Crystal Genes Photography

Crystal Genes Photography



If your style is fun, vibrant, and just a little bit quirky, I'd love to hear from you! Color. Laughter. Personality.Three words I think best sum up my images.

I take FUN, candid, VIBRANT, real AF photos for HAPPY people in love.


A little bit quirky, a little bit silly, a whole lot of heart. Those are the couples I love working with. Yes, I'll take photos of all the pretty details, but I'm obsessed with finding those little moments of joy being shared by friends and family. Capturing the unique personality that you and your tribe bring to your event is my most favorite thing to do. It's how you FELT.

I've been shooting weddings for over 16 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. 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.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. 

Let's break some rules! I'm all about finding ways to throw tradition to the wind and make the wedding day as personal and meaningful to you as possible. I'll be your cheerleader for any crazy idea you have that makes your day YOU! Want to release butterflies during the ceremony? Hell yes. Have a Mezcal toast instead of a champagne toast? Me too?! Karaoke instead of first dances? Yes. Please. Fire dancers and aerialists for cocktail hour entertainment? Call me now. Let's have some fun! And of course, if you're into colorful and fun wedding photography, that doesn't hurt either!