Hi there! My name is Krista! Thank you for stopping by!

I take pictures because I believe in stories. Our lives are made up of stories -- big ones and little ones —and I think they’re best told with images. As a wedding and portrait photographer based in Durham, North Carolina, it’s my joy to capture the most beautiful and storied moments of your life as they are happening, with the click of the shutter. I grew up fascinated with the sound of each old camera from my father, whether we were outside photographing by the lake or returning from camp, and that delight hasn’t left me yet.

If we’d meet face-to-face, you’d be welcome to my over-100-year-old restored home to meet my three lady chickens (named after my great-aunts) clucking around the backyard next to an herb & flower garden. What fills me up is gathering at the dinner table, visiting national parks, opera on vinyl, & backyard fresh eggs. I find little joys in linen pants, crisp morning air, winks, good coffee, and two-dollar bills. I believe in giving flowers “just because,” that music is a key ingredient in the kitchen, and that a bottle of wine is only as good as the company with whom it is shared. My favorite part is when these two worlds overlap, and I get to meet clients that quickly become friends. I invite you to check out the sights around here and get to know me a little bit! If you’re nodding yes to anything here, please let me get to know you via email at shuttergoesclick@gmail.com