Thanks for taking a peek at my work!  In Summer, when I'm not shooting weddings, you can find me dressed in a silly costume playing kickball, splashing in a cold lake or river, camping with friends, drinking tequila soda on a patio, or record shopping with my beau.  In Winter I hibernate. I've called Portland home since 2012. I left NC to travel around the USA for 4 months in search of a creative and inspiring environment, and found it here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 

IN dreaming

Hi, I'm Crystal!




Big or small, the photos from your wedding day will travel with you throughout your lifetime. My favorite way to document a wedding is by focusing on the unique personality and excitement that you, your friends and family, and your vision all bring together, so that you won't miss a single moment and you can relive it for years to come.

Three words I think best sum up my images. I've been shooting weddings for 14 years and loving every minute of it!  From Martha's Vineyard to Puerto Rico to NYC to Portland, and all in between, I've documented some amazing events. 

Color. Laughter. Personality.

If your style is fun, vibrant, and just a little bit quirky, I'd love to hear from you!  

As seen on...


Gretchen & Michael
a Lost Lake, OR wedding

Crystal captured more about our day than I could have imagined possible. Her gentle suggestions were beyond helpful and she has some kind of magic ability to be practically invisible and yet present in 5 places at the same time! The colors and emotions she sees and photographs are my favorite memories of our wedding day.

"She has some kind of

magic ability"

Valerie & Lyndell
an oregon vineyard wedding

Crystal is incredibly talented and absolutely wonderful to work with. I could not have been more happy with my wedding photos and my engagement photos. I highly recommend her for your wedding or any other event. She’s very creative and has an amazing skill for capturing expressions.

"Besides being a phenomenal photographer

she’s also a fantastic human being"

Kathleen + cobey
a Portland, or wedding

We really can't say enough great things about Crystal and Crystal Genes Photography! Crystal was so wonderful to work with on every level. She was prompt, thorough, and all with a lovely calm demeanor which is a perfect contrast to the craziness of the big day.

"She was prompt, thorough, and all with a

lovely calm demeanor"

Joey + Natalie
a portland, OR wedding

it was super important for us to work with like-minded professionals who wanted to get to know us and our vision. we could not be happier with the beautiful documentation of our day. 
From the outset, we were impressed with her branding and truly exceptional communication. her amazing work speaks for itself. She has an impeccable ability for capturing the feel of the event in a uniquely artistic way. 

"We were impressed with her

truly exceptional communication"

Leila + Joe
a mcminnville, OR wedding

CRYSTAL WAS THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER! She was sweet, calm, creative and just downright AMAZING!! We loved every single photo she took! She was everywhere but nowhere; not intrusive at all and her photos of everyone turned out beautiful, even the real candid ones with everyone laughing with their mouths open! everyone who looked at our photos ALL commented, "WOW, these look like they are postcards!"  

"Everyone who looked at our photos all commented, 

these look like postcards!" 

michelle + ryan
a charleston, sc wedding

we have officially determined that the pictures from our wedding day have been the most important part of it all. The photos are what will last a lifetime and you can trust Crystal to make sure they are absolutely PERFECT! Our pictures were better than we could have ever imagined.

"Our pictures were better than we could have

ever imagined"

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Watch what it's like to work with CGP!

From An engagement session in the columbia river gorge all the way to hanging canvases in the couple's living room



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