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July 29, 2009

Hello!  I am a professional photographer based out of Ketchum, Idaho who started out shooting professional motocross.  Today I shoot much, much more, and have developed a great passion for wedding photography.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog, and please be sure to check back often, as you never know what you’ll see next!  Oh, and please make sure to leave a comment, I love to know who’s stopped by!

Kristin

Sharon: Kristin! WOW!!! Your work is amazing. Very proud of you! xoxoxo

Ben: I look forward to seeing your blog on a regular basis. Love to share it as well!

Debbie: Love it, love it

Bobbie: The pictures are great. Keep it up.

Jen Smith: Holy crap! Look at the big talent on C-wood! niiiiiiice.

David: I guess I can say I knew you when... your photography is great and I am sure you will go far with it!

Brittany: I am so lucky to have you as a friend and watch your success grow with every photo! So proud of my CHEATWOOD! xoxoxoxoxo

Kathy: Great pix Kristin! Very impressive work.

Tim: Awesome pics Kristin. I gotta try that place out for myself.

Rotor: Nice pict Kristin, you look nice. Btw, it's a good view.

Heather Avery: All I can say is AMAZING!!!!

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Debbie Litwer: Beautiful pics!! So glad to see what you have been doing!

Cate: Gorgeous shots of Emily! Your work is amazing!

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Brittany: You always amaze me every new photo shoot! There is always a new pose or moment you have captured beautifully. I am so proud of you girl!

Lauren Davis: Kristin, Wow, your photographs are amazing! It was so wonderful to have you photograph my best friend's wedding - so professional, and now looking at your work, so talented too. Can't WAIT to see the photos from the wedding! :-)

Bruce Dexter: I am not at all surprised that your work is outstanding. You are extremely talented.

Keira Ohanian: I have built a blog and and i want to change the theme.Yours looks pretty decent! You could visit my website and tell me your opinion!

Marcelina Pink: Quite a beautiful website. I built mine and i was looking for some design ideas and you gave me a few. Did you develop the website alone? Thank you

Kym Tokley: hi-ya, I like all your posts, keep them coming.

Nicky Fisher: Great picturews, really helps as I'm currently trying to choose between wedding photographers.

Jamie and Kyler are such a fun and carefree couple.  They married at Galena Lodge and it was definitely a family affair.  Kyler’s sister did Jamie’s makeup, and the talented ladies at Third Floor Saloon created beautiful up-dos for Jamie and her best friends.  Claudia from Atkinson’s provided the flowers for the day, and Kyler’s mom arranged them.  The arbor under which Jamie and Kyler exchanged vows was built by Kyler and his Dad, Kyler and Jamie’s mother decorated it with them.  Here are some of my favorite photos from the day :)

Lauren and Alex’s wedding day was absolutely perfect!  The weather was warm and the skies were clear with a soft breeze.  They also had a great time throughout our time together.  They always had a smile on their faces, and much of the time they were laughing.  It was also great to see Ben Hammond play again!! Now based out of Florida, I first met Ben when I was photographing a wedding in Boston.  It is truly a small world!

Ceremony/Reception: The Valley Club
2nd Photographer: Kat Smith
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Custom Suits: Alton Lane  Ties: Collared Greens
Flowers: Tara Bella
Cake: Patti Cakes
Reception Music: Ben Hammond
DJ: Nathan Hudson

Wow, McKenzie and Ryan.  There are soo many words to describe this couple and their wedding, but not enough space on my server!  Since I didn’t know WHERE to begin in describing McKenzie and Ryan’s day, I thought I’d ask McKenzie a few questions, and add a few notes of mine :)

Q: Why did you and Ryan choose to get married at River Grove?
A: Ryan’s parents have run River Grove since it was established in 1982, so the farm truly is home to Ryan. As a kid he used to disappear for hours fishing and playing around the farm. When Ryan and I met, I could see how much the farm was a part of him (and a part of our dog Hank). There was no question that we would get married there and it truly was an honor for both of us. (River Grove is also home to Brentina, an Olympic medalist dressage horse ridden by Ryan’s Mother, Debbie McDonald. The two together are named the first ladies of American Dressage)

Q: You walked down the aisle together, something I have never witnessed before, what is the reason behind that?

A. Ryan and I have been together for four years and we really have built a wonderful life together already. It only made sense that we walk down the aisle together as we took the next big step together. Q. Tell me about your dress, and how you re purposed your debutant ball gown. A: I grew up in Seattle and had the privilege of participating in a Debutante Ball when I was 18. Because of this, I already technically had a wedding gown when I got engaged. I wanted to use it in some way, partly because it was a gift from my grandmother and had sentimental value. I decided to cut the dress off at the knees, primarily because there was no way I could make it through the night wearing a full length dress, but also because I wanted to show off my fabulous new cowboy boots. I then had a more traditional lace ballgown skirt made to go over the dress for the ceremony. That way I could have my bridal moment early on and get to relax and have fun afterwards. 4. Vendors, who were they? We used an assortment of vendors from the Boise and SV area. We also got a little creative when it came to our flowers and wedding attire.

2nd Photographer: Kat Smith
Wedding Planner: Ashley Dyer
Hair/Makeup: Geri Lynn McElhinny from Salon 117
Band: Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats
2nd Photographer: Kat Smith
Flowers: Our families pulled together an assortment of potted plants and Babies Breath to decorate the ceremony and reception areas.  As for the bouquets, we made
them!  I went to Atkinson's the morning of the wedding to pick out some additional flowers, primarily for my bouquet, to supplement the Babies Breath.  A fabulous friend, Alex Jackson, came to the rental house the morning of the wedding, to teach and help the bridesmaids build all of our bouquets.
Food: Rib Shack Catering ... Eagle, ID casual and delicious BBQ
Cake: Atkinson's whipped up a delicious Lemon Cake the day of the wedding.  It was simple and beautiful.
Wedding Party: For the Bridesmaids, the only requirement was that they wear a green-ish dress.  The Groomsmen were given vests and ties and asked to wear dark jeans and boots.  Everyone ended up looking so great together, it couldn't have
worked out better.



There is an advantage of having the groomsmen hanging around as I’m taking photos…they hold back branches in the way :)

Additional notes from the bride: Best memory that I wish we had Kristin at the rehearsal dinner: Ryan and I walked down the aisle with our dog Hank. After taking our places, Hank started making awful noises right in the middle of the aisle and to our surprise proceeded to throw up all of his dinner. We were all practically crying it was so funny. Needless to say, we wrapped up our rehearsal a minute or two later.

 

I had a BLAST photographing Amy and Scott’s camp style wedding held in Idaho City, ID.  They LOVE photography and dedicated time to capture great images in and around the historic mining town’s buildings.  Amy and Scott are regular Cross-fitters and we took a few photos to showcase that element about them.  Here are my favorite images from their wonderful wedding day!

Ceremony/Reception: Grayback Gulch Campground, Idaho City, ID
Hair: Annie Estvold
Makeup: Gabrielle Marcantonio
Ceremony/Reception Music: The Barking Owls
2nd Photographer: Kat Smith
Flowers: Canyon Floral
Food: Catered by friends and family
Sweet Eats: Carly’s Cookies
Pies: Friends and Family

Ceremony/Reception: Redfish Lake
Dress: Marcella's Bridal Spokane, WA
Hair: Christen Petro Studio, Eagle, ID
2nd Photographer/Assistant: Ashley Garrison
Flowers: Flowers at Will Boise, ID
Rings: Diamonds Fine Jewelry Boise, ID
Rentals:Event Rent Boise, ID
DJ: CJ's Mobile DJ and Entertainment  Boise, ID












































































































Click on the image below to read the story!! Wedding season is in full swing and I can’t wait to share more beautiful weddings!!!

Hello!  While I have been in Central America both for business and vacation (photos coming soon), a beautiful, intimate wedding I photographed last summer was published on Sun Valley Magazine’s Hitched Blog.  I enjoyed every moment of Kate and Blake’s intimate, family-only wedding.  My favorite quote from Kate in the article is this:  “The people and relationships are what make it special. Splurge on a great photographer and let friends and family take care of the rest.”  Ditto Kate, Ditto!

Click the image below to read their story and see more photos.

Today’s throwback is a wedding I was the second photographer for on September 3, 2013.  I always enjoy working with Hillary Maybery as her 2nd camera, and this was definitely a favorite wedding!

Wedding Planner: Amanda Seaward
Primary photographer: Hillary Maybery
Caterer: CK’s Restaurant
Dress/bridesmaids: Monique Lhuillier
Band: Groove Merchants
Hair/Makeup: Danielle Anspach from Vertu
Cake: The Sweet Crumb


Jen: Beautiful wedding, and I am in love with the edits. Gorgeous tones! Great work! :)

I am soo happy to see that Lindsay and Will’s wedding was selected to be featured on On the Go Bride’s website!  Click on the image below to see the whole post!

Cheatwood Photography

 

The afternoon with McKenzie and Ryan was INCREDIBLY fun!  We took all of their engagement photos at The River Grove Farm, where Ryan was raised.  I was amazed at how beautiful the property was surrounding the farm, and how beautiful and well kept the actual farm was.  It is also home to Brentina an Olympic dressage horse who was ridden by Ryan’s mother.  Although Brentina herself was not at the barn during our photoshoot, we did get some must-have photos in front of a swirling bronze statue of her.  The most precious animal I was able to work with, however, was McKenzie and Ryan’s lab, Hank, who gave his best smile whenever I asked about his girlfriend (; I loved spending the day with Ryan, McKenzie and Hank, and am most excitingly looking forward to their wedding this summer at the Farm!