Madison, WI Photographer

Photography for families that value

character & authenticity



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 relaxed when it comes to photos. Nothing makes me happier than 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.


How is this experience different?


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.


Your session takes place in your home or yard, providing maximum comfort for everyone.


I use film photography to give your images that unique quality that only analog can deliver. It also helps to create a slow, natural pace to my sessions.


I focus on providing my clients with timeless images while also offering physical art that they can enjoy for years.


How the experience works

A black and white photo of a couple holding hands across a table, with one person holding a coffee cup. the atmosphere is intimate with a focus on their interlocked hands.

Fill Out the Form

The best way to discuss your vision and find out if we’re a good fit is to contact me using my handy contact form. I’ll be in touch in the next couple of business days so we can discuss. If everything sounds good, we can schedule your session and start the fun part!

Relax and enjoy your session

Once you’re booked, we can get started on all the fun things like prepping everyone 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.

A young girl lies on her back in the sand on a beach at Lake Michigan. Her arms are above her head.
A joyful couple with glasses, the woman with curly hair and the man with a beard, both laughing in a cozy, artistically decorated room.

Enjoy Your Images!

Within a few weeks after your session, I’ll deliver your fully-edited images via an online gallery. At this point, you’ll have the opportunity to choose any artwork for your home as well.


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


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 sits on a bench in a park in Dane County Wisconsin. They are looking at something in the distance and pointing.

What To Wear In Your Family Photos – 10 Easy Tips

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 Clothes for Beautiful 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.


Ready to chat?

Just fill out the form below to let me know what you’re looking for! I’ll be in touch within the next couple of business days.