Owner, Kristen Schmid Photography
I am a freelance editorial and commercial photographer based in Springfield, Illinois. I enjoy taking storytelling photographs and portraits for a variety of publications and organizations. I strive for beautiful photos that are smart and caring -- and sometimes funny. My clients include the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. I have received national awards from the National Press Photographers Association, CENTER in Santa Fe, American Photography 27 and FRESH/Klompching Gallery. Previously I was a staff photographer at The State Journal-Register. I have a master's degree from the Missouri School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Art from Stanford University. I am originally from California, and am now at home in the Midwest with my husband, Ted, and our sons, Sam and Eli.
Contact me for assignments, portrait sittings, image licensing and print sales.