SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA wedding & elopement photography

vibrantly alive &

elegantly wild

This is the photography that moves you and makes you feel alive, that tells the story of your deep, wild love and the life you’ve created together. That reveals and honors your emotional connection—

fiercely in love and vibrantly alive.

You deserve wedding photos every bit as authentic as you are. Because your love is kind of amazing

 and so are you

Within the many joys and tiny heartbreaks of life, you found the sort of love that radiates and endures. It’s built of a thousand moments and a thousand feelings. But one thing remains constant: it takes your breath away.

That is a profound, beautiful thing.

The love you share shines a light on who you are — enthusiastic seekers who find inspiration and adventure even in the unexpected, mundane moments of life.

Your wedding should reflect everything you are together.

Shenanigans, sassiness, and consuming obscene amounts of coffee are my specialties.
When we meet be prepared for me to crack jokes, laugh loudly, gesture wildly, and run full sprint towards something I think is pretty (while trying not to die).
But all of that aside, I have super powers.

A vibrant love of the beautiful, messiness that is life and a tenacious ability to find beauty in the chaos.

Wild Irish Rose Photography photographs weddings and elopements in Redlands, Lake Arrowhead, and all around Southern California.

Meet The Face

Behind Wild Irish Rose Photography

Hi There!, I'm Kristen!

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Together let's embrace this exhilarating time and create exactly what you want.

A wedding that isn’t centered on expectation, but love and gratitude.
Fully alive and present.

Focused on what matters most when you strip away life’s chaos: Love and friendship ... the journey that brought you together and the adventure you’re leaping into with your whole entire heart.

(And sometimes, I mean that literally.) That is a profound, beautiful thing.

The love you share shines a light on who you are — enthusiastic seekers who find inspiration and adventure even in the unexpected, mundane moments of life.

I cannot wait to leap with you.

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We will Create Exactly What You Want

When you give me a hug at the end of the night, you’re hugging a friend, not just some vendor who showed up at your wedding. It’s that relationship we build — that right there — that helps to create the natural, authentic images of your day.

You are unapologetically yourself. Why have a wedding that’s any different? Choose the traditions that speak to you, without the pressure to meet anyone else’s expectations. Can I let you in on something? Those are the sort of weddings that make me the giddiest.

I am absolutely HERE for all the ways you make this day your own. Perhaps that means eloping with nature as your backdrop and a gown that showcases your tattoos. Or a vibrant wedding on your grandparent's ranch. Or a venue that spoke to your soul.

Faking and staging a memory is not something you're interested in and neither am I.

Building a connection, learning your story, and giving you a space to let your personality shine through is how I show up on your wedding day in a way that is entirely for YOU. 

Your wedding should reflect everything you are together.

I'm here to help

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Featured Weddings

Love Stories I've Documented

Explore a few wedding galleries and the blog to get a feel for lighting in different scenarios, authentic posing, and an emphasis on candids.  I guide my couples when needed but the focus will always be to encourage being present in the moment. 

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Love Notes



“Words cannot even begin to describe just how WONDERFUL Kristen is.”

"There tends to be an awkward period when first meeting someone, anyone, until you become acclimated to each other...especially when they are meant to document one of the most important and intimate days of your life. With Kristen, that awkward period lasted all of one minute. She came in bright and high-spirited. Her warmth and calm energy eased the nerves in the entire room. She was extremely professional and playful that when it was time for Kristen to leave we begged her to stay, not as the photographer but as a guest...she had become part of the family. Kristen's her heart/passion is in her profession and it reflects in her photographs. She captures the overlooked details and missed moments among the chaos of a wedding. Like I said...words can't express the gratitude and appreciation I feel for her and really how much I like her in general."

"We love you forever!!"

When you sob while saying goodbye to your wedding photographer at the end of the night, you know it's been something pretty special. Where do I even begin? Kristen is an absolutely amaaaazing person and master of her craft. Our So Cal wedding got a good amount of good-luck RAIN and everyone had to improvise! Kristen didn't skip a beat and the rain only ended up adding to the euphoria and magnetism and magic of the night. Kristen brought so much delight and professionalism to every moment and every challenge. She LOVES what she does and her radiant, authentic, playful spirit is totally infectious. She cares SO much and works her ASS off for her couples--and it all shows. We will simply never have enough words to thank Wild Irish Rose for everything she did for our wedding experience.

Our wedding day was joyously vibrant, just like our photographer!

Kristen is not only a stellar photographer -- she is a thoughtful, passionate human being, beyond worthy of all the praise that she gets, and more. Her photography emphasizes the emotion and joy of the human experience, whether she is photographing a couple in love, or an entire wedding celebration full of life. She makes beautiful backdrops out of the ordinary park, she uses stunning and dramatic landscapes as a tool to tell a story, and she excels in being honest, open, and supportive. We came away with a hilariously fun experience, beautiful photos that bring us endless smiles, and - of course - someone that we would 100% consider a friend. When it comes to her work, what I love the MOST is that her photos tell a truly engaging and visual story of love; the focus is all about the couple, with little details in each shot that she delivers that only enhance the story. Thank you, again and again, Kristen, for capturing our love story better than we could have ever hoped for.

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The Stories I Tell

Every story, every moment, it’s your time to shine. Here’s what makes my heart beat the hardest.




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You & I

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