Kirsten shelton

kirsten shelton

Kirsten shelton

Hello, I'm kirsten

Hey! I'm so glad you're here! My name is Kirsten Shelton. (no relation to Blake Shelton, sorry!) I'm a mom, wife, traveler and photographer.

When I am not taking pictures you can find me working from home with my favorite office partners (our Goldendoodles Murphy & Elle!), hanging out on the lake, eating tacos or strolling Target. My husbands name is Billy and he is (as cheesy as it sounds) my best friend. We have one son Deegan and we are expecting our first little girl in April.

I love photography because it captures life and tells a story for years to come. My style is relaxed and joyful with a documentary approach. I'm inspired by beautiful light, meaningful details and raw emotions. 

Photographer, Hopeless Romantic, Taco lover and Adventure Seeker.

meet kirsten

Hey there! I'm Kirsten, married to the greatest guy I know, mother to a spunky little boy and likely found in comfy sweaters, worn out flats and sipping Diet Coke. I love to help others through blogging what I'm passionate about, travel, beauty and photography. And so many days a year I'm lucky enough to follow around amazing couples with my camera, creating photos that will last a lifetime.

Most days you can find me at our home in Minnesota but if I'm not there I'm probably at the hockey rink cheering on my little guy. I'm a book worm, yogi, wine lover and traveler.  In college I received a bachelors of science in nursing which landed me at the hospital working as a registered nurse. Are you suddenly confused and wondering how in the world I became a photographer? Click below to find out!

my photography story

registered nurse turned wedding photographer

After the birth of my son in 2011, I became more serious about learning photography and capturing his childhood. So I did what many moms do, I bought a nice camera and started snapping away. That camera never left my side and lit a creative fire inside of me that has allowed me to capture his childhood beyond my iPhone camera.

As I began posting photos I had taken, I started getting requests for sessions which lead me to start my business. In 2015 I fell head over heels in love with wedding photography and quit nursing to chase my dreams.

I became a mother

it started when...

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Minnesota Bride
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Lake Bride Magazine
Cake & Lace Blog
Truly engaging weddings
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