Above all, I am a mother of two beautiful girls! I love being a mama, it’s a huge part of who I am. Being a strong female role model for my girls is a driving force both personally and professionally. I love including my two girls in all of my hobbies and adventures which often involve them being my models! We are almost always crafting or going exploring somewhere. In our down time at home you can catch us having kitchen dance parties or doing indoor couch gymnastics. Kids are awesome and if you really listen to them, get on their level and involve yourself in their imaginative play, you get to sometimes, be a kid again yourself. And that is a beautiful way to experience life.
Becoming a wedding photographer for me started when got my first camera as a Christmas gift when I was 7. I’ve had some kind of camera ever since. I've come a long way since that first regular old Pokémon film camera! My passion for wedding photography goes far beyond photography and artistry. I’m passionate about people and love not only being part of their day, but helping make it a more wonderful day for them. Weddings are about the people, their emotions and relationships. It’s a privilege to take part in someone’s wedding day and I get joy out of capturing memories people can have forever to look back on.
Photography isn't my only artistic passion! I love painting, making time to draw as often as possible, making music, and spending time in nature. Whether it is taking care of my many houseplants, or waiting in a quiet spot with my camera to capture some wildlife shots. I’m also love reading. If you look at my bookshelf you’d find it full up on topics like philosophy and psychology.
I'm excited to for the opportunity to be the social media content manager for Images by Daniel Michael not only because I enjoy social media, but because we have such an amazing group of people, who I just love to show off! They are all so talented but more importantly are so supportive and helpful to each other and to our couples. I love that this studio feels like home to me and so many others and can't wait to see what the future brings!
--Kristin Hardin, Senior Photographer, Social Media Content Manager