Today we’d like to introduce you to Kyrsten Stevens.
Kyrsten, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My passion started as a child when my aunt would dress me up in outfits and we would go outside for hours doing photo shoots. I remember feeling so beautiful in front of the camera even with all of my imperfections. My love for photography was always there but I didn’t decide to dive into photography until the birth of my first child. I wanted to learn photography inside and out so I could capture all of her milestones and daily life. It was in those moments my passion for capturing lifestyle, authentic, raw moments flourished. It wasn’t until a friend of a friend asked me to do their engagement session when I knew that I found my calling. Work was no longer work. Work became my passion. It became something I craved doing. I knew that I wanted to give my clients the same memories to look back on of their family that I was able to capture for my own. That is why I strive to capture them in a natural and authentic way because I know that photos will always be the most meaningful art they will own, so I want them to have the best experience and have fun.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I freeze your memories + milestones in time and turn them into for art for you to cherish for a lifetime. I am a portrait photographer whether it’s capturing your sweet family or celebrating a special moment in your life, like an anniversary, wedding or elopement, graduation, birthday or a new baby. My sessions are relaxed, genuine, raw and authentic. I want my clients to walk away laughing and talking about how much fun they had. I strive to capture their raw emotion, intimate and in-between moments so when they see their photos they remember the experience we had together and the memories they created for years to come.
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
Success for me is being able to do what I love to do everyday, being true to my brand and being unapologetic in my approach to photography. My success is when I leave a session knowing I was able to capture my client’s telling silly stories, giving Eskimo kisses and just letting go and being themselves in front of the lens. Success is when I get a message after sending their gallery with nothing but praise on how much they love the images they receive and how they can tell how much I love what I do just by my work. Success would be impossible without my fans and my tribe of other creatives.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My work can primarily be seen on Instagram and Facebook. The best way to support is to follow and engage on social platforms and by referring your family + friends for their photography needs. Honestly, my business would not be where it is today without word of mouth.
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/kyrstenashlay.photography
- Facebook: facebook.com/kyrstenashlayphotography
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