wedding and engagement photographer

Serving Richmond, Virginia and Beyond

Love Stories

Chasing Light

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Welcome, I am so glad you are here!  I am a photographer who is fueled by Chick-fil-a, sunny days, and couples who can't get enough of each other!  Photography is my favorite way to share love stories and I cannot wait to capture yours!  My work is rooted in genuinely getting to know my couples, working hard to craft images that are reflective of their story and the time they spent together on the most joyful day of their lives!



I am Kristen Cranham - a Wedding and Engagement Photographer, valuing real and emotive moments.

I fell in love with photography when my family became an interim foster family for newborn babies, making it a goal to share precious moments from their time with us when they meet their forever family.  

As a result, I now value real and emotive moments above all else, whether that is a bride walking down the aisle on her wedding day or a family meeting their child for the first time, these moments have redefined what it means to me to be a photographer.  

And while we are getting to know each other, I believe every day should end with golden hour and happy hour. You too? Let's chat.

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For the fun-loving, detail-oriented bride who loves golden hour, dancing the night away, and of course, her soon to be hubby! From the moment I first see your name pop-up in my inbox, I work hard to tailor your experience and bring life to the wedding you have always dreamed about!

The Wedding Experience

Real, Emotive, Fun

"Kristen is so warm, positive and genuine that I truly feel like we’ve known each other forever."



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the wedding experience

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Jackie & Mckinnon 

Timeless and trendy perfectly coexisted at this beautiful March wedding day.  

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Jackie's Bridal Portraits

The perfect way to prep for Jackies big day was a stunning bridal portrait session!

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Emma & Billy

A light and airy session at the capital in Richmond with the sweetest couple.  

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