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Meet Kristina Yorks

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristina Yorks.

Hi Kristina, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start, maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
In 2016, I decided to hang up my hat as a licensed therapist and take a leap into the world of photography. Photography has always been a passion of mine, and that ended up being one of the best decisions I had ever made. I made sure to jump at every opportunity that came my way, whether it was photographing friends, families, engagements, etc.

I now photograph 20 plus weddings per year and love every minute of it. I love capturing life’s most important moments and preserving those memories for my couples that they can cherish for the rest of their lives.

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Oh no, I have had many moments that I thought about “giving up” or going back to my 9-5, but I kept at it. Hard work and determination will get you far in this line of work. I am always willing to go the extra mile and put in the effort for my clients. I feel that that is what has set me apart and lead to where I am now.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
My photography style has been described as timeless, romantic, and authentic. I love capturing moments that are organic and really tell a story of what happened throughout the wedding day or the moment that I am photographing.

I shoot both film and digital, a term referred to in the industry as “hybrid.” There is something so unique about shooting film. Film reminds me to slow down and truly be present for the moment. It truly captures the sincerity and feeling of a photograph. A few notable accomplishments are having been published on Wedding Chicks, Southern California Bride, and Inspired By This. But more importantly, I love making my clients happy and seeing them light up when I deliver their photos.

We’d love to hear about how you think about risk taking?
I have never been one for taking major risks. I am very calculated and like to play it safe when making big decisions in my life. But I must say changing careers after being in college for almost seven years for a completely different line of work was a huge risk for me. But I knew to be true to myself and what I was passionate about, I had to take the risk, or I would always look back and think, “what if.” Pursuing my career in photography and starting my business was the greatest and most rewarding risk I have ever taken. Word of advice, take the risk.

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Family Photos shot by Paisley Photography

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