Anita Desai

 “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” 


Let me introduce myself.

I'm the Diet Dr. Pepper chugging, Netflix loving, golden light chasing, crazy idea manifesting force behind Kristen Mittlestedt Photography. 

I'm just a girl in love with light! When creating art, I'm deeply inspired by the way light falls onto my subjects and their surroundings. Great imagery is not just about a killer location! I use my background in Fine Art and Film Photography to create imagery with a artistic and fashion vibe.

I am extremely invested in all of my couples. Tell me all about your wedding, gush about how the two of you met and your plans for the future! I want to be fully immersed into your wedding day with you, so I can capture every little emotional and meaningful moment. 

just a girl, chasing golden light

catch me if you can

canton, nc

April 12-14, 2019

Las caletas, mexico

june 26-30, 2019

My soul vibes with the wanderers, those who go against the grain, and those who seek a different kind of beauty. As much as I am obsessed with light, I'm in love with the night. I use that love to bring a moody vibe to my imagery. When I'm editing, you can find me chugging coffee and listening to Bob's Burgers in the background. My favorite place to be? Anywhere I can create art! 

all these things that i love


Located in Indiana, available Worldwide

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed browsing the galleries. I am here to answer any questions or chat more about your big day!