KRISTA MEISTER PHOTOGRAPHY
High School Seniors | Tweens + Teens | Families
My photography style has a strong editorial element to it, both in portraits or nature. My goal is to capture the side of life not always seen, the unguarded moment, the real expressions, LAUGHTER, as well as authentic in-camera gazes. Let me show you the real you.
I experience the world very visually, so it makes sense that I had a camera in my hand since high school, capturing everything I saw. Being invisible in a corner (read: shy), capturing photos of everyone at family gatherings, kind of like the paparazzi but without hiding in the bushes with a stalker telephoto lens. I got pretty good at capturing candid moments no one else thought of, those moments that make you... well, YOU.
I live in Powell, Ohio, just outside of Columbus. My son is in high school, and boy, does it go by fast! Do you feel that way too? Seniors, can you believe it's your senior year already??
More than you wanted to know... a few of my favorite things
Drawing or watercolor painting | Stranger Things | Outlander | Game of Thrones | The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | all Marvel superhero movies | my dog Gracie who can be annoying but who knows how to work the puppy-dog eyes | the sound of rain | key lime pie! | bonfires | high school football games | ok, it's really the marching band I go see instead (Proud Band Mom!) | sleeping in late when I can | Mmmm... pasta | laughing out loud (unless I'm with my son and then I'm just being embarrassing)
...and if you made it THIS far... more irrelevant stuff about me
WHY AM I A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I love the play of light and shadow on any given subject and automatically seek to find it in nature, indoors, wherever I happen to be. I lean toward capturing details with strong graphic elements and candid everyday moments of emotions. Also compelling are striking editorial style images with that magazine look, with strong compositional content and storytelling images.
My life as a photographer started out in film, doing my own darkroom work and covering media events in college and college life. My work was seen in college brochures sent to prospective students. My work today gravitates toward candid photojournalistic images, street photography, stock photos, small details, abstracts, strong compositions and graphic lines. My college fine arts and interior design majors and background reflects this as well.
SERVICES AND EXPERTISE I PROVIDE FOR YOU
I will be your full-service concierge from start to finish, and work with you to design a customized photo session tailored to your interests and personality. No assembly-line / cookie cutter sessions. I work in a mix of formal and casual poses and strive for candid lighthearted moments. I will take what I know about you and scout locations to find the place that best suits you and your family. After the session, we will meet to view your images and select the best products for your home. My interior design knowledge can serve to provide you with several wall galleries and custom-designed albums that might best complement your home.
I am a registered member of the Professional Photographers of America and I am a licensed and insured photographer. I also continuously attend trade courses, seminars and workshops aimed at furthering my growth as an artist and deepening my knowledge within my field.
Currently, I am working toward becoming a Certified Professional Photographer through Professional Photographers of America. Becoming a CPP is a long-held dream for me. The CPP credential serves to identify professional photographers who have demonstrated technical competence through a comprehensive written technical examination and intensive photographic image submission and review. What this means to you is that you can be assured that I didn't just pick up a camera yesterday and pretend to know what I'm doing with it. You will get quality results on a consistent basis, with an artistic flair.
You can also find me here, stop by and say hello!