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Personal Profile: Kristen Watson

Name: Kristen Watson

Occupation, location: Kristen Watson Photography, Denton


Birth date and place: Sept. 12; Bedford

Family: mother, Dana Stanton; stepfather, Todd Stanton; father, Scott Watson; and grandparents LaRue and Sam Dyess

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: being given the opportunity to have a glimpse into other people’s lives and being able to capture it for them.

My business philosophy is: “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

If I could, I’d be a: Time or National Geographic magazine photographer.

I’m so sick of: people who say they can’t.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: my grandmother, J.K. Rowling, Jesus and myself in 30 years.

My hobbies are: photography, reading, watching Netflix and listening to good tunes.

The last book I read was: Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

I wish I knew how to: program computers.

My worst habit is: biting my nails.

Nobody knows I: own an acre of land on the moon.

The person I most admire is: Elizabeth Watson, my grandmother who passed away from lymphoma.

My guilty pleasure is: anything Harry Potter.

I drive a: Nissan Cube.

I’d like to be driving a: Lexus.

My favorite restaurant is: P.F. Chang’s.

I’m happiest when: I finish a project with a wonderful product.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: I would go on an extensive online shopping spree.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: extend the bus routes.

When I retire, I plan to: travel the world.

Community activities: photography and social media intern at the Denton Chamber of Commerce, North Texas Sweetheart, National Professional Photographers Association, North Texas Daily staff photographer, stage manager for UNT’s College of Music.