For the fun-loving, detail-oriented bride who loves golden hour, dancing the night away, and of course, her soon to be hubby!

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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!

Kristen Cranham Wedding Experience


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The Process

A Step by Step Look at the Wedding Experience



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wedding experience process

If you’re inquiring with me, that means you are engaged and I am so excited for you! Once you have contacted me, my first priority is getting to know you, your love story, and how you envision spending the happiest day of your life. I will be sure to walk you through exactly what you can expect, explain my packages, and cheer you on throughout the planning process. Whether it is a phone call or going out for a marg, I would love to get to know you better and see if we are a good fit! 

First, Let’s Celebrate! 


Once the contract has been signed and your wedding date has been secured, it is time to get you in front of my camera! An engagement session is the best way to get comfortable in front of my lens before the big day itself. Just relax, get ready for lots of snuggling, and since you already look amazing, plan a date for afterwards! 

Next, Pictures Of Course!


After the engagement session, the next step is working together to ensure that every moment and detail are planned out and ready to be captured on your big day! I will coordinate with your other vendors and help you to create a detailed timeline. The planning process can be stressful, but I am happy to be there every step of the way as the wedding approaches!

And Then, We Talk Details!


The day has arrived! I will be with you from start to finish, serving you in any way that I can! I will hustle hard to make sure that your day is filled with joy, your dress is always “fluffed”, and your hand always has a drink or snack in it (the essentials)! Making this the best day of your life is always my top priority!

Finally, let’s get you married! 


After you are married and living your best life on your honeymoon, I will send you some sneak peeks of your gorgeous day! Once you return, I will send you your full gallery filled with all of the joyous and emotive memories from your wedding. Feel free to make a date night out of looking through your pictures, there will definitely be a lot of them! Now is the time to cheers to being married and start filing your home with pictures, yay!

Last but not least, here is Your Gallery!


Here, you’ll find joy-filled moments that have now become timeless memories. Every wedding is unique and crafted to be reflective of your love story.

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Featured Galleries from     Blog


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Ali & Jacob

A crisp October wedding day filled with beautiful details at Mount Defiance.  

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Jackie & Mckinnon

A romantic, classic wedding day at Wrightsville Manor in North Carolina.  

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Morgan & Cameron

A stunning wedding day filled with the rolling mountains and perfect golden hour at Big Spring Farm.  

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Emma & Billy

An open air  wedding day in June sspent at Maymont in Richmond, Virginia.  

Wedding collections begin at $3800 and include a complimentary engagement session or bridal portrait session, as well as a second shooter, and all edited images delivered in an online gallery.  



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Past Clients

Sweet Words

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"It’s easy to feel her love come through, as she captured our day in such a natural and “us” way. "

Kristen has a way of connecting with couples and making them feel so comfortable in front of her lens, while also communicating along the way so that there are no surprises throughout the whole process. We were so thankful for her direction, honesty and ability to work efficiently. Kristen is so warm, positive and genuine that I truly feel like we’ve known each other forever. If I had to describe Kristen in one word, it would be authentic. She captured our day in such a natural and “us” way. I truly could not ask for anything else in a photographer.

- Cameron & Morgan 

"She’s one of the best investments you can make for such an important event!"

Words cannot describe what a godsend Kristen was on our wedding day in Mexico. My wedding day was extremely windy, which was obviously very distressing, and yet she knew exactly where to go, what angles to get and what lighting we needed to give us drool worthy photos. Aside from her talent and incredible eye for posing and scenery, her personality makes it so easy and comfortable. My family couldn’t stop gushing about how sweet she was and how well she took control of the flow of the day to make sure things went smoothly. She’s one of the best investments you can make!

- Christian & Erica

She is constantly working for you on your big day trying to get every aspect just right in her photos

Kristen knew exactly what I was visioning and captured it all. She makes you feel comfortable and knows quite a few things about weddings. She is constantly working for you on your big day trying to get every aspect just right in her photos. I was absolutely in love when I received them!

- Henry & Catherine