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Crystal Genes Photography

Portland , OR
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Portland, OR US 97233 (map)

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704-280-4242

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ABOUT US

I LOVE everything about weddings! They are beautiful. fun. exciting. life changing. emotional. forever. Having the honor of photographing one of the most special days in a couple's life... Read more
I LOVE everything about weddings! They are beautiful. fun. exciting. life changing. emotional. forever. Having the honor of photographing one of the most special days in a couple's life makes me so ecstatic! The best part is that every wedding and every couple is so completely different and unique each in their own way. That is why I LOVE what I do. I love the variety and the opportunity that I have to take that uniqueness and the couple's vision for their wedding and capture it in a way that will preserve not only their love for each other, but also their personalities and their style, to show off for years to come. And I have so much FUN doing it! I love to photograph those couples who have a lust for life and want to just have fun! I guess I would say that my style is mostly happy, colorful, beautiful, and just a little bit quirky. I can't wait to meet all the fabulous couples out there ready for me to tag along! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I have photographed weddings in the middle of a bright sunny summer day, as well as in very dark places, such as in an aquarium.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
I always use an experienced photographer as my second shooter.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Absolutely.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
I always have backup equipment as well as a wide variety of lenses
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Both.
Do you charge for travel?
For events farther than 30 miles, there is a small travel fee.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
4-8 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
online proofing gallery
What kind of albums do you offer?
Storybook Coffeetable and Flushmount albums are available

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Brooke Lilly Le Toler
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I was a bit worried at first with the prices, but WOW, she is WORTH IT. She was extremely flexible (especially since I booked her so close to our wedding date) and fun to work with! The quality of her work is outstanding. I would recommend her 100%.
I was a bit worried at first with the prices, but WOW, she is WORTH IT. She was extremely flexible (especially since I Read more...
I was a bit worried at first with the prices, but WOW, she is WORTH IT. She was extremely flexible (especially since I booked her so close to our wedding date) and fun to work with! The quality of her work is outstanding. I would recommend her 100%. Read less
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Janessa
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot even put into words how amazing Crystal Genes Photography is! She went above and beyond a photographer's call of duty and the results reflected her dedication and creativity. Crystal has given us a magical gift. Her creativity and style are unique and we couldn't have asked for better photos. She worked with our schedule, our budget, and was extremely organized. We could tell that she absolutely loves her job and puts all of her heart into it. Thank you, Crystal, for capturing our perfect day in a way no one else ever could!
My husband and I cannot even put into words how amazing Crystal Genes Photography is! She went above and beyond a Read more...
My husband and I cannot even put into words how amazing Crystal Genes Photography is! She went above and beyond a photographer's call of duty and the results reflected her dedication and creativity. Crystal has given us a magical gift. Her creativity and style are unique and we couldn't have asked for better photos. She worked with our schedule, our budget, and was extremely organized. We could tell that she absolutely loves her job and puts all of her heart into it. Thank you, Crystal, for capturing our perfect day in a way no one else ever could! Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal was one of the most amazing photographers I have ever worked with. Her responsiveness and ability to answer my questions in a timely fashion was amazing. She made me feel truly special and captured my day perfectly. Me and my husband didn't know what we were doing and frankly felt super awkward taking photos together, but Crystal made it feel natural and I feel beyond blessed by how great they turned out.
Crystal was one of the most amazing photographers I have ever worked with. Her responsiveness and ability to answer my Read more...
Crystal was one of the most amazing photographers I have ever worked with. Her responsiveness and ability to answer my questions in a timely fashion was amazing. She made me feel truly special and captured my day perfectly. Me and my husband didn't know what we were doing and frankly felt super awkward taking photos together, but Crystal made it feel natural and I feel beyond blessed by how great they turned out. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/26/2013
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Crystal is an amazing photographer! We were so pleased with her work and creativity.
Crystal is an amazing photographer! We were so pleased with her work and creativity.
Crystal is an amazing photographer! We were so pleased with her work and creativity. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal was top notch! She was always available via email to answer questions and help when we needed her. Even though our wedding location required that she travel from her studio, arranging this was hassle free and she was flexible to work with our plans. She was well organized, attentive to the style and feel of our event, and most importantly her photos are absolutely stunning. I would definitely recommend her to any brides-to-be.
Crystal was top notch! She was always available via email to answer questions and help when we needed her. Even though our Read more...
Crystal was top notch! She was always available via email to answer questions and help when we needed her. Even though our wedding location required that she travel from her studio, arranging this was hassle free and she was flexible to work with our plans. She was well organized, attentive to the style and feel of our event, and most importantly her photos are absolutely stunning. I would definitely recommend her to any brides-to-be. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/10/2013
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Crystal Genes did our engagement and wedding photographs this year and everyone who has seen the photos is more than impressed!! She is more than a photographer, she truly tells a story with her photographs. My husband and I will use her for any and all events in the future that we need photographs taken of. I would recommend her to anybody!
Crystal Genes did our engagement and wedding photographs this year and everyone who has seen the photos is more than Read more...
Crystal Genes did our engagement and wedding photographs this year and everyone who has seen the photos is more than impressed!! She is more than a photographer, she truly tells a story with her photographs. My husband and I will use her for any and all events in the future that we need photographs taken of. I would recommend her to anybody! Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal is an incredible photographer and my husband and I were thrilled with our wedding photos along with our engagement photos! I would recommend Crystal Genes to anyone. We even booked 2 more sessions to take family photos with her! She was timely and responsive to any and all questions we had and also was very flexible with location and timing of everything. She went above and beyond for us and captured some of our most precious memories from our wedding day. She even went to the venue several days before to scout for good photo spots since our timeline was a little crunched. Crystal was very professional and her customer service was so good. We got several little "surprises" in the mail from her and we were impressed by her thoughtfulness and attention to detail. I will use her again and I would recommend her to any couple looking for a wedding photographer.

Thank you so much Crystal! We will see you at our next session!
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Crystal is an incredible photographer and my husband and I were thrilled with our wedding photos along with our engagement photos! I would recommend Crystal Genes to anyone. We even booked 2 more sessions to take family photos with her! She was timely and responsive to any and all questions we had and also was very flexible with location and timing of everything. She went above and beyond for us and captured some of our most precious memories from our wedding day. She even went to the venue several days before to scout for good photo spots since our timeline was a little crunched. Crystal was very professional and her customer service was so good. We got several little "surprises" in the mail from her and we were impressed by her thoughtfulness and attention to detail. I will use her again and I would recommend her to any couple looking for a wedding photographer.

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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal not only was a great photographer, but she was there for me to help me make some decisions while I was planning my wedding. I did not have a planner so I was grateful to get advice from someone who knows the industry well. Her main focus was making sure that day was everything I wanted so that capturing those moments would be authentic and beautiful. I feel lucky to have had a great photographer and friend there with me on that day.
Crystal not only was a great photographer, but she was there for me to help me make some decisions while I was planning my Read more...
Crystal not only was a great photographer, but she was there for me to help me make some decisions while I was planning my wedding. I did not have a planner so I was grateful to get advice from someone who knows the industry well. Her main focus was making sure that day was everything I wanted so that capturing those moments would be authentic and beautiful. I feel lucky to have had a great photographer and friend there with me on that day. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
My now husband and I were first introduced to Crystal's work when I was in a friend's wedding in the summer of 2012. We'd been looking for a photographer and my husband has an eye for these things so I trusted his opinion above all others. He was so impressed with how Crystal captured our friend's wedding, we immediately contacted her and booked her for our wedding because she still had our date free (lucky us!).

Even though we live in neither North Carolina nor Oregon, Crystal happened to be passing through our home state and we were able to have an amazing engagement session with her. From it we gained not only beautiful photos but got to know her style and I knew we'd be more comfortable on the big day.

When our wedding day finally arrived, Crystal was prompt, calm and genuine, professional and sweet. I never felt rushed but I knew Crystal was always at the helm and I trusted her as she created the story of our wedding day. She didn't ask us to go through endless silly poses, opting for more natural interactions with our wedding party and guests.

The photos were stunning. She captured all of the important moments and so many candid ones of our guests. She's putting together a beautiful photo album for us that I know we'll treasure forever. I highly recommend Crystal Genes Photography for your big day!
My now husband and I were first introduced to Crystal's work when I was in a friend's wedding in the summer of 2012. We'd Read more...
My now husband and I were first introduced to Crystal's work when I was in a friend's wedding in the summer of 2012. We'd been looking for a photographer and my husband has an eye for these things so I trusted his opinion above all others. He was so impressed with how Crystal captured our friend's wedding, we immediately contacted her and booked her for our wedding because she still had our date free (lucky us!).

Even though we live in neither North Carolina nor Oregon, Crystal happened to be passing through our home state and we were able to have an amazing engagement session with her. From it we gained not only beautiful photos but got to know her style and I knew we'd be more comfortable on the big day.

When our wedding day finally arrived, Crystal was prompt, calm and genuine, professional and sweet. I never felt rushed but I knew Crystal was always at the helm and I trusted her as she created the story of our wedding day. She didn't ask us to go through endless silly poses, opting for more natural interactions with our wedding party and guests.

The photos were stunning. She captured all of the important moments and so many candid ones of our guests. She's putting together a beautiful photo album for us that I know we'll treasure forever. I highly recommend Crystal Genes Photography for your big day! Read less
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Elizabeth Dobson
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing photography!!! We could not have asked for a better photographer or better experience. Crystal Genes Photography took care of our engagements session, bridal session, and entire wedding day and we were more than pleased with the quality of work and service. This vendor truly cares about the customer and is interested in building a relationship with clients in addition to shooting great photographs. We would recommend this vendor to any of our family and friends. You will not regret this selection!
Absolutely amazing photography!!! We could not have asked for a better photographer or better experience. Crystal Genes Read more...
Absolutely amazing photography!!! We could not have asked for a better photographer or better experience. Crystal Genes Photography took care of our engagements session, bridal session, and entire wedding day and we were more than pleased with the quality of work and service. This vendor truly cares about the customer and is interested in building a relationship with clients in addition to shooting great photographs. We would recommend this vendor to any of our family and friends. You will not regret this selection! Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Crystal Genes is truly the BEST in photography! Crystal has done several sessions for us, most recently our engagement photos. Unfortunately, I didn't have the luxury of having her photograph our wedding since it was out of the country however, our engagement photos were better than our wedding photography. Crystal's talent exceeds others in the field and that is obvious if you look at her work. She is an expert at capturing the person she is photographing as well as capturing the moment. Our portraits have exceeded our expectations every time. Crystal is an expert, artistic genius and I'm fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. She will certainly be our photographer for all the upcoming events in our lives.
Crystal Genes is truly the BEST in photography! Crystal has done several sessions for us, most recently our engagement Read more...
Crystal Genes is truly the BEST in photography! Crystal has done several sessions for us, most recently our engagement photos. Unfortunately, I didn't have the luxury of having her photograph our wedding since it was out of the country however, our engagement photos were better than our wedding photography. Crystal's talent exceeds others in the field and that is obvious if you look at her work. She is an expert at capturing the person she is photographing as well as capturing the moment. Our portraits have exceeded our expectations every time. Crystal is an expert, artistic genius and I'm fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. She will certainly be our photographer for all the upcoming events in our lives. Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
If I could rate Crystal as a 110, I would. She was so phenomenal to work with and captured the most beautiful moments throughout our engagement and wedding. She traveled across country with her associate and worked tirelessly for two days straight. Every photo we wanted, she was sure to take. Crystal just went above and beyond. We just viewed our wedding preview slideshow and that blew us away, along with every other person who had the opportunity to view it. Thank you, Crystal. You're immensely talented and we hope for more occasions to work with you again.

Molly and Bobby Dean 5.11.12
If I could rate Crystal as a 110, I would. She was so phenomenal to work with and captured the most beautiful moments Read more...
If I could rate Crystal as a 110, I would. She was so phenomenal to work with and captured the most beautiful moments throughout our engagement and wedding. She traveled across country with her associate and worked tirelessly for two days straight. Every photo we wanted, she was sure to take. Crystal just went above and beyond. We just viewed our wedding preview slideshow and that blew us away, along with every other person who had the opportunity to view it. Thank you, Crystal. You're immensely talented and we hope for more occasions to work with you again.

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hopplc00
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Crystal and Ben were fantastic. They took the most creative pictures and my husband and I couldn't believe how beautiful we looked. Every picture was perfect. We will treasure these pictures forever!
Crystal and Ben were fantastic. They took the most creative pictures and my husband and I couldn't believe how beautiful Read more...
Crystal and Ben were fantastic. They took the most creative pictures and my husband and I couldn't believe how beautiful we looked. Every picture was perfect. We will treasure these pictures forever! Read less
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MCaradinta
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I have known Crystal for many years and seen her talent grow.. She is so very professional and couldn't be kinder in making you feel as comfortable as possible. Her photographs will amaze you -- the way she is able to capture the moment is absolutely incredible! She provided my preview within a matter of days. Any of you that are looking for the right photographer, you will never regret the decision of selecting Crystal. I promise.
I have known Crystal for many years and seen her talent grow.. She is so very professional and couldn't be kinder in Read more...
I have known Crystal for many years and seen her talent grow.. She is so very professional and couldn't be kinder in making you feel as comfortable as possible. Her photographs will amaze you -- the way she is able to capture the moment is absolutely incredible! She provided my preview within a matter of days. Any of you that are looking for the right photographer, you will never regret the decision of selecting Crystal. I promise. Read less
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Sweeterwithsage
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Crystal is an awesome wedding photographer. She put us at ease during the shoot, we actually had a lot of fun posing. The pictures turned out beautifully. Crystal has an amazing eye for color, detail, and framing of the pictures. She provided us with top notch service, and was a joy to work with personally and professionally.
Crystal is an awesome wedding photographer. She put us at ease during the shoot, we actually had a lot of fun posing. The Read more...
Crystal is an awesome wedding photographer. She put us at ease during the shoot, we actually had a lot of fun posing. The pictures turned out beautifully. Crystal has an amazing eye for color, detail, and framing of the pictures. She provided us with top notch service, and was a joy to work with personally and professionally. Read less
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MrsKellieMassey
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Crystal and Ben did our engagement photos, I haven't seen the finished product yet, but they were amazingly fun and friendly. They made my husband and I feel super comfortable, and we enjoyed every single second of our session. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone, but find out for yourselfs.
Crystal and Ben did our engagement photos, I haven't seen the finished product yet, but they were amazingly fun and Read more...
Crystal and Ben did our engagement photos, I haven't seen the finished product yet, but they were amazingly fun and friendly. They made my husband and I feel super comfortable, and we enjoyed every single second of our session. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone, but find out for yourselfs. Read less
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Abi
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
It was really wonderful working with both Crystal and Ben. They photographed every detail of our wedding. And really captured all of the emotions of the day. We received so many wonderful compliments on their work from "your photographer really captured the love between you" to "just by looking at your pictures I feel like I was there." If you are looking to capture the story of your wedding and not just some snap shots Crystal Genes Photography should be at the top of your wedding vendor list.
It was really wonderful working with both Crystal and Ben. They photographed every detail of our wedding. And really Read more...
It was really wonderful working with both Crystal and Ben. They photographed every detail of our wedding. And really captured all of the emotions of the day. We received so many wonderful compliments on their work from "your photographer really captured the love between you" to "just by looking at your pictures I feel like I was there." If you are looking to capture the story of your wedding and not just some snap shots Crystal Genes Photography should be at the top of your wedding vendor list. Read less
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SSGC
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
One of the best things we did for our Puerto Rico destination wedding was to fly in a hometown photographer. Crystal was amazing. Having someone we had already worked with on our engagement shoot made the wedding day much more relaxed because we already knew we could trust her.

We worked with her from our engagement shoot, to our wedding day photography and a day after shoot. Every person who has seen our photos has been amazed by the lighting, angles and special moments she was able to capture.

I could not have been happier.
One of the best things we did for our Puerto Rico destination wedding was to fly in a hometown photographer. Crystal was Read more...
One of the best things we did for our Puerto Rico destination wedding was to fly in a hometown photographer. Crystal was amazing. Having someone we had already worked with on our engagement shoot made the wedding day much more relaxed because we already knew we could trust her.

We worked with her from our engagement shoot, to our wedding day photography and a day after shoot. Every person who has seen our photos has been amazed by the lighting, angles and special moments she was able to capture.

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thingsarejejune
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
wedding photography is SO important and can be so hit or miss...but crystal and her staff are just really fantastic. the entire process from beginning to end was smooth and easy. crystal even sent us a box full of goodies once we signed our contract with her! we got a complimentary engagement session which i thought was very cool. i was very into the details of my wedding (spent a LOT of time on the small things) and crystal & her staff captured every bit of it so perfectly. crystal and becky got so many great shots and we didn't even notice they were there! i got many, many compliments on our photos and people went out of their way to tell us what a great photographer we had. her work can be classic and creative at the same time. i feel like she really reads couples well and can create a "look" based on what the couple is going for. and she's affordable to boot! i would highly recommend crystal genes photography to any bride.
wedding photography is SO important and can be so hit or miss...but crystal and her staff are just really fantastic. the Read more...
wedding photography is SO important and can be so hit or miss...but crystal and her staff are just really fantastic. the entire process from beginning to end was smooth and easy. crystal even sent us a box full of goodies once we signed our contract with her! we got a complimentary engagement session which i thought was very cool. i was very into the details of my wedding (spent a LOT of time on the small things) and crystal & her staff captured every bit of it so perfectly. crystal and becky got so many great shots and we didn't even notice they were there! i got many, many compliments on our photos and people went out of their way to tell us what a great photographer we had. her work can be classic and creative at the same time. i feel like she really reads couples well and can create a "look" based on what the couple is going for. and she's affordable to boot! i would highly recommend crystal genes photography to any bride. Read less
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Mrs. Sholar
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Crystal Genes Photography that has not already been said about her work a million times?! Crystal went above and beyond to capture our engagements, bridals, and wedding day coverage. She was so easy to work with and knows how to make you comfortable in front of the camera. She was so great in working with a budget that she customized a photo plan that fit everything we wanted. I cannot express how amazing the pictures are! She also has the pictures ready to view in a timely manner (which is great for anxious brides)! I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone needing pictures done.
What can I say about Crystal Genes Photography that has not already been said about her work a million times?! Crystal Read more...
What can I say about Crystal Genes Photography that has not already been said about her work a million times?! Crystal went above and beyond to capture our engagements, bridals, and wedding day coverage. She was so easy to work with and knows how to make you comfortable in front of the camera. She was so great in working with a budget that she customized a photo plan that fit everything we wanted. I cannot express how amazing the pictures are! She also has the pictures ready to view in a timely manner (which is great for anxious brides)! I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone needing pictures done. Read less
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lrh
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I do not even have the words to express how much my husband and I enjoyed working with Crystal. First and foremost, her work is unbelievable! We were overwhelmed by our engagement and wedding photographs. They were absolutely beautiful!! She paid great attention to details - quick notes of encouragement, regular correspondence regarding sessions and pictures, beautifull wrapped products - which always impressed us. I could not possibly give a higher recommendation!!!
I do not even have the words to express how much my husband and I enjoyed working with Crystal. First and foremost, her Read more...
I do not even have the words to express how much my husband and I enjoyed working with Crystal. First and foremost, her work is unbelievable! We were overwhelmed by our engagement and wedding photographs. They were absolutely beautiful!! She paid great attention to details - quick notes of encouragement, regular correspondence regarding sessions and pictures, beautifull wrapped products - which always impressed us. I could not possibly give a higher recommendation!!! Read less
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surf123082
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Crystal Gene's Photography was wonderful. She listened to what I wanted and made sure that she captured all those precious moments. She was also very organized and had a timeline to help us stay on track and in order for her to be there to catch all the priceless and special memories. We wanted a photobooth for our guests and she and her accomplices made sure to set one up with all the hilarious props to go with. We had a blast and all of the pictures that we have will help us to make our memories last a lifetime. We definitely look forward to future memories that will need to be captured..i.e...babies that will be coming down the road...and we cannot wait to book Crystal Gene's Photography for these special moments to come. Thanks!
Crystal Gene's Photography was wonderful. She listened to what I wanted and made sure that she captured all those precious Read more...
Crystal Gene's Photography was wonderful. She listened to what I wanted and made sure that she captured all those precious moments. She was also very organized and had a timeline to help us stay on track and in order for her to be there to catch all the priceless and special memories. We wanted a photobooth for our guests and she and her accomplices made sure to set one up with all the hilarious props to go with. We had a blast and all of the pictures that we have will help us to make our memories last a lifetime. We definitely look forward to future memories that will need to be captured..i.e...babies that will be coming down the road...and we cannot wait to book Crystal Gene's Photography for these special moments to come. Thanks! Read less
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Thistle
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
I hired Crystal for post-wedding portrait shoot because I wanted to take some creative shots after the wedding before I put away the dress. Take a look here: http://crystalgenes.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/rockclimbing-hanging-rock-nc-bridal-session/. Crystal was such a trooper, although not a rock climber like my husband and I, she lugged all of her photo equipment to the top of this mountain and maneuvered around at the top to take some amazing shots of us. I just love how artistic her photographs are.
I hired Crystal for post-wedding portrait shoot because I wanted to take some creative shots after the wedding before I Read more...
I hired Crystal for post-wedding portrait shoot because I wanted to take some creative shots after the wedding before I put away the dress. Take a look here: http://crystalgenes.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/rockclimbing-hanging-rock-nc-bridal-session/. Crystal was such a trooper, although not a rock climber like my husband and I, she lugged all of her photo equipment to the top of this mountain and maneuvered around at the top to take some amazing shots of us. I just love how artistic her photographs are. Read less
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rblake143
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Crystal really and truly strives to capture your best, REAL moments without breaking up the fluidity of your day. When reviewing our pictures, we wondered how she got some of her best shots, because honestly, we didn't even notice her there! Even our bridal party shots were very raw and honest, which we really appreciated. Our thanks to Crystal (and Erin) for capturing details for a lifetime!
Crystal really and truly strives to capture your best, REAL moments without breaking up the fluidity of your day. When Read more...
Crystal really and truly strives to capture your best, REAL moments without breaking up the fluidity of your day. When reviewing our pictures, we wondered how she got some of her best shots, because honestly, we didn't even notice her there! Even our bridal party shots were very raw and honest, which we really appreciated. Our thanks to Crystal (and Erin) for capturing details for a lifetime! Read less
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sara
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.9/5.0
Crystal's pictures were amazing. They were a rare mixture of: quality, style, creativity, and professionalism. From the beginning, she was thinking, working and taking pictures of us with such creativity and tenacity; she succesfully photographed all aspects of the wedding - from the beginning more formal pictures to the dance party. We are forever grateful for her hard work.
Crystal's pictures were amazing. They were a rare mixture of: quality, style, creativity, and professionalism. From the Read more...
Crystal's pictures were amazing. They were a rare mixture of: quality, style, creativity, and professionalism. From the beginning, she was thinking, working and taking pictures of us with such creativity and tenacity; she succesfully photographed all aspects of the wedding - from the beginning more formal pictures to the dance party. We are forever grateful for her hard work. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
6/28/2009
5.0/5.0
I am so happy that we decided to to use Crystal Genes Photography for our wedding! I don't know if our day could have been captured any better! Thank you so much Crystal!
I am so happy that we decided to to use Crystal Genes Photography for our wedding! I don't know if our day could have been Read more...
I am so happy that we decided to to use Crystal Genes Photography for our wedding! I don't know if our day could have been captured any better! Thank you so much Crystal! Read less
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lani4444
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Crystal was amazing!!!! She is so original, and really takes the time to capture who you really are in your photos! We truly enjoy all of our photos and plan on cherishing them for many years to come!
Crystal was amazing!!!! She is so original, and really takes the time to capture who you really are in your photos! We Read more...
Crystal was amazing!!!! She is so original, and really takes the time to capture who you really are in your photos! We truly enjoy all of our photos and plan on cherishing them for many years to come! Read less
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Mrs. DeLaCruz
Wedding:
6/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Both Crystal and Ben were so awesome for my wedding. I had a difficult reception location (an aquarium) and was worried how the pictures would turn out with such low lighting, but my photographs are amazing! They really captured the feeling and spirit of my wedding day. She was so understading about last-minute changes we made to the ceremony site (due to a chace of rain) and was so patient with all the chaos going on during the reception. Crystal was also very informative and responsive to my questions leading up to the wedding and after the wedding. I will defiately ask for her services for any photography needs I have in the future. My husband and I could not be happier with the results or the service she provided. A+++++++++!!!!
Both Crystal and Ben were so awesome for my wedding. I had a difficult reception location (an aquarium) and was worried Read more...
Both Crystal and Ben were so awesome for my wedding. I had a difficult reception location (an aquarium) and was worried how the pictures would turn out with such low lighting, but my photographs are amazing! They really captured the feeling and spirit of my wedding day. She was so understading about last-minute changes we made to the ceremony site (due to a chace of rain) and was so patient with all the chaos going on during the reception. Crystal was also very informative and responsive to my questions leading up to the wedding and after the wedding. I will defiately ask for her services for any photography needs I have in the future. My husband and I could not be happier with the results or the service she provided. A+++++++++!!!! Read less
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Kati
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Crystal and her assistant Ben did an amazing job with their pictures. They did a complimentary engagement session with us, the wedding in Blowing Rock followed and then two days later we had an awesome "Trash the dress/tux session" at Lake Gaston (Warren County). They were both very professional. At the wedding, we did not even notice them, but they captured every moment. I don't even remember all the details which I can now see on the photos. When scheduling our sessions, they were very flexible and patient. They were willing to travel with us across the state. She always returned our phone calls and we got our pictures shortly after the sessions. We never got impatient waiting for them, it was so fast. They responded immediately to our ideas and made them reality. They assisted us when we had questions and gave us creative input.
We did the engagement session with our dogs. Ben and Crystal were so patient with our dogs and us. We all had to learn how to act in front of the camera. The pictures were taken at sunrise on the Blue Ridge Parkway...Gorgeous!
Our wedding was unique and very untraditional (of course our dogs were in the ceremony) and the pictures display exactly this flair. Crystal even captured the moment of my strap popping off my dress shortly before we put on our rings and the cake in the trash can (why in the world would a caterer throw away wedding cake?). All our guests are in one or another picture. Crystal and Ben did this amazing job even without directions of us because we had decided not to have a clear time-line at our wedding. The pictures display the joy and beauty of this day. We could not ask for better memories.
Our "Trash the dress/tux session" was great. I had never heard of that before, but Crystal talked with me about it and I was immediately convinced after seeing the pictures of a bride swimming under a waterfall. You can see those pictures in her portfolio on her website. These kind of sessions are meant to be fun and different. It is not necessarily about destroying the dress...it could be however. We went to the lake where my spouse's grandparents have a house. We borrowed a jet ski and took some pictures together, I climbed up the antenna pole, jumped off the pier, and went swimming. It is much easier to swim in a wedding dress than I would have thought it is and so much fun. My spouse is a fantastic water-skier, so he did that. After all the wedding preparation stress this session was exactly what we needed. Crystal and Ben encouraged us to have fun and do whatever we felt like. I believe that during this session they took the best portray picture of me that anyone has ever taken. If you are still not convinced about doing such a session, my dress is still alive: it was only water and it pearled right off. I needed to get it cleaned anyway. Crystal is THE photographer to do a session like that with. I am already planning another one for next year when I turn 30.
Now we look at the pictures and just know that our decision was absolutely right: we could not have gotten any better photographers. Crystal and Ben are talented, professional, creative, reliable and very accessible photographers. And you really need people like them to capture this important day.
Crystal and her assistant Ben did an amazing job with their pictures. They did a complimentary engagement session with us, Read more...
Crystal and her assistant Ben did an amazing job with their pictures. They did a complimentary engagement session with us, the wedding in Blowing Rock followed and then two days later we had an awesome "Trash the dress/tux session" at Lake Gaston (Warren County). They were both very professional. At the wedding, we did not even notice them, but they captured every moment. I don't even remember all the details which I can now see on the photos. When scheduling our sessions, they were very flexible and patient. They were willing to travel with us across the state. She always returned our phone calls and we got our pictures shortly after the sessions. We never got impatient waiting for them, it was so fast. They responded immediately to our ideas and made them reality. They assisted us when we had questions and gave us creative input.
We did the engagement session with our dogs. Ben and Crystal were so patient with our dogs and us. We all had to learn how to act in front of the camera. The pictures were taken at sunrise on the Blue Ridge Parkway...Gorgeous!
Our wedding was unique and very untraditional (of course our dogs were in the ceremony) and the pictures display exactly this flair. Crystal even captured the moment of my strap popping off my dress shortly before we put on our rings and the cake in the trash can (why in the world would a caterer throw away wedding cake?). All our guests are in one or another picture. Crystal and Ben did this amazing job even without directions of us because we had decided not to have a clear time-line at our wedding. The pictures display the joy and beauty of this day. We could not ask for better memories.
Our "Trash the dress/tux session" was great. I had never heard of that before, but Crystal talked with me about it and I was immediately convinced after seeing the pictures of a bride swimming under a waterfall. You can see those pictures in her portfolio on her website. These kind of sessions are meant to be fun and different. It is not necessarily about destroying the dress...it could be however. We went to the lake where my spouse's grandparents have a house. We borrowed a jet ski and took some pictures together, I climbed up the antenna pole, jumped off the pier, and went swimming. It is much easier to swim in a wedding dress than I would have thought it is and so much fun. My spouse is a fantastic water-skier, so he did that. After all the wedding preparation stress this session was exactly what we needed. Crystal and Ben encouraged us to have fun and do whatever we felt like. I believe that during this session they took the best portray picture of me that anyone has ever taken. If you are still not convinced about doing such a session, my dress is still alive: it was only water and it pearled right off. I needed to get it cleaned anyway. Crystal is THE photographer to do a session like that with. I am already planning another one for next year when I turn 30.
Now we look at the pictures and just know that our decision was absolutely right: we could not have gotten any better photographers. Crystal and Ben are talented, professional, creative, reliable and very accessible photographers. And you really need people like them to capture this important day. Read less
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calibodi
Wedding:
5/19/2007
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was the best day of our lives (thus far) and we had so many wonderful emotions and feelings during the day that it was almost a surreal out of body experience. When we look back at the images that Crystal captured, it makes it an inner body experience and we feel all of those feelings and emotions again. What I'm trying to say is, there was so much happening, that half of the day flew by in a blur that I barely had a second to absorb. Sitting down to look at the pictures, we remember so much more and can really see the feelings and emotions that not only we exprienced but also those that the guests were experiencing with us. Crystal was unobtrusive and blended in with the day. Many of the pictures we love, we didn't even know she was there taking! And every time we show the albums to our family, so many more stories come up that happened during the day to really take us back and relive the moments. From the moment we met Crystal, we knew that she had the skills, understanding, and personality to really capture what was important to us. She was always at hand for any questions we had to make sure everything was in order for the big day. She helped to make sure our timeline was organized and that all the shots we wanted before the ceremony would be captured. She made working with her seem more like a personal friendship rather than a stiff business relationship. We would hire her again in a second and can't wait to have her photograph our children (when we get there!). Two words... book her!

-McKenzie & Nick
Our wedding was the best day of our lives (thus far) and we had so many wonderful emotions and feelings during the day Read more...
Our wedding was the best day of our lives (thus far) and we had so many wonderful emotions and feelings during the day that it was almost a surreal out of body experience. When we look back at the images that Crystal captured, it makes it an inner body experience and we feel all of those feelings and emotions again. What I'm trying to say is, there was so much happening, that half of the day flew by in a blur that I barely had a second to absorb. Sitting down to look at the pictures, we remember so much more and can really see the feelings and emotions that not only we exprienced but also those that the guests were experiencing with us. Crystal was unobtrusive and blended in with the day. Many of the pictures we love, we didn't even know she was there taking! And every time we show the albums to our family, so many more stories come up that happened during the day to really take us back and relive the moments. From the moment we met Crystal, we knew that she had the skills, understanding, and personality to really capture what was important to us. She was always at hand for any questions we had to make sure everything was in order for the big day. She helped to make sure our timeline was organized and that all the shots we wanted before the ceremony would be captured. She made working with her seem more like a personal friendship rather than a stiff business relationship. We would hire her again in a second and can't wait to have her photograph our children (when we get there!). Two words... book her!

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Services Used: Photography
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Wedding:
8/19/2006
4.5/5.0
Great job. Provided a great service for a very fair cost. Crystal is very easy to work with and has a passion for photography and perfection. The shots turned out great.
Great job. Provided a great service for a very fair cost. Crystal is very easy to work with and has a passion for Read more...
Great job. Provided a great service for a very fair cost. Crystal is very easy to work with and has a passion for photography and perfection. The shots turned out great. Read less
Services Used: Photography

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