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Vancouver WA Portrait Photography

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January 15, 2020

Yep, you'll hear me say some pretty silly stuff in our shoot. But who cares! You look beautiful and we're here to capture that smile and laugh and sometimes it takes something a little silly to bring that out!⁠ ⁠

So a little bit about this silly, photographer hyping you...

December 12, 2019

In case you're new, this is me. ⁠

My name is Crystal and I photograph women as they deserve to be seen.⁠

It is a sacred and wondrous responsibility to capture a woman's true nature and her inner beauty.⁠

This is what drives me every day, every client.⁠

I want t...

December 5, 2019

Local real estate agent Taylor Addie explores the city and waterfront in the professional yet approachable personal branding.  We captured the Portland skyline, rich with memorable bridges and real estate views.  

“I loved everything about the shoot.  Crystal...

November 28, 2019

With an ever increasing visual online presence, how do you improve your personal branding?

Stand Out Amongst the Competition

There's plenty of other fish in the sea. The only way to stand out is to define a distract brand and often you're the face of it. 

Potential Client...

November 22, 2019

Your Website

A great way to introduce yourself to potential clients! Tell them a little about yourself and let them connect with you as a person.

Social Media

For solopreneurs, you are the face of your company.  Show a friendly and approachable side, mix in flatlays, envi...

November 13, 2019

"Pretty is not the rent you pay to exist in the world as a woman ."

I’ve been broken up with TWICE in my life for a short haircut.  Seriously.

In middle school and high school, during our prime self discovery time. When we are most vulnerable to the outside world’s influ...

November 6, 2019

Every Crystal McMonnies Photography experience offers the chance to include professional hair and make up including lashes.  Nothing better than looking and feeling your best with flattering makeup.

Professional make up helps create the best possible experience.  Our pr...

November 3, 2019

I've been doing a lot of thinking. Mostly about why I do what I do.⁠

As a photographer, most people expect me to feel so comfortable in front of the camera, but truth be told. I don't. It's easy for me to pose you when I can see you from the lens of my camera.⁠ ⁠

It's ha...

August 9, 2019

You don't have to be photogenic to be photographed. It's all about learning how to pose.

July 31, 2019

“My fiance cannot wait to do another photo shoot. It was fun, funny, energetic, and the work turned out perfectly. We're so happy.”

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