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About

Kristie is a freelance photographer based in Chicago, specializing in capturing movement, music,  editorial portraits, and performances.

Remaining close to her first passion of dance, she has spent over a decade as a part of the Chicago dance community through her camera, photographing everything from ballet to b-boy crews to capoeira to tap dance. She also has a deep love for Chicago's music scene, and has worked with artists in Chicago’s vibrant hip hop and jazz scenes, photographing performances and festivals all over the city. 

She was a recipient of a Community Arts Assistance Program Grant through the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in 2007 and 2009, and received an Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant in 2010. She received a BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago.

In 2012, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, she published her first photo book, The Beauty of the Sequence: A Photo Essay of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. The book project was subsequently featured in Yoga Journal publications in the United States, Australia, and Japan. 

Clients + FEATURES

Yoga Journal
Dance Magazine
Dance Spirit Magazine
Pointe Magazine
Dance Teacher Magazine
Chicago Tap Theatre
Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival
Audience Architects
Auditorium Theatre
Yamaha Guitars
Sage Restaurant Group
EMBARC
Hamsa Ayurveda
Tejas Yoga
Sankalpa Yoga
Yoga Rocks the Park
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Dance/USA
Cirque du Soleil
Diavolo Dance Theater
The Dance Center of Columbia College
Time Out Chicago