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Monthly Archives: June 2011

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Asbury Park Engagement Shoot – Kelly and Dan

I had an awesome time working with Kelly and Dan (& Marvin!) on their engagement shoot. I love getting out of the city every now and then for shoots and Asbury Park has so many fantastic photo spots, it was a bit overwhelming! By the end of our time together I’m pretty sure we all had cheek aches from smiling and laughing so much! Working with them made me really excited to shoot their wedding this November. I know it’s going to be an awesome time. Thanks guys, for all the laughs and for being so much fun to work with – enjoy!

Gift Certificates Are Available

I’m so excited to now be offering these gift certificates. The Mad Libs style back allows you to customize them for any occasion (while having a little fun!). They are available for any sessions offered by Kristina Hill Photography, so check them out!

Destination Wedding – Kauai – Susan and Steve are married!

I say it every time I shoot one, but I love destination weddings. And I know you’re thinking, what’s not to love? It’s a vacation! Well, it’s not exactly that, it’s still work and it’s hard work at that (think heavy gear, heat, plane journeys, equipment schlepping!). But I do love it. And my favorite thing about shooting a destination wedding? The time you get to spend with the couple and their guests leading up to the event. It’s totally invaluable.

Being that the bride, Susan, is not just a fellow photographer, but also a great friend, I was honored to when she asked me to capture her wedding day in Hawaii. I’ve known her and her (now) husband (yay!) Steve for a few years and I was really excited!!! Now I’m not gonna lie, Kauai was definitely one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been in my life and shooting there was a total dream. Maybe one day I’ll find the time to go through/post my personal photos from the trip. But first and foremost I bring you their gorgeous wedding on Anini Beach in Kauai.

Congrats to Susan and Steve and thank you to Pat and Tammy (their Maid of Honor and Best Man) for treating me like family all week. I have fantastic memories from this trip because of you all.

(I don’t usually blog out of order, but I love this shot!)

And, yup, we trashed the dress… here is a little peek at that – with more to come!

Accordion Mini Albums

Today I wanted to feature the one of my favorite items on the blog – the accordion mini album. For a few years now they’ve been one of the most popular (and my most favorite) products. They are included in two of my wedding packages and sold as an add on for any type of shoot. They are super sweet press print products that magnet shut, easily fitting in purses and bags or fun to display on desks or bookshelves! The best part is they’re sold in threes, so you can keep one and give the other two away (think grandparents! parents)!

Here are two from recent shoots.

The square with a floral design:

The vertical with a calendar design:

Emmaline Bride Wedding Blog features Jenessa & Dan’s wedding!

I am honored that Emmaline Bride has featured Jenessa and Dan’s lovely wedding! If you’re not familiar with the blog, it’s an amazing resource for brides focusing on the handmade – be sure to check it out! And thanks to Jenessa and Dan for allowing me to capture their amazing wedding at the Queens County Farm Museum. It was such a wonderful day!

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain in Lonely Planet Magazine

I was really excited to find out that BBC’s Lonely Planet Magazine was featuring one of my shots (actually my favorite shot!) from the Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain vintage love shoot a few months back. Here is a shot of the image in June’s issue. If you’re in the UK, pick up a copy and if you’re in New York, definitely visit Brooklyn Farmacy – It’s delicious!