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“My wedding photos are an absolute dream! Kristen is an amazing person to work with and her photography is stunning. She is very professional and has a skill for putting you at ease, so the photos look natural and simply romantic. She also did an amazing job exploring our venue and finding beautiful back drops for our photos. I have received so many compliments on them! I can’t say enough great things about Kristen and her husband Jamie. They make a perfect team and their passion for photography is clear in every photo. It is clear that they have done many weddings because they were extremely professional and organized on the big day, and were ready to capture so many special moments that I can now save forever. They also set up an ipad at the reception with a slideshow of some of our photos from that day which was so great. All of our guests really enjoyed watching it.” –Joanna & Liam

“Kristen is awesome! She has a wonderful attitude and just makes you feel comfortable. We loved our engagement pictures. At the wedding she put together a preview of our photos from the ceremony and earlier in the day, and showed them to us on an iPad at the reception. The unedited previews were incredible! And the final photos are perfect. Her portfolio is amazing. I highly recommend her!” -Alix & Kevin

los gatos natural expression romantic wedding photography“We LOVE Kristen and K Holly Photography!!! To begin, Kristen was flexible with her packages and allowed us to choose exactly what we wanted instead of forcing us to choose a package she had already created. From there, Kristen responded with a beautiful info package in the mail with a thorough questionnaire that allowed for her to get to know who we were as a couple and what we wanted as far as photography was concerned. Afterwards, most of our communication was through email and Kristen always replied within one day (usually within a few hours) which made it easy to check in, ask questions and get answers (even when she was moving across the country). Kristen never skipped a beat and had she not informed us of her move, we would have never known. The day of our wedding was wonderful. Kristen arrived on time and truly took charge (professionally speaking) but we hardly knew she was there ;). We were honestly surprised when we received some of the photos because we don’t remember her taking the shots. We had a somewhat “difficult” wedding party and family and she was there to help calm us down as well as make sure all the pictures we requested were taken. However, Kristen managed to also capture all of the moments in between and those pictures are what truly tell the story of our day and show how we managed to find each other through all the chaos around us. What Kristen captured for us cannot be planned. It is something that only an experienced and true photographer can do. Kristen was only supposed to stay for 6 hours, but after our ceremony was delayed, she decided to stay later to meet the needs of our photo requests. This not only demonstrated her genuine passion for her work, but it also showed us her character as a person. We received our photos about 6 weeks after the wedding and could not have been more pleased. Thank you Kristen for capturing our day. We will hold on to these photos and memories for the rest of our lives!”  -Jackie & Jason

“Beautiful! I searched around for photographers for a while before I found Kristen and Jamie, the husband-and-wife team of k.holly Photography. I love them! Both very professional, fun, and take wonderful pictures. They truly love what they do, and it shows!” -Marielle & Rob

“Gorgeous photos that we will cherish our entire lives.” –Anonymous (if this was you, let me know so I can thank you!)

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“My husband and I have nothing but good things to say about Kristen (and Jamie)! We are so happy. Around Christmas, they sent us a little calender with a heart by our wedding day, and after the wedding they gave us a print of one of our favorite pictures. Such kind gestures! Truly a reflection of their kind and generous hearts. They made us feel so comfortable when taking both engagement pictures and wedding pictures, we felt that the pictures turned out very natural looking. It was fun to hear from our guests both that “the pictures were the best and most creative wedding/engagement pictures they had ever seen,” and also that “they hardly remember seeing the photographers during the wedding because they weren’t intrusive.” K. Holly is fun, joyful, creative, hard working, and talented. We cannot imagine anyone that would be disappointed with Kristen and Jamie!”  -Allie & Dan

“Breathtaking photography. Kristen and Jamie are not only incredibly gifted at what they , they are just fantastic to work with! They added so much to our day and captured every detail. Love, love, love.” -Joy & Ryan

“I love Kristen and Jamie! I really can’t say enough good things about this pair. Kristen created a wedding day timeline for me and took a lot of stress out of planning. They also did our engagement session and got to know us before the big day. Their work is perfect and really captures the day. We honestly couldn’t imagine our wedding day without them.”  -Brittni & Jeff

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“We feel incredibly blessed to have found K. Holly’s blog years ago, and from the moment I saw her photography, I knew she was the perfect person to capture my future wedding! Kristen’s photography is breathtaking and the way she uses light and captures emotions so raw, it’s truly amazing. After we were engaged, we met with Kristen and her husband Jamie (and their new baby boy!) and they showed us hundreds of their recent wedding pictures to get a feel for what style photography we were drawn to. We were able to ask questions, get to know them, and gush on wedding details a little bit (Kristen has great style and seriously people-photographers go to HOW many weddings a year, ask for some advice!!). We met with them again for our engagement shoot in Kalamazoo and we were able to get comfortable with being in front of the lens (highly recommended!!). They are GREAT at talking you through the entire thing, giving you simple ideas that turn into amazing poses and great pictures! Throughout our year engagement we met with Kristen and Jamie multiple times to discuss details, photo books, etc., as well as the occasional cocktail 🙂 By our wedding day, we were lucky enough to call them friends. They are extremely professional and organized, yet very personable and creative. We received compliments from an incredible amount of family and friends about how caring and genuine our photographers were. They were there to capture all of the “must have photos” and somehow were able to perfectly capture little moments I hadn’t planned. From getting into the dress, first look, walk down the aisle, and all the way to the end of the night, they coordinated a lot of our schedule to keep us “on time” while feeling relaxed and in love. To say our pictures turned out beautifully is an understatement. We have had non-stop compliments regarding their work since the day our pictures were posted. Kristen and Jamie were by far the best choice on our wedding day! We love you guys!”  -Katee & Casey

“Best photographers ever! I can’t say enough good things about Kristen and Jamie! They are professional, yet super fun. You can’t help but love having your picture taken when they’re the ones snapping the pictures. Our pictures turned out phenomenal, and we’ve had so many people rave about them!” -Sarah & Mark

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“On the wedding day, Kristen and Jamie just let us be ourselves. My husband and I are not serious picture takers – we like to laugh and goof around. Our photos reflect that. They captured us and our personalities. We had a blast having those photos taken. They just kind of blended in with us – they weren’t intrusive or anything – you almost forgot you had someone taking pictures. I LOVED that.  Kristen and Jamie are so fun and so down to earth – we, along with our families and bridal party felt like we had known them for years. They were very laid back, they went with the flow – they let us be us. Almost a year later we are still talking about how much fun we had with them. All of our photos are fabulous – but if I had to pick, my favorite shot was a photo of my husband and I in the Meadow Brook Hall gardens (Michigan). We were standing underneath this gorgeous brick archway – it was just perfect. -Sarah & Steven

“Amazing photographers! Kristen did one of my bridesmaid’s wedding several years ago and I knew that when I met the right guy, I had to have her as my photographer. K Holly is on the higher end cost wise, but the value is worth it. We just recieved our CD yesterday and the only complaint I have is that I will never be able to pick which to print for our home!” -Mindy & Chad

“We loved Kristen and her husband Jamie! Everything about them was so wonderful. They are so fun to work with and get to know you so that they can learn your style, which they will incorporate into your wedding day photos. We loved getting to know them as not only photographers, but also as friends. They make you feel so comfortable when shooting, everything is so natural. I highly recommend K Holly Photography!! The photos that they take are breathtaking, I love every photo of theirs I see! Our wedding pictures are everything I had hoped for and more, I was VERY pleased with them 🙂 They made sure to capture every moment of our special day, and it has been a blast looking back at the pictures to reminisce. Book K Holly, I promise you wont regret it! We love you Kristen and Jamie!”  -Anonymous (if this was you, let me know so I can thank you!)

“I can’t say enough about how wonderfully Kristen and Jamie captured our wedding day. They were great to work with and made our family and bridal party feel comfortable, which definitely shows in the quality of our photos. Kristen was great to work with during the planning process. Thank you so much, Kristen and Jamie!”  -Giffin & Kyle

“Before we booked our venue, we KNEW we wanted K. Holly Photography to be our photographer. Kristen and Jamie are extremely talented and very down to earth people. Their photos continue to inspire us and we are thrilled that they photographed our wedding on August 20, 2011. We can’t say enough good things about K. Holly photography. Truly amazing!”  -Colleen & Christopher

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“Where to begin? Kristen & Jamie Carlson of K. Holly Photography are fantastic. Before my husband and I even got engaged, I knew that we wanted to book them for our wedding. We even chose our wedding date based on their availability! And it was a decision I would make all over again. Kristen & Jamie are an absolute joy to work with. They are creative, fun, organized, flexible, and committed to making your wedding photos everything you ever dreamed they would be. They enthuse a wedding day with their presence, and have an uncanny ability to make you feel like you’ve been friends forever. It’s been five months since my wedding, and I’m still amazed at the stunning way in which they captured every moment of our wedding day. If you are looking for a top-notch classy photographer, book K. Holly Photography today!”  -Amanda & Joel

“If you are looking for FUN, professional and ridiculously talented wedding photographers – look no further than Kristen and Jamie Carlson of K Holly Photography! I feel so fortunate that my wedding day was captured by these two! From the engagement session to the day of our wedding Kristen and Jamie put us at ease, allowed us to have FUN, offered advice on locations and took some very beautiful pictures. They even had a video collage of pictures for our guests to view at the reception – great idea and our guests loved seeing what we had been up to! I will forever be a cheerleader for K Holly Photography – can’t wait for the next milestone in our lives so we have an excuse to work with them again!”  -Gretchen & Kurt

“Kristen and Jamie are amazing to work with. They are so excited and energetic about each detail. The capture every moment with an artistic and journalistic style. I would highly recommend working with them for any type of photography you’re looking for.”  -Lindsay & Mack

“Wonderful photographer, would recommend her to any future brides. Pictures were amazing and she was a joy to work with.”  -Nichole & Kurt

best san francisco wedding photographer“Kristen Carlson is an absolutely amazing photographer. We are so happy that we found her and treasure the photographs she took – from both the engagement shoot and the wedding. She is able to capture your feelings, which is such an art. We receive tons of compliments on her pictures. She is also very easy to work with and a joy to have at your wedding. My family just loved her.”  -Amanda & Greyson

“Kristen is a photographer that clearly loves her job. She is bright and full of energy, even when you aren’t. She also helped with keeping up with times and being on schedule during each session (particularly on the wedding day!). Her quality of work is STUNNING and she is highly recommended.”  -Amanda & Tim

“Where do I begin? I just ADORE everything about Kristen and K. Holly Photography!! Kristen captured our engagement and wedding images, as well as shooting a boudoir session that I gifted to my hubby (which, by the way, he LOVED;)). K. Holly is absolutely wonderful to work with, from the beginning (meeting over coffee to discuss wedding plans) to the end (choosing album materials in her super-cute studio/office and picking up the album when it arrives in its sweet packaging)… She is completely professional and absolutely fun, inspirational, sweet, and creative. I love looking at our wedding images over and over and appreciating how romantic, natural, and REAL they feel. I could go on and on…. I will absolutely be calling K. Holly in the future for anniversary photos, family photos, kids’ photos…..love her!”  -Kristin & Dan

“Kristen is a fabulous photographer! We love our wedding photos so much! She is so easy going and laidback, which made posing for the camera so much easier. We felt comfortable, and the photos were truly amazing. She was great at taking our vision and making it a reality. Our families and wedding party also really enjoyed working with her. Thank you, Kristen!”  -Megan & Mark

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“Looking back at our wedding, hiring Kristen as our photographer was hands-down one of our best decisions. The woman is truly a master in all things photography—from her interaction with her subjects to her high-quality photos to her gorgeous post-wedding prints, everything Kristen does is done with such detail and care that you almost feel as if she is too good to be true. Leading up to the wedding, Kristen is organized, informative and intent on grasping your vision for your wedding photos. During the wedding day, she is flexible, creative and highly professional, with an uncanny ability to capture every moment of your big day. And the result of her efforts? Unbelievable photos that are crisp, bright, inspiring and romantic. Every time people look at our album, they are shocked by how perfectly beautiful the photos are. No joke—after seeing my prints, I had multiple family members and friends hire Kristen for Christmas photos or for their upcoming wedding! K. Holly Photography is a leader in West Michigan photography, and an absolutely must if you want high-end wedding photos. They are truly worth every penny spent on their services.”  -Katherine & Austin

“All I can say is that Kristen of K. Holly Photography is pure genius! I’m a professional writer and I’m struggling to find the right words to convey how much I love/treasure/adore our wedding pictures, and how very grateful I am to her. She worked with our tiny budget and captured an incredible number of shots… in five locations… in just one hour. They were all perfectly framed, composed and executed. And we’d never met until the day of. (I live out-of-state. So all of our arrangements were made via email.)  The end result? I’m simply blown away! Kristen is worth her weight in gold and we’re honestly indebted to her. Our pictures are the best wedding present we could have ever received — and by far the best money we spent on our wedding. We’ll treasure them for a lifetime.  Thank you so much!!!”  -Joy & Marc

“K. Holly Photography did an exceptional job on our engagement and wedding photos. Kristen is incredibly talented and makes you feel at ease during the entire process. I would recommend K. Holly Photography to anyone.”  -Michelle & Matt

“Kristen Carlson is a fantastic photographer, we could not have made a better decision for our wedding. She was so attentive, professional, and had a great prescense at the wedding (as stated by many of my guests and family!) She put everyone at ease while taking pictures and was great at keep us organized. I was shocked at how many shots she was able to get! It’s like she was everywhere at once. Especially during the ceremony, which was only 30 minutes, yet every possible angle was captured without us/ our guests noticing her. The photographs are a beautiful collection of candids, posed/ tradional shots, and photojournalistic/ artistic pictures. There is something for everyone in our family, no matter what their tastes, which is great! I would recommend Kristen to anyone for your wedding or other event!”  -Katie & Matt

“Kristen was a pleasure to work with… positive, responsive, and thorough, and the work speaks for itself. We are very happy that Kristen and her husband were there to help capture our special day!!”  -Maribel & Dale

“Kristen is an absolute joy to work with; she is kind, responsive, fun and incredibly talented. We couldn’t be happier with the photos from our wedding. Kristen captured the love and emotion of our day perfectly! I would highly recommend K Holly Photography! Thank you, Kristen!”  -Jen & Aaron

“Kristen is extremely wonderful to work with, and our pictures were absolutely fabulous!”  -Katelyn & Doug

“I looked at TONS of other photographers blogs and once I saw k.holly’s – I just knew that she was exactly what we were looking for. I thought that our engagement pics were perfect and that I had never seen better pics until we received our wedding pictures in the mail a few days ago. I fell in love with our wedding all over again – her pictures captured all of the amazing people and details that made our day so special! Kristen is an EXCELLENT photographer and I would recommend her to anyone!”  -Katie & Luke

“Kristen Carlson is fabulous! This was by far the best decision my husband and I made for our wedding. She is so personable, professional, artistic, friendly… the list goes on and on. She pays such close attention to detail, and she really puts her heart into the day. You feel that you are truly in good hands when she is there. We had no doubts that our photographs would come out perfect, and they did! They tell story of our day in a way that I strongly feel no other photographer could do for us. Truly priceless!!!”  -Lindsay & Rhett

best silicon valley wedding photographer“Kristen was incredibly easy to work with and shot gorgeous pictures of our wedding and engagement. She is fun and instantly makes you, your bridal party and family comfortable in front of the camera. I sent her pictures of what I liked and she made sure to get everything and more. Even our guests raved about how much they loved our photographer. She goes above and beyond for her clients. You will not be disappointed if you hire K. Holly Photography!”  -Laura & Jon

“Kristen was absolutely great to work with, she was an amazing photographer and we were more than pleased with our engagement and wedding pictures! We would reccommend her to everyone!”  -Wendy & Will

“I looked very hard to find the perfect photographer and I am very glad that I found Kristen. She was an excellent photographer. She was great to work with, professional, flexible and her work is fantastic! Many people made comments to me about how great my photographer was. I would definitely recommend Kristen to anyone who wants a fabulous photographer.”  -Christina & Craig

“Kristen was absolutely amazing. She is responsive, professional, super-friendly, and passionate about her career. She was not at all intrusive, yet she still had fun with our wedding party and guests 🙂 Kristen had lots of ideas for cute shots, and was excited about us coming up with our own ideas, too. Our photos are so gorgeous and amazing that all of my friends and family think they belong in a high-end wedding magazine. She truly captured our beautiful day perfectly, and we couldn’t be any happier.”  -Becca & Ian

“Kristen was present, attentive and available, but not intrusive. She is congenial, light-hearted and very positive — she made us feel better about possibly having rain on our wedding day! She was professional and talented and so easy to work with — a true asset to the day. Her work is fabulous and our new home is decorated with her wonderful photos. We feel fortunate to have found her!”  -Colette & Matt

“If I could give her 100 stars for all of the above I would!! Kristen was a pleasure to work with before, during and after the ceremony, we couldn’t be more happy! We had a tight budget, but we got nearly 1000 shots that are absolutely priceless.”  -Alissa & Jackson

“Kristen was wonderful. She not only is a good photographer but she is very passionate about what she does. She wants to get to know the couple before the wedding day so its not as stressful. The shots she takes are fun, edgy, full of interesting angles and personable. She does the posed family pictures as well. I highly reccomend her, infact I cant wait to have kids- so I can have her photograph them as well!!!”  -Shannon & Tim

“Kristen was absolutely AMAZING! She came all the way to VA from MI becuase I wouldn’t settle for anyone else! She’s a brilliant photographer and has all kinds of creative ways to make your pictures perfect! She was able to capture all aspects of our wedding, from every angle. Not only did our wedding pictures turn out beautifully, she captured a ton of pictures of our friends and family having a great time at the reception too, which really means a lot to my husband and me. I could not say enough about how talented she is!! Love her!!!”  -Jessica & Joe

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