Hello & Welcome!
Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! How exciting!
I'm Crystal owner of Crystal Image Photography. I'm glad you stopped by to visit our website and learn more about our Wedding & Destination Photography. We are based in Virginia but travel all over for weddings.
My idea of wedding day photography is to provide our couples with a non intrusive, easy going, and flexible approach.
Plus, if it pours down rain the day of your wedding please don't worry. I offer at no additional cost the opportunity to our couples to return to their venue to hold a couple session in their wedding attire. Why do I do this? Simple, because, I hate to see my couples spend thousands of dollars for beautiful images of themselves on their wedding day only to have it rain and have everything shot inside in a dull environment/background. Obviously, I can't control the weather but this is just my way of making sure my couple get beautiful couple images in their wedding day best!
Our style is natural, unique, and spontaneous, capturing those special moments of your wedding day. One of my brides said it best, "Crystal knows when to provide direction and when to let things flow naturally."
So, If you are a fun, easy going couple who loves unique images and values photography, we are the wedding photographers for you!
I invite you to click below to connect with us on Instagram and Facebook to join us during wedding days for behind the scenes. (that's always fun!)
Head on over to the Gallery to view some of our weddings. Click here to read our FAQ.
We have been awarded The Best of Weddings by The Knot.com for the past ten years and a Hall of Fame recipient from The Knot as well.
We've been featured in Engayed.com, Baltimore Style, The Knot, JET Magazine, Bridal Guide Magazine, Chic Bride of the UK and more!
I am the recipient of numerous awards, including awards for writing and photography by the Virginia Press Association, and have been honored by Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and many other institutions.
Now for the fun stuff: I'm married and have one daughter. My daughter is and will always be my best accomplishment in my life!
I'm a huge animal lover. I share my home with five beautiful rescue tuxedo kitties (NO, I am not a crazy cat lady :) and one little blind Bichon dog! :) I'm a big time coffee drinker, lover of tattoos and sometimes craft beer drinker. In my free time you can find me anywhere near the sun, sand and water....preferably in the Caribbean if I can get there.
That's What She Said!
Brides, look no further...book Crystal Image Photography NOW!!! Crystal was an absolute pleasure to work with. We had our wedding in the Outer Banks this past April and she made every step so easy and fun! From the very first email and phone call down to the wedding day she was there to help with every detail. I didn’t have a lot of knowledge regarding photographers and wasn’t sure what we needed/wanted, but with her help we customized a package that was perfect for us! She was always quick to respond to my (many) emails and seemed excited to work with us. The day of the wedding she showed up EARLY just to get a good feel of our venue so she could capture the best pictures for us. Her and her assistant were so nice and cheerful and honestly put me at ease seeing them both so excited to be at our wedding. Crystal even downloaded a few photos and put them on an iPad that she passed around during dinner so everyone, including myself could get a sneak peak....this was awesome!!! Everyone kept commenting how cool it was to get to see some of the photos so quickly, and how they had never known a photographer to do that. We received all of the wedding photos promptly and exactly when she said we would, and they all turned out AMAZING! I still look at them every day :) Thank you so much, Crystal for truly making our wedding an unforgettable day.
Kim H - Corolla, N.C.
Crystal was absolutely amazing to work with on our wedding day. I knew she was the one for us instantly. I saw that she has many great reviews and her portfolio is beautiful. Once i read that she was a cat lady like me, I knew it was meant to be. She is a very talented woman with a great personality. She is very laid back and easy going, which is exactly what we were looking for. I was planning my wedding from out of town and she was very accommodating. Crystal went out of her way to meet with me when I was in town. On the day of the wedding, Crystal brought her sister to be her second photographer. She was equally amazing. They play off of each other very well and work together in a unique way that I enjoyed. I will be forever thankful, I was about to head down the aisle and almost lost it, but she was right there got me calmed down before I stepped out. They captured some amazing moments for us and I’m so thankful. They were unbelievably professional and kept my rowdy group of boys in line. Thank you so much for your hard work and amazing talent. Couldn’t be happier with photos. You guys did an amazing job!!!
Felice L - Roanoke, VA
From the very first day I met Crystal, I knew she had to be our photographer. She is funny, creative, talented, attentive, an amazing photographer and an equally amazing friend!!! Our engagement photo shoot was so much fun and the pictures she captured are beyond what we could ever imagine. She also photographed our family (me, my fiance, and our two fur pups) and had me in tears when I saw them for the first time; the memories of that day captured beautifully. On our wedding day, Crystal was the calm I needed, she payed attention to the little details (my bridesmaids had hair ties on their wrists =), had so many fun and creative ideas, captured so many candid moments, and we shared so many great laughs. Crystal is a forever friend and I cannot wait for my husband and I to include Crystal in our journey through life together!! I highly recommend her to everyone!!! -
Cheryl M. - Richmond, Va
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