Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. I consider it an honor that you would take some time out of your day to check out Crystal Joy Photography here on Forever Bride. I guess to begin, I'm an Iowain native, but have seemingly made roots in the Twin Cities. While I tend to have a crazy schedule, when I DO have time to recharge, I love traveling, listening to worship music, dancing, working out, reading, finding incredible coffee shops to kick back at with friends, spending time with the love of my life I have nicknamed, "My Sunshine Man", eating sushi (I'm totally addicted to Yummi's Sushi in Excelsior, MN!) and of course, capturing life through my camera lens.
As for my photography style, I LOVE natural light, especially the golden hour (many would say that sessions during this time of the day are my "signature", and if you look at my photos, you'll see that coming through). I also like raw, organic moments, because I find that these moments are the moments people lovingly look back on. I'd also say that my photography is beginning to lean more towards the lifestyle portraiture that is being seen in the photography arena, and photos are becoming a bit moodier as well. So if you're looking for your photo galleries to be composed of posed compositions, you'll get some of these, but more of your session will be candid moments that are rich with emotion and dimension.