Thanks for stopping by to learn more about Higher Focus & the face behind the cameras :)
Over 14 years have passed since our humble roots and countless weddings, families, and children have been beautifully documented throughout our career so far! Our clients have graciously allowed us to tell their stories through our photography, one click at a time. Our main focus is to capture your real-life and authentic moments instead of taking pictures that simply say "cheese". We are eternally grateful for the opportunity to witness & capture the love between our newlyweds & their growing families.
What captivates YOU? What leaves you breathless? Maybe it's the sun setting over the ocean, the birth of your child or even that perfect cup of joe in the morning Every day holds beautiful, fleeting moments. These small, everyday moments are what captivate us as photographers and we LOVE to capture them for you. But above that there is an even deeper, underlying purpose in life that we desire to keep & hold our focus from day to day; for us that is Jesus. Even before we are great photographers, we want to know His greatness and surrender to His will every morning, before our feet hit the floor. This is the reason for Higher Focus Studios. Not only for us to be transparent about our hope but even more important to remind ourselves personally to keep our focus on higher things, the Truth. It has to start with our heart first! Our prayer is that this is an encouragement to each of you, whether you choose HFS for your next event or not. We are always open to building new friendships over a cup of coffee. We would love to chat with you about what you're dreaming up for the future and how we can help you capture those sweet moments for a lifetime...and beyond!
"Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things." Colossians 3:2
Kristen is owner of Higher Focus Studios & lives in Grantsville, MD with her family. She’ll probably be the only person on the dance floor with a camera hanging from her neck to "lead" the cupid shuffle :) and get some great dancing shots.
Why photography? When I was 13, I made 2 rolls of film last for a 6-week trip to Kenya with my family, carefully planning each shot. I'll never look back after experiencing the freedom of digital imaging, but it was like a light bulb came on and I couldn't imagine life without capturing those memories! My degree in Media Communications only heightened my love of freezing still photographs and refining my skills. It gives me great joy to freeze moments and emotions in time for others as well as for my own family.
A few of my favorites things… My hard-working hubby and our home on a horse farm, down comforters in the winter, sweet corn in the summer and chasing my kids the whole year through!
People think it’s strange that... I don't like to wear socks and shoes. I would live in sandals and flats year-round if we didn't get so much snow in the winter!
*KRISTA Stoltzfus co-founder of Higher Focus Studios resides nearby in Springs, PA with her family. She has now branched out to start her own business Everheart Photography and can still be found rolling around on the grass to get the perfect shot! We are still great friends and hang out regularly, we just decided to branch out under two individual labels. You can reach her at [email protected]