Krista is an award-winning portrait photographer. She lives in small town Saskatchewan with her husband and three daughters. Her work often features big skies, prairie landscapes and joyful connection. Krista specializes in laid-back country weddings and timeless children’s portraiture.
“This is my third time being selected for Team Canada, and it’s just as exciting as the first time! It’s truly an honour to see my name amongst the incredible talent represented here!”
I love how sometimes a simple pose really allows the connection between the couple to shine. It can be difficult photographing wedding portraits midday in the wide-open prairies. I often head to the valley for the shelter and shade it provides as well as beautiful leading lines and depth.
I remember my great-grandma had a clothesline right off her back step and as a child I always tried to swing on it like a monkey. A lot of my child portrait work is influenced by my own happy childhood memories. I wanted this image to be timeless and joyful so the viewer would smile and remember their own childhood adventures.
It was a hot, sunny wedding day so I had the bride sit on a box underneath a big tree. I used a high angle to showcase the flowers, dress and veil but the bride’s beautiful face is the main focus. I love the simplicity of this timeless black & white portrait.