Not Your Typical Mini-Session

Other Photographer's Mini's

Our Boutique Mini's

* Minimal pre-consultation

* Little to no customization

* 10-15 Minute Session (Rushed)

* Basic Editing only

* Limited Digitals that often don't make it to print or get lost. 

* Limited Galleries Access

* No re-do if you don't like any of your photos. 

* ZERO tangible product to take home and decorate your home.

* Not linked to any charity

* Full Zoom Pre-Consultation to ensure that you receive the beautiful story telling imagery that you deserve.

* Customize the style of your session from traditional to more candid, to include props or none. Etc. 

* 25 Minute session w/30 Minutes allowed per family.

* Full touch-ups included with 1 complimentary fall digital backdrop (to be determined during the consultation)

* Choose your collection ahead of time and ensure you receive all the heirloom art prints you desire, saving hundreds. 

* Unlimited online gallery access of digital social media sized images of all of your purchased art to share online with your family and friends.

* Re-do included for Collections B & C at the photographers next availability.

* Walk away with beautiful artwork, holiday cards and everything done and ready for you to hang in your home and send to family and friends. 

* Donate to "Project Linus" and receive a free ornament, plus 10% of all proceeds will be donated to them as well. 


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Dates and Locations of Our Limited Events this Fall Season

Heritage Park, Dublin

Saturday, October 1st: 9am - 12pm

No Christmas decorations of course

Click the link above to view location Website

We will most likely use the barn in the back along with front walkway. With a fun fall foliage inspired look.

Hap Magee Park, Danville

Saturday, October 15th: 9am - 12pm

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We will most likely use the wooded area in the back along with the white picket fence. With a fun fall foliage inspired look.

Markham Nature Preserve, Concord

Saturday, October 29th: 9am - 12pm

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We will most likely use the front walk way and the side fenced pathway. With a fun fall foliage inspired look.

Sunday, November 13th: 9am - 12pm

Martinez Studio/Red Truck, Martinez

Saturday, November 19th: 9am - 12pm

This will be done in a studio in Martinez, using holiday red truck digital backgrounds and/or the studio set-up. (Weather Proof Mini)

  • Includes a full planning consultation
  • 25 Minute Session
  • 1 Complimentary digital background
  • Style Guide and personal direction
  • In leu of a session fee, I ask that you donate $50 to Project Linus. Each donation includes a complimentary customized ornament. 
  • Full Collections with art prints start at $379 (includes a min. of $490 credit to customize your specific art needs)
  • I am covering the tax this year!

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Martinez Studio/Tree Farm, Martinez

Saturday, December 3rd: 9am - 12pm

This will be done in a studio in Martinez, using tree farm digital backgrounds and/or the studio set-up (Weather Proof Mini)

Project Linus Mission

FIRST
Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

SECOND
Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

Donate $50 and Receive a complimentary ornament from your session. Plus 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the local Diablo valley chapters

Making a Donation - Once you sign up I will send you a direct link to make a donation if you  feel called to. It isn't an a requirement, but I am hoping we can raise a little money for this wonderful charity. 

Crystal is a super-star with kids! She got along so well with our 3 year old. Our daughter set through the shot, looked unto camera and was so comfortable that we got all sorts of her fun expressions caught on camera. She is very easy going and knows all the right angles and tricks to make your photos look amazing! Love the experience and would highly recommend Crystal for any occasion you what to memorize.

Natasha

Client Love

She was so good with our 2 kids, and so patient with us. She took great candid photos of my family interacting, while offering guidance whenever we needed it. I am so excited to see how our photos turned out. She was great to work with and I will recommend her to anyone!

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Amy

My sister and I decided to surprise our mom with a family photo shoot for her birthday. Since I live on the other side of the country I turned to yelp for help, and found Crystal. She was so easy to communicate with and was super professional and accommodating. It was a multi generational photo shoot and she handled it beautifully. The photos came out great, everyone had a good time and we have some great memories. Highly recommend Crystal for your photography needs she has a great eye, and is a true professional.

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Polina

Crystal did our holiday family portraits for us. She was amazing. She was very flexible with scheduling a date. She was super professional and her contract tool was excellent. She made a great recommendation for where to take the portraits, and had some great ideas for our photos. We have a four year old and she does not like to take photos, but with Crystal she was all smiles and poses. Crystal definitely knows how to get kids to sit still and brings out the best in them for the photo. The pictures came out amazing and Crystal was so quick to get us the pics back. I am definitely saving Crystal's info for our next family portrait session.

carina

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Crystal did an awesome job with my two young girls, ages 6 and 8. She brought lots of good props and knew the perfect locations to get beautiful shots. She really did well making my girls smile, laugh and just have fun. The pricing for her package was very reasonable and the quality of the pictures were amazing. I highly recommend her!

Liza

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I had such an amazing experience. I had never had a professional photo session done and Crystal exceeded all of my expectations with the shoot. From the first time I reached out to the moment she delivered my pictures I didn't have not one problem with her service! She made me feel beautiful, she had my husband and I laughing so much, and I can honestly say that my pictures came out so perfect! If you are looking for someone to capture all your beautiful moments please call her! I will definitely be calling her again for all of my future photo needs. Thank you so much for everything Crystal!!!!

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Nancy

We had an amazing in home photo shoot. She brought the studio setup and props to us which was amazing given we have a newborn. She was fabulous with our older daughter and really got her to open up and get amazing photos of her and our son. We are so happy with all the photos she took and would absolutely recommend her!!!

Elizabeth

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So happy how my maternity photos turned out. Crystal has a natural talent and knows exactly what's she's doing when it comes to photography. 

Annie

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Crystal was amazing & brought out the best and most natural shots from us!! We even discovered sides to our photographing selves that we did not existed! We planned out what we had wanted together. Her goal was to ensure customer satisfaction and the outcomes we had wanted no matter what it took! & she did exactly that. Really glad we were able to go with her after a lot of searching. Can't wait to invite her back soon in the coming weeks and months for more!

Varsha

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The Experience

with you every step of the way and beyond. 

A first phone call, is like a first date, lol. We will get to know each other a bit better and decide whether a 2nd date a.k.a. consultation is in order. 

*Let's Chat!! 

Time to meet face to face, either in person or via zoom:) At our consultation we will go get to know each other more. I will learn about your hopes and desires for your family portrait session. Digging deep really allows us to design your session, before it even takes place. 

*Consultation

*Let's secure your date!

*Pre-session Planning

*The ordering appointment!

Now that we have gotten to know each other, time to choose the date and location that best fits your needs. Dates are secured by signing the agreement and paying minimum deposit of $379 (Collection C). (Reschedules are allowed for illness or emergency)

Time to plan your wardrobe, props, style, etc.. Let's schedule a zoom meeting to finalize all of the fun details, to ensure that every look and every image will bring a smile to your face. Plus, I will have you send me images of your homes walls, so I can design artwork sizes just for you!!

After the session, we will schedule an in-person ordering appointment where we get to relax, enjoy a glass of wine or non-alcoholic bubbly, sit back and enjoy a beautiful slideshow of all of your images. 

Then we will go through and choose all the artwork you'd love to have in your home and fun gifts you can send to loved ones. 

*Delivery

The artwork has arrived!!! It's time to schedule a time to personally deliver the artwork to your home, or mail if you happen to be located outside of the Contra Costa County. 

This is my absolute favorite part!!

FAQ's

We Can't Wait to Hear from You!!

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FAQ's

* How long have you been a  photographer?

I have been photographing families since 2016. 300+ families and counting:)

* Are the digital files included?

I specialize in creating heirloom art pieces that get cherished every day and for decades to come. Digital files get lost in cyber space or your hard drive. However, I understand how important it is to share photos your excited about online. Every piece of artwork that you purchase will include social media sharable digital files.

* How long are the sessions?

Our full sessions can go up to an hour and half, our specials range depending on collections that are purchased. 

* What happens if you are injured or ill?

In the case of sickness or injury I will reach out to reschedule. 

* What is your refund policy?

The session fee is non-refundable, but can be applied towards a later session or given as a gift to someone else:)

* Change of date or postponement policy?

I include one complimentary change of date due to an emergency, national or world crisis. Please let me know asap and we can move to the next mini-session event date. 

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