"Everyday the news, social media, radio and so on has such hard stories. One of my goals in life is to put out as many shots as I can that celebrate love, joy and the beauty of nature. This world has so much to celebrate.
I love nature because it reminds me that this world is big and beautiful. Aristotle said “in all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous”. When I look at an animal in the wild, I feel something bigger. As in Aristotle’s quote, I feel the marvelous."
Kristi Odom is a wedding and nature photographer who is based in Washington DC, and feels most at home while exploring the world. From destination weddings in Thailand to conservation projects in the jungles of Bolivia, she is dedicated to documenting the vast beauty in the world around us. Kristi has built her career by melding her personal passions with wedding photography, which in turn has created a business that is both profitable and rewarding.
Kristi’s wedding work has been highly awarded by Fearless Photographers, Junebug Weddings and WPPI. Her photojournalism and nature photography has been on exhibit at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, featured on rollingstone.com, in the courtyard of Nat Geo and on the billboards of Times Square. She is a volunteer for Photographers without Borders and her public speaking credits include Fearless Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology, Adventure Always, Women’s Wedding Network, and REI.