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You might be a little curious about where I work, or interested in why I highly encourage a visit to my office before booking your portrait session? Not only do I want you to fully experience and understand everything that Marin Kristine Photography stands for, but there are so many great products (albums, canvas, prints, image boxes, and more…) that can showcase your memories. Yes, you and I definitely live in a digital age, and it is super fun sharing and updating our lives online, but photography can be so much more than a new profile picture for Facebook. It is meant to be an experience, a timeless work of art, frozen emotions in print, and sweet memories mounted on your wall. Digital files are always available for purchase, but I want to encourage placing your images within the pages of an album to be passed down for generations. Take a little peak into my office before your visit by watching the video below…

Marin Kristine

Hello dear friends and new visitors, I am Marin Kristine. I know that it’s a bit silly to be introducing myselfView full post »

Hello dear friends and new visitors, I am Marin Kristine. I know that it’s a bit silly to be introducing myself (especially if you have already been following my work for awhile) but somebody might be new here and searching out a portrait/wedding photographer. If that is the case, I thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I am hopeful that our paths are going to cross very soon, possibly while you are passing through Napa on your next wine tasting excursion. I’m thankful that you are reading this right now and interested in learning a little bit more about me and my photography. *If you would like to stay updated and hear about the current happenings around Marin Kristine Photography – connect with me (if you haven’t already) through all the various outlets of social media I use.2011 has been filled with all kinds of exciting new things for both my business and for myself; I have been defining my brand and images more deeply than ever before. So that means a new look (on the blog) and feel for 2012. As a potential client. this is a great and exciting thing for you. A photographer (and artist) that knows who they are, their brand, and what they want to capture – will only provide a consistently beautiful product. This is what you want [period] because as a buyer and investor of beautiful images you want to know what you are buying into. Therefore, I want to provide you with all you see on my blog, website, and more. I continually strive to be better every time I photograph, which means you might be getting the best pictures yet. I tend to be a perfectionist.

A little bit more about my photography side: I discovered this fabulous industry almost 5 years ago, and it has been quite the journey and growing experience. I have been like a run-away-train that has never stopped. I have pushed myself to create lovely images, steamed ahead to make this business happen, and even challenged myself to do the unthinkable… open my own office in the Napa Valley. This is my passion, and I have cherished each client that has invested in my business by purchasing images. Each one has been a stepping stone to my growth and has trusted me to capture their families moments and precious love. I have learned so much about myself, and others along the way. I can only hope and aspire to be doing this 10 years from now and traveling the world. 

Marin Kristine Photography // Napa // California // (707)365-4623

*images captured by Kassidy Anna Marie (my daughter)

“Stem one by one, each to its end, until the whole field is a white desire, empty, a single stem, a cluster, flower by flower”

It seems as if it was only yesterday that they were tiny budding baby girls – swaddled tightly, with rosy peach cheeks and sweet smiles. Yet with a blink of the eye they have become my little blossoms, and just as quickly as spring hits us in Northern California, they simply bloomed overnight. Some of you may know that I was raised as an ‘only child’ for 16 years (so I tend to still call myself one by default) but technically I am not. My parents decided to bring more additions into our family as I was spreading my wings, growing up, and blossoming into a woman myself. The addition of Madison Justine (now 13 years old) was like warm honey to my soul. I never loved a little baby more… she was the answer to my dreams, and the longings of my heart. She is the sister that I always wanted. Then of course, the unforeseen future hit as quickly as little girls blossom into women…  I had a daughter of my own (which many of you recognize from my blog). My perfect little Kassidy Anna Marie is almost 10 years old, and the love of my life. She has an infectious smile and a loud laugh that will melt any heart. I adore her, and never truly knew love until I held her in my arms. I want to celebrate these two little blossoms today who are both my ‘Sweet Valentines’ 365 days a year and whose love is always a constant in my life. I am grateful that .