Monthly archives: January 2011

Some of you know, I hardly ever do maternity shoots, I have never really been the maternal type. This shoot was definitely a great exception! Laura, wedding planner extraordinaire with Events in the City is just so beautiful, and great to be around, that I couldn’t resist. I had an amazing time, and always do, just hanging out with Laura. Her excitement about her first child was just beautiful to see and capture. Thank you for being such an awesome person and great friend, I can’t wait to meet your baby!

  1. astrid said:
    these are awesome kristi- you did such a great job with these!!! :) the first 2 are my favorite!
    January 20, 2011  11:05 am
  2. Kristen said:
    she is STUNNING! think your run of no maternity shoots is over b/c all the momma's are going want these! gorgeous kristi!
    January 20, 2011  11:31 am
  3. Heidi said:
    these are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!
    January 21, 2011  9:37 am
  4. Melody said:
    Kristi - these are GORGEOUS, and Laura is so beautiful. I have awhile - but I can't wait for mine! :-)
    January 25, 2011  7:59 am

I have always loved and hated speaking. I get so nervous, but then again, I love it! I love stories, hey it is one of the main reason’s I am a photographer, visual storytelling. So speaking gives me the opportunity to teach through stories. I was speaking before shooting weddings, it has been that long. I have spoke for colleges, high schools, elementary schools, photographers, and coming next week I am very excited to speak to a group of talented women wedding professionals, the Womens Wedding Network (WWN).

Here is the description from WWN: “We have a very interesting speaker presenting the topic “Women with Courage: Traveling & Living Abroad” Photographer Kristi Odom , Six Continents, a Girl and a Camera will describe her experiences traveling abroad alone as she photographed different cultures around the world. If you have not heard her stories or met her before you wonโ€™t want to miss this.”

Let me know if you would like to attend and I can send you the RSVP. The date is Jan 12th from 11:30-1:30 in Gainsville Virginia. I am really excited!

Below are some pictures from my last talk to a talented group of local photographers, DC SMUG meetup. A big thank you to Astrid and Julie for the pictures below, and a big thank you to SMUGmug for the opportunity to speak about photography!

Wow, what a year! Shooting a wedding to me isn’t just a job, it is a privileged. To be the one chosen to capture and create a family heirloom is a huge responsibility and yet an honor. It makes me feel very special that so many wonderful people have chosen me to be part of their wedding day. So a big thank you to all my wonderful couples of 2010! I wish you many years of happiness and lots more smiles. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

2010 was the most successful year yet for my studio. I was nervous about my move to DC. I love Atlanta, and still love shooting there and all my Georgia clients. Moving a company is hard, and to have my most successful year to date one year after my move, makes me smile. 2010 brought me all over the world. I shot in 7 states and one district (Texas, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, DC, and Georgia) had 3 out of country shoots (Ireland, France, and London), then-with another photographer- lead a workshop in Uganda. A huge thank you to all the amazing second shooters that have provided me great work and inspiration- Thu, Astrid, Chris, Debi, Kristen, Natalie, Sharon- you guys are awesome. Another thank you to all the mentors I have in the area, you guys have helped me beyond anything I could have imagined (you know who you are). I can’t wait to see what 2011 brings ๐Ÿ™‚

So enjoy, and thank you for reading my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

Ruth and Ken
Reston, Virginia

Cen and Tim
Falls Church, Virginia

Shaundra and Ben
Atlanta, Georgia
A wedding I shot with the amazing Thu Tran

Jennifer and Thomas
Austin, Texas

Corrine and Paul
Arlington, Virginia

Taylor and Alan
Destin, Florida

Amy and Greg
Atlanta, Georgia

Claudia and Pierrick
A shoot in Paris

Erica and Jonathan

Aylin and John
New York, New York

Michelle and Chris
Annapolis, Maryland

Lee and Jason
Washington DC

Melody and Brent
Arlington, Virginia

Mili and Ryan

Amy and Dirk

Heather and Joe
Atlanta Georgia

Kathryn and Joe
Atlanta Georgia

Maryn and Brad
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Courtney and Ryan

Kelly and Don

Katie and Shawn

Linah and Jesse

Ken and Ava

Tricia and Marco

Emily and Tony
Washington DC

Katie and Rob
Annapolis, Maryland

Akhila and Behmer
Washington DC

Sarah and Matt
Atlanta Georgia

Katharine and Michael
Atlanta, Georgia

Danisha and David
Arlington, Virginia

Just a couple of my favorite engagement photos taken this year

A London Engagement

  1. Korie said:
    What a fabulous year you had! Love the variety! Sure looks like your photography is taking you around the world!! Congrats, Kristi!
    January 4, 2011  9:05 am
  2. Yay for 2010! Now bring on 2011! :) Can't wait to see what it holds for you!
    January 4, 2011  9:06 am
  3. admin said:
    Thanks guys!
    January 4, 2011  9:11 am
  4. Kelly Swan said:
    Congratulations Kristi. I have enjoyed seeing through your eyes all year!
    January 4, 2011  9:28 am
  5. admin said:
    Kelly you are awesome! I loved your wedding, it was amazing :)
    January 4, 2011  9:31 am
  6. Kelley Cannon said:
    What beautiful shots, Kristi! Congratulations on your amazing year!
    January 4, 2011  10:03 am
  7. Cen said:
    We are so lucky to find you in a very short time and love all the pictures that you and Astrid took.

    I will definitely recommend you to all my friends when they're getting married.
    Btw, i love reading your blog too :)
    January 4, 2011  10:05 am
  8. admin said:
    Cen, such a great way to start off the year, such an amazing wedding! I can't believe it has almost been a full year since your big day!
    January 4, 2011  10:08 am
  9. astrid said:
    love you and can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for us- it's gonna get crrazzyy!!! :) xo
    January 4, 2011  10:16 am
  10. Megan Francis said:
    Love the recap Kristi! I get excited to see a new posting from you. I'm even more excited that we are now in 2011 and we are now down to 8 (almost) months and counting until our day!
    January 4, 2011  6:34 pm
  11. Paul said:
    Awesome blog! And what a spectacular year. Here's looking forward to 2011. Cheers!
    January 4, 2011  6:47 pm
  12. Kristen said:
    go kristi! these photos show happiness and love. great success! : )
    January 5, 2011  9:20 am
  13. admin said:
    It was an amazing year full of happiness and love! I can't wait to see what next year brings! Thank you guys for all the comments, they make me smile :)
    January 5, 2011  9:23 am