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Heyyyyyy!!! I'm Crystal!!  Guess what?  I'm married and was in your shoes planning my wedding a short 5 years ago.  (This may feel like the longest year of your life, but I promise it flys by!)  Aside from wedding planning, venue shopping, mimosa sipping, dress buying marriage is so incredible.  I remember being so scared I was making the right choices on my vendors.  Being your wedding photographer is such a honor that I do not take lightly.   As a professional (and additional bridesmaid) I'm here every step of the way.   Engagement planning, style planning, vendor shopping.  Being in your shoes before & working with all the best vendors I love being a resource to you when planning your wedding.  I promise you, this will be one less thing you will stress about.  Aside from all that fun talk, I have a candid organic approach to capture you in your natural element, while still getting you the traditional shots your Mom & Dad wants.   I keep up with all the industry trends, by constantly investing in only the best equipment and do continuing education yearly.  I reside in Colorado, but I'm always up for an adventure  so let's decide where we should tell your story!  Ps- I love the beach! 


Crystal 

the photographer 

Fun & Timeless

Some of my favorite places include Florida or Hawaii… really, anywhere with a beach.  You can't fill from an empty cup.  Traveling lets my creativity unleash, my mind relax & ability to serve you more and better. Want some destination photos?   Ask me about my current travel schedule as travel fees are waived since I'm already there!

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Blue skies, snow capped mountain tops, fresh air. Tall green grass, wildflowers.  The charm of Aspen or Vail that no other mountain town has.  Having grown up in Colorado I truly believe there is no place like home.  I grew up skiing, boating and horseback riding. I can see why we've had so much growth.  I do truly fee blessed to live here for the past 30+ years.  I love being a resource to my out of state couples as they plan their Colorado destination wedding. I know all the best portrait locations, restaurant recommendations and vendors.  I'm here for you as you plan your special day.  

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My family is the heart of everything I do.  Wife to Justin.  Mother to Alexis & Josilyn.  I am devoted to serve you and your family like the way I serve mine.   From the moment you get engaged as you walk through motherhood, being in those seasons I will treasure and capture those moments with great honor.

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I thrive off lists, matching highlighters & and an empty e-mail box.  I need all my X's checked and things to be in other.  I also thrive on relationships, creativity and experiences.  Combined in an organized, cultivated experience to provide you with the experience you deserve. 

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Pretending I'm Joanna Gaines when I'm not serving my #leffellovers .  From all the farmhouse vibes to entertaining being a homeowner is one of our favorite things we share in our marriage.

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The Heart Behind 

what I do

I often get asked WHY I started doing photography. Aside from taking super awesome pictures in super awesome places. Well, growing up there were photos all over our home. Every wall, a huge album dedicated to every year. In fact, in many ways...those all reminders of the moments in our lives we were so incredibly thankful for. You see, when I was a child my neighbors and classmates would spend their days after school running around having fun. But, having a brother that battled childhood cancer, well my life was much different from others. But growing up? Those photos...they were everything to us. Because even on the darkest days those images in our home brought us so much joy in a time when we could have focused on so much sadness. Why am I telling you this? Even past your marriage life throws you curve balls. Things you never though would happen. These images? These albums? That cell phone lock screen? They will remind you of why you got married. The core of why you started a family. And that is what I give to my couples, a light and reminder of something that is always there for them. It's not only about showing up and being a photographer.  It's about providing you an experience as you enter this season of your life & giving your first family heirloom.  As my brother was battling cancer, albums & prints surrounded our home reminding us of the foundation of our family which walked us through such a dark time.  

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I'm here as a resource beyond photography, whether you're looking for recommendations, timeline advice, or vendor referrals. I'm happy to share what we've learned from being a bride to photographing dozens of weddings.  Live outside of Colorado?  I'm happy to do a venue walk through and send you photos to help vision your day.  

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I'm a big  of engagement sessions because it's another opportunity to get to know each other before you're big day & become comfortable with one another. Oh, and because you get beautiful photographs that celebrate your engagement.  I've had couples describe it as a romantic experience to connect with each-other during the wedding stress.   

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We check-in about two months before the wedding to see how it's all coming together. You'll expect a a questionnaire and custom timeline from me to coordinate your day perfectly.

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The big day is here! That went by quickly, didn't it? Just know I'm PUMPED to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be awesome.  From a carefully planned out timeline to the experience to avoid anything that can and will go wrong I am here for you to make sure the day will go flawlessly. 

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We hope the relationship doesn't end after we deliver your photographs. I want to hear about the adventures of married life. And if you decide to have kids, I'd love to document your growing family.  

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