Kristin with her children Alizay, Lola, Liam and Ruby. Photography by Haley Hope Photography

Kristin with her children Alizay, Lola, Liam and Ruby. Photography by Haley Hope Photography

Kristin was inspired as a child by her grandfather's slideshows of amazing family and travel photos. She loves anything vintage and is always on the lookout for new(old) props in vintage stores. She loves discovering interesting new locations and is always up for an adventure to somewhere new.

Kristin is also an artist and studied Fine Art at Grant MacEwan University. She has not worked on any pieces for several years while she has been busy raising her family, but is very much looking forward to getting back into the studio soon.

Kristin also sews and has SewSweet Mama as a side business. She makes quilts and stuffed dolls and animals.

Kristin's natural light studio is currently being built on their family ranch south of Lashburn, Saskatchewan. Hopefully it will be completed by 2017.

Kristin has recently renamed and rebranded her photography business, it was formally Kristin Hickman Art & Photographic Design. She wanted a name that was more personal to her and to honour her Grandpa Bexfield, who she attributes her love of photography. As a child whenever they had a family gathering, her Grandpa would put together a beautiful slideshow for them, photos that he had taken over a 40 year span, he captured so many moments from her father and aunt's childhood and then in later years many beautiful photos taken on their trips around the world. Her family cherished and looked forward to those wonderful slideshows. Another fond memory of her Grandpa was hearing him play the banjo, which he still played beautiful just a few years before he passed away at 101. Kristin says, "I can't think of Grandpa without thinking of the color red, it was his favourite!" And so it came to be Red Banjo Studios.