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My name is Kirsten, and I am a wife, mama, and daughter of the King.  I am in love with Jesus, my Catholic faith, and the communion of saints!  I draw endless inspiration from the men and women who went before us on this earth, devoting their lives to courageously loving our Lord and teaching others how to do the same.  They are cheering us on in this journey of life!

I am married to the love of my life, Joe.  He is my own Joseph in so many ways.  He loves, protects, and cares for me and our daughter so well.  He inspires me to be best version of myself, and I am so honored to be his wife.  We are blessed with a beautiful daughter, Evelyn, and a little boy, Henry, who is due in the spring!  Evelyn is SUCH a happy baby, and she brings us so much joy!  And we can't wait to meet her little brother in just a few months!!

I am a portrait, lifestyle, and wedding photographer in the Madison, WI area.  I am so glad you are here and I cannot wait to get to know you!  I am praying for you, friend. 

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Photographer | Catholic Wife & Mama

Kirsten Gord

Since before junior high, I have always loved photographing and scrapbooking every event with friends.  Even if it was something as simple as seeing a movie or hanging out at a friend’s house, I always insisted on snapping a few quick pictures on my little point-and-shoot camera.  (These were the days before iPhones or selfies.)  My friends actually used to tease me about how often I pulled out my camera!  I simply couldn’t help but want to preserve all these little moments that felt so special to me.  I didn’t want to ever let myself forget about the friends I had growing up and all the fun we had together!

Fast-forward many years later to my engagement with Joe.  Though our marriage prep, Joe and I were encouraged to read the book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman.  I discovered that my top love language is quality time.  It makes so much sense to me now why I love photos.  The memories captured through photography allow me to cherish, in a tangible way, the quality time I have spent with the people I love.  I am able to flip through my scrapbooks and photo albums, smiling as I re-live those happy memories through my photos.

I feel so blessed to offer that same gift to others!!

Kirsten Gord

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During college, I got to live and study in Vienna, Austria for 5 months.  It was SO beautiful, and I will always treasure the memories I made!  I really hope to be able to go back some day (and hopefully be able to speak some German while I'm there)!

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I love a good fiction book!  Some of my favorites are The Nightingale, All the Light We Cannot See, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  (Notice a particular historical fiction theme??)  Please share your recommendations for more great fiction books! 

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I also love reading classics (although it has been a while since I have been able to read one...)  Some favorites include Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Dracula, Les Miserables, and Anna Karenina.  (I'll admit that I haven't actually finished reading the last two... but they are on my reading list for 2019!)

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On Joe's one-year anniversary of entering the Catholic Church, we had the privilege of attending Easter Mass at the Vatican with Pope Francis!  Our seats were about as close to the front of the crowd you could get without being a VIP, and it was such an incredible experience!

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I am not much of a cook or baker... but I do have a specialty for making Oreo Truffles!  Ever since sixth grade, I have been making truffles to share as treats with friends, classmates, and coworkers, and they never last long!!

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As you can probably guess from this website... my favorite color is blue!  I love all shades of blue: navy blue, dusty blue, turquoise, etc.  They are all so pretty!  I especially love the color since it represents and honors the Blessed Mother, which is why I chose navy blue as the main color in our wedding.

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I'm in Hufflepuff House and proud of it!

Go Badgers!  ;)

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My favorite food is TACOS (or pasta... or pizza...)  But really, Joe and I have tacos pretty much every week.  We also have pizza almost every week... My favorite pizza toppings are pepperoni and pineapple.  Have you tried it??  It's the best!

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Classical music, movie scores, and soundtracks to musicals are my top choice for background music, especially when I am working.  However, if I am doing chores around the house, you will probably find me listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks or a podcast!

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Joe and I both use military time!  I just find it so much easier to never have to clarify if I am talking about AM or PM!

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Harry Potter Books

I re-read the entire series at least once a year.  It gets more magical every time!

The Saints

If I had to pick two favorites... Pope Saint John Paul II and Saint Therese of Liseux!

My Family

Our little family brings me so much joy!

Daily Mass

Joining heaven in the most perfect prayer is my favorite way to start the day!

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