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Kristen Hardesty

Owner and Lead Photographer

Hello! I’m so excited that you’re here! Photography is my favorite thing in the world so I’m really glad that you have landed on this page and are considering letting me show you how much I love it! I have been a photographer for 9 years and earned my Bachelor of Science in Photography from Kent State University during that time. A lot of people ask my why I chose photography and my answer is always the same; I just knew. When I was in high school I had a passion for photography and once I realized it was something that I could make a career out of then the rest was history! It’s always been obvious to me that this is what I was meant to be doing. 

So how do I stay driven and passionate about photography? YOU 

I love capturing moments of you and the most important people in your life. Being there and helping you remember these beautiful moments for the rest of your life is the coolest thing about my job. The photos of my wedding are some of the most important things I have and I look at them ALL THE TIME! The second best thing about my job is getting to be there be by your side on one of the most important days of your life to be your photographer, your friend, your bonus bridesmaid, your emergency seamstress/ professional bustler, the only one in the room that knows how to pin on those silly boutonnieres, whatever it is you need me to be. 

Doesn’t all of that sound awesome? I have the best job! I got excited just writing this! 

Some things I enjoy besides photography are camping, hiking, my two pups, spending time with my husband, crafting, watching shows like Parks and Rec, Schitt's Creek, Community, Breaking Bad, RuPaul's Drag Race, Bachelor and most importantly Dancing with the Stars. I also love the Marvel Universe, Star Wars and Harry Potter! If any of these resonates with you let me know because I would love to chat about them!  

Toby Hicks

Lead Videographer and Secondary Photographer

Hello!  I have been doing photography and videography with Kristen since 2020 and love what I do!  I have a Bachelor of Science in Music Production and have been playing music in some form for over a decade. My primary instrument is bass guitar, and my guitar of choice is my custom Kiesel Osiris 5-string bass. When I am not filming or editing, my favorite way to pass time is to play video games. Destiny 2 is my main game and I am always down to play with new people! Some of my other favorite games include Zelda, Pacman, Super Smash Bros, Valkyria Chronicles, and Tetris.  

I love TV and movies as well! My favorite movies of all time (in no specific order) are Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Spirited Away, the John Wick movies, and pretty much any of the Marvel movies or TV shows. My favorite shows are Futurama, Mythbusters, Parks & Rec, Brooklyn 9-9, and Guy's Grocery Games.

Fun Facts about Toby & Kristen 

We've been Married for 4 years (together for 8)

We met through a mutual friend introducing us (Thanks, Vann)

We have two little dogs name Scarlet and Zoey, they often make appearances on video calls

We love playing board games with our friends and we love everything from Exploding Kittens to D&D

We love to play video games together, some favorites have been Borderland 2 & 3 and Super Mario 3D World 

We go to the hair salon and get our hair done together every time

We have the best job in the world and we get to do it together