I am blessed to be doing what I always dreamed. I have the privilege of raising my two sons and of capturing moments for my clients through portraiture. I truly love both of these “jobs.”
My love of photography began when I was in high school. I was part of the yearbook team and was asked to take photos at school games, rallies, events, etc. It’s fun thinking back on those carefree days! I especially loved designing the layouts for the yearbook and quickly moved up to Photo Editor for my junior and senior years. In college, I studied Fine Art Photography at Cal State Long Beach and earned a BFA. We mostly shot with black and white film and did all our own film developing and print making in the (real) darkroom. It truly was an art form. Throughout the years, I have had the opportunity to cultivate my skills and nourish my love for photography. My resume includes jobs from assisting various wedding and portrait photographers; working at a one-hour photo lab; to selling wide format printers to professional photographers. I also photographed numerous events and businesses in San Diego as part of The Pulse SD team. I was Studio Manager and Photographer to a local boudoir studio, The Boudoir Divas, for three years before my husband and I decided to start our family. We have been blessed with two beautiful sons!
Crystella Photography had it’s “soft-opening” some time around 2004 when I was in college and started taking portraits for family and friends. I’ve continued to capture all the lovely faces that make up my life since then. In 2012, I decided that Crystella deserved a Grand Opening!
My clients cherish their families and loved ones. From simple gestures to milestones, they seek to document priceless moments in their lives. They are fun loving. They are life loving. They just love. If this sounds like you, contact me to capture portraiture that you will cherish!