THE HUSBAND + GIN & TONIC
Chris is the lead photographer at Photography Stiles. He started out snapping landscapes, storm clouds, and cat faces, but found that portraits and capturing emotion was where his true artistry thrived. Throughout his pre-photography career, he worked with his degree in weather traversing the country training on-air meteorologists. He would teach them how to utilize the tools necessary to help tell a complete weather story. Traveling across the U.S he brought his camera alongside the journies.
He quickly realized story telling is something he is truly passionate about. (Seriously, ask him how he almost drowned in a flash flood!) Being able to tell your story as a couple is a unique and valuable skill Chris has been unknowingly perfecting for years. Every shoot is an honor to be creating timeless memories for couples and families to cherish forever.
hobbies: weather forecasting, star-wars movies, cooking, traveling, constantly learning new photography skills
THE WIFE + MARGARITAS
Kelley is the second photographer and assistant at Photography Stiles. She is a talented individual coming from a background in academia with a focus in Earth Science. Originally studying meteorology in Connecticut (where she and Chris met - yes, a weather couple!), Kelley also studied oceanography while living in Texas for a few years. Currently, she is also a middle school science teacher looking to inspire the next generation of explorers.
Her attention to detail is an invaluable asset to Photography Stiles as even this website could not be here without her guidance and hard work. At any given time (outside of the classroom of course), you may find her dancing to timeless classics like Elvis and Sinatra or enjoying any mixed drinks with tequila.
hobbies: reading, family time, napping, traveling, beach bummin'
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Shannon and Steve
"We chose Chris and his wife Kelley for multiple reasons. Our biggest reason was their wonderful personalities. They are relaxed, calm, and personable, while also extremely professional when they need to be. We also saw their style of photos and fell in love with them. Clean, classic, and elegant are the words that come to mind when I see their photos.
Leading up to the wedding day, they were extremely flexible with meeting times for the venue walk through, and had multiple options in mind for where to take our photos in case of rain (which I was very worried about). They can take any personality in stride and set and brides mind at ease. I would know, because I was panicked about rain but knew that they would work it out and keep everything beautiful.
On the wedding day, they adjusted to my requested without missing a step, adjusted timelines when needed, and were the most incredible and thorough team. I received so many comments from attendees that every time someone took a photo with their phone during the reception, they were right there to take the photo as well so that everyone could get professional photos from the night. Not only were they fabulous leading up to and on the day of the wedding, they got our pictures back to us in RECORD time. 3 weeks, to be exact. And we got back one sneak peek photo the day after the wedding, because of course he knows everyone wants to post a beautiful picture. They even hand delivered a generous gift with the photo delivery, and tailored the password for our gallery to our personal lives.
Photography Stiles is hands down the best photography decision you could make for your wedding. And if you don’t believe me, look at a few of the pictures below! And as an added bonus, they send you an online gallery with a password so you can choose what pictures your guests get to see (we didn’t want anyone having our first look pictures, they’re private to us) and then nobody has to hound you to send them photos because they can download them themselves. Overall, it was just the greatest experience!"
NICOLE AND JOSH
"Photography Stiles did an amazing job capturing our wedding day! From my first phone call with Chris I knew that they would be the perfect choice for us. Throughout the entire process they were professional and easy to work. On the day of our wedding they showed up early and were able to capture all the details of our venue. Our wedding day was rainy and grey right up until the ceremony, and it was so helpful that Chris has a background in weather. I knew I could trust his decisions (and the sky cleared just in time!)
Chris and Kelley made our entire bridal party feel comfortable and at ease from the moment they arrived. There were so many incredible and special moments that he managed to capture so perfectly, and so naturally, which is just what we were looking for. The family, bridal party, and couple photos are everything we could have asked for.
So many of our guests and family members commented on how great the photography team was throughout the ceremony and reception. Chris and Kelley were able to blend into the scene so perfectly and capture such a range of photos from the day. Some of our favorite photos are of our friends and family celebrating and dancing during the reception. They have a passion and enthusiasm to capture every moment and the final results blew us away! We couldn’t have wished for anything more and we would absolutely recommend Photography Stiles!"
SARAH AND AUSTIN
"Perfect does not even begin to describe the experience that we had with Chris and Kelley from Photography Stiles and the services that they provided for our wedding. We used them both for our engagement shoot as well as on our wedding day. Chris is extremely easy to work with. He has a laid back, yet professional attitude that makes you feel comfortable in the moment and confident to be your natural self.
Let’s face it, engagement shoots can be awkward. It’s most likely one of the first time you're meeting your photographer, and you're expected to kiss laugh, and be intimate in front of someone who is more or less a stranger. Not once did we feel this way with Chris. While maintaining his professionalism, he is extremely down to earth and easy to warm up to. Within minutes, he had us laughing and feeling comfortable. That, paired with his killer photography skills made for some amazing engagement photos.
For our wedding, Chris and Kelley make the best team! The work so well with each other, value each other’s opinions, and have a shared goal of capturing all the meaningful moments from your special day. They provided us with the most amazing photos from our wedding. One’s that radiate so much emotion that just looking at them makes us feel like we are back in that moment. We would HIGHLY recommend Photography Stiles for anyone wanting those “once in a lifetime” moments to be captured so that you could relive them again and again."