Hey there! So you want to know a little bit about me......
I stumbled into the photography world 30 years ago when I took a job at a local photography studio shortly after graduating college. I knew nothing about photography but I had a strong desire to learn and a amazing mentor who was willing to teach me. In my beginning years at the studio, I learned so much and after a lot of hard work, I was able to receive the designation of Certified Professional Photographer from PPA (Professional Photographers of America). A few years later I achieved the designation of Master Photographer by entering my work into print competitions and studying with the best. Eventually I left the studio to start my own business and in 2008, Bella Vie Studio was born! My studio is in downtown Grayslake and I love being connected with many other small business owners who have quickly become friends. I also live in Grayslake with my husband, our three kiddos and our crazy puppies!
What I love most about being a photographer is that I get to capture life as it happens. My sessions are very relaxed - we talk and play and have fun! Whether I'm being silly with preschoolers, talking with a high school Senior about the excitement college or celebrating with a newly married couple on their wedding day, I get the privilege of capturing moments in time - moments that will be relived and shared with future generations. And for that I am so blessed and honored!
Thank you so much for being here! I can't wait to meet you and capture the moments of your Beautiful Life!
~ Kristin :o)