Kristen Booth Photography
Southern California, and Wordwide
Hi Kristen!! Thank you so much for hanging out with us today! First questions, did you always know you wanted to be a photographer?
No! In high school and my first year of college, I jumped around from career to career. Lawyer, dental assistant, psychiatrist, teacher….you name it! Even though I was my friend’s designated Myspace photographer and was always taking photos for fun, I never in a billion years thought that is was a career possibility!
Tell us about the inspiration behind The Fantasy Series?
It all started with a fairy-tale vision for my brand. I made a decision that it was the direction I wanted to go, but I had nothing in my portfolio to reflect it. In 2011, my hair stylist/makeup artist friend, Celeste and I set up out first styled shoot. It went so well, that we wanted to do another! We brought our friend Ashley on deck, to oversee the props, florals, and wardrobe for the next shoot. That shoot only sparked the fire! We were all hooked and sat down together and set up a series of 6 stylized fairy-tale shoots. And The Fantasy Series was born!
Who creates the props for the series, and do you work with any other vendors?
The team is made up of Celeste, Ashley, and myself. In the weeks/months leading up to the next shoot, we completely throw ourselves into the project and spend a lot of time antique and thrift shopping for props. It’s like putting together the pieces of the puzzle! Ashley is a crafting genius and makes all of the statement pieces for the shoots. My favorites were the fishing net veil and the skeleton key crown!
Canon or Nikon? And what is your favorite lens?
Canon. I love my 85mm f/1.8!
Quick, what’s your favorite music to listen to while editing?
I love all kinds of music! But the artists that are on my playlist most commonly would be The Script, Green River Ordinance, He is We, and Jewel.
Do you love Kristen as much as we do? Seriously, everything she does is magical.
Kristens Fantasy Series