Kristi Odom

The Power of the Personal Project

How can photographers follow their passions and set themselves apart in an industry driven by trend and tradition? Multiple award-winning photographer Kristi Odom will illustrate how her own love of nature and conservation has helped her target her ideal wedding client while developing a unique voice in the industry. Following her passions she has photographed weddings all over the world while shooting work that deeply inspires her. With Kristi’s help you’ll learn how to incorporate the work that you love into your business in order to build a profitable lifestyle that feeds your soul.


Kristi Odom is a wedding and nature photographer who is based in Washington DC, and most at home while exploring the world. From destination weddings in Thailand to conservation projects in the jungles of Borneo, 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. She loves to give back by sharing this approach with fellow photographers and encouraging them to do the same.

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 and has been featured on, at the offices of Nat Geo and on the billboards of Times Square. She is a regular volunteer for Photographers without Borders and her public speaking credits include the Nikon Theater, WPPI, Fearless Conference, Adventure Always, REI, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.