Cinematic portraits for the modern romantic.

kristen mittlestedt

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Never forget the nights we felt alive, your hand in mine.

We're in the business of creating memories; telling love stories through artistic portraits and authentic moments.

Hello Love!

I'm the weirdo behind the lens

I'm just a photographic poet; your awkward and eccentric new best friend. I am always striving for new ways to surprise myself. I love exploring. You can often find me wandering the woods, or new cities, looking for interesting locations beyond the norm. 

I currently reside in the small town of Bluffton, Indiana. However, my wanderlust takes me to amazing places! I've photographed love stories across the United States and abroad. If I'm not in one of my hidden forest nooks; you can usually find me photographing in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, or Southern Michigan (without travel fees). 



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Love Conquers All

I'm a hopeless romantic

The teary-eyed first looks and grand entrances down the aisle, the heartfelt vows and sentimental details, the giddy smiles and wedding party shenanigans; I live for it all. I want to be immersed in your wedding with you. I'll hype you up, join you on the dance floor, and high-five you on your 25th anniversary!

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Lush Light

The sun, the moon, and all the stars

Light gets me JAZZED. Whether golden sunset, brilliant sunrise, twilight, or moonlight; you will absolutely see me get inspired and way too excited. Light is how I create the dynamic imagery you've been gushing over all the way down the internet rabbit hole.

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Into the Woods

Let's get lost

Amazing things can happen with a little adventure. I live for exploring the woods, chasing waterfalls, running through wildflowers, and discovering hidden gems. Yes, in Indiana too. These places are closer than you think!

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Beyond the Ordinary

let's be bold

I live for the dramatic, editorial, fine art, and whimsical creations! Let's get adventurous and explore outside-of-the-box ideas, giving a final product unique from every other image flooding your social media streams.

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Engagement and Anniversary: 25% discounted session fee with booked wedding collection.




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Session Fees are $500.
Includes hair + makeup
 and custom styling.  

Art Collections range from $800-$3000




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Weddings Collections range from $3200-$5500.

Available Worldwide, with no travel fee to venues within 200 miles of 46714.




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The Real Deal

Pricing and Packages

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Frequently Asked Questions

Trust me, I am too. We always start with the most formal, stiff, cheesy pose to get the awkward out at the very beginning. I know from there how much direction you will need as we continue. I won't leave you lost in front of the lens. We are in this together! The goal is for this to feel like you are chillin' with a new friend, with art along the way. 

What if I'm super awkward in front of the camera?

Bold, dramatic, with a dash of whimsy; I like to create art from your story while also capturing authentic moments and details of your wedding day experience.

What is your style?

I dove into photography about 15 years ago. After graduating with my BFA in 2012, I launched as a full-time artist. I have since photographed 203 weddings, and have been featured in several publications; including The Knot, Wedding Chicks, Bridal Guide, and the cover of WeddingDay Magazine.

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"Kristen’s photos are dramatic and polished, with a heavy dose of high-fashion sensibility thrown in for good measure. They’re nothing if not eye-catching. You’ll get the best work out of Kristen by tapping into her impressive creative mind, brainstorming some out-of-the-box portrait ideas. If you’re adventurous, you’ll be blown away by what she produces.”

 - Peerspace, The 11 Best Wedding Photographers in Indianapolis

"Kristen’s romantic portfolio is obviously stunning but she’s also a special kind of business owner - she’s real, passionate, talented and generous. She created the perfect mood and environment for a true introvert who traveled from Australia to get married in Michigan."

"Original, authentic, and extremely talented! Kristen is one of those photographers who goes above and beyond without being asked, and captures the most incredible images without hesitation. She's quick to jump into action with great direction, and also allows the client to soak up the moment."

Brooklyn and Daniel said their vows in the forest, with golden light filtering through the trees.

Brooklyn + daniel \\ indianapolis

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They wanted something whimsical and adventurous. So we hiked a waterfall in Northeast, IN!

Lauren + Noah

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The barn aesthetic mixed with the right amount of glam and chandeliers towering over the dance floor.

Clarissa + Alex \\ The Loft on Isanogel

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