About Bert and Kryna

Photo credit: Next To Me Studios

Photo credit: Next To Me Studios

Thanks so much for checking us out! We are a husband and wife photography team based in Watertown, NY. Bert takes the lead as primary shooter (he tends to carry the flashes etc. around for the more formal shots) and Kryna second shoots... but we're pretty competitive, so we usually find it a challenge at the end of the day to tell who took which shots.

Photo credit: Next To Me Studios

Photo credit: Next To Me Studios

We've been photographing weddings in the Watertown NY / Thousand Islands area since 2008. From chill days in winter through the vibrant summer season, we gravitate most toward outdoor locations, probably because we love rustic and natural settings, especially when we can put them together with a bride and groom decked out for their day. Northern New York definitely lends itself to this kind of photography and we feel very much at home there. In terms of stylization, we think our photographs can't be put into any one category. We hope the compositions speak for themselves and if anything, we try to process our images in a way that will prove the test of time.

Weddings and engagements have been our choice for photography from the beginning. Kryna calls Bert a hopeless romantic--and that's probably the truth and the reason why we do them. If you happen to be a bride who wishes more time spent on couple pictures, or wish to start those photos early, that's no problem. In Bert's eyes, it's more like a gift.

Photo credit: Next To Me Studios

Photo credit: Next To Me Studios

Finally, for those who are still reading, here's a little collection of some more random facts about us: Our family is now "three," after our little guy arrived in 2013... and we hope one day to become four. When we're not taking photos, we're usually pretty involved in our church--we love the Saviour. Kryna is the crafty one while Bert is the artist, and this difference seems significant at least to us. Bert was born in South Africa, grew up in Australia, lived in the UK, Canada & the US. Kryna is a home girl, haha--just kidding. She also has lived in the UK, Canada, and the US, and she adapts quickly to different cultures. In terms of sports, Bert grew up loving windsurfing and surfing in Australia. Kryna grew up riding horses and water-skiing in Arkansas. Oh, and yes, Bert laughs a lot, while Kryna is super sweet.