colorado springs maternity, newborn, baby milestone and 1st birthday smash & Splash photography
why we care so much!
We consider ourselves superheroes.
In the days of technology overload, we believe in the power of a printed portrait. We fiercely protect your memories and they way they are displayed. We know you have a lot going on and time goes by in such a flash. But don't worry. We are here. We will make sure that these most precious memories are printed with the highest quality care to be cherished by your family for years to come.
Meet our team
Kristi has been a portrait photographer for over half of her life.
"My love of photography started when I was 12 and my dad showed me how to use my first camera. My parents both are the reasons I have become the portrait photographer I am today. My dad was always the one documenting our family's life story through the years and I get that love of photography from him. My mom is a kindergarten teacher so she taught me how to be silly with kids and be comfortable with babies.
They bought me my first camera at 16 when I went to live as an exchange student for a semester in New Zealand. It is such a beautiful country! I really enjoyed photographing everything during my experience living there, but there is one photo that defined my journey as a portrait photographer. I took a photo of the family I was staying with on their porch. Later, I printed it and they hung it in their home. I will always remember the dad telling me that families typically don't smile for their portraits in NZ, but I had made them crack up and really brought out their personalities in the photo. It is a memory that will never be forgotten and what made me know that I wanted to be a portrait photographer for the rest of my life...and the rest is history!"
Jay and Kristi have been married for 14 years, have 3 fur babies and 15 nieces and nephews (yes, really!).
Jay's story is an interesting one as he is a cancer survivor.
"When I was a teenager, I injured my shoulder horsing around in the pool with some friends. When it didn't get better, a chiropractor did an x-ray on my shoulder and discovered the bone in my shoulder was eroded by a tumor. I had the tumor removed when I was 16 but it came back 2 more times - the third time it came back, it was cancer.
The morning of the surgery, my doctor came in the room and said he had been up all night researching. We were a little concerned at the "up all night" until he explained he wanted to use a cadaver bone instead of the steel rod that he originally planned. It would change from giving me 10% to 90% use of my arm. He changed my life and I have been cancer free ever since. "
Jay holds a B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology. He started Rocky Mountain Worm Company with his dad in 2010 and today he is Kristi's studio partner.