Kristin and Mark Palkoner are the award winning photographers behind the lens of inGRACE Photography, a boutique fine art portrait studio located in historic downtown San Juan Capistrano, California.
A longing desire to create art that would bring a higher and long lasting joy to others turned their artistic vision towards photography. While doing a study of the word grace, Kristin found the definition; the divine influence in the heart, reflected in the life. Drawing upon the incredible stories and relationships of their clients, Kristin and Mark aim to capture the unique expressions of the lives around them and create original, innovative artwork.
They provide a warm and loving atmosphere in which to create, which in turn creates an environment conducive to playfulness, spontaneity, laughter, openness, honesty and more often than not, a bit of goofiness. You will often times find Kristin behind the lens, shooting from on the ground or offscouting new locations, while Mark is flying children in the sky or lovingly letting them pull his beard, holding a reflector or jumping up & down while singing a song... all for a child's (um, or adult's!) enjoyment.
Kristin & Mark are members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and the National Association of Professional Children's Photographers (NAPCP). inGRACE Photography was recently awarded the Brides Choice award from WeddingWire for 2012. Kristin is also the official photographer for eWomenNetwork Orange County, the Ladera Ranch Business Womens Networking Group and was most recently featured in CRAVE OC, a book featuring women entrepreneurs in Orange County. Their work is featured in local boutiques, as well as appearing in exhibitions, where they have taken home awards for best in show.