Kristyn LaPres

Spring Lake, MI

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My clients receive a very personalized service from me. I always tell my clients, "these are YOUR photos, don't be afraid to tell me what you like or don't like or to make photo requests!" When I'm interacting with my clients, I want them to feel that their needs are a priority, that I care about them as people, not as a paycheck. I pride myself on being approachable and pleasant to work with. Making my clients happy makes me happy!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love working with happy people! People are generally very excited at weddings, but even when things get tense, I tend to throw in a little humor to ease the mood.

Location

Spring Lake, MI 49456

Background check

Complete

Years in business

8

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

63

Reviews

24 Reviews
  • Lisa R. Jul 31, 2017
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    The traffic was high and they arrived later than agreed so they offered to stay later.
  • Jene G. Jun 15, 2017
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Kristyn was a great addition to our beach wedding! She was very professional and kind. The value of her work is amazing! We cannot wait to see our wedding video, its going to be great. I will book her for future events.
  • Dawn R. May 17, 2017
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    We had a great experience with Kristyn and her partner! So glad we hired her for our son's wedding! Cannot wait to see the video. Very professional and fun to work with. Highly recommended!
  • Cindy R. May 15, 2017
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    It was really an amazing day and Kristyn and Jon made it happen and captured it in a very special way . It is so obvious that they have a creativity and mind to capture the moment in a special way for the special couple. I would recommend Kristyn and Jon to anybody and everybody that wants their wedding day captured and the way no one else can! Awesome!!
  • Jessica T. Jan 22, 2017
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Wedding
    Kristyn was delight to work with. She is very professional and accommodating.
  • Jenny F. Dec 19, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    She rocked it!
    Kristyn was awesome! She is fun and really knows what she's doing! Everyone felt at ease with her and I was super happy with the finished video.
  • Jennifer L. Dec 18, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Look no further, if you want amazing photos book Kristyn LaPres!
    My experience with Kristyn was everything I had hoped for. She is an extremely talented professional and we loved working with her! Communicating with her was easy from day one and she had amazing ideas herself but was also open to some ideas I had as well. She definitely helped make our day less stressful and captured incredible shots that we will tresure for a lifetime! I would definitely hire her again and plan to do so for future family photos!
  • Abeer C. Aug 3, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
  • Colleen R. May 16, 2016
    Kristyn is very professional, and she has an eye for creativity. I showed her some pictures of what I wanted to create. She looked at those pictures and turn it to something so much more than when I could ask for. After the wedding pictures are the only thing you have to look back on and I could not be happier with the choice my husband and I made to choose Kristin to do our wedding photos.
  • Claire B. Apr 29, 2016
    I am so happy with the photos I got. Kristyn was so patient and understanding with my kids. She got them all to sit still and smile at once! She knows just how to get the perfect lighting and pose so the pictures turn out absolutely beautiful. Kristyn is an extremely talented photographer. I will definitely be calling her again, and you should too!
  • Shannon G. Apr 27, 2016
    Kristyn is an amazing photographer! Especially for weddings but also for family shoots. She provides professional photos with skills in lighting, angles, and positions but also what is most important is her care and patience with the people she is photographing.
  • Elizabeth B. Apr 26, 2016
    My husband and I chose Kristyn Lapres for our wedding photographer and could not be happier with our choice! She replied to all my emails very quickly, she was very professional but also very fun and easy to work with. Her price was very fair. We have shots of everything and more from that day, she was very thorough in capturing the big and the little moments. We didn't have any issues with the quality of work of the finished product, We have so many photos, everything looks incredible! I would highly recommend her to anyone. I'm glad to say this was one wedding vendor I had absolutely no issues with.
  • Rita O. Apr 26, 2016
    I was very happy with my decision to use Kristyns Lapres' Photography services. She was professional but warm and friendly, and made me feel comfortable in her abilities. I was so nervous but she assured me that it would be fine and she wasn't wrong! She did an amazing job and I would highly recommend her to others. Thank you so much Kristyn for all your hard work and caring :)
  • Marie R. Apr 26, 2016
    Fantastic wedding photography. So pleased with her professionalism and attention to detail.
  • Shaylie L. Apr 26, 2016
    We've had the pleasure of having Kristyn take our wedding photos and our family photos. Our photos turned out perfect every time!!! She's willing to accommodate her schedule and time to fit your needs. Kristyn LaPres photography is the right choice every time.
  • Ray S. Mar 29, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    The most professional photographer I have met in my entire life. Reasonable costs and great touch up work. She was amazing with my children and had great set locations for our photo shoot. Professional all the way through. Since the shoot we have remained friends. She will always be my family's official photographer. Since this hire she has done three other sessions for me and my family.
  • Caleb C. Aug 18, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Everything went perfect! Kristyn does a phenomenal job at blending in and capturing the moment, without intruding on the moment (like some other photographers). We were on a tight time schedule and she accommodated us great. The quality of the pictures was stunning - she is a first class photographer.
  • Abigail H. Aug 6, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Creative, fun, thorough, and professional! Just what I needed! I can't wait to get the pictures back!
  • Ruth W. Jun 8, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Kristyn is the most patient and amazing photographer! Very professional and sweet. I can not thank her enough. Only seen a couple of our wedding photos so far but they look amazing. Worth every penny! She showed up and knew exactly what to do and kindly instructed us how to pose! Everything was perfect.
  • Kayreesta R. Nov 11, 2014
    I wouldn't have hired anyone else to do my wedding! She was a pleasure to work with... always professional and her work is exceptional. I love all of our wedding pictures -- she really captured every moment!!! Couldn't be happier :)
  • Vicki L. Aug 27, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    It was great working with Kristyn right from the beginning. She was quick to respond to my request for availability. She followed up before the event. She was very friendly and professional at the event.
  • Kelly L. Jul 1, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Our experience working with Kristyn as our wedding photographer was phenomenal! She is such a talented photographer and so easy to work with. We appreciated her flexibility with our special requests. Her laid back personality made her fit right in with our family and friends...we really had a lot of fun! (and got great pictures out if it too!)
  • Amanda C. Sep 19, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    My wedding was September 13, 2013. I had hired Kristyn LaPres through this site and couldn't be happier! She is a very professional Photographer and personable. She is priced very well and I will be keeping her number for future needs and referrals! I recently seen a preview of my wedding Photos and can't wait to see the rest in the next coming weeks! Thank you Kristyn for everything!
  • Jodi S. Jan 21, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Kristyn is not only a great photographer but a fantastic person. Thank you for working with us and making our wedding day amazing!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Generally, weddings are priced according to the hours of coverage and level of coverage.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I typically exchange a few emails in the beginning to find out the basic event details. From there I'll either meet for coffee to learn more about my clients or speak with them over phone or video chat to get more details. If they choose to move forward with me as their photographer I have a contract that we sign and they will put a deposit down to reserve their date. Generally, we will have a consult 2 weeks before their event date to go over all the final details and timeline. About a day or two after the event I like to give my clients a preview photo of their event. Depending on the event type, the final images or videos are delivered as early as 2 weeks through 12 weeks. Of course, any time a client wants to meet, email, call or text, I'm always happy to speak with them!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I initially took film photography in high school and went on to take digital photography classes after graduating. I studied and trained for about a year to receive my professional photography certification. The certification process consists of a rigorous written exam and portfolio panel review. I keep up with classes and workshops to stay current in my skills and services. I also have a degree in marketing and accounting, which certainly helps to have as a business owner.
What types of customers have you worked with?
My clients are definitely not one-type-fits-all! I've worked with clients of all different faiths, different walks of life, urban couples to country folks! I've had clients that have had large budgets and ones that made photography their biggest priority and expense. I keep my heart and mind open to just about anyone and value who they are.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
make sure that the photographers style matches your own vision. There's no point in planning a once in a lifetime event if the photographer you hire cannot capture the day the with the same style. Your photographer should want to know about YOU, not just your budget.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Think about what you want to remember from your wedding or event. In many cases, the photos or video are what is left of those memories. Be sure to consider how important it is to you to have those moments captured properly and professionally. A professional should have excellent knowledge and skills in photography and should have consistent work to show. A professional should also always have is back up gear and liability insurance. Your photographer should make you feel comfortable and confident. Never be afraid to ask a potential photographer how they are prepared to handle emergency situations!