Krystina was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, but decided on a whim to move to Middleton, NS. After a recent visit to the Annapolis Valley, she fell in love with the area. In the spring of 2018, she, her husband, their two small children, and of course their pet dog, loaded up their mini-van and began their journey across Canada. Wanting a quieter life and a safe, friendly, neighbourhood to raise her children, Middleton was the natural choice.
Having always enjoyed pulling out old photo albums and sifting through them with family, her love of photography truly began in 1995. On a family trip to the islands of Oahu and Kauai, she was gifted her first camera and snapped pictures of nearly everyone and everything! In 2003, after a recent experience with a local newborn photographer and in part being inspired by Anne Geddes, she began set and prop design for her own photo shoots featuring babies. Later she pursued photography courses that taught her the basics of film photography, dark room developing, and creating various effects without the use of Photoshop. Now in the age of digital photography, Krystina is predominately self taught. Constantly studying images, editing and re-editing, and practicing, she also moderates a group of like minded women all across North America. Thus, giving resource opportunities for other photographers to grow their passion.
You can find Krystina around the community incorporating photoshoots into fundraising initiatives for local non profits, showcasing her wildlife, fine art, and conceptual photography in local galleries, and of course chasing after her children.
“Knowing first hand how quickly children grow, parents are lost, and memories fade, thank-you for allowing me to capture those precious moments for your family. Thank-you, for letting me help your business grow by creating beautifully curated images. And thank-you, for allowing me the opportunity to inspire you on your photography journey. Our time together will undoubtedly give you the photographs, keepsakes, and memories that will last a lifetime.”
- Krystina Marie