We had the good fortune of connecting with Kristin Christian and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kristin, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I dreamed up Colorado Lifestyle Photography the year my daughter was born in 2012, with the intention of documenting our family and our love for Colorado. My husband and I are originally from Michigan, and we moved here 13 years ago to create a new lifestyle. Every day I wake up and see the mountains, and I marvel at their beauty. After my son was born in 2015, my love of photography spread to friends and grew into the business I have today. I officially launched my website in the fall of 2016, and I have been sharing my love of the Colorado lifestyle and collecting moments ever since.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I would describe my photography style as vibrant, authentic, and connected. I love using rich bold colors that are true to life. My favorite moments happen when no one is looking at the camera. As a lifestyle photographer, I am committed to capturing genuine moments and delivering inspiring images that tell a story. I believe a session should be about more than just taking an artistic picture; it should also be a natural, fun, and stress-free experience. Real Moments Captured. I look for magic in the everyday moments. I love breathtaking scenery, and I love capturing the chaos of daily life. Watching the sunset on a mountaintop can be just as powerful as documenting my daughter’s toothless grin. Childhood is fleeting, and I use my photographs to slow it down.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The mountains feed my soul. They are my happy place. I instantly feel relaxed and at peace with myself when I am in the mountains. Whether it’s for a day, or for a week. I love taking hikes in the summertime, packing a picnic, and going kayaking in Dillon Reservoir. In the winter, you can find me and my family skiing at Keystone most weekends. We love living the Colorado lifestyle, all year round.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My kids, Isabella and Wyatt, come first. They are my inspiration and the reason I fell in love with photography. Every day isn’t perfect and every day isn’t extraordinary. But when you look back on a collection of moments, that is when you can see the true beauty and magic in the life you have created.
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