Hi, I’m Kristal, your next photographer
Are you looking for a memorable way to celebrate your pregnancy and the first few days or weeks with your newborn? When your kids are grown and your husband has gray hair and wrinkles, will you remember the beginning of parenthood – when you became a mother?
In 50 years, how will you tell your children the story of when they were born? Will you struggle to remember what life was like then – or will you pull out a beautiful photo album and show them photos of the way you were. A pregnant belly and the joyous expectation of birth. Ten tiny fingers and toes, swaddled tightly in a pink and white hospital blanket. A younger version of you and your spouse, cuddled together on the couch, gazing down at your newborn with a mix of wonder and pride.
These are the magical moments, your life story, that will be your legacy. Why not celebrate the beauty of motherhood by capturing your life in pictures?
You deserve a professional who cares about documenting your story: your pregnancy, your baby and your growing family. I’m passionate about maternity and newborn photography, so you won’t find photos in my portfolio of engagement sessions, or weddings, or high school seniors. My focus is solely baby bumps and happy families with tiny babies – that’s it!
I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2006 (whoop!) with a degree in Journalism. After 10 years in public relations, I wanted a change of pace and fell in love with photography. Couples should celebrate a maternity photo session with the same excitement, anticipation and happiness they felt on their wedding day. You wouldn’t think of these sessions as being romantic, but what better time to focus on the intimacy between two people in love? Once baby arrives, Fresh48 and Lifestyle Newborn sessions continue the story that begins with your maternity shoot. There is so much joy when a baby is born! I love to document how life changes when two people become parents, whether it’s their first or fifth child.
My husband is a software engineer and we have three sweet girls, ages three and younger – Annabelle, Emily and Josephine. Our fur babies, Graham and Molly, add to the craziness of our home!
If I have time to relax, you might find me curled up with a good book or in the kitchen trying a new recipe. I love lazy mornings when I can drink coffee and catch up on the news (although this rarely happens with three little people in the house). My favorite television shows include anything with Gordon Ramsay, The Good Wife and Shark Tank (I would pick Mr. Wonderful over the other sharks every time!).
I’d love to meet your family and help you tell your story through photos. My favorite clients are couples who can’t wait to snuggle with their babies. I love meeting moms who have invested hours in decorating the perfect nursery and dads who are determined to be a great support system for their wives during labor. Whether you’re expecting a baby soon or you’re getting settled with an infant at home, there are so many things to celebrate about your life right now! You don’t want to miss a moment. Let’s capture the beauty of it all together.