Krystal’s distinctive style is a unique balance of fine art, photojournalism and timeless portraiture. She has an artist’s eye for beauty and composition with a finely-honed talent for creating stunning portraits while capturing the true emotion and beauty of the day.
Name(s): Krystal Kast
Where you call home: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: My work has been published in Style Me Pretty, The New York Times, Southern Bride and Groom, The Knot, Weddings Unveiled, Southern Bride and The Bride’s Book. I am the preferred photographer for Fearrington Village, which is a 5 star, 5 diamond, Grand Chefs Relais & Chateaux restaurant and inn.
Location/Coverage: North Carolina
How I got into weddings: I first discovered my love of photography in high school. I learned to shoot on a 100% manual camera and developed film in my father’s traditional darkroom. After graduating with a BFA emphasizing photography, a friend asked to me to photograph her wedding. I was hooked from that point on!
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? Southern weddings are steeped in tradition, creating a nostalgic, romantic feel.
Favorite part of a wedding day? I love everything, but my favorite parts are when the bride and groom see each other for the first time as well as the first dance as a married couple.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Enjoy every second of your wedding day as it unfolds and take it all in – it goes by so quickly!
Dream travel destination? Corsica, France, or a cycling trip around Sicily
Favorite Southern city? Charleston, South Carolina
Early bird or night owl? Night owl
Pie bar or red velvet cake? Pie bar
Pottery Barn or Anthropologie? I love both – Anthropologie for clothing and Pottery Barn for the home.
Succulents or peonies? Peonies