Hello. I’m Crystal.
I’m so glad you’re here
Life is made up of big moments.
It’s the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, and the birth of your first child. It’s all the monumental occasions that make up a lifetime.
But it’s also the little things.
It’s the way my daughter’s nose crinkles when she laughs. It’s the way my son concentrates so deeply when he plays. It’s how my daughter’s hair swings when she runs. It’s all the little moments that get forgotten after they pass. Those are the ones close to my heart.
I love to…
Whenever I’m interested in something, I tend to dive deep. I want to know everything about it and I want to make sure I know how to do new things the right way. I’ve been called tenacious and passionate – I’ll take it!
Creativity makes me feel alive. I love to knit, sew, and just generally make things. My favorite things to make are useful, while still being beautiful.
One of my most mentioned traits is my laugh. I laugh a lot. I’m not sorry about it either. Life should be joyful!
More about me.
Since it’s hard to get to know someone through text and images alone, I’ve recorded this short video to introduce myself.
I’d love to connect with you to discuss how I can help capture your family memories. Take a look at my calendar to schedule a 15 minute call so we can get to know each other and determine if we’re a good fit.
My life in a nutshell
I met Rick in our first ever engineering lab at Marquette University. I was studying Mechanical Engineering and he was studying Environmental Engineering. I remember thinking he was funny...but that's about it.
It was 2008, i.e. the beginning of the Great Recession. What a time to graduate college! Luckily energy efficiency was really taking off and I was able to land a job as an Energy Efficiency Engineer.
By the time the girls were one year old, I knew I wanted to go back to work. I loved being home with them, but for both personal fulfilment and financial reasons, I needed to restart my energy efficiency career.