GOLDEN BIRCH PHOTOGRAPHY
I am a lover of real, of grain, of love, of soul, of light & shadow, and capturing you and those you love at your most honest. Your day will never happen again: I will make sure it is captured authentically, truthfully, creatively.
My goal in photographing you is to capture your story, your personality, your goofy expressions and tender touches and favourite places, the moments you may not realize are important to you until later. I strive to photograph people in their element and at their most honest. More than anything, I want to create not only photographs for you to cherish but experiences and memories. I love having fun and laughing and I want to make sure you have fun too! My favourite thing to do is find the extraordinary in the ordinary, in alleys, in your grandpa’s smile, in tender touches and raucous parties. People don’t always believe at first we can make magic on their wedding, that I can reflect back to them the precious memories of their day. But we can, and we do.
Love is a story. It’s time to tell yours.
Hey! I’m Kristen and I’m hangin out in Toronto, taking photos and being obsessed with old buildings. When I was a kid my first photos were candids of my family members, and I loved watching people through the lens to capture them just simply being themselves. There was no greater delight than printing my film and seeing that I’d captured a real moment. This is the magic in life.
I love exploring more than anything; checking out a new place with my camera at my side is my happy place. I have a Museum Studies Master’s degree from the University of Toronto and a BA in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University in archaeology. I’m just a big old history dork. I’m also a writer (in progress!), having had several poems published.. Once I start reading a good book I can’t stop, and I can often be found staying up late just to try and finish it. I love talking about everything and anything and learning more about subjects I might not have known anything about! Check out my philosophy & style below.