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Vancouver WA Portrait Photography

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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.”

July 16, 2019

What do Wonder Woman, Ms. Magazine and designer shoes all have in common? Power. Strong female energy to be precise

July 2, 2019

"The Empowered Woman, she moves through the world with a sense of confidence and grace. Her once reckless spirit now tempered by wisdom."

May 22, 2019

“Dream big, darling,” she says. “You deserve to see yourself exactly the way you are, in all your glory and creativity and beauty.

May 8, 2019

Maddie and Aven’s photos reveal the sweet intimacy in holding hands, in wrapping your arms around each other, in looking forward to the different pathways you can take together, in soaking in this beautiful thing we call life.

May 1, 2019

...intimate moments of them dancing through the fields, and the way the sunset seemed to settle on their lips just before the moment was sealed with a kiss.

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