For over a decade, Kristin Piteo has been capturing people in love, freezing their beautiful stories in time. Her impressive portfolio features weddings and elopements in the United States, Europe, South Africa and countless other stunning destinations. Kristin's passion is to pursue genuine connections and provide a truly personalized experience that perfectly aligns with each couple's unique vision and personality. Through her camera, Kristin skillfully and authentically brings love stories to life, delving deep into the emotions that make each moment special. We recently caught up with Kristin to learn more about her incredible journey and craft.
We'd love to hear your story! What made you fall in love with wedding photography? How long have you already been in the industry?
I have been photographing weddings for nearly 12 years, and I have really developed a strong connection between building relationships and creating art. Capturing love stories genuinely emits joy within, especially when I can authentically portray each couple's emotions at their core. Love is so beautiful, and I feel so grateful to be able to create lasting memories.
If you had to sum up your photography style in just three words, what would they be?
Artful, editorial and authentic.
How do you usually approach a wedding shoot?
I bring a sense of calmness to that day, allowing each moment to unfold as organically as possible while also creating artful memories. It is about beautifully combining art and documentation while evoking emotion.
Tell us about the couples you usually work with. What are they like?
They are down to earth, madly in love and stylish.
Grand, opulent weddings or intimate ones? Which do you prefer capturing more and why?
I love intimate to medium-sized weddings but of course appreciate grand weddings as well. The intimate-sized weddings are slower-paced days which allow the couple to really enjoy the little moments effortlessly.
Are there any current photography trends that have caught your eye and that you enjoy?
I really enjoy the raw look to photos, not having every single photo perfect. Allowing imperfection to be artful. Highlighting the moments throughout the day that can go unnoticed but are so special and meaningful. I also love to embrace film and have begun incorporating it more and more.
Have you noticed any trends that are starting to fade away? What might be the reason?
I think the blurry trend can be so beautifully captured but I feel as though it is becoming more intentional than purposeful. Movement can be inspiring, but when done with the right intention.
Can you share your three best recommendations for looking good in wedding photos?
Stay present, remember to take every moment and feeling in, and be yourself as much as you possibly can.
Weddings can be quite the marathon! How do you keep your energy up all day long?
I bounce my energy off of my surroundings and being fully in the moment which is super helpful when understanding my couples better throughout the day. Prioritizing genuine interactions and in-between moments that are often unexpected are so important.
Lastly, what inspires you the most?
I travel more than half the year, so I am constantly inspired by architecture, art and love.