Below you will find information on all the collections I offer as well as some additional information about what to expect from a family photo session with me. If you have any additional questions after reviewing this page, please don’t hesitiate to reach out to me!
“Very natural and engaging, we had a lot of fun as a family”
To reserve your Session
To reserve the time and date for your session, you’ll fill out some short paperwork and pay a Session Fee of $250. This is all online in my convenient client portal. The system will walk you through the whole thing, so it really couldn’t be easier! The Session Fee covers my preparations for your session, but does not include digital images or physical products. That’s where my collections come in! But don’t worry, you don’t need to choose a collection until after you’ve had a chance to view the final images.
Loved our session
Crystal made it so easy for us
Our session was very last minute and as a family we were pretty unprepared, but you would have never guessed it by the way our photos turned out. High quality, detailed, and Crystal made sure to catch our more flattering angles. She is my new go-to.
Each of my collections include a pre-shoot consultation call, prep guide, and an online gallery to view your images. Additionally, any digital images you receive through your package include a print release, so you have the option to print your images whenever and wherever you’d like. That being said, it’s so important to me you have something tangible from your session, so that’s why I include a substantial print credit in all my collections. The print credit can be used on anything in my gallery store. I’ve tried hard to include a large variety of beautifully crafted pieces in my store to ensure that everything I offer will not only look lovely in your home, but will also be made to last.
The Basic Collection is great for when you just need a refresh of your family photos. It also still includes enough print credit to grab some new fine art prints.
60-90 minute session
pre shoot consultation
10 digital images with print release
$100 print credit to use in gallery store
The Deluxe Collection is that middle ground between a full set of images and a quick refresh set. It still includes a print credit that could be used for some cool metal prints.
60-90 minute session
pre shoot consultation
25 digital images with print release
$250 print credit to use in gallery store
The Premium Collection has it all! You’ll receive all the digital images as well as a very substantial print credit that you can use on items for yourself or for gifting.
60-90 minute session
pre shoot consultation
Complete set (~50) digital images with print release
$500 print credit to use in gallery store
CRYSTAL BERRY IS VERY TALENTED
She took our family photos and we were very impressed. Crystal has lovely positive energy that kept my little kids engaged throughout the session. She was well prepared with recommendations on coordinating outfits, potential sites for the session and ideas for the photoshoot. The whole session felt very natural and engaging, we had a lot of fun as a family. Love the edits she produced. Highly recommend!
What to expect
First, take a breath and relax! I like to make my sessions light, fun, and natural. Expect minimal posing, but some prompting and guidance to achieve those authentic reactions and connections. My family sessions feature love, connection, laughter, and play!
Before your session
I try to do my absolute best to make sure all my families feel fully prepared going into their photo session. Right after you book a session with me, I’ll send you a questionnaire in your client portal that helps me get to know everyone better. I also send a link to my prep guide, my outfit inspiration guide, and some helpful blog posts in case you get stuck.
A few days before your scheduled session, I’ll check in to be sure we’re still good to go and answer any last questions you might have.
The session itself
The session itself should be fun for everyone! Please do let me know if there is a specific shot you are looking for. I may not be able to accommodate every request, but I can certainly try! But overall, I aim to capture a good variety of images to choose from.
After your session
After your session, you can sit back and relax while I prepare your images. I usually post a sneak peak to social within a few days, but I’ll be sure to let you know when I do! I also like to send out a video walkthrough of my gallery site as well as a guide to all the products I offer at that time. You can look through those whenever you’d like, but many clients like to have an idea of what they’ll use their print credit on ahead of time.
Within just a couple of weeks of your session, your gallery will be ready! I will present your fully edited images (usually around 50 for a full session) set to music in a slideshow. Please note that your slideshow will only be available to view for 24 hours after you click the link to open it. Once you’ve had the chance to view the slideshow, you can decide which of my three collections you’d like to purchase.
Purchasing the collection of your choice is super easy – all online in the same location as the slideshow. After that, your gallery will be open to you for a full month. During that time you’ll be able to select and download your images as well as spend your print credit however you’d like!
My sessions typically take 60-90 minutes, but I do stay flexible in case we need to take a break for any reason.
I like to schedule my sessions outdoors and about one hour before sunset, because it's the time of day that gives us that beautiful golden light.
If you have a particular date or holiday by which you need prints or gifts (Mother's Day, Father's Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, etc.) be sure to book a date at least one month in advance of that date to ensure significant processing and printing time.
What if we have a wardrobe malfuction or a child meltdown?
First, don’t worry! I always make sure to allow time for breaks, so we definitely have time to deal with anything unexpected that may arise.
What if the weather doesn't cooperate?
I absolutely can and reschedule sessions for inclement weather, but I’m also happy to use your home or another indoor location if sticking to the schedule is a priority.
A final reminder!
I don’t ever want you to feel lost or confused during any of this, so if you ever do, just give me a call, send me an email or a text, whatever! I’m here to help!
Tips for a Successful Family Photo Session
I’ve put together a helpful blog post of my top tips both for before and during your session. They are easy things to accomplish, but little things that often get overlooked.
Will be back time and time again!
It never once felt like a formal, stiff appointment
Crystal captured each of my girls’ personalities perfectly. I cherish our pictures and am so grateful to have ended up working with Crystal. The Esparza family will be back time and time again!
Fine art for your home
As I’ve mentioned, it’s so important to me that every family gets to have something tangible from our time together. I’ve worked really hard to ensure that the products I offer in my store live up to my expectations for being unique, beautiful, and well-crafted. Below are a few a my favorite items that I offer.
Professional Lab Prints
Your favorite images are professionally printed on matte silk paper with a fine grainy surface texture that is resistant to fingerprints and scratches. These full bleed prints are available in a variety of sizes, and are perfect for framing and hanging on the wall or giving as a special gift.
5×7 | $7
8×10 | $30
11×14 | $66
These beautifully made metal prints combine quality and durability in a fun new medium for displaying your photos. Using an innovative process, images are printed directly onto high quality aluminum, showcasing vibrant colors and a clean, lasting satin finish. All necessary hardware to display your print is included.
5×7 | $110
8×10 | $125
11×14 | $210
Lagniappe Hanging Canvases
The Lagniappe canvas is handcrafted with archival quality canvas, reclaimed wood, jute and copper accents. Together they produce a beautiful vintage hanging poster unlike anything on the market. Matte canvas hung with a natural hemp rope with copper accents.
11×14 | $350
12×18 | $425
16×24 | $600
24×36 | $760
These premium albums are printed on high-end matte photo paper with thick, lay flat pages. Layout and design options are limited only by your imagination, and can be further customized with your choice of printed, linen, or suede covers.
10 spreads (20 pages) are included in the price below. Additional spreads (1 spread = 2 pages) can be added for an additional cost depending on album size.
8×8 (linen) | $540
10×10 (linen) | $860
12×12 (linen) | $980
I believe that…
EVERY FAMILY DESERVES A VISUAL LEGACY
Photographs are the visual legacy we can all have. Let me help guide you through the easiest process around to achieve that.
I can't wait to hear from you!
The first step to scheduling your shoot is to get in touch with me. Click the button below to schedule a quick call with me. Otherwise, feel free to shoot me an email or give me a text. I try to respond to all messages within one business day.