Photographer / Mom / Army Wife / Mixologist Extrodinaire
Lead Wedding Photographer
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Who: Kristin Drakulic – I’m relaxed and easy going, it takes A LOT to stress me out. I love to run with my husky and practice Muay Thai boxing. I love to road trip. Singing in the car is one of my talents, and I make sure to sing at the top of my lungs!
What: I am a Mom to two amazing kids, an Army Wife to my awesome solider, Steve, a Photographer, a lover of wine, nature, and animals, and a proud holder of the title of ‘Nerd’.
Where: Born in St. Louis, Missouri (one of five kids). Moved to Minnesota when I was 14. Try to travel out of Minnesota to anywhere warm when I get the chance!
When: I fell in love with photography when I was in a college photography class. Although I was always surrounded by it when growing up. My father was a Physicist by day and a photographer by night. We always had amazing photos from our childhood and it was inspiring!
Why: I am in love with ‘real-life’ photography. Natural photos. Photos that show what is happening in someone’s ‘right now’. Emotion and all. I love to look back at the photos and remember that feeling that was happening at that moment.
How: I like to stand back and catch moments that people don’t know I am photographing. This is when people are most natural.
Obsessed with Starbucks coffee and would have it with every meal, or for every meal
Has seen every episode of ‘Friends’, ‘Army Wives’ and ‘Last Man Standing’, multiple times
Makes a mean margarita
Once sang in a rock band
Loves Christmas movies and the Hallmark Channel
Believes the dryer irons her clothes better then she could do it with an actual iron
Husband proposed to her in a Batman Onesie and with Batman’s voice
THE 'WHY' OF WHAT I DO
I love weddings!
Real human emotion is where I find magic and beauty, and weddings are full of emotion. Two people in love, a father giving away his little princess, a newly married couple ready to set out on a new adventure, friends, and family enjoying life around them, … all of this and more create so much emotion! I believe that every moment is beautiful, and I enjoy finding the beauty in each one of them.
I know we may not feel like models during all these moments, but that’s ok. I believe this is where our raw beauty truly showcases itself. Real, unfiltered, this-is-your-time moments are the biggest reason for why I love weddings. You’re creating a new family by merging two, and that is so exciting to photograph!
I believe that families are like books. Each family comes with a different cover and a different story. When two people fall in love, it’s like your favorite book has written a sequel and more beautiful stories are created. I am honored to be a small part of your story, and fully enjoy capturing every detail, chapter, and any future sequels!