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Here’s Why I’ve Been Talking So Much About Sustainable Weddings & Impactful Brands That Want To Make A Difference | Crystal Lily Photography | Purposeful Brand & Lifestyle Photography | Los Angeles, California & Destinations

I have an unpopular opinion about weddings: they’re indulgent. There. I said it. Be honest. You know I’m right. But don’t revoke my good vibes card just yet. This perspective doesn’t mean I don’t like weddings, because I do and I LOVE getting to work with thoughtful couples. I say weddings are indulgent because, they […]

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What does empowerment mean to you? To me, empowerment is knowing what you’re capable of and trusting yourself enough to go for what you want. When you do that, you inspire other people and it trickles down. (I know because so many people have inspired me.) It’s about identifying who you are, what you have […]

Defining Empowerment by Making an Impact | Purposeful Brand & Lifestyle Photography For Impactful Brands & Thoughtful People Who Want To Make A Difference | Crystal Lily Photography | Los Angeles, California

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Greater Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Inclusive Wedding Vendors That Practice Sustainability, Give Back & Help Communities | Southern California | Crystal Lily Photography

In case you missed it, I shared a blog post listing out the 6 Benefits of Choosing Vendors That Give Back and people didn’t hate it; probably because despite the horrible stories we see in the news on a daily basis, people are inherently good and most people want to do good things, haha! When […]

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This romantic Florida wedding at Sydonie Mansion, outside of Orlando gave me all the feels! I knew I was going to love photographing Shameka and Jose’s wedding after spending time with them during their engagement session at Cypress Grove Park. If you’ve never visited Sydonie Mansion or attended a wedding there, I highly recommend you […]

Romantic, Florida Wedding At Sydonie Mansion | Crystal Lily Photography | Wedding Photographer | Los Angeles, Orlando, & Destinations

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LGBTQ+ Engagement Session at Vista Hermosa Park | Downtown Los Angeles | Crystal Lily Photography | Brand & Lifestyle Photographer

This LGBTQ engagement session at Vista Hermosa Park near Downtown Los Angeles was so sweet to photograph. These two met in such a unique way online when Jenna (shorter) found a Youtube vidoe by Jasmine (taller) and reached out to chat about the subject matter. “I found her Youtube video and sent her a message […]

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This fall wedding at The Lake House in Fort Pierce, Florida was so full of love, laughter, and good vibes that not only was I smiling throughout the entire wedding day and on the drive home, but also because I couldn’t stop smiling to myself while I was editing the photos. Melissa and Brandon had […]

Two marriers, one male, one female, kiss after their wedding ceremony.

Fall Wedding At The Lake House | Fort Pierce, Florida | Crystal Lily Photography

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Boudoir Photography is For Everyone–Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Differently | Crystal Lily Photography | Southern California+Central Florida+Beyond

I have strong opinions about boudoir photography and I truly believe that it is for everyone. Anyone who tells you differently isn’t someone you should trust with such intimate images. I have photographed many women and men too–yes, men also want an opportunity to feel sexy and empowered and the images are stunning. Boudoir doesn’t […]

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Date night doesn’t have to be a major production unless you want it to be. If you want to keep the connection with your favorite person, but neither of you are into the idea of a three figure meal that still leaves you feeling hungry (you know the ones) there are plenty of things you […]

5 Fun, Easy Date Night Ideas For Homebody Couples | Crystal Lily Photography | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

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LGBTQ Newlywed Photo Session in Vevey, Switzerland | Crystal Lily Photography | Los Angeles, California Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

Travel is, hands down, the best thing money can buy and it would be hard to convince me otherwise. Meeting and photographing these newlyweds in Vevey, Switzerland was so much fun for this Los Angeles photographer! I met Eduardo and Pierre while traveling to spend time with a dear friend in Geneva, Switzerland and we […]

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When you plan for a sunrise engagement session in Venice Beach, but end up with a cloudy morning instead, you end up with vibrant pops of color against a gray backdrop that is nothing short of eye catching. I met Alexis and David at the main entrance to the Venice Boardwalk while the street lights […]

An interracial couple hold hands, looking at each other on the beach.

Cloudy Morning Sunrise Venice Beach Engagement Session | Crystal Lily Photography | Southern California & Destination Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

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Core Values & Why They’re Important | Crystal Lily Photography | Wedding, Lifestyle & Boudoir Photographer | Southern California, Florida, & Destinations

It’s here!  That time of year, where a LOT of people get engaged (or not, but a new chapter of some kind is still ahead) and plans for the new year begin to unfold.  If you’re shopping for a photographer (or if you’re a photographer, hoping to attract new clients), you’re probably wondering why the […]

lesbian couple smiling at each other over coffee

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