What People Are Saying About Their Experience with Kristen Clabaugh Photography

"Kristen is a very talented photographer and editor.  She is amazing to work with from start to finish.  I will definitely ask her to capture more of our family in the future.” - Debbie (Mini Session)

"A photo session with Kristen is a unique experience in every way - from her intuitive interactions with her clients to the artistic images she creates. We enjoy our stress-free sessions with Kristen as we enjoy getting to see our artful photos. Kristen truly has an eye for the beautiful in everyone." -Stephanie (Cousins Session)

"Kristen was absolutely amazing with my kiddos, she made the session fun for them and she captured amazing shots of them and truly captured their personalities!! We love the pictures she took of our little family, they are something I will treasure forever! You will not be disappointed when you choose Kristen for your families next photo shoot, she is seriously one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet!!" - Amanda (Family Portrait Session)

"Having never done a professional photo shoot before, we were unsure what to expect.  Kristen made us feel completely at ease, answered our many questions beforehand with patience and expertise, and did a fantastic job scouting the outdoor site.  At our two shoots we felt right at home.  Kristen’s enthusiasm is catching; she clearly loves what she does.  She even bravely allowed us to incorporate our amateur ideas.  We’re very happy with the results! - Robyn

"Kristen has a clear passion for what she does and it shows through her work."  -Beth (Family Portrait Session)


Kristen was very organized and prepared in advance for our photo shoot.  She visited the site before our session and planned the perfect location of each shot based on the angle of the sun, time of day, etc.  She planned each shot with a perfect setting and view. The final product exceeded all expectations.  -Hank (Family Portrait Session)


Kristen did a fantastic job in taking pictures of us with our grandchildren!  Her ideas for the different pictures were very creative, in the posed and in the spontaneous shots.  She captured their personalities in a way that we will be able to treasure  forever!   -Mary (Generations Session)

She made me feel super comfortable and relaxed while taking pictures that i will treasure for a lifetime!   -Chelsea (Maternity Session)

Kristen is so refreshing and wonderful to work with. She goes above and beyond to get the perfect shot. I love that she isn't afraid to get dirty or crawl in some weeds in the process. Wrangling my three year-old is no easy feat and she did it with easy and even brought him a little treat.  - Erika (Family Session)

Most of our pictures are very formal and posed, and somewhat do NOT reflect our daily life.  We were interested in capturing the moments outside of the formality of a studio.  We were also always behind the camera, so we never got to capture all of our personalities together as a family.  This session gave us, as parents, an opportunity to be part of the action...instead of seeing the action through a lens. It's also a really cool concept to have someone who can come into your home and capture your "life" on film!  I mean isn't that where memories are made?

Pete and I love our children with every ounce of our beings.  They are God's greatest blessings to us.  These pictures are a gift because they capture the blessings that they are!!  It's also a beautiful keepsake... to see the love that God has placed in our hearts for one another in the pictures that Kristen was able to capture!  It's so hard to capture their smiles on film...their real, genuine, belly giggling smiles...but KRISTEN DID IT!!!  I want to enjoy their smiles instead of always trying to get them on film...this session allowed me to do JUST THAT!!

There is a lot more planning involved.  When you go to a studio, you just have to plan outfits.  There was a lot of planning regarding what types of things we wanted to capture on film.  Also, we were slightly concerned about the time commitment.  We didn't know if the kids would cooperate for 8 hours.  Our children are not crazy about being in front of the camera.  But then again, what kid are??  LOL!!  Kristen was great about taking lots of breaks with the kids and laughing with them.  She was great about giving instruction, but just letting the kids be kids!  She made them feel comfortable...which is really important when you want your kiddos to be themselves, so that you can capture the "real" picture.  My daughter, who is very reluctant to take pictures, actuallly said, " that was fun!  I want to do it again!!"  My son, who is 2, thought she was a blast!  He LOVED her!  We honestly ALL had FUN during the lifestyle session...that is a gift in and of itself! HA!  

We were SO excited about the session!  I was slightly nervous, but more just excited.  I think we were all tired after the session, but we all felt REALLY good.  We felt like she had really captured our family in our element and we couldn't WAIT to see the pictures!! LOL!  I cannot say enough about the pictures!  Kristen captured our family in ways we would NEVER have gotten in a studio...or with our own camera.  The smiles on the faces of the children, the snuggles, the tickles, the laughter, the personalities of our children.....she CAPTURES it ALL!!  I mean, she made our family come to life on film...how can I put that into words.  She is amazingly talented and I am so thankful for the memories she has given us to save forever!!  We just LOVE them...they will be scattered all over our walls forever!!   -Joy (Day in the Life Session)


She is a wonderful photographer. I loved the location she chose to do her Easter session. She was also nice enough to give me a complimentary photo. She is someone I would recommend to a friend of mine if they were in the area visiting.  -Rachel (Easter Mini Session)

Kristen was amazing and so patient with my children! I would highly recommend her for pictures. Her editing is unlike any I’ve ever seen!  -Amy (Family Portrait Session)

She listened to the shots that were important to me and made sure she captured those. She was so easy to work with and really went above and beyond. She even walked into a cold river to catch the cool reflections. She is so kind and helpful, and the images were ready in no time! Thank you!  =Catherine (Fall Mini Session)

First of all this lady had caught my attention through her openness about her faith! Then I kept seeing all these amazing photos that friends had had done by this super talented lady! So we scheduled a summer mini session. I have 3 small boys. Each time we go for a photo shoot it gets a little more challenging to capture all 3 in one picture, but she went above and beyond to make sure to get the perfect candid photos!   -Emily (Summer Mini Session)

Not only does Kristen capture beautiful moments in pictures but she is a joy to be around! She is full of new ideas and will do whatever she can to snap the perfect picture (even if that means wading in a pond up to her waist lol). I definitely made the right choice choosing Kristen to take my senior casual pictures!  -Massy (Senior Session)

Kristen has such an eye for style and was so amazing to work with!! She spent quality time with us and made sure we got exactly what we wanted from our session. She incorporated things that were important to us as well as had great ideas of her own.  -Jessica (Maternity Session)

She is easy to work with and has such wonderful ideas and locations to make your pictures absolutely stunning! I especially liked our silhouette shot with the sunset in the background. We had many great pictures with the beautiful Appalachian mountains in the background as well.  -Mitzi (Extended Family Session)

Kristen captured some amazing photos of my 1 week old. But what sets her apart from the rest is her patience and calming spirit. Newborn pictures are exhausting for mom and baby, but this was a very enjoyable experience.  =Rebecca (Newborn Session)

She went the extra mile to make our photos fantastic! She did a great job with helping us with what to do and she made us laugh a lot.  -Pam (Portrait Session)

Your photos tell stories that will last a life time. You are so patient and talented and your photos are lasting gifts!  -Teddi (Easter Mini Session)

Kristen made my little girl feel like the prettiest girl in the whole world!  -Angie (Easter Mini Session)

Kristen captured our sweet Dylan's personality perfectly. She called ahead of time to discuss my outlook on props and indoor vs outdoor. She was very open to all of my likes and dislikes. She was laid back which helped both Dylan and myself have a relaxed time. When I saw the pictures I was blown away!   -Kellie (Milestone Session)