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So Much Elegance….Chod & Kathy

I was genuinely excited and so grateful to be able to capture these moments for Chod and Kathy. They have an amazing family who loves to joke and be crazy and silly.
It was very important to me to capture the best and most precious moments for them.
The lighting ended up being a little stubborn but we worked through it pretty well.
I can not say how much I enjoyed you and your family so, so much!
Sharon is Chod’s daughter and these are her beautiful girls. I was her youngest daughter’s sunbeam teacher…now look at her…so grown up and gorgeous (like her Mamma)

Waiting for the bride and groom to make their special exit out of the Temple.
It was a last minute thing that they were miraculously able to get sealed…So Awesome!
Here they come..I love that Chod cheering..he loves her!
Hugs and Kisses
After the temple we hurried over to the lunch/reception in Carlsbad.
The elegant set up was so amazing and had a light vintage feel.
Love these pictures with Chod and his children
…And Grandma with her little granddaughters
Chod and Kathy were so cute together…very flirty and he was cracking her up at every moment.
Kathy is a very elegant, beautiful woman.
She was a breeze to shoot.
Chod came in a gave a quick kiss…so sweet!
Handsome Devil!
They cut this yummy beautiful cake..white chocolate shavings covering the top!
It was soo good..Sharon had to steel a bite right away..haha
Some end of the day group shots.
Sharon this next part is an ode to you 🙂
Some quick family shots for you
and some romantics for you and Ryan (ya baby)
Really! Thank You again for letting me (and my whole family..sheesh) come and just soak in your happiness. 

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Alexia … Senior Shots

I was lucky to be able to shoot this beautiful senior with  my sister.
She has such a cool style and you could not take a bad picture of her.

Some of my favs! A white room upstairs with gorgeous windows.
I love seniors…they are so fun!

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A Precious Moment….Devin & Emily

One of my best friends got married recently…
This was such a precious moment for me because I have wanted her to find a good man for so long…
She found one!
 Waiting anxiously for the Bride and Groom
Here they come…
 After some family and friend pictures I was able to get these two beautiful people alone!
Love the bum squeeze 🙂
I love that you can see her gorgeous reflection in the granite!
Blue eyes from the groom…to die for!
We were just about to give up on this shot because there were cars parked in front of the temple. But, they moved right in time. So glad we waited…one of my favorite shots of the day.
Emily and Devin had a lunch in at Devin’s Aunt’s house right after the temple.
They put on a ring ceremony for family who were not able to attend the temple.
 The bride and groom clung to each other as they listened to their fathers give heartfelt speeches.
Ring time! It felt official!
A kiss to seal the deal
After the ring ceremony I whisked the bride and groom away to the orange groves.
The oranges on the trees went so well with their colors. It was so perfect!
Emma you are stunning!
I love you guys and I was so happy to be apart of your day!
Congrats Emma and Devin!

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Betheny and Jacob - March 24, 2011 - 3:41 am

LOOOOOOVE the orange grove pics!! Awesome. I know this will sound funny but I seriously gasped at the pic of Devin Fixing his cuff links. haha. It was so, so, so professional looking and just striking for some reason. 😉

whitney - March 24, 2011 - 5:43 pm

UMMM OK!! YOUR GREAT!! Emily looks hot!! I love love love the pics!!

Sam and Janiece - March 24, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Cindy Stark - March 24, 2011 - 9:47 pm

EMILY…this are the most amazing pictures, you look like a model…these need to be in some sort of contest or something…BREATH TAKING!!!!

Congrats…life time of happiness.

Cindy Stark

Alina_Hernandez - March 25, 2011 - 2:59 pm

Crystal! You are an AMAZING photographer! Emily looks gorgeous!! I LOVE looking at all your blog pictures!!

Pure Romance…Johnson Wedding

I had the opportunity to shoot this gorgeous bride and groom and theirr sweet little boy a couple of weeks ago. I shot this wedding with my amazing-photographer-sister.
This couple was so genuine in their love for each other…it was so great to see and especially to shoot. He looked at his bride like a queen and she looked at her groom like he had just saved her life.
I get very giddy and excited when I can shoot true love! It is my FAVORITE!

This little boy was very busy but he was sooo adorable!

We started at the San Diego Temple
We thought it might rain that day but then the sun came out in full force!

The unbelievably gorgeous bride! Her dress is…um…for lack of a better word…THE BOMB!

Then we headed to the beach to finish off the very romantic photo shoot.

This was just too much FUN! I think I’m hooked!

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Dan - March 18, 2011 - 5:05 pm

Absolutely amazing! You could totally see their personalities in all your pics.

Betheny and Jacob - March 18, 2011 - 6:46 pm

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Betheny and Jacob - March 18, 2011 - 6:48 pm

Crystal. First, I am SO excited that you got to shoot a wedding!!! How FUN for you!! Second…I don't know how but these pics made me actually get emotional. The clouds and sun were from a whole other world. Just unreal. {This is gonna sound wierd but…}These pics actually reminded me of the movie “Count of Monte Cristo”. There were a lot of beach scenes in it and it was just beautiful. It's so amazing how you can capture another world in your photography that other people want to be a part of. What an amazing gift you have that you are litterally able to share and give to others.

whitney - March 24, 2011 - 5:41 pm

hey i know that guy! Crystal!! These are AWESOME!! Ill put my wedding gown on again just so you take pics like that for me!!

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