Wednesday, January 26, 2011

one marvelous exchange, personal

my friend amy & I decided to have a bit of a home-made swap. She made me the most fabulous wreath and I made her a pillow for her living room couch. I wish I would have taken a photo of the pillow before I boxed it up and shipped it, buuuuuut I didn't. In my defense. I made it the day before I moved to Lynchburg. Maybe I can get her to send me a photo of the pillow in its element ;)

Oh and apparently the lighting outside of my door sucks.

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Thanks a TON, amy. You have helped make my house a home.
{ And to those who have asked, photos of my new home are coming...I just wanted to get everything the way I see it in my head first :) Thanks for caring! }


Monday, January 24, 2011

using the sun, personal

I used to take the long way to this antique store I loved in petersburg. I knew the way I knew and it got me to where I needed to go. One day, there was a detour....a detour that I was so angry with. I was nearly CERTAIN I couldn't get there anymore because the way I knew had a small kink in it. As i started pouting and surfing through the radio stations convinced of my being lost, I looked to my right and saw the store. I made it there quicker & landed a super sweet parking spot that could not be reached when coming from my usual direction.

This photo represents my 'before detour' shooting style.

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This is the same photograph only moving 6 steps to my right. The sun represents my detour...how I saw things before I learned to work WITH the sun. Just some food for thought.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

south carolina bound, personal

I am south carolina bound for a wedding and will return monday evening, january 24.

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{a peak from rachel & kyle's valentines day engagement session}

Monday, January 17, 2011

love in lace {boudoir}

{to avoid any angry/disappointed emails, this is a one time entry introducing boudoir photography. several images in this post are way more suggestive than the photographs generally posted on this blog. if this is not your cup of tea, you may want to stop reading here. thanks for reading & check back next week for a more family friendly entry}

Let me begin by saying that the thought of introducing these photographs began a while ago. This past summer, I did quite a few female senior portraits. Over a bit of time, I began to realize the difference a well taken photograph can make in the life of someone. I fell in love with the idea of continuously bringing joy and confidence to the minds of ladies who have so much to offer in a visually critical world. I began researching a type of session called boudoir focusing on the natural overwhelming beauty of a woman. Specifically, a woman in love.

I want to take a moment to preserve the right now. The way you feel at this time in your life. The way he looks at you and what that means. Highlight the sparkle in your eyes brought on by being head over heels in love. Bring attention to your unique design and make you feel like THE most gorgeous woman in the world. So with that being said...

Kristin Partin Photography is introducing Love in Lace offering one of a kind, classy boudoir photographs. Boudoir photography simply accentuates the beauty of a woman with the intent of your husbands eyes only viewing them as a gift...while releasing the inner supermodel rockstar inside of you. My goal is to provide you with a relaxed private session complete with coaching you through the poses and in result, leaving you with a fabulous album for you to hand him on Valentines Day. Sure to be a hit.


  • 2 hour personally designed session
  • private changing & dressing area
  • the sweetest of hospitality
  • private same day viewing session & photo selection
  • leather coffee table album
  • hair & makeup
  • studio & outdoor sessions available
  • online viewing gallery
  • photos AND album back in time for VALENTINES DAY.
packages & a la carte pricing available
email for more information, more photos and a site designed specifically for you.

kristin@kristinpartinphotography.com (subject: love in lace)

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never thought you'd do something like this? I bet he didn't think you would either ;)

stay tuned

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In need of a special valentines gift? Keep your eyes out for tomorrows blog entry.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I couldn't be a wedding photographer, personal

  • be a language translator
  • become a *something* in the medical field
  • be a professional scuba diver.
  • I don't know if there is such a thing as that...
  • work in a factory
  • be a wedding photographer
these are all things I literally could not do as a full time bread winning occupation. I have a terrible memory, blood makes me nauseous, i'm scared of sharks and dark water that isn't bright blue like in postcards from jamaica, repetitious things would make me slowly go insane and I am far too scatterbrained and quirky to run a business.

Before you freak out thinking 'wow...I hired this girl to photograph my wedding', I do have a point. I was looking at my calendar today and nearly choked on my grapes. I wondered why the Lord had blessed me so and why he picked me to be involved in such a precious union as marriage. Every now & then (like...every other day) I am in need of a reality check. There are THOUSANDS of things that could go wrong when running a business such as mine. Equipment failure is more costly than I can afford, things could come up the day of someones wedding, I could screw up someones photos by sneezing on the first kiss....really, it's endless. quite intimidating and stressful, too.

But the reality is, this all has nothing to do with me. I am just an empty vessel that the Lord is using completely. You see, if this were all me, my business would be hopeless, pointless and cave. There is such peace in knowing that the creator of the universe is on my side helping me run my business and making sure my camera works, my sneezing stays under control and traffic allows me to get where i need to be.

My heart was burdened today to let whomever is reading this know that I owe my eyes, my hands and my mind to my Lord. He is my best friend & business partner. Thank you all for trusting me with your precious memories and for reading my 23rd public reality check of 2011. ps, the sneezing thing was totally a joke.

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(above images from a lovely wedding in Lynchburg, Virginia)


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