Kirsten is a family photojournalist based in Denver, Colorado however her work brings her all over the world, from New Zealand to Dubai, Brazil to Canada, Italy to Hawaii. Although she has been shooting for over fifteen years, it was teaching on Creative Live that really brought her approach to documentary family photography to the forefront as a desirable alternative to the traditional family portrait. She has been mentoring photographers internationally not only within family photography, but as a coach guiding them to find their own unique voice by embracing their personal experiences and encouraging them develop a personal point of view. Kirsten’s talks are known to make you laugh one minute and tear up the next, inspiring her listeners to confront their fears, identify their insecurities and push forward. Despite the many accomplishments including being regularly featured on the Huffington Post, interviews around the world and listed as one of the top 100 photographers on Fearless Photographers, it is her role as a mother to her daughter Byrdie Mae and wife to street photographer Gregory Bethmann that brings her the most pride and joy. Well that and any Scrabble victory, which are countless.