A wedding and portrait photographer who empowers you to be authentic to yourself and do whatever your heart desires, while documenting the big and little moments you care about most.

I have a passion and love for my home in Chicago, and in my free time, I enjoy spending time with my hubby and our bunnies: Gigi and Leo. When I'm not at home, I'm typically on a plane, in a car off to look for food, go thrifting, or explore somewhere new.

I'm your


Growing up, my family documented their lives using a little compact film camera that I adored. Using it to take photos at every event, as well as looking through my family's albums showed me how photos carry so much more than just visuals of a moment. They carry the feelings and emotions you feel in that moment and document the full experience as it happens.

To document these raw experiences, your comfort is my biggest priority. Getting to know you, your wedding day, your family, your vision, and your priorities all before your day arrives helps us both to be confident come your wedding day. With this knowledge, I am able to guide you through moments, movements, and events in a way that feels authentic to you and your love story and document all the moments and emotions along the way.

how i relax

what's that? lol jk. Going for a walk with the hubs, doing my own nails, or go on a hike - find a nice spot and appreciate the scenery.

on the box

Stand up comedy specials, Youtube (Never too Small, Living Big on a Tiny House, Hot Ones,) Fairytale.

my guilty pleasure

Buy more plants even though we're running out of space at home... oops.

Thirft stores, Marshalls, TJ Maxx or Jenny's Ice Cream!!

you can find me at

Tequila sunrise, margaritas, or an ice cold Cuba Libre.

from the bar

happy clients

states traveled documenting love

years in the industry

coffees consumed





years behind the camera

Capturing your true self and raw emotions, one photo at a time.

To be able to travel the world and capture love is one of the most amazing parts of my job - I still pinch myself whenever I get the opportunity.

If the thought of an overseas wedding or elopement has crossed your mind, I am here to help you make that happen. Have a peep at the places in my bucket list, A discounted rate is offered if you're the first to book me for one of these locations. Either way, reach out with your destination wedding plans, and we can work out the finer details.

New zealand

yosemite np
Mt Rainier NP

Thinking of having a destination wedding or skipping all the fuss and eloping overseas?


lets go on an adventure!



Our love story began in college. Paul and I were on rival Latin dance teams at school so we shared the same group of friends, and spent a lot of time together. After knowing each other a while, Paul made the first move. We were dancing together and he spun me, dipped me, and went for a kiss on my way up. He missed, cuz I have great reflexes. The rest is history (;

On August of 2019, we said “I do” to each other in front of our immediate family at the Chicago City Hall. We later had an intimate backyard celebration with our family and closest friends. It’s definitely one of my treasured memories of all time.

Our love is warm, goofy, exciting, and feels like home.

On top of being an all-star photographer, she ensured that all my questions were answered so that there was no confusion the day of the event. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone looking for any type of photography, whether it be engagement, wedding, professional head shots, etc.

Lastly, she is SUPER personable, which made the process very seamless!

"Kriztelle is not just your average photographer...she truly embraces her craft and wants to get to know you as a person so that she can better tailer the experience to her clients!!"

erick & Liz

Kriztelle photographed my husband and I for our engagement pictures and wedding pictures. She was there for us every step of the way giving us advice, providing wedding planning resources, and helped us search for different things that were important to have in our wedding. She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable, happy and prepared for our special day. The pictures she took of us were stunning and like everyone else in the review section have stated, she took so many beautiful pictures that they are all our favorites.

"She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable, happy and prepared for our special day."

sam & andrew






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