About Kristina - Photographer
Hi! I'm Kristina! Photographer at Of Light and Lens Photography.
What brings me here?
A tale of two Chemistries
Once upon a time, I went to uni, and got a degree in Chemistry. And I went and worked in industry for nearly 20 years...
...I decided I preferred working with that OTHER type of chemistry.
I mean the type that comes from people. People interacting, telling their stories. Which creates beautiful magic better than in any lab.
Now I get to marry the scientific and the creative to produce true magic with my tools, magic "of light and lens".
I love to capture all sorts of images. But I do have to say my favourites are families - including the furry family members; and children, and dancers. The things I love having great photos of myself are also the things I'd love to photograph for you.
Why daycare, dance, and doggies?
I'll be the first to admit, I've got a bit of a mix going on here. But look again. They have a very important thing in common - gorgeous and important subjects! Your children, your family, your pets, your hobbies and your sport are all precious parts of our lives.
Looking back on old family photographs is a pleasure. And to hand down the pleasure that looking back on old photos brings needs us to take and preserve more family photos. I have two gorgeous children of my own, and I can barely believe how fast they change. Little kids are so cute. Apparently it's something to do with survival! I admit it, "lucky they're cute" has been uttered by me on occasion! I think school and daycare photos are a great chronicle of childhood years, and I have embarked upon Daycare and Kindy photography in an effort to provide truly great photos of these fleeting years in your child's life.
I love my cat. Even if he won't let us get a dog. So I have to make do by photographing other people's instead. Oh, and I will photograph cats too. Spike has given me plenty of practice in cat approved photography techniques. And other pets. Sometimes it can take a bit of time, but it's so worth the patience. I am also a big believer that pets are part of the family, and they totally deserve my efforts to take fantastic shots of them!
And finally - dance - how did that bit sneak in? No, I didn't study ballet as a child. I didn't get involved in dance till an adult, when I took up Middle Eastern Dance (yes, better known as belly dance). The beauty of the dancers, their costumes and their motion is somewhat of a late love compared to many little girls. However, to capture those elements into a timeless frame of beauty is a challenge I relish.
Thanks to Di East at Photo Prose Creative for the photos of me and my family.