"I first met Kristi Martin a little over 4 years ago when I was looking for a photographer to do engagement and wedding photos for my husband and I. Living in Indy, I have plenty to choose from, but looking at hundreds of sample pictures, nothing really jumped out at me. I took to Facebook to ask for suggestions, and Kristi's name was mentioned by a girl I used to babysit for. Kristi was her sister-in-law. I went to The Chrome Lens Facebook page and my jaw dropped seeing the samples of her work. Needless to say I called her right away and got things scheduled. We did our engagement photos in Fort Wayne in a couple different places, and the pictures were amazing! It wasn't long after that Kristi made the trek down to Bloominton to shoot our wedding. She had an assistant with her that made it easy for her to stay with me through the process of getting ready and her assistant to be with my husband. She stayed until the party was over. While some people get "a package" of pictures--we got all of them--edited and beautiful. We still get asked who did our wedding photos when people see them. I've told Kristi many times that with her talent she should be working for magazines, or doing shoots for Anthropologie. A year and a half after our wedding, we had a baby boy, and there was no one else that we wanted to ask to do his first photos. It HAD to be Kristi. She is AMAZING with kiddos. Our son cried the entire time just being fussy, but you would never know it from the photos. When he turned 6 months, we got amazing pictures as well. Then again at a year. We're getting ready to do his 2 year photos soon and can't wait. As long as it's humanly possible, Kristi will be our photographer for all of our life events. She is a true talent whose passion comes through the lens. There are many photographers that think they can capture your special moments, but Kristi actually does, because she senses it, and sees it. Life doesn't happen when you're posed and that's why I will always choose Kristi."
-Jolene Daily, Indianapolis
A photographer takes a picture; an artist expresses an emotion. Kristi Martin of The Chrome Lens Photography is an artist. It is clear that she truly enjoys getting to know her subjects & telling their stories through her photos. Our engagement & wedding pictures were amazing- they completely captured the vibe of our casual/cool/classy wedding in a non-traditional venue. We’re still trying to figure out how she got some of the shots! Every bride feels her most beautiful on her wedding day, & Kristi will make you look even more beautiful than you feel!! As my husband put it, “If you don’t use The Chrome Lens Photography for your next event, you might as well just cancel it.”
-Kathleen & Jim Harper, Chicago
Jim & Kathleen Harper
Kristi has been photographing our growing family for 4 years now. She takes the time to understand our little ones personalities and then goes with it. The patience she has and the willingness to be flexible with the little ones, is the best I've ever experienced. I constantly get compliments on the images she captures. Many stop by my desk and enjoy these photos on my digital photo frame. I've also had the pleasure of being a Pin Up for a Day. What an amazing experience. To get the pampering that we women deserve was wonderful. The attention to detail to ensure I was the best I could be was perfect. The experience, honestly helped me become happier with my body and myself. I felt sexy again. The images are to die for.
-Sarah Davis Nordin, Syracuse
Kristi Martin did my son's newborn pictures and we loved them so much that we decided to use her for all of the pictures for his first year. We did a 3 month, 9 month and 1 year pictures and they all turned out amazing! We plan on using her again soon for an 18 month session! She is a lot of fun to work with, she even took some pictures while we were speeding around on a boat! My husband and I both recommend her to anyone looking for any type of fun, creative photography!
-Kristin Mikolajczak, Indianapolis
Aden Newborn- 1 Year
I have known Kristi for years and even though I know she is a very talented artist, I am sometimes hesitant to hire friends (what if they don’t do a good job? What if I don’t like their work?) I took the risk and hired Kristi to take photos of our newborn and toddler. I am so glad I did! In her typical laid-back fashion, she set me at ease while she went about taking pictures and was great working with the baby and my daughter. She made the experience fun, which I would normally stress about. She was prompt in getting the finished product to me and very professional in every way. And most importantly, I love the photos! The photographs are beautiful and truly capture my children’s spirits. They are natural, but also artistic. My only problem now is how to choose which ones to frame and hang on our walls. Thank you Kristi, for capturing this moment in my children’s lives so beautifully.
–Emily Matz Fitzgerald, Fort Wayne
"My name is Gary Gerard. I am General Manager of the Times-Union newspaper in Warsaw, IN. I live in Syracuse, IN, and have known Kristi Martin for a number of years. She is an accomplished photographer. Along with excellent composition and exposure skills, she exhibits a strong sense of innovation and an ability to think outside the box. This brings a unique quality to any job she takes on. You will not be disappointed in her work. You can reach me at my office, 574-267-3111 ext. 225 during business hours if you would like to discuss this recommendation further."
-Gary Gerard, Syracuse