Embracing your crazy, beautiful mess

Crystal FreemonCrystal Freemon Photography When I embarked on my journey as a professional photographer, little did I know that a simple text message from a client would shape my entire approach. I remember vividly the moment when a mom, wrangling four young children all under the age of 5, described her family as a "crazy, beautiful mess." It resonated with me instantly – because, let's face it, aren't we all a little messy and beautiful in our own ways?

This sentiment became the cornerstone of my photography philosophy. I'm not interested in recreating perfectly posed scenes straight out of a Pinterest board. Instead, I'm drawn to capturing the raw, unfiltered moments of joy, chaos, and love that make up the tapestry of family life. I want to freeze those fleeting instances of laughter, silliness, and genuine connection – moments that might otherwise get lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

At heart, I'm a firm believer in creating an enjoyable and stress-free experience for my clients. I approach each session with the mindset of a playdate rather than a formal photo shoot. Let's run, jump, and play together – and in the process, create beautiful memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

When I'm not behind the lens, you'll find me immersed in my own beautiful mess – my husband and best friend, Bruce, and our two amazing girls, Megan and Kayla. We're avid Predators fans, and self-proclaimed Marvel movie buffs, and we hopelessly spoil our Aussie Doodle, Mars. 

In my past life, I was an Engineer, and I've brought some of that analytical thinking into my photography business. From my efficient online scheduling calendar to personalized automated emails, I strive to make the process seamless and hassle-free for my clients.

I'm a coffee addict, cheese lover, excessive volunteer-er, and hockey mom. I'm a former PTO president and Girl Scout leader. I have a standing weekly lunch date with my crew and don't know how I would get through motherhood without them. I'm in a book club where we usually read the book, but always bring desserts & drinks. I'm an Enneagram 1, an ENTJ and I find personality tests fascinating. I believe that planning vacations is half the fun. I love the idea of shopping locally but also, Amazon will bring me anything I want.

I'm obsessed with light and color. I believe that it's so important to live in the moment, though I often have trouble keeping my mind from racing ahead. Your family's memories are important to me.


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