Investing in photography is one of those weirdly important decisions that goes beyond finding someone who can take great photos.

It’s a very personal, valuable investment, because your photos are your memories and your memories are more than what you see. They are your feelings from the experiences in those still moments. Everything that your photos are made up of are what you’ll feel when you look back.

Compatibility, compassion, and professionalism are key when it comes to choosing your photographer. You want to make sure you're comfortable with the person you’re inviting to capture the most intimate, sacred parts of your life; but you also want to make sure they're professional--and that goes beyond the gear they use.

Are they organized and on top of the details? Are they operating as a legal business with licensing and insurance? The insurance aspect is a really important piece to consider, because you don’t want any issues to arise with your venue in the event of an accident. Some venues even require vendors to show proof of insurance.

Photography businesses are like any other when it comes to providing goods, we have to charge sales tax on our products just like Target does for those super witty phrase T-shirts they like to sell. When you book an experience with us, be it wedding or lifestyle, you’re purchasing a service and if you're receiving products like albums or prints, we have to charge sales tax for those items. 

You want to make sure your photographer is prepared, so don’t hesitate to ask the nitty gritty questions.

When people ask me what they should consider when looking for a photographer, my number one answer (right behind professionalism) is that you should feel comfortable with them. You’re sharing some really intimate parts of your life with the person behind the camera and it’s never fun (or good for your photos) if you don’t gel with your photographer.


I know that no two experiences are the same and I’m dedicated to capturing you and your story in a way that shows your unique personality and style! 
 

I want you to be happy and I want you to love your photos!

When you look back at your photos, I want you to remember the feelings you had and smile when you think about your experience.

YOUR EXPERIENCE MATTERS TO ME

That means my first job is to get to know you so that I can give you a great, personalized experience. From our first ‘Hello!’ to collaborative Pinterest boards, photo session guides and final gallery delivery; every part of your experience matters to me.


"Best photographer ever!
I couldn't have imagined having a better photographer at our wedding. Crystal and her assistant were so upbeat and positive and SUPER helpful. She was very flexible and did whatever seemed right at the time. Crystal was extremely creative with the pictures she was taking before hand with all of our items. She always had a smile on her face the entire night! You can tell she loves what she's doing! It was the most incredible experience and I absolutely recommend Crystal to anyone in need of a photographer!!! BEST EXPERIENCE!"

- Julia

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LET’S PARTY!

We do not have set packages, because every wedding and every couple's desires are going to vary.  We can customize all-inclusive photography experiences for an amazing value if you're looking for an experience that includes an engagement session, full wedding day coverage, and an album.  We can also create an essentials only experience if you don't need full coverage or an album. On average, couples invest ~$3,200-$4,000 on their entire wedding experience.

elopements

Elopements are customized based on your needs and have options for albums. The average elopement investment is ~$900-$1,500.

LET'S DO THIS!

lifestyle + boudoir

Lifestyle & Boudoir Sessions begin at $400.

LET'S BE REAL!

Wedding reservations require a 50% retainer to book, made in two payments: 25% with contract, 25% 60 days after to continue hold on date. Remaining balance due 7 days before event date.

*Destination travel, lodging, permit fees, and sales tax not included and vary by location.*

*Prices subject to change without notice.*

Gift certificates are available! Email goodvibes@crystallilyphoto.com and let us know who you want to spoil and we will make it happen!