about me

It's important that you not only connect with the images you see on my page, but that you also like me!  I mean, after all, we will be spending many hours together on your wedding day! 

Who Me?

I'm a little bit Silly
                    & a little bit Quiet.

I never want to stop driving my Honda Element.

I'm from North Carolina, but my
Southern Accent
doesn't show itself too often.


Some Things I Love:

*Soaking in a hot spring on a rainy or foggy day

*Caviar    *Cuddles from Coltrane the kitty

*Camping with friends    *Karaoke

*Shopping for records    *Kickball & Softball


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


I'VE BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE IN LOVE FOR OVER 14 YEARS

my boyfriend and I met on tinder

i'm in love with his cat

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meet coltrane
the kitty.

i was never a cat person until this one.

<3

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I LOVE THIS JOB BECAUSE I LOVE PEOPLE.

EVERY COUPLE IS SO UNIQUE, AND EVERY WEDDING HAS ITS 
OWN PERSONALITY. 

I LOVE DOCUMENTING THOSE DIFFERENCES! 

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I especially love photographing couples that aren't afraid to be themselves.

Couples that are fun, spontaneous,
and love color and laughter.

they want to do things differently
and do so even when others tell them they are crazy!

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Let's make some
amazing images to
document
you and your
love!

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i can't believe you're still reading this!  let's be friends!

Fill out the contact form below and let's meet up to chat!

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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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CONTACT me

I'd love to hear about some of your plans and ideas so far! Send me a message and let me know what you've got in mind. (i.e. what you love about my work, your venue name, color scheme, guest count, budget, etc... ) Don't be shy!    

i can't wait to hear from you

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