Madison, WI Photographer

Photography for families that value

character & authenticity

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Welcome!

I’m Crystal – a photographer in Madison, WI with a passion for family (mine and yours!). It is my sincere hope that as your family photographer, I will help you feel welcomed, comfortable, and worry-free when it comes to photos. I want to produce beautiful images that you’ll love to display and share. 

A woman in her mid-thirties stands amongst green trees wearing a handknit soft pink sweater. She softly smiles and gazes off to the side.

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How is this experience different?

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I’ve worked hard to curate my family photography experience to best fit the needs and desires of you, my clients. From the moment we first connect, I work to ensure that your experience is about you and your family.

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I take all the planning stress off of you to make your family photos fun and carefree.

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I use both film and digital photography to give your images that unique quality that only analog can deliver, while also utilizing the flexibility of digital photography.

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I focus on providing my clients with digital images and physical art that they can enjoy for years.

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How the experience works

Schedule a call

The best way to discuss your vision and find out if we’re a good fit is to jump on a quick 15 minute phone call. If everything sounds good, we can schedule your session and start the fun part! A session fee of $300 and a little (online) paperwork is all that’s required to reserve your spot.

Relax and enjoy your session

Once you’re booked, we can get started on all fun things like prepping wardrobes and getting to know your family a little more. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered on all that and will send you everything you need so you’re completely carefree on the day of. 

Two toddler sisters play at Devil's Lake in Baraboo, WI. The photo is captured on film.
Teenage brother and sister smile at each other in front a marsh. They are backlit.

Choose your art & digital images

Just a couple of weeks after your session, I’ll deliver your full-edited proofs via an online gallery. At this point, you’ll have the opportunity to choose your collection that includes both digital files and print credit to use on artwork for your home. Collections start at $800.

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Crystal captured each of my girls’ personalities perfectly. I cherish our pictures and am so grateful to have ended up working with Crystal. We will be back time and time again!

– Renee

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Helpful resources

A family with two sons and a dog walk through a park smiling.

Best Tips for a Successful Family Photo Session

I’ve gathered up a few of my favorite tips for a successful family photo session. These are all super easy things to do (or not do), but they’re also easy to overlook. Consider this a piece of your guide to a great session.

A family of four sits on a bench in Badger Prairie County Park in Verona, WI.

What To Wear In Your Family Photos

Probably the most common question I hear when it comes to family portraits is, “What should we wear?” To help you out a little bit, here are ten of my favorite tips to help you choose your outfits for your family photo session.

A family of six stands and smiles in front of a crumbling building in a prairie.

Where to Buy Classic and Unique Clothes for Family Pictures

Here is a short list of shops to check out when looking to outfit your family for a photo session. I’ve included options that are Madison local and/or online.

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Ready to chat?

Schedule a 15 minute call with me using the handy calendar and form below!

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