Photos by Courtney Houk Photography

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And family is everything to me. I met my husband as a freshman in college and married him the very next summer. We started our family young (relatively) at the ripe age of 23 with our first daughter. A couple more babies and over a decade later: I still find myself in disbelief how quickly those sweet, soft, chubby cheeks that I kissed a million times a day turned into half grown humans that I now have to bribe for even a quick hug on their way out the door.

wife, mother, and photographer


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These days of raising babies and little humans are equally precious and exhausting. I know it, I feel it. I'm there with you. I also know that the photos we take are often the only memories we have from certain seasons of this journey. Motherhood is messy and often thankless, but you know what? That isn't what we're going to remember 20 years from now. We're going to remember (and long for) the irresistible, kissable cheeks, the chubby arms around our neck, the belly laughs, and all the sweetness that we miss from these good ole' days. Which is why I love being your photographer. It's truly a privilege when a family trusts me to document these sacred moments. 

Since starting KLP as an official business in 2013, I've had the privilege of working with hundreds of families, babies, mommas, kiddos, teens, and even a few pets. A few days each month, I also have the joy of working on a labor and delivery unit as a nurse helping new mommas birth their babies. My other days are spent with my own babies at home or out photographing other babies and families. 


Capturing the Moments you'll wish for again in 20 years.

07. Date Nights

06. The Office

05. My feet in the sand

04. A good bourbon

03. Sourdough bread making

02. Holding babies

01. Audiobooks


Since 2013, Kristie is a Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin published photographer who specializes in motherhood, newborn, and family photography.