It’s Spotlight Day, where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding vendors and share the stories behind these companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
Hiring the right wedding photographer is so important on your wedding day. The photographer captures the special moments of your day.
It gives us great pleasure to introduce this week’s venue spotlight, Kristen and Todd of KMD Creations.
When people ask “what do you do?” how do you answer?
We make sure your most precious wedding moments last forever!
What did you do before you did this?
Acting, marketing, and theater touring.
When and how did you get into the wedding industry?
In 2007; we came up with the idea at 7 am one day, had the legal name and business structure created by noon, and $15,000 of equipment purchased by 3 pm. The rest is history, my friends. 🙂
How did your work evolve to get you to where you are today?
Our style is uniquely genuine because our style is “pretty” and natural, in-the-moment, emotion-filled, and timeless. PRETTY never goes out of style!
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
Honestly, it’s the people! Making lifelong friends, hearing the stories, the sense of family that is developed by the end of the day is truly very fulfilling and gives you a grateful heart.
Tell us about your most memorable event so far and why it was.
North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii: Humpback whales breaching in the background of the ceremony.
Montreal, Canada: In the most beautiful winter wonderland ice storm under a 400-year-old cathedral. Straight out of the Frozen movie.
What’s the best part of your job?
Being an integral and vital facet of someone’s important day. It’s a ton of pressure and we THRIVE under it!
What motivates you to do this every day?
The fact that there are new couples every day that commit their lives to each other and begin the insane, amazing, potentially overwhelming planning process. And we are here 24/7 to help.
What fun fact would people be surprised to learn about you?
Todd drinks olive juice!
What is the best compliment you’ve received from your clients?
That our films have literally saved marriages of past clients. That’s pretty intense!
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
We are super chill and the easiest to work with. No one makes the picture-taking process more of a breeze than us!
What is the most unique service/product you offer?
Our most unique product/service is our ability to capture “PRETTY.”
What types of events do you specialize in?
Weddings, weddings, and more weddings!
What makes your business stand out from others in your category?
Again, our demeanor and ability to communicate and relate to ALL couples is second to none. We pride ourselves on making the picture-taking process easier than anyone else.
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
A groom with an open mind. 🙂 You don’t have to love taking pictures. Just be apprehensively excited and we’ll take care of the rest.
Why do couples hire you?
We are chill yet professional. Confidently focused and amazing under pressure. Dominant in “day-of” schedule flow. Oh yeah…and we capture “PRETTY” better than anyone!
Why do you think your business is successful?
I think we’ve been so blessed because we are straight up nice peeps who work our butts off for you!
What does your most popular package include?
Photo and Film. Online password-protected gallery and high resolution photos that anyone you share with can download for free.
Tell us briefly about some of your package options. What is the price range for these packages?
$3000 to $5000 – Our collections include items that most other photographers charge extra for.
KMD Creations shares some helpful information for engaged couples…..
What are the most common questions you get asked by brides and/or grooms?
TIMELINE TIMELINE TIMELINE.
First look: yes or no?
The best piece of advice for brides or grooms?
We book up SUPER FAST! Secure your venue, then immediately get on the phone with the photographer and cinematographer that you have fallen in love with.
What current trends have you seen at weddings that you personally like the most?
More and more couples are incorporating “fun” back into the wedding day instead of just procedure, guidelines, and what other people have told them they should do.
What do you think are the biggest misconceptions that people have about your vendor category?
Remember, you get what you pay for when it comes to wedding photography.
Name three unique venues that you enjoy working at and why.
Casa Feliz – Unique, original, ornate, and one-of-a-kind. The textures, colors, charm, and class of the venue are second to none.
Mission Inn – The best all-inclusive wedding venue in Central FL. Absolutely perfect for ALL of your guests’ wants and needs: golf, pools, tennis, amazing cuisine, first-class service, and accommodations. Not to mention, their wedding team is phenomenal.
Grand Cypress (LBV) – Another amazing all-inclusive venue for both wedding day and for your guests’ vacations. Location is perfect! Logistics such as parking/bathroom/access are all top-notch. A bit of a classy blank canvas that can be made to fit your vision.
What some of their previous couples had to say….
“Kristen and Todd were amazing!! They did our wedding back on September 1, 2012 and I must say, whenever we look at our pictures, those memories become alive all over again. Great people, great photographers, and great memories!” – Moses and Crystal, Highland Manor
“KMD Creations is the BEST team of photographers! We used them for our engagement pictures and then again for our wedding. And we definitely plan on using them again (maternity, family pictures, etc). =) KMD is a husband & wife company that puts so much love and dedication into their work. Todd & Kristen truly want you to LOVE your pictures. I am definitely not the most photogenic person, so I was a little hesitant about our engagement session. Not to worry… they made us feel so relaxed and comfortable. And because of that, our engagement pictures turned out perfect. I HIGHLY recommend having KMD do your engagement session and then your wedding. By the time the wedding came, we were so comfortable with Todd & Kristen we didn’t even notice a camera was in front of us. Everything was so natural. The wedding day was calm and not stressful. We could act ourselves and didn’t have to put on a face in front of the camera. Having both of them there to photograph was amazing. While one was taking our pictures, the other was capturing “moments” that were going on around us. We knew we were going to love our wedding pictures….. but OH MY! THEY WERE STUNNING! They captured so many special moments that most photographers miss. Of course, there are those posed family pictures that we all have to get, but Todd & Kristen caught the special moments between my husband and I and our bridal party that mean so much to us. Looking at these pictures, all I can do is smile. Thank you so much, Todd & Kristen, for not just “taking pictures” but capturing the anticipation, love, laughter, and fun on our special day. We will forever have these pictures as a memory of the best day of our lives. KMD Creations is by far the #1 wedding photography company!!! “- Stephanie and Zach, Four Seasons Orlando
“From the moment I first contacted KMD, they were nice, responsive, and excited. Todd and Kristen worked with our budget and what we wanted. They were not only within our budget, but they were also so much fun to work with! The pictures and film they produced were flawless. During our engagement shoot and our wedding, they directed us and our families in a way that got the job done in a timely manner, all while being respectful and kind. They helped my husband and I feel relaxed and have fun, even though we were nervous about being in front of the lens. They even remembered all the specialty shots I wanted of the day when I forgot! In short, you will not be disappointed with KMD creations. Their fees are more than fair, they are fun, knowledgeable, respectful, and their pictures are absolutely beautiful. My husband and I could not be happier with our choice. Thank you so very much KMD Creations!” – Alyss and Alex, Casa Feliz
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