behind the lens

Hello there! My name is Kirstie and I am a Kentucky based Wedding + Portrait Photographer on a mission to capture photos full of color, love and life.

I am a Jesus follower, wife, cat mom, gamer, karaoke enthusiast, light chaser, and hopeless romantic. You can usually find me taking photos, watching movies, working in a coffee shop, singing in the car, or stuffing my face full of something doused in cheese. I’m totally obsessed with cats, dresses with pockets, Kentucky sunsets, renaissance fairs, Chapstick, coffee, Hayao Miyazaki films, musical theatre, and outer space.

“I’m here to create, not to compete.” -Sue Bryce

I began this creative journey back in 2009 with my DBA Purple Fringe Photography. I enjoyed many great years of photographing my closest friends while making many more, organizing and hosting themed series shoots, learning a ton about the art, and establishing my passion for the craft. However, life eventually took a few unsuspected turns and circumstances changed, as did the stability of Purple Fringe. After several moves, unfulfilling jobs, and some life-altering experiences, I found my way back to photography and finally decided to take a huge leap of faith and turn my passion into my full-time career. 

I don’t just see this business as a career opportunity, I also see it as a spiritual practice and ministry. One that God hand-picked me for and created me to fulfill. Given some recent experiences, I have found a deep appreciation for, and the true value of, this medium. Through a very devastating loss that my family and I suffered in 2016, I have heard an urgent calling to pour into the lives of my subjects as I document their greatest-lifetime-moments. I've been reminded that life is too short to let it pass us by, and far too beautiful not to enjoy to the fullest. I feel that I am being called to connect with people and having them become more than just clients. I'm ecstatic that I have this glorious opportunity to love on people. So allow me the opportunity to show you how special and loved you are, and capture some of your life's most vibrant moments. ♥