Exciting News! Now offering Associate Sessions!

Kristen Calgaro Photography has grown in more ways than I ever imagined or dreamed of! As a busy mom of 4, I simply cannot serve every inquiry that comes through, nor shoot all the families I want to by myself. As I’ve gotten busier over the years and have had to started turning away many inquiries, I kept thinking to myself ..."If only there was a way to serve more of my beloved clients without completely burning out...."  I'm excited to announce that I've finally found the answer! Instead of continuing to turn away amazing clients that just cannot fit in my schedule, I am bringing on 2 amazing "associate" photographers!

What's an Associate Photographer?

An associate photographer is someone that shoots family and senior sessions on my behalf when I am fully booked or unavailable, under my brand. They shoot with a similar style to me to achieve the same look as I do when I’m taking the pictures. My associates are talented photographers who I have personally trained on:

  • Posing
  • How to find the best lighting
  • My favorite locations
  • Shooting techniques

If you book a session with one of my associates, they will be the ones to take the photos on the day of your session, but all of the other back end work is done by me. I will take care of the planning, client communication, culling & editing, invoicing, and everything else that goes into my KCP portrait experience. 

Why should I book a session with an associate?

Booking with a KCP associate is a great way to get the KCP experience on a smaller budget. If you have a tighter budget, an associate might be the perfect option for you. My associate packages are priced slightly lower than my personal packages. Don't worry, you will still get an associate that is extremely qualified and experienced! My associates are very talented photographers and I’m so thankful they have chosen to work with KCP. 

I only hire photographers who I believe can provide my clients the same level of customer service as I do. I look for photographers who are super positive, encouraging, and up-lifting. They are not only talented, but also have personalities similar to mine.

If you book a KCP associate for your family or senior session, you can rest assured that you are going to get not only similar images to my own work, but also an extremely comparable experience along the way.

Associate Session Packages

Associate Family Session

- up to 60 minute session
- 1 location within 20 miles of Hastings, MN
- your 25 favorite images with social media and printing rights.


Associate Senior Session

- up to 60 minute session
- 2 outfits / option for props
- 1 location within 20 miles of Hastings, MN
- your 25 favorite images with social media and printing rights.
- yearbook submission


Ready to book? Let's connect!