I am so glad you are here! I am Crystal, an elopement and portrait photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico specializing in anything and everything couples! I'd love to hear more about you two and help you get married!

Pricing + Services

"At a time where it seemed my elopement no longer was about me, she reminded me of what marriage truly was about, and reminded me the only 2 people that mattered was me and my hubby." -Jessyca

An elopement is no longer defined as running off in secret and getting married in Vegas. Your elopement can be anything you want. You can have guests, or it can be just the two of you. An elopement to me includes no more than 10 people. Intimate weddings are a little larger than that but can be just as adventurous!

The way you get married matters! You never want to look back on your day and wish you did something different. If the idea of a big wedding is just not "you", no problem. Eloping with just the two of you or having an intimate wedding with your closest family and friends is always an option. Listen to your gut, not what someone else wants you to do on your wedding day!

What is an elopement?

One of the first things you want to think about when planning your elopement is a location. Nothing has to be set in stone, but that will help with packages and figuring out if we need permits and what time of year would best.

I am based in Albuquerque, New Mexico but I'd love to plan and capture your day wherever you are saying "I do".  If you are going somewhere else in New Mexico or out of state, I am stoked for you! If it is somewhere that neither of you or I have ever been to I will be sure to do all of the online research before and scout in person once we get there.

My starting prices below are for the Albuquerque area, but I will send you custom packages for whatever city you want to take me! I cannot wait to explore beautiful places with you!

Where are you going?

"Crystal and her husband were the best. From the initial meeting to the wedding ceremony, Crystal was a great person to work with. Quickly responded to my e-mails, texts and phone calls. Beautiful photos of our wedding, captured every moment! Would highly recommend her and her husband. Would definitely use them again!! Thank you!" -Benita

Local three Hour Packages starting at $1800

Here's what to expect from me:
-Recommendations for awesome local vendors.
-Suggestions for where to stay and get ready. 
-Working with you to plan what you want to incorporate on your day.
-Location recommendations if you have no idea where you want to go.
-In depth location scouting to find beautiful spots for your first look, ceremony and portraits.
-A personalized timeline with everything you are including in your day.
-An assistant/second shooter (my husband) who can help with anything that might come up day of.
-Two witnesses if you aren't bringing any!
-Anything else to help you and relieve the stress of planning.

I am here to help you plan your unique day, wherever that may be.

Deciding to elope is a huge decision and congrats on making it that far! Just because you are eloping or having a smaller wedding than what is seen as a "norm", doesn't mean you don't deserve as much on your day!

You can truly do whatever you want for your elopement. Think about where you want to go and what you want to do. If there is an activity that you love to do together, consider incorporating that in your day. Do you like climbing, off-roading, hiking, eating pizza? Do it! 

I will hype you up for whatever decisions you make!


Elopements are just as important as traditional weddings and deserve no less when it comes to documenting your day!

Elopements + Intimate Weddings

"Crystal was amazing to work with! She was incredibly responsive and attentive, and made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. Her photo's are absolutely gorgeous and we couldn't have been happier with the outcome. She really captured the essence of our unique, beautiful tiny wedding." -Anna

All photography packages include an online edited gallery within 1 month, including 80-100 images per shooting hour. 

"First of all, I reached out to Crystal on Instagram and she got right back to me within minutes. We had a date all set for our engagement shoot in a week! I knew I liked her vibe/coloring in her photos, but was blown away by the actual product. She was so much fun to work with, had a great location picked out for us, and even helped us wrangle our black lab puppy during the shoot :) her pricing is insanely amazing for the quality and I would recommend her to anyone!" -Shelby

local One Hour Packages starting at $500

You do not need to be getting married or having a kid to do a photo shoot with the person you love! Whether you have been dating for six months, or married for 15 years, there is always something exciting about getting together and going on a little photo adventure with just the two of you.

If you have a spot in mind, or literally have no idea where you guys want to go, I am always here to help you plan your perfect adventure and find a rad location!

Photo shoots are always a good beginning to a date night! If you are dressing up you may as well go out for dinner or to a brewery afterwards!

Engagement photo shoots are one of my favorites because it is a stress free time for you two before your elopement or wedding. You can be creative and spontaneous about where you want to go and what you want to do. We can do whatever you are up for; go to a rad location outdoors or out of town, the first place you met or went on a date, a brewery, or even a walk through your neighborhood!

I am here to assist you as much or as little as possible for your engagement shoot. If you need help with outfits or finding a location, I have many resources and options to send your way. I want your engagement photos to be something you will look back on forever to remember this special time of your lives.


Whether you are engaged, celebrating an anniversary or just because, let's create beautiful and unique memories!

Engagements + Just Because

"Crystal is THE BEST photographer I have ever met. Moving to a new city and finding someone to do our engagements again was so scary to me! But I found her on Instagram and fell in love with her work! Not only is she extremely talented, she is seriously the SWEETEST person on earth. She made everything so easy! Not to mention she didn’t make me feel awkward about being myself which is great because I’m kinda weird, loud, and laugh A LOT. I’m so happy I booked her! I cannot wait for her to shoot my wedding in June!" - Cassi

All photography packages include an online edited gallery within 1 week, including 80-100 images per shooting hour. 

"Crystal is an incredible artist. Her photos are stunning and she has a knack for capturing raw, intimate details of each moment. She is professional, timely and reliable. She is also a lot of fun to work alongside. She came up with great location and pose suggestions and most of all--she made us comfortable and she made us smile in the most natural of ways. We are so grateful we had her to capture our precious moment and we will definitely be back the next time we need a photographer." -Myeda

Local One Hour Packages starting at $500

I offer an add on for a mini 'lifestyle' newborn session with my maternity packages. My newborn sessions are not your typical studio shoots with silly props though. My sessions are more about documenting you with your new baby. Whether we do it in your home or outdoors, capturing your baby when they are the tiniest they will ever be is so special.

Expecting a child is a very exciting!! If it is your first child, this is the last time it is just you and your partner together before you add on to your family. Even if it is your fifth child, it is still a huge step in your life that deserves documenting and remembering forever!

Photographing couples is my jam, even with a baby bump in the middle of you! I love learning about all of the unique love stories and relationships this world has to offer at any stage of your life or relationship.

For scheduling maternity sessions, I always recommend shooting about a month and a half before the due date. This allows your belly to get big, but also it is not cutting it too close in case someone decides to arrive super early! Though, pregnancies are all different, so I am always prepared to be flexible for my soon to be mamas!

Lifestyle Newborns sessions

You're only holding your baby for 9 months, let's capture that special short time in your life!

Maternity + Newborn

"We’ve worked with Crystal every year for our family photos, and she does such an amazing job! She has a way of getting the perfect photos in the perfect lighting, even with uncooperative toddlers and crazy dogs! I'm always amazed at how incredible our pictures are when we get them back. I love every photo session we have with Crystal!" -Charlie

All photography packages include an online edited gallery within 1 week, including 80-100 images per shooting hour. 


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