May 3, 2020

Yet another collab with my virtual muse @chelseathepale. 

I was so stoked for this set. I absolutely love the dark 70s vibes, yellows and oranges, and I'm a total lover of all things vintage. 

May 2, 2020

Rhododendrons are the Pacific Northwest's classic spring bloom. I absolutely love them and always plan to shoot with them.  But by the time I'm ready, the blooms have passed. Every year. SMH.  But not this year, thanks to Chelsea!

Collaboration with Chelsea of @che...

April 4, 2020

Missing all my clients a muses, with no one to photograph but myself, I've found ways to fill my soul creatively.  

I've started a series of self portraits (coming soon) as well as finding fun new ways to edit old work.

Here's a 70s inspired vintage shoot that I ree...

February 21, 2020

The women I photograph, aren't models.  They are everyday women.  You pass them in the grocery aisle.  Sometimes you see them with their hair in a bun, no make up.  Sometimes you just see the everyday.

But underneath that, lies an incredible women.  She i...

February 15, 2020

When I first met Brenda, I was in AWE.  She drips with confidence and sensuality.  It made a world of sense that she was a sensuality coach.  

Brenda teaches women how to be fully present in their bodies.  How to love it exactly as it is.  You dive into a...

February 9, 2020

Let me tell you about a strong and beautiful soul.  

She wanted to tell her story of survival and strength. Of refusing to be defined by her past. 

Not everyone sees their story, or feels their story is worthy of telling.  But the photos can reveal more than the eve...

January 23, 2020

Builds Credibility

Who are you and what are you doing?  Answer those questions for your potential clients headshots that show you as a  friendly and trustworthy authority. 

Shows Your True Self

In many ways, you are your brand.  Be your authentic self in yo...

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...

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