlined as possible.

My wedding photography is known for its editorial, fine art style. Clients say my work is classic, timeless, elegant, and clean. Clients also love that I’m easy-going, helpful, and how I get excited when creating. They often tell me they can see how much I love my job. I do, I really do. This is the best job in the world. From wedding days, engagements, proposals, and all the details in-between them, I enjoy photographing it all.

I also value top-of-the-line products and I have searched the world over for the best prints and albums, and have found the best to be in Italy. Handcrafted albums allowing for true customization, and crafted with the finest materials. Images are printed on archival quality paper so they will last displayed in your home for years to come. Your wedding photos deserve to last generations, and the best way to do that is through print.

When you hire me, you’re hiring a luxury wedding photographer who is passionate about creating fine art wedding photos and providing the best albums and prints in the world. I would be honored to be chosen to capture your wedding day. To read about what makes me different, visit my Why Hire Me page.

While I am a wedding photographer in Lexington, KY, I also serve the surrounding areas and in many other states. Visit my Wedding Photography Pricing page for more info about traveling if you’re wedding is abroad, or if you just want to take a look at my pricing. That’s cool, too.

Wedding Portfolio
Engagement Portfolio
Wedding Photography Pricing


I’m a contemporary glamour photographer. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? This means that my photo sessions are an experience akin to a Vanity Fair or Vogue photoshoot. I love showing clients what it’s like to be pampered like a celebrity for a day. This is my style in most of my portrait work, and you’ll be impressed when you come back to see your images on the reveal wall. This experience is perfect for women who want a chic portrait made for themselves, as well as maternity, high school senior, college senior, child, and family photography.


Yes, strictly speaking this is a portrait, but it needs its own spotlight. I create professional headshots for small business owners, freelancers, corporations, actors, models, and more.

Your headshot is your first impression on customers and clients, so don’t trust it to just anyone. I will create a dynamic headshot that will impress. I also provide personal branding sessions and image creation for your social media, such as Facebook and Instagram. I want you to be successful, and great photos are key to looking professional online.

If you are an actor or model, you know creating a unique portfolio is crucial to standing out among your peers. I can design a whole portfolio, or just spruce it up a bit depending on what you need.

Serving Lexington, the Central Kentucky Area, and Abroad

My portrait work is based in the Lexington area. Most of my work is in studio, but am happy to venture into the outdoors as well. Lexington weddings are at the heart of my business, but I photograph weddings all over Kentucky. Which includes the cities of Nicholasville, Georgetown, Versailles, Harrodsburg, Richmond, Hazard, Jamestown, Columbia, Cynthiana, Midway, Lawrenceburg, Glasgow, Winchester, Somerset, London, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Owensboro, Louisville, La Grange, Frankfort, Stanford, and Danville. Pretty much anywhere in the bluegrass. I also work in Nashville, TN for many clients. If your wedding is outside these areas, no worries. I’m available for weddings across the US. Have a destination wedding? I do those, too! For more information go to my Destination Wedding page.

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Kristen Ellis
Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Best Wedding Photographers in Lexington

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