I've photographed the most amazing couples during the happiest moments of their lives.
Hear what they have to say about working with me!
"My husband and I hit the JACKPOT with Krista!! We could not have asked for a better photographer! She is quick to respond, bubbly, makes you feel so comfortable even when you are taking those awkward engagement photos, and is a wealth of knowledge for every part of the process. We found Krista through a wedding we attended 3 years ago... After I saw Krista's work, I had my mind made up that she would photograph our wedding someday. :) Hands down our best wedding vendor!!"
Jenna & Ross Paulson
“My husband and I are so happy we chose Krista to photograph our engagement and wedding pictures! She did an AMAZING job!! Not only did we love our pictures, but she was so helpful and kind during our wedding planning. We asked countless questions, and she was happy to help us not only plan out our wedding pictures, but also our day of timeline and other details! All of her wedding experience really helped us feel at ease. She went above and beyond, and for that we are so grateful!!”
Gabrielle & Levi Rischer
"Krista is awesome! We were fortunate to have Krista shoot our engagement photos, as well as our destination wedding photos in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Krista was amazing to work with from the start! Before our engagement session we met with her to get to know each other and discuss ideas for the engagement session. We couldn't think of a location to do the session so Krista suggested a spot which we ended up loving. We were nervous going into it but Krista eased our nerves right away! Our destination wedding pictures turned out so much better than we could have ever imagined!! Krista was super organized throughout the day and made sure the picture taking process went smoothly. Several family members commented on how organized, prompt, professional, and great she was. Krista is just an easy person to work with and get along with! She took all of our requests and made them happen. We received our edited photos within 3 weeks of our wedding and were ecstatic about them. We are so lucky to have found Krista...she captured our special day so perfectly. These photos are something we will treasure forever!"
Brianna & Ryan Witty
"Krista was beyond anything we imagined when choosing a wedding photographer. Upon our first meeting at Betty's Pies, we knew we had made the right choice. After the first few awkward kissing photos (and a lot of laughter), we felt at ease with her throughout our engagement shoot, and afterward we couldn't wait to spend more time with her on our wedding day. Krista took time to meet with us before our wedding to go over day-of photos. She was a wealth of knowledge, as we weren't sure what all we needed to think about or be prepared for. The day of our wedding, Krista took her time getting our photos just right, even with the rowdy groomsmen we had in the wedding party! Our pictures are a dream and we are so that happy we chose Krista. Without her, our day would not have been the same, and our pictures would surely not have been as beautiful."
Rachael & Brent Raske
"Tim and I couldn't be happier with our photos. Krista, you have totally outdone yourself! Our wedding was everything we ever dreamed of and we are so unbelievably blessed to have had your talented self there to capture it all! Our experience from the day we first met has been nothing but fabulous! You truly made us feel like you have known us for years, easy to laugh with and goof around with. The way that you deliver your pictures to your clients is so unique and makes the entire experience even more enjoyable! You made us feel so special and even more excited about our marriage! Again, we can't express how amazing our experience was with you and we can't wait to see you again! We started as a couple looking for a photographer and by the end of our wedding day we have found a really great friend! Thank you to the moon and back!"
Kasandra & Tim Mart
"Working with Krista was a dream! Our day was absolutely perfect and she was a big part of making our day so special. Krista was fun and laid back, a perfect fit for our small wedding. I love that she laughed along with my husband and I as we acted like goofballs and captured our silliness and love for each other perfectly. We LOVE every single photo from that day and feel so grateful to have had Krista as our wedding photographer. She was an absolute joy to work with!"
Amanda & Johnny Wadsworth
"I was acquainted with Krista through high school as we were in the same graduating class. Though we did not interact much, there was one noticeable quality that she possessed, and that was brightening a place right up! And that is exactly what she has done for our events that we hired her as a photographer: engagement photos, wedding photos, and a photobooth at the wedding reception. Many of the words used to describe her from many of my friends and family were personable, friendly, kind, sneaky (she got some shots we had no idea she was there for which we LOVE!), upbeat, and professional. My husband and I would agree with all of those, but we would definitely add our own! She is understanding, organized, empathetic, optimistic, very responsive and communicative with a sense of urgency every time, and very easy to be around! Krista Esterling's photos are a breath of fresh air. There isn't much else I can say to better describe them, but they put smiles on people's faces! They're beautiful and elegant but also real and crisp. She captures the things that you wish you were there for as a bride & groom and she captures the things you were there for in such a refreshing and magical way. Looking at the whole experience with Krista, I would not have chosen ANYONE else for the role she played on our engagement and wedding day. <3 "
Amanda & Micah Zawistowski
“I searched for days and days to find a photographer to capture our wedding day. I must have called 10 different places and reviewed hundreds of portfolios and then along came Krista Esterling Photography! Immediately, I was drawn to her attention to detail, her ability to capture emotion, and her witty blogs that gave me insight into the type of photographer she is. I knew right from the start, before even meeting her, that she was the ONE! I am so happy Krista came across my search engine! She coached us, she smiled with us, and she delivered photos that I am so so proud of and can’t wait to share with generations to come.”
"Phillip and I are so incredibly happy with our photos. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect!! We couldn't have had such an amazing day without you there. You seriously are the best, and we could not be more excited about our photos. You are so much fun and easy to work with. There was never a dull or awkward moment while working with you. You let us be ourselves and we just couldn't help but giggle and have fun with you. We are so so ecstatic to have met you and worked with you. You are so amazingly talented and it shows in our photos! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of the best day of our lives- so far."
Betsy & Phillip Berg
"Krista is beyond amazing at what she does. We could not have chosen a better photographer for our special day. We knew right away, after seeing her work from a few of my other friends, she was the one!! :) From our engagement pictures and our wedding day, she captured so many precious moments throughout both sessions, especially candid ones which are so fun to see!! She made EVERYONE feel comfortable and we had so many goofy, love filled moments, she fit right into our whole family! There is no one else I would recommend other than her. She is such a kind hearted, sweet, not to mention beautiful woman with such a passion for capturing your life in pictures!! We cannot say THANK YOU enough!!!!"
Cami & Ken Wilson
“Right away Krista made us feel immediately comfortable. Watching her at a couple of our friends previous weddings, we could tell she loved what she did! She captures every moment beautifully, from when we were goofing around to when we were serious… wait, we were never serious! You can tell she takes the time to make the pictures perfect for us, and we appreciated every single one! We CANNOT wait to get more pictures done with her, we will recommend her to anyone. Krista is beyond an amazing photographer and person!”
“My fiance and I loved working with Krista during our engagement session. She made us feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera and addressed all of our questions and concerns before the shoot. She even went above and beyond and met with us for an extra session so that we could get a picture for our Save the Dates a bit earlier! We are very excited for Krista to photograph our wedding this summer!”
“Krista was wonderful to work with. She was there when we needed her to be but blended into the crowd seamlessly to catch ‘those moments’ only a truly gifted and professional photographer can. Our photos turned out a thousand times better than I could have ever hoped for as she made even those uncomfortable with having their picture taken comfortable in front of the camera. Our wedding was a wonderful day that left me with thousands of mental pictures that somehow Krista captured with her camera and we will have forever. Thank you Krista!”
“We won a free sweetheart session with Krista and I am so glad we did. Krista provides a fun, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and has a natural ability to capture amazing moments on camera. We will DEFINITELY be working with Krista in the future. ❤”
“Krista Esterling is an amazing photographer. She took both my engagement and wedding photos. At that point in my life I was extremely busy and had many family obligations. Krista not only understood what I was going through, but also gave empathy to me. She worked around my needs and made me feel at ease; even on days where I thought I would never feel relaxed. Krista was able to capture exactly what I wanted. I also appreciated how much time she spent with me to discuss the things I wanted an extra emphasis on in some of my photos. She even remembered what I told her because I forgot on my big day and I am very thankful for that! Nonetheless, Krista Esterling is a wonderful photographer, but most important, she is an amazing, creative, and beautiful woman. I will be recommending her to all of my family and friends.”
"From the first moment I met Krista, I knew she was perfect for us. Her style of photography exactly what we were looking for and she had such an amazing personality, full of energy and a good sense of humor. She is extremely genuine, and made us feel like we were her top priority every time we were with her. She is also extremely accommodating, and only wants to make you happy as a client. Being a type A bride, I felt really reassured when I asked to meet again and see more examples of her collections, she not only said “of course!” but also added examples of venues similar to what ours would be, so we could get a feel of what it would be like. She spent time getting to know us and worked around our busy schedules (and weather!) to find a time that worked and location that suited us perfectly. It’s pretty awesome too that she knows all of the secrets places of MN. Krista has a way of finding how you connect with your significant other, uses it, and captures the genuine moments with just a click. No matter size, shape, gender, race, Krista gets it, and nails it every time. I cannot begin to tell you how happy we are with all of our photos including engagement and wedding day. Krista shared one of the most important day of our lives with us, and captured every single moment flawlessly. We have so many memories, and now just need more wall space. I would recommend Krista, not only because she is insanely talented and just has a way of finding that angle you both rock at, but really cares about you as a client. She helps you create a realistic timeline of the wedding day (and trust me with timelines she knows it all). She can also clear our a room for you when you just need a moment to yourself, and with all the wedding stress helps you and your significant other remember to just relax, refocus, and enjoy this experience together. Krista is by far one of the most talented photographers I have ever encountered and is someone you will definitely want for your big day."
Jenny & Aaron Bakker
"Krista Esterling Photography is amazing! I feel as though our gratitude is never enough in describing how great a photographer Krista is. We continue to receive the highest of praise from family and friends who have viewed our wedding photos. Krista is passionate about her work, and it shows in her photographs and how she presents them to her clients. Krista is a true professional, one we would go back to again."
Sara & Jordan Lahti
"Krista did an absolutely incredible job with our engagement photos and wedding. Our day was truly magical, and she was able to capture all of the amazing moments for us! So many people have shared after looking at the photos that our joy is just jumping out of the photos, which means the world to us. She was so fun to work with as well, which I find very important when working with photographers. Krista helped my shy husband feel comfortable in front of a camera, and was able to organize our wild wedding party to catch great shots! She also had to deal with our dogs/fur babies, and she did it with style and grace. I would recommend Krista over and over again."
Jade & Matt Erickson
“I cannot imagine a better photographer than Krista. Her professionalism combined with a fun, warm personality makes something as awkward as having your photograph taken by a stranger seem like just hanging out with a friend. My husband and I were nervous about having our pictures taken and Krista made the whole experience fun and enjoyable. She does an amazing job with engagement photos, offering helpful suggestions and scouts out great spots you might not have even thought about. For weddings, her laid back approach helps keep stress levels down and she is always running around getting pictures that you wouldn’t have even thought of. Everyone kept telling us how awesome our photographer was! Our pictures were beautiful and fully captured our special day and the happiness that was radiating out of us. I cannot recommend Krista enough. If you want the best photos with a really cool photographer, you must go with Krista Esterling Photography!”
“I never had any doubt in mind when I chose Krista to photograph our wedding. After meeting her and seeing how wonderful and kind person she is, I knew I made the right choice. After doing our engagement session I knew even more. I loved all of our photos and I couldn’t wait to see how our wedding photos turned out. On the day of the wedding she was so wonderful to work with and very helpful. Our family was telling us about how wonderful of a job she was doing. She definitely relaxed and reassured me that everything will turn out beautifully. After telling her that we were moving out of the country in January, she worked really hard and quickly to get us our photos in time. I am so in love with our pictures and very very happy with how beautiful they are. I can’t wait to share them with family and friends. I definitely can’t wait to have Krista photograph us in the future when we start our family!”
"Krista Esterling Photography has been SO good to us. Krista is such a kind, fun, loving women! She truly loves taking your pictures and did an amazing job capturing our wedding day :) We were so pleased with our engagement and wedding pictures! We would highly recommend her to anyone!"
- Mr. & Mrs. Rowe
"Krista was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond our expectations. When I met Krista and looked at her portfolio, I knew she was the photographer for us. The photographs for our wedding turned out better than I ever imagined they would. Krista is an extremely talented photographer/editor and has the eye for finding the perfect angle or light in each picture. With that being said, our pictures turned out absolutely phenomenal! Krista is incredibly professional, timely, creative attentive and accommodating with an amazing personality to top it off. I would recommend Krista to everyone - she is truly is best in the Twin Cities!"
Tara & Steve Hagen
"I cannot say enough good things about having Krista as our photographer for our special day! From the moment I met with her over coffee, I knew she would be the perfect fit to capture all of our special moments - including our engagement shoot and wedding day! Krista brought a sense of comfort to us both that made it a fun experience that we will always cherish! She is dependable and reasonably priced, which was of great importance to us! Krista is flexible in her schedule and what she is willing/able to do to make your day extra special! I would recommend Krista to any couple that is looking for a fun photographer to capture their special day! Her photos are phenomenal!"
Emily & Evan Lano
“Krista rocks! She’s very talented and it shows with the final product. Even though we had a previous friendship from high school, Krista was very professional and thorough with a focus to give me the best experience for or big day. And she definitely succeeded.”
“Krista was absolutely amazing to work with! She is sweet, easy going, professional, and really shows that she enjoys what she does! My husband and I had such a fabulous time working with her on our special day and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for superb photography!”
Erica & Chris Parrish
“We were so fortunate to be able to work with Krista. She has true talent that can not be taught. That is the “something about it” that shows in her photographs. Our families were wowed with our engagement pics, we cried over our wedding photos and you can use your imagination regarding what Mike thought about my boudoir shootWe look forward to having Krista capture whatever else comes into our lives in the future…”
Liezen Van Loh
“I absolute LOVE looking through the photos and reminiscing about the day! Krista is not only amazing at what she does, but she is also incredibly gifted at making her brides feel so special and calm. She has an eye for details and knows how to capture those special moments that you want to remember forever. She has such a passion for photography and the for people she works with, and it truly comes through in the work that she does.”
“We absolutely loved working with Krista Esterling Photography. She was everything we wanted in a photographer. Through meeting over coffee numerous times and spending a few hours together during our engagement shoot, Krista really got to know us as a couple and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She let us be ourselves and brought out our personalities in each and every photo she created. Coming into our wedding day, we had no concerns with how our photos were going to go. Krista definitely had everything under control and took charge of the organization of the photos. Our family photos flowed and were stress-free and enjoyable. We had tons of fun with the whole process and were so pleased with how the photos turned out! We have gotten many compliments on how gorgeous the photos are. The quality of Krista’s work is top of the line. Her finished work is crisp, vibrant, traditional yet creative and gorgeous. If you are looking for a photographer who is personal, flexible, creative, fun, outgoing, and produces high quality work, Krista Esterling Photography is definitely the one to go with.”
“Krista does an amazing job capturing all the little moments that made our day special. She was always very professional and was fantastic at listening to the things that were important to us and making them happen! I love our pictures and still love looking back and remembering our wedding day.”
“Krista will take great photos, and listen to what you want. She was able to get all of the pictures we wanted, and was able to wrangle all the family members/wedding party with no problems! She’ll make you feel comfortable and at ease. We got all of our pictures quickly, and we loved working with her!”
“Krista was so wonderful to work with! She made us feel so comfortable and because of that was able to capture the moments that were totally natural. She was willing to go where we wanted, and worked with us to find what fit our style…and we are so thrilled with how our pictures turned out! We look forward to using Krista again in the future!”
"Krista is absolutely amazing! The way she goes about her work is mere perfection. From the day my husband and I met Krista, we fell in love with her. She is the sweetest, most sincere woman who is a fantastic photographer and her passion really shows through her work. She took the time to meet with us multiple times as we started our journey with her, planned our engagement session, met upon discussing our wedding day details to having her for the full day on our wedding. She is very detail oriented and makes sure she doesn't forget a single thing just to make your wedding day perfect. My husband and I were beyond impressed with her and honestly could not ask for anything more from her. And when she sent our pictures to us, we were in awe for weeks as we can't stop looking at them! She is fantastic and we recommend Krista to everyone having a future wedding! We love you Krista and wish you the very best!"
Chelsea & Chris McKenzie
"Krista was absolutely amazing to work with! I knew instantly, even before meeting with her, that we wanted to share our special day with her. From the very beginning I knew she was going to be the best fit to handle our crazy wedding party. She is so fun and laid back, but yet knows exactly what she is doing and where to be at all the right times to capture the moments you want the most. Throughout all our meetings, in person, texting and emails, she always had the right answer or a suggestion to make sure we were getting everything we wanted. Our engagement pictures and wedding pictures are everything I could have ever wanted and I give all the credit to Krista, they will be hanging all throughout the house for years to come! She has a passion about photography and cares so deeply about everyone she works with! My husband and I can't thank Krista enough for being a part of our big day and for capturing all the special moments of our wedding - she really is the best!!"
Megan & Alex Arnsdorf
"The biggest thing I can say about Krista and my pictures is THANK YOU! Thank you for making it everything I could hope and wish for! Thank you for making everything so seamless and stress less. But most of all thank you for giving me pictures that beautifully captured how the day felt, perfect! I knew Krista from college and took a photography class with her, so I've known for a long time how talented she is. Through the years I've seen her pictures come up on Facebook, so when I got engaged she was instantly who I thought of! I'm so glad I made the decision because everything was seamless. I will continue to cherish the wonderful gift she has given us with these pictures for years to come."
Amy & Felix De La Rosa
"My husband and I did a lot of research before picking a wedding photographer. No matter how many we received quotes from or spoke with, we always were drawn back to Krista's beautiful pictures. Once we met with her, our decision was made for us. Krista instantly makes you feel comfortable and at home whenever you meet with her and especially at your sessions. My husband despises having his picture taken, but after our engagement pictures he actually admitted that he had FUN. On our wedding day, she made me feel so beautiful and we were able to 100% trust that she would get all the pictures we wanted (which she did). Not only did it make for an amazing experience, but we were comfortable and being ourselves which led to beautiful pictures! On top of that, she is extremely quick and we received our cute little package in the mail in just about a month! We love our wedding photos, we adore Krista and we are so lucky to now call her our friend. She is so helpful and down-to-earth while also being incredibly professional. We can't wait to have her take pictures of our family forever!"
Bridget & Eric Smith
"From the day I messaged Krista about photographing our wedding, all the way up until a month after being married, Krista has been FABULOUS. She is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, very professional, GREAT at making people feel comfortable in front of the camera, (I know this because my husband is SO SHY and she still got amazing pictures) and she is always so quick to respond whether its Facebook messaging, texting, or email. After our initial meeting with Krista, I was SOLD. I had researched her blog and facebook site, she showed us her portfolio, and she does amazing work. Not only are the photos amazing, she is a JOY to have around. She brought so much fun and laughter to our wedding day and we will be forever grateful to her! Krista did our engagement photos, and when we got them in the mail, I was really excited to see the pictures…but as soon as I opened the box I was completely FLOORED at the way she packages her stuff. It was presented so professionally and it looked adorable. I couldn’t believe how much time and effort she put into presenting her brand. This really shows her true passion for her work! The week before our wedding, Krista and I met to talk about family photos and the schedule for the day. It was SO EASY and she was so well prepared! We quickly worked through the forms and spent the rest of the evening chatting! Honestly, I never expected to hangout with our wedding photographer…but she is so wonderful that I didn’t want to go home!! Our wedding day, Krista arrived at the time she said she would. She had the entire day planned out almost down to the minute, and I didn’t have to lift a finger! She planned everything out perfectly and was really quick about getting wedding party and family photos! Everything went to smoothly and we owe all of that to her! There was a point in the day where I started to get irritated with people during photos and Krista knew exactly what I was upset about…she looked at me and smiled with sympathy and said “it’s ok, we are almost done and then you can go eat!” Clearly she knows me well ;) She put me at ease and then continued to finish up the photos! She also made sure to remember to photograph all of the things that were important/special to me. (my mom’s buttons on my dress, my boots, my charms on my flowers from my husbands grandma, etc.) I’m so glad that I didn’t have to worry about remembering the little things, because I knew that she would!! All in all, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Krista Esterling Photography. Krista did a phenomenal job, helped make sure the day ran smoothly, and made me feel at ease with how organized/on the ball she was! Most importantly, I will look back at our AMAZING wedding photos for the rest of my life….and I will remember not only what an amazing day it was, but how lucky we were to get the most perfect photographer! I will definitely be covering the walls of our house with her photos!"
Megan & Brent Sundeen
“We found Krista through a recommendation from a friend who had Krista Esterling Photography capture their wedding. Krista Esterling Photography is the only photographer we even considered due to the high praise we heard, and we couldn’t be happier with the choice! During our engagement shoot Krista was open to doing whatever we wanted, to make it our own. She made us feel comfortable and natural in the shoot, which resulted in amazingly beautiful pictures. We are so excited for our wedding next year, and just as excited knowing Krista Esterling Photography will capture each beautiful moment for us!”
“Krista was absolutely amazing from start to finish! I found her through Facebook and saw that she had done an old co-worker’s wedding, and I could tell she was really talented and I was impressed by her photos. I was equally as impressed with our conversations as Krista has the sweetest personality and we knew right away that she would be easy to work with. Our engagement pictures turned out great and we really enjoyed getting to know Krista during that time. It can be awkward having your picture taken, and she really makes it so you feel 100% comfortable. As for the wedding, there are not enough words to describe how happy we are that she was there to shoot our special day. Krista is professional, personable and creative and we will treasure our photos forever. Our wedding party was impressed with her and they kept commenting to me how awesome she was! We want to thank Krista for all that she did for us, and we look forward to working with her again in the future. :)”
"My husband and I got engaged in July of 2014 and as we started our wedding planning we decided to have our wedding in December that same year. With 5 months to plan, we didn’t know where to begin. One of the first things on our list was to find one amazing photographer, and that we did! We saw what an amazing job Krista had done for a friend’s wedding, and knew she was exactly what we were looking for. From the moment I reached out to Krista to even the month’s following our wedding, Krista has been unbelievably supportive and wonderful to work with. She has never ceased to amaze us with her professionalism and talent. It’s easy to see she puts her heart and soul into her work and enjoys every second of it. Krista was beyond accommodating with every request and made us feel completely comfortable throughout the process. She is 100% reliable, organized, and pays great attention to every detail. We couldn’t be happier with the way our engagement/wedding pictures turned out, she truly captures “the moments”. It has been such a pleasure working with Krista and we look forward to working with her in the future."
Mr. & Mrs. Sewald
“Krista was amazing to work with! After taking our family photos, we knew there was no one else we’d trust with our wedding photos. The chaos of 40 day wedding planning would have never happened had Krista not been available on the date of our choice; we honestly decided we would’ve rather switch dates than photographers. She made us feel completely comfortable, which made our photos turn out beautifully. We love looking at our photos over and over again, because she captured all the best moments and our true personalities and love for one another. Krista had every detail worked out and was extremely thorough and professional, not to mention a complete sweetheart! She is our favorite and we know she’ll be yours too!”
“We absolutely LOVED our son’s senior portrait session with you last fall! You captured his spirit and personality so well! There are so many unique shots, we can’t pick just one to display in our home! Thank you for sharing your special talent and giving us a moment in time we will always cherish!”