Kristine Paulsen, Missoula Montana photojournalist, and spring lilacs.

Kristine is a full-time photographer and freelance photojournalist, specializing in wedding photojournalism and lifestyle portraiture in one aspect of her business, and freelance photojournalism in the other.


As a freelancer, she focuses on editorial portraiture, food photography and general reportage. She also occasionally teaches photojournalism as an adjunct professor at the University of Montana in Missoula.


Born in Montana, Kristine has made the west her home after earning her BA in English at Carleton College, her MA in Photojournalism at the University of Montana, and after working as a photojournalist at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.


Kristine has lived in Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Flathead valley, Seattle, and London.


She is currently based in Missoula, Montana, but welcomes and thrives on travel opportunities.

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Editorial clients include:


The Associated Press

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Stand Up Paddle Board Magazine

Falconer Aviation Magazine

The San Francisco Chronicle

Road King Magazine

The Daily Inter Lake

Montana Public Radio

Distinctly Montana Magazine

Natural Grocers

406 Woman

USA Today

Cork Tree Creative


Challenge Magazine

KarMak Technologies

The Century Council

Paxson Elementary School

Rocky Mountain Entertainment Agency

National Museum of Forest Service History

Missoula YWCA



Youth Image Project: Whitefish, Montana

University of Montana Photojournalism Exhibition: The Dark Room, Missoula, Montana

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