Reasons to Hire Wedding Photographer Kristen Ellis | Luxury Wedding Photographer

Why You Should Hire Me as Your Wedding Photographer

Here’s what I can do for you.

  • Make you look magazine worthy.
  • Capture all the small details and moments to really bring your wedding story through in photographs.
  • Be enthusiastic throughout the day.
  • Show up early to look around the venue.
  • Help you if needed. I’ve been know to tie some fabric to chairs, put on boutonnieres, and other small things when needed.
  • Answer all questions before, during, and after your wedding.
  • Be respectful to your family and guests.
  • Be prompt with communication.
  • Respect your time and wishes.
  • Be a listening ear and an advisor if needed. I’ve been through a lot of weddings, so just let me know how I can help.
  • Provide amazing quality photographs for your investment.

You’ll be incredibly happy that you hired me throughout the entire process. I have created a system that keeps things simple for you and allows me to really create and love what I do so that you can reap the beautiful results.

Steady in the storm

My first wedding had a tornado. Power went out. Guests’ cars were under trees. Debris was all over the property. Needless to say this was a major learning experience. I could have packed up and said, “Bye!” But I didn’t. I stayed through the storm. I held the flower girl’s hand when she was scared. She gave me a flower petal. <3 I photographed their portraits among the debris. I photographed their dances even thought it was pitch black because of the lack of power. I set up a video light in the corner, and used my flashes for the rest. I really am here to help make your wedding easier and to stay calm in case things go awry.

Solid Foundation

I have a solid understanding of light, composition, and posing. With that said, I’m always learning. In order to stay a good photographer, my craft has to always be evolving into something better. You love my work today, but imagine what my photography will be like a year from now when I’ve learned even more and improved upon what I already know.


Having a solid foundation is important for a few reasons. The obvious is to know how things work so you can create a decent photograph. Also, and more importantly, it’s to know how to break those rules to bring about something awesome and interesting. This is a carry-over from my music days. I had to learn music theory, or how music works. Then once I got the basics, I started learning which composers broke the rules, and why that worked. It’s the same in photography, and I love creating artistic pieces couples can display in their home. You can put me in a room with a window and I can create magic.

Put me in a room with bad light, and I’ll get even more creative. Like this hairspray photo taken while the bride was getting ready.


I carry a $1,000,000 general liability policy for my business through PPA (Professional Photographers of America), as well as equipment insurance.

Many venues require this in order for vendors to work the weddings held at their business, and am happy to provide the proper documentation if your venue is one.

I have always believed in being prepared, and insurance is one way I can have that sense of readiness when things don’t go as planned.


You need answers, and usually quickly, so it is my job to respond back with those answers. I have set business hours during the week from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm eastern time. I will respond during these times for most emails and messages. If you happen to have an emergency, simply text me if it’s outside these hours and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Contact me now

You’re so close to awesome photos!

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