Kristie is a freelance photographer based in Chicago, specializing in capturing movement, creative portraits, and performances. She received a BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago.
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.
Many years of dance and capoeira training eventually led Kristie to yoga, and she began practicing regularly in early 2010. In the fall of 2012, she completed the teacher training program at Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago. This naturally has led her camera to document the yoga community; 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
Dance Spirit Magazine
Dance Teacher Magazine
Chicago Tap Theatre
Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival
Sage Restaurant Group
Yoga For All Beings
Moksha Yoga Center
Miami Life Center
Illumine Chicago Magazine
Yoga Rocks the Park
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Cirque du Soleil
River North Chicago Dance Company
Joel Hall Dancers
Diavolo Dance Theater
Chicago Dancing Festival
The Dance Center of Columbia College
Time Out Chicago
Erie Neighborhood House