August 02, 2018
By Kristen Golden Photography

Wowzer. Where to even start. I am a couple months behind on this blog post but I definitely knew I wanted to share! Some of you have seen some of these images already, but I can't help but chit chat about the day. Elliot and his friends and family are from the UK, and working with all of them was a such an awesome experience. I'm actually not sure that I had ever really had a conversation with anyone British but all I could think about was how it felt like I was talking to Gerard Butler - in swoon. (clearly I need to travel more) Haha Anyways, The whole wedding party and the bride and grooms family, were so unconditionally sweet and grateful to be spending their day with the couple - it was amazing. The groomsmen gave (I kid you not) almost a 45 minute speech together... AND WE WERE ALL TEARING UP. Their words were so thought through and genuine. It just felt like we were surrounding by all of these people who were just so happy for Elliot and Drew. The love was real my friends, and it radiated throughout the whole entire day. 

Venue: Abe and Jakes Landing

City: Lawrence, Kansas 

Florals: Stems event Flowers 

August 28, 2017
By Golden Photography

Hello friends + followers, how is everyone today? 


Lets talk about album care, and the importance of it! 


So, you have just received a beautiful premium line album full of your absolute favorite images and memories of your wedding day, exciting right? The album is a prized possession, a sweet tangible item that will continue to remain in your life when your wedding day has finally passed. Here are some tips to be sure that your album of cherished memories will stand the test of time and can be passed down for generations. 


- Keep your album out of extreme temperature changes. 

- Keep your album out of high humidity 

- Keep your album out of direct sunlight, specifically the pages 

- Use fingertips to turn pages, not fingernails

- Wash hands before viewing album 

- Store album flat, in bag or box provided


Album photographed: Nick and Jessica Leis wedding album

Details: Premium line, 8x8, 10 spread, cover: Pagoda Leather 



Have a great Monday friends!

April 27, 2017

Good afternoon friends, glad you're here!

This morning I got to set down with one of my dear clients to share the image reveal from her kiddos session - how fun. We started out our shoot with the kiddos and their grandpa which I think got both Momma and I right in the feels. I feel so blessed that I was able to capture a few moments for the kids with their Grandpa. 

When was the last time you had a nice image taken with your Grandpa? Or Dad? It's easy to get so busy with life we forget to capture these moments, that one day will be worth a million. 

Soon after we finished up working with grandpa we took off and went downtown for some cool alley way and building shots, and let me tell you we had a blast! Each year I get the pleasure of photographing these kiddos, and we ALWAYS have to take a goofy picture for the fridge. What a fun compilation of images they will have to laugh at when they are all adults - I can't wait. Rebecca does such a great job of making sure to catch all of these milestones, and making sure that her kiddos have physical prints in their hands for their future that one day will mean the world to them. Good job, Mom! I will be forever blessed to have the Stephenson Family as clients. 

April 26, 2017

Hey everyone, 

Hope you had a fabulous Wednesday, I think Madison did! Madison and Momma came to the studio tonight to pickup all of her senior goodies. There's nothing better than giving my clients tangible items to cherish forever. Madison went home with an album holding nearly all of her senior portraits, senior graduation announcements, lots of gift prints and wallets for friends and family and of course a beautiful large print just for mom, to hold dear as she moves into the next chapter of her life. Madison's purchase also included a few digital images, so be on the social media lookout of her beautiful face in some of her fav's from her senior session! Now that Madison and her family have an arm full of prints and products to commemorate her high school years, it's time to get her graduated! Best of luck to you Madison, wherever life may take you + thank you for choosing Kristen Golden Photography to capture this bittersweet time in your life. Loves. 

Photographed Products:

8x8 Aqua faux leather album  |   16x20 mounted wall print   |    Senior Grad announcements    |     8x12 mounted gift prints