ABOUT WHITE LYRE
White Lyre is based out of St. Charles, Missouri and owned by Kristin Bowen. Specializing in photography and design, White Lyre has the ability and flexibility to take on one or more services.
Our a la carte services enable you to have a fully-customized event, announcement, etc. without having to coordinate with multiple businesses. Need newborn photos and announcements? Done. Want birthday invitations, thank you cards, and photography of the big day? We’ve got it covered. Whether you plan to use one or multiple White Lyre offerings, we are honored to be chosen and will give you the great customer service you deserve from start to finish.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Hello! I'm Kristin Bowen. I have a Master’s Degree from Missouri State University in Communication with an emphasis in Marketing. As the primary designer and photographer for White Lyre, I have over ten years of experience in photography and design. I have spent the past seven years applying my skills to corporate marketing and am skilled in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
As a self-professed creative, I enjoy all things artsy, crafty, and design-y. My favorite subject/client is my daughter. I am addicted to Pinterest and much to my husband’s dismay, I love coming up with ideas to improve our home.
WHAT'S WITH THE NAME?
The short story:
Good design and photography is "a little white lie" ... you don't have to be a huge business or super model to look like one.
The long story:
As an Alpha Chi Omega alumna, I felt the strong desire to incorporate the lyre, our symbol, into the company name as a shout out to all the Alpha Chi Omega women who encouraged me to get my business up and running.
Inspiration for the name struck while listening the country song (you guessed it) “White Liar.” It seemed the perfect combination of fun and professionalism. I felt the name “White Lyre” represented the beauty and simplicity of photography and design … and so the name stuck.