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My name is Kristi Gayton. I am a newborn and portrait photographer in the Reno area. I have a home studio in Sparks, Nevada. I serve expecting parents, new parents and parents that have already "been there, done that" by providing and outstanding portrait experience, capturing images that will stand the test of time, and preserving those images as works of art that will stay in your family as treasured heirlooms. I've found that all parents want beautiful images of their newborn babies but those images are all too often forgotten on hard drives or lost on flash drives and never turned into something tangible so I've based my maternity and newborn photography business around creating a memorable portrait experience and providing product collections that allow you access to digital files (we all love to share our babies on social media) but more importantly ensure you have a tangible heirloom quality keepsakes to display in your home and share for years to come.
I was an Elementary School teacher for over 8 years before I decided to start my business. It was after my Grandma passed away that I decided to go all in and pursue photography professionally. I was reminded of how little time we are given on Earth and wanted to take my best shot at living my dream!
My husband, Tyler, believed in me from the very beginning! If I was all in so was he and I love him so much for that!
We have two beautiful children together. Our son Declan is six. He is attentive, curious, determined, and affectionate. Our daughter Esme is four. She is spirited, imaginative, and fearless. We also have a spoiled 7 year old yellow lab name Charlie and our newest fur pup Oliver named after my Grandpa's favorite tractor.
When I don't have a camera in my hand I can be found running my kids from school to swim lessons, soccer, and gymnastics, or searching through vintage or antique shops for the perfect baby prop and treasures I just can't live without! When the weather allows you'll find me camping with my family!