About

The world is full of perfect moments and beautiful creatures, and I love nothing more than capturing them on camera. Everywhere I look, I find people and animals whose stories are worth sharing and whose experiences deserve to be documented. Whether I am shooting a wedding in Thailand or an animal conservation project in Bolivia, I come ready to see what is unique and precious about every living being.

I am most at home while traveling and being in nature. I’ve lived in big cities, from Atlanta, to Sydney, to my current home in Washington D.C. and I’ve photographed weddings and portraits all over the world. I’ve had the opportunity to witness countless important emotions, and hundreds of sacred rituals, from the commonly known to the wildly exotic. I live for those moments when time just stops, everything disappears, and all that is left is pure beauty.

Awards:
Fearless Photographers- 25 Awards
2017 WPPI Annual – 2nd Place Informal Albums
2017 WPPI Annual – 2nd Place Portrait Animals
2016 WPPI Annual – 1st Place Informal Albums
Junebug – 2015 Best of the Best Destination Photo Collection
ISPWP – 17 Overall Awards
Junebug – 2014 Best of the Best Wedding Photo Collection
2014 Fall- ISPWP-13th Place Overall
2014 Rangefinder- Grand Prize Best Friends Photo Contest
Junebug – Best of the Best 2013 Honorable Mention – Emotional Wedding Photo
Junebug – 2013 Best of the Best Engagement Photo Collection
Junebug – 2012 Best of the Best Wedding Photo Collection
Highly Honored Winner- 2012 Nature’s Best Winland Smith Rice International Awards
2013 FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition – Fine Art Honorable Mention
2013 WPPI 16×20 Print Competition- Multiple Accolades of Excellence
2011 First Place in WPPI’s First Half Competition
2011 WPPI First Half Competition- Multiple Accolades of Excellence
2010 WPPI 2nd Half International Photography Competition- Multiple Accolades of Excellence
National Geographic Wild Angle Photo Contest- Honorable Mention
Kodak Connect with the Pros, selected for Times Square Display


Public Speaking:
Nikon Theater: Feb 9th, 2017, WPPI, Las Vegas: Shoot for Emotion: Taking Photography to Higher Emotional Levels
WPPI Masterclass: Feb 8th, 2017, Las Vegas: The Roaming Photographer – How to Fund Your Lust for Travel
Masterclass in Sumatra: Feb 12th-23rd, Sumatra, Indonesia Photographing Critically Endangered Orangutans
Inspire Photo Retreats: Feb 28th, 2017, Rhode Island The Power of the Personal Project
Northern Virginia Photographic Society: April 4th, 2017, Virginia The Power of the Personal Project
Nikon Theater: March 7th & 8th, 2016, WPPI, Las Vegas: Destination Weddings: from the Prep to the Shoot
WPPI Masterclass: March 9th, 2016, Las Vegas: Elevate your Work to Competition Level and Profit from your Awards
Fearless Conference: November 9th, 2015: It’s Personal
DC Capital Area Photographers: March, 2015: What it Takes to Win Awards
Adventure Always: Oct 22nd 2013, Long Beach, California: The power of personal projects and outside influences
Women’s Wedding Network: January 12, 2011, Virginia: Women with Courage: Traveling and Living Abroad
SmugMug.com: November 15, 2010, Washington DC: Photographer Spotlight, Kristi Odom
REI: 2006, Atlanta, Georgia: Kristi Odom on photographing outdoors
Atlanta Youth Academy: March 14, 2008, Atlanta, Georgia: Six Continents, a Girl, and a Camera
Georgia Institute of Technology: March 13, 2007, Atlanta, Georgia: Women with Courage: Traveling and Living Abroad

Publications:
Times Square
Smithsonian – Natural Museum of Natural History
Outside Magazine
Rangefinder Magazine
Rollingstone.com
NationalGeographic.com
Nature’s Best
Eco-Beautiful Weddings (cover)
Style Me Pretty
Junebug Weddings
Washingtonian Bride and Groom
Unveiled
United with Love
Bayside Bride
theKnot Magazine
Offbeat Bride
Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine
Kodak.com

Articles:
Giving An Image The Time It Deserves
What One Thing Would You Change In 2013?
Why You Should Sit In On WPPI’s Print Competition Judging
Entering Competitions For Self Growth – part 1
Entering Competitions For Self Growth – part 2
Love Is Gender Neutral – Shooting A Same Sex Wedding

Photo Credits from this page include (and are in this order): Christy Frank, Erum Rizvi, Mantas Kubilinskas, Charleton Churchill, a random climber that picked up my camera and got my fav climbing shot of me, Danielle da Silva, Lee Moran Cormack, and Thu Tran.