Monthly archives: April 2011

I remember ages ago when I met Katie for the first time. We met at a tea shop (that had bubble tea, my fav) and I remember thinking “I could just hang out with Katie all day”. We had so much to talk about. Andy is studying engineering at Georgia Tech (where I studied electrical engineering back before photography consumed me), and they were both planning on moving to Atlanta. I love Atlanta, and did live there most of my life.

The wedding day was so perfect. Katie looked stunning and was glowing. I remember when she saw herself in her dress with her make-up and hair for the first time in the mirror, she very quietly mumbled to herself “wow, I look beautiful” and she smiled. It had me tearing up, a feeling and a thought that I have always hoped every bride has when they see themselves for the first time. When Andy saw her for the first time, he cried, then she cried, then family members cried, it was a beautiful happy mess.

Katie and I had run around her venue a few days before the wedding and Katie found a tree that had a bright red heart painted on it. We decided that was the perfect place to do the pictures of her and Andy following the ceremony. So right after the ceremony we ran around the woods and got some of my favorite pictures ever. Anyone that knows me knows that I just love running around the woods. It was a perfect day and a perfect wedding.

I look forward to hanging out with you two in Atlanta!

  1. Katie Peters said:
    Awww yay! I love the one of Andy crying at the altar, because that is a big memory for me. I can't wait to see the rest! Definitely let me know when you are in Atlanta!
    April 28, 2011  10:20 am
  2. Cicely said:
    Sooo beautiful! That first shot is to die for.
    April 28, 2011  10:26 am
  3. admin said:
    Thank you guys!
    April 28, 2011  10:28 am
  4. Wow lady. These are pretty frick'n stunning! My favorite is actually the departure from the church shot. I totally love the energy and movement in the photo. Second fav is the one at the top. Such a beautiful, landscape with a quiet intimacy of the couple intertwined. Gorgeous!
    April 28, 2011  11:31 am
  5. Chris said:
    You really captured a lot of emotion! This looks fantastic!
    April 28, 2011  2:15 pm
  6. LeeAnn said:
    Wow!! I loved Katie with the tear and of course the fabulous shot of them in front of the tree with the heart!! Beautiful job Kristi!!!
    April 28, 2011  2:29 pm
  7. admin said:
    :) You guys are awesome! Thanks for all the comments!
    April 28, 2011  2:39 pm
  8. Such beautiful images! I love the emotion of the shot with Katie crying. Wonderful captures, Kristi!
    April 28, 2011  3:17 pm

I am so excited and honored to have Kodak pick one of my images for their giant display in TIMES SQUARE! My wonderful print lab, myphotopipe nominated me for this award. I have been using myphotopipe for almost 15 years now, and it means the world to me that they nominated me. The Kodak site says “The images here and on Kodak’s outdoor, video display at Times Square, in New York City, demonstrate the high quality you can expect from professional photographers – masters at capturing life’s milestones – big and small.”

The fact that Kodak wants to use one of my images for their Times Square jumbo screen, really makes me smile! Looks like I will be heading up to Times Square sometime soon to see one of my images bigger then I could have ever imagined 🙂

More from Kodak “The compelling images are meant to inspire the millions of passerby in Time Square to consider using the services of professional photographers to capture their own important life events… The Times Square campaign is part of Kodak Professional’s on-going message, ‘Connect with Pro Quality,’ whereby consumers benefit greatly when they employ pro photographers…”.

So I can now say “Kristi Odom photography, as seen in Times Square!”

  1. johnwaire said:
    congratulations! ...that's awesome.
    April 18, 2011  10:52 am
  2. Heidi said:
    absolutely amazing -- great job!!!! :)
    April 18, 2011  10:56 am
  3. Chris said:
    Kristi that's awesome! I'm glad that even Kodak recognizes your talent.
    April 18, 2011  10:57 am
  4. Sweet action! There's a healthy sense of pride in seeing your work published. Own it!
    April 18, 2011  11:08 am
  5. jenn fortune said:
    That is completely amazing and so well deserved!!! You def need to plan a trip there and get a pic of you in front of it! wahoooo!!!
    April 18, 2011  11:12 am
  6. LeeAnn said:
    To just say the I am "Proud" of you is such an understatement!!!! I am overwhelmed with excitement and am bragging to everyone!!!! Kristi, you are incredible...Love ya!
    April 18, 2011  12:16 pm
  7. Tanja said:
    That is just unbelievable! Well done!!!! :)
    April 18, 2011  12:36 pm
  8. admin said:
    Thank you guys so much! Comments make me smile!!!
    April 18, 2011  1:25 pm
  9. eva said:
    congrats! very very cool.
    April 18, 2011  1:56 pm
  10. Kim Bova said:
    That is well deserved and totally awesome! Congrats to you!
    April 18, 2011  7:43 pm

Who knew Casey was also the master of self takes.

This post was brought to you by the number 2. Why you ask? Let me explain. I am stubborn and feel like I can learn most things on my own. Going to Georgia Tech for engineering taught me, if there is a problem you can figure it out. Solutions are easy to come by if you spend the time. So for 2 years I have been working on leaning cinematography. I have spent hours playing with the video on my cameras, and to be honest, I was never happy with the results. One day I finally gave in. Video was just not coming how I wanted it to. I needed help, and believe me it kind of hurt to finally say and admit that. I finally turned to some of my favorite wedding cinematographers, Mindcastle studios and signed up for a private 2 day workshop. Mindcastle not only displayed a very technical style of shooting, but they had a voice in their video, they had a style. Not something I had seen many other wedding cinematographers achieve. Plus they like to really play with video. Recently they have been doing shoots with Canon that involved a remote control helicopter camera! I am still kind of geeking out about that!

So the day after my birthday on March 30th, Mindcastle came to start my one2one workshop(all the way from Seattle Washington). I will say with all honesty that I learned more in 2 days then I had in 2 years about video. It was well beyond anything I could have imagined. I am super excited to see what I can do with my new knowledge. I can’t wait to offer cinematography to my 2012 clients, and practice more and more this year. I have some fun ideas and can’t wait to develop my own video style. I am very happy that I was able to ask for help and work with people that truly have perfected their work. Not only did they teach me the technical, but they helped me think about using cinematography as a tool to produce stories.

So a big thank you to Danielle and Casey from Mindcastle for sharing your knowledge and being such an inspirations. A big thank you to 2 and Alek for being the best models ever. I hope you enjoy my very first piece of cinematography!

from Kristi Odom on Vimeo.

  1. Yay! I LOVE it!!!! So beautiful. Amazing job Kristi. And YOUR voice totally came through in this video so that is an amazing accomplishment for your first run out of the gates. Congrats!
    April 13, 2011  8:15 am
  2. astrid said:
    so proud of you!!! excited for the new journey! :)
    April 13, 2011  8:52 am
  3. maria said:
    this is incredible, kristi!
    April 13, 2011  10:27 am
  4. Lovely! Thu just makes me smile, I loved seeing Alek talk about her. Awww! So glad your workshop went so well for you! Great start into film! xoxo!
    April 13, 2011  2:20 pm
  5. admin said:
    Thank you guys for watching and commenting! It means the world to me!
    April 13, 2011  4:22 pm
  6. Natalie said:
    This is so inspiring! Amazing! :)
    April 14, 2011  7:42 am
  7. Tasha Naomi said:
    OMG I love this! FanTABulous job!!
    April 19, 2011  7:27 am
  8. susan mitchell said:
    Ive known Alek and Thu for a pretty long time. They are both so special and have a wonderful relationship. The type of relationship most people only dream of. This was a terrific video. Great work!
    May 5, 2011  1:46 pm

Nureya and Eugene
St Thomas
US Virgin Islands

Words can not describe this wedding! I can try though… This wedding was breathtaking and beyond amazing. I was crazy excited when I got the call to shoot in such a beautiful location, and such an amazing couple. Eugene plays in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars, he was drafted 1st pick in 2009. I looked him up and saw some crazy tackles from this 309lb offensive tackle, I remember saying, I better not mess this one up! When I finally met Eugene and Nuyera, the first thing I noticed was how nice and genuine they are. Not only are they both successful people, but they are so humble and nice to everyone. They both light up a room, and can make others smile. They are both so in love, and so happy to be around each other. It was crazy beautiful to see.

A big thank you to the all the vendors that put this beautiful wedding together.
Wedding Planners Extrodinare, Chuck Ivins and Shanika B
Wedding Design and Florals, Liberated Lotus
Venue, St Peter Greathouse
A big thank you to my crazy talented second shooter Thu for traveling all the way to St Thomas to cover this event with me.

  1. Debi said:
    April 6, 2011  12:23 pm
  2. Jason said:
    Nice! Beautiful wedding! I love that shoe shot!
    April 6, 2011  12:26 pm
  3. Thu said:
    LOVE!!!! One of the best weddings I've ever been to! Everyone was so genuine. These images are gorgeous!
    April 6, 2011  12:47 pm
  4. ringer said:
    These are fantastic Kristi!! Beautiful job:)
    April 6, 2011  12:51 pm
  5. Erin J. said:
    Beautiful work! What an awesome opportunity! Congrats!
    April 6, 2011  12:57 pm
  6. Lisa Boggs said:
    incredible, kristi and thu! so hard to pick a favorite, they're all so wonderful! I like 25, 32, 35, 38 and 42. great job!
    April 6, 2011  1:26 pm
  7. Paul said:
    Wow Kristi! Great stuff. Best wishes to Eugene and Nureya.
    April 6, 2011  6:45 pm
  8. Adam said:
    Eugene's a Tackle, not a linebacker ;)
    April 6, 2011  6:51 pm
    • admin said:
      Totally fixed!
      April 6, 2011  7:11 pm
  9. admin said:
    Thank you everyone! Loved the wedding and the couple!
    April 6, 2011  7:01 pm
  10. Way to go, Kristi! What a beautiful and awesome wedding!
    April 7, 2011  6:28 am
  11. Tracy said:
    What an AMAZING wedding. The pictures are fantastic!!
    April 7, 2011  8:09 am
  12. maria said:
    i can't stop looking at these. beautiful beautiful beautiful.
    April 7, 2011  8:25 am
  13. Nina said: These images are SO gorgeous, so evocative. I adore the unique angles and the gorgeous color. (And, hello.....I now want to visit this location as soon as possible!) Love your work, as always.
    April 8, 2011  7:48 pm
  14. Cicely said:
    Beautiful couple! Love that shoe shot and the shoot down showing the building and the ocean and the mountains.
    April 12, 2011  3:19 am
  15. jenn said:
    stunning!!! what a most beautiful backdrop. your work is sooooo beautiful!!!
    April 21, 2011  12:36 pm
  16. Kelley said:
    Kristi, the color and detail in these photos absolutely blew my mind. Amazing!
    April 21, 2011  6:39 pm