"you can wield a camera like a magic wand almost. murmur the right words and you can conjure up a poof of a dream"
-keith carter

i am a momma of 3, living on the southern coast of Maine exploring life through my camera lens.
my blog maine momma

you can also find me regularly contributing at shutter sisters

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    talented bear says:

    "Kristin inspires me every day. Her passion for photography is palpable. Her love for life is addictive. Plus, she's got a heart of gold. I want to be Kristin when I grow up!"

    May 10th, 2010

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    cassbby says:

    "I always look forward to seeing your pictures everyday after school. The colors and the warmth of them are wonderful. I'm seeing your life in pictures and it seems that you have a great one. You're always inspiring me. You're very talented. :)"

    February 3rd, 2010

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    Cinco_Mom says:

    "mainemomma was my very first flickr contact. she reached out to me with her big ol' heart and made me feel so welcome. from that day on she has not ceased to encourage and inspire me. she makes magic with her camera. her heart and soul shine through each shot. i look forward to seeing what she's done every day, whether she's 'keepin' it real' or sharing her beachy maine sunshine. thanks k, for your friendship and your inspiration.

    February 4th, 2010

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    freeplaylife says:

    "Kristin was my first ever flickr crush, whose photos and style I fell in love with. :) The focus and joy of her pictures helps remind me to stay present in the moments of my life...to cherish the now, and to treasure the everyday. Because really, that's what our lives are made up of.

    Every day that I visit (which is every day!) I'm glad I found Kristin in the huge flickrverse, and glad that I can call her a friend. My pictures are better off because of her, as am I. :D Love ya, mama!"

    November 8th, 2009

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    Kelly West Mars says:

    "Kristin's uploads are joy, something I look forward to each + every day. The way she sees + captures the world is so pure, delightful + delicious! Mondays are always rough, but her Bench Monday shots always make me smile. She has some of the best colors on earth in her imagery + if one were to ask me what my favorite color is, I would hands down say, "MAINE MOMMA!""

    October 14th, 2009

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    H a n n a h_ says:

    "Kristin’s stream is so full of colour and happiness you could get lost in it for hours. From nature to flowers to her beautiful ability to capture every season in all of its glory. If you visit any stream today make it Kristin’s and I promise you won't regret it."

    October 6th, 2009

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    kelihoskins says:

    "kristin is a rare photographer. she captures her heart and soul in each image. there are not many photographers who can invoke feelings with each click of the shutter button. on top of that, she's incredibly generous, loving and kind. & one of the most amazing mommas i've ever known. love you!! xo"

    September 10th, 2009

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    oblongshots says:

    "this woman inspires me like no one else!!!!!!

    her pictures are pure magic and she is sooo dedicated.... seriously she posts new shots EVERY SINGLE day :)

    i love her style... so peaceful and relaxing and very homey :)
    if ever i was in maine i would kill to meet and shoot with her :) :) :)"

    August 31st, 2009

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    alliefelt says:

    "you are the flare queen. it's true magic!"

    August 19th, 2009

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    jodi*mckee says:

    "i heart kristin.
    she makes the world a happier place to be in."

    July 16th, 2009

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    dawn_ds says:

    "Kristin is one of those rare photographers that has the gift of not only seeing with a great artistic eye, but capturing the world around her with depth and soul and love. Her images inspire me every day."

    July 6th, 2009

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    The Box Brownie says:

    "Everytime I open Kristen's stream I am instantly filled with joy and inspiration. She has a unique, specific style, that is undeniably touching. So many of her photos are filled with genuine love that draw us in.

    Mainemomma is not only a fabulous photographer and inspiration to so many of us, but also a wonderful mom to her three kids. Many of us know how challenging motherhood can be at times, and to constantly find inspiration and beauty in the routine of everyday life is sometimes near impossible. Kristen, you are the master at this!

    I so much enjoy your work and the love you put into it.... thank you for sharing a piece of you with us everyday!"

    May 12th, 2009

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    bachullus ♥ © says:

    "Kristin's work is gorgeous and so unique!
    She's very talented and creative!
    I admire with all my heart her portraits, colors and the places she chooses to photograph.
    The result is a photostream full of beauty, heart-warming images that are just impossible not to fave! ;o)
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    I wish you all the best!"

    April 15th, 2009

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    mayalu says:

    "The way I look through my own lens... the way I view everyday moments in my life and as a mother... these have all changed since I met Kristin. Through her brilliance, I'm inspired to look closer and find the light and life in everything around me. Kristin's insane talent radiates through her stream with such a force that each thumbnail literally sings out to me to come see right away... drop everything... Kristin's added some more magic. And on top of all of her gifts, Kristin is a kind and generous friend... encouraging her contacts(buddies) and spreading love and beauty. How's that for some gushing!? So happy to have you in my life, Kristin!"

    February 11th, 2009

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    N. Lee Photography (Nichole) says:

    "Kristin is by far one of the very most creative people here on Flickr!!!! She is amazing, her stream is full of wonderful colorful beautiful life. What an amazing mother always doing projects with the kiddies. I wish I had half of your energy for life girl. You are inspiring, as well as your very talented work!!! I thank you for sharing a piece of your world with me and everyone here on Flickr!!!"

    February 10th, 2009

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    clairepennphoto says:

    "Kristen, I am such a HUGE fan of your work.... your dippys, your processing... I want to live in your world - especially with all that snow you have at the moment! Every time I visit your stream am I inspired, keep it up. Please. I need my daily fix. :) Claire xoxo"

    January 27th, 2009

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    greeblehaus says:

    "I think Kristin and I "met" through Shutter Sisters and I have been hooked ever since. Her style is gorgeous and distinctive and always takes me places when I tip toe through her Flickrstream. She is an inspiration!"

    January 26th, 2009

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    raehein says:

    "Kristin is amazing at capturing the beauty in everyday moments. She makes the ordinary shine through her lens. Each picture tells a story and is captivating in it's simple beauty. I love seeing her new posts. She inspires me!"

    January 7th, 2009

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    auntsmack4u says:

    "I LOVE the way this woman sees the world!

    Kristin conveys such warmth and energy in her stream that makes you want to just sit back and take in every last detail over and over and over again. Her dips are so creative and fitting that she makes it look so effortlessly and yet no one can compare! She takes the everyday and makes it look magical, she show us the spirit of motherhood and the soul of friendship.

    A great contact, a warm and comforting spirit and wonderful woman to know."

    December 31st, 2008

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    steph parke says:

    "Kristin makes pictures that make my cameras jealous. Her work is magic and so beautiful. I look forward to seeing her photos everyday, and she's one of my favorite Flickr'ers. Thanks for your friendship, Kristin! I'm so glad I found you here."

    December 24th, 2008

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    Kristybee says:

    "Kristin is one of my favorite Flickr friends. Her work is like a dream yet so real. Somehow she manages to capture moments of everyday life so incredibly beautifully. I am always in awe of her gorgeous photos that reflect her daily life. Being a mom myself I see the beauty of everyday in her work...the moments with your children, the change of the seasons, the beauty of the ordinary. The stuff that normally passes by un-noticed...she captures it...and so beautifully. Kristin..you are an inspiration to me. Your work has so much emotion in it. It feels so warm and home-like. I inspire to be a better photographer because of you. xxx"

    December 15th, 2008

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    Leaca's Philosophy says:

    "I have said this before but you have an eclectic style that I immediately fell in love with. Your stream is so upbeat and fun stream to swim around in. =)

    I can't wait to see what the future holds for you. I am sure there are many more great captures awaiting you."

    November 24th, 2008

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    T stars (t-photos) says:

    "I loved seeing your work online, but actually holding it in my hands, wow. So beautiful! Just the simplest things in nature are works of art from you. And your 'sunkissed photography' fits perfectly!"

    November 13th, 2008

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    fallacious memory says:

    "Karma connected me to kristin in the form of a spoon. She filled up my life with sunshine and beauty, hope and love. She is truly gifted with the camera, it seems to come as naturally to her as breathing. kristin is proof that there is fine photography without Photoshop.
    More than anything k is a soul sister, best friend, support and inspiration every day. I feel extremely fortunate to count her as a friend."

    November 4th, 2008

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    damp street says:

    "If I were to describe Kristin's photographs in one word I would describe them as, "sunshine". Kristin has an innate ability to capture beauty, mood, and subject in the most ethereal quality of light. To me, this is what the art of photography is all about. The delicate balance between subject and light. Anyone can take a photograph but it takes a true artisan to bring that photograph to life. Kristin without fail does that and so much more. I am truly honored and blessed to have been given the opportunity to get to know her as a person and as the photographic artist she is as well."

    June 24th, 2008

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    strawberrygoldie says:

    "Kristin, my friend. You rock my world.

    You take photos that are positively luscious. Magical. Beautiful. I can sit down after a full meal, see one of your food photos, and be hungry again. Your nature photos? Seem like they've been taken throught the eyes of a wood sprite.

    And your children? Camera loves 'em, girl.

    Kristin, I am so glad to know you, mama!"

    June 21st, 2008

October 2007
southern coast of maine
I am:
Female and Taken
freelance writer and photographer, momma wife woman friend.
maine momma