Kristen Swain Photography



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Kristen Swain Photography


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Nantucket Family Session at Miacomet Beach



Family photos on Nantucket for a family photographer from Chicago. Butterflies and bliss.

Nantucket Family Session



Making magic on Nantucket and embracing the sweet chaos of four kids under six.

NYC Newborn Session



For this NYC newborn session, we decided to use older brother Teddy’s room as well as a lounge area in the family’s apartment building. Mom wore Jenni Kayne, Dad wore Faherty, newborn baby whore Petite Bateau from Pinwheels Nantucket, and toddler Teddy wore a sweater from Beaufort Bonnet Company and Bonton pants from The Little in Tribeca.

5 Reasons You Should Elope on Nantucket



I had the privilege of photographing a gorgeous elopement for an incredibly kind and thoughtful couple on Nantucket last month. This adventurous duo had actually never visited the island before, and made a relatively last-minute decision to hop on the ferry and get married on a sunny Friday morning on a quiet stretch of beach.  […]

Baby deer sitting on green grass.

5 Ways to Improve Your Wildlife Photography


Nature & Wildlife

Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. As I hit publish on this post, I’m on my way out of the country for a very special vacation/adventure with my family. My mom turned 70 last month, and she and my stepdad have planned the trip of a lifetime to celebrate this […]

Piping plover chick looking directly at camera with blurred ocean in background

Explore the Wild Beauty of Nantucket in My Print Shop or the Dreamland Theater!



Okay, it’s still a little chilly out there to be calling it summer, but nevertheless my summer photo season on Nantucket begins today! I am so looking forward to seeing many of you over the coming months – I know it’s going to be a great season and I’m excited to share my love of photography with you.

If you’re looking for some fun weekend plans, you can stop by the Nantucket Photographer’s Network show at the Dreamland on Friday evening (5/26). I will be amongst several photographers showing and selling my work in support of the local nonprofit Addiction Solutions of Nantucket. There will be refreshments and a cash bar, so come enjoy yourself while you peruse some beautiful artwork.

The photos I’ll be sharing – along with many other favorite pieces of mine – are all available in my print shop. My passion for wildlife and nature around New England is abundantly on display in these photos, and are beautifully displayed using only the highest-quality print materials. I’d like to use this post to share some of my favorites with you, and the stories behind them.

Fun Things To Do on Nantucket This Summer (For you and the kids!)



With the sunny season quickly approaching, I wanted to share some of my personal favorite things to do on Nantucket (other than going to the beach!), as well as some recommendations on things to do with your kids on Nantucket. You don’t need an excuse to get over to Nantucket, but it’s nice to have a few ideas in your back pocket, which I’ll be sharing with you. I’ve also got a great photography event I would love to see you at when the summer kicks off so that you can document the summer of ‘23 in style. 

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