Austin wedding photographer KRISTIN LA VOIE is a hopeless romantic. Married to her High School sweetheart, she lives with her two fur babies in Austin. She's been documenting couples' love stories ever since 2006 when she photographed her first wedding and we're delighted to have her as one of our valued Vendor Guide Members.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER? I was always the kid on school trips with far too many disposable cameras. My obsession with photos started at such a young age, and grew into loving relationships and capturing LOVE. I can blame my husband for that, as I was always obsessed with snapping photos of him in school. Once I photographed my first wedding for a friend, I knew I could really grow in this field and make something of it all.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR PATH TO GET THERE. I learnt from making LOTS of mistakes! I started my business entirely on my own, from shooting my own weddings for the first time, to navigating the back end of business stuff (like taxes, licenses, bookkeeping, etc). Those mistakes taught me SO much, so I don't regret a thing, and it was definitely a bumpy road that I wouldn't trade for the world. When everything rests on your own two shoulders, it's a matter of sink or swim, and there was only one answer for me.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WEDDINGS? Each one is different from the one before! The parts that ALWAYS make me smile though happen earlier in the day with getting ready, to an emotional first look or walk down the aisle, and the reactions of family and friends throughout the day that the couple might not necessarily observe themselves. I love to be the person who gets to show them those moments for the first time.
SHARE YOUR FAVOURITE IMAGE WITH US AND TELL US WHY. I am drawn to genuine emotion, and big smiles and laughter like this, that are captured within a tiny fraction of a second at just the right time, always win.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? Natural & romantic. I am drawn to colour, light, laughter, pure joy, and romantic gestures.
ASIDE FROM FAMILY & FRIENDS, THREE THINGS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT? Hands down chapstick! In fact, the THREE things I can't live without would be THREE different chapsticks, haha! I need one for each room and car.
WHERE WOULD WE FIND YOU ON A SUNDAY MORNING? Downloading photos on my computer and waddling around with sore feet after a day of photographing.
HOW WOULD YOU SPEND YOUR IDEAL DAY OFF? My morning would start with *hopefully* sleeping in a little (it's so hard to do, though!), playing with our pups, goofing around and laughing a lot (it really doesn't matter WHERE we are), and ending the day binging on Netflix with my hubby and fur babies in bed.