Saturday, September 7, 2013


(Limited to the first 25 purchases--21 remaining)

Receive a complimentary Holiday Studio Session
with the purchase of a Single or Family Session

Holiday Sessions include:

 15-20 Minute Session
Online Password Protected Gallery
5 Family Selected Images on Photo CD
1 backdrop
(Colors to be determined)

Holidays Sessions will be available beginning in early November to insure your pictures are ready to be included with Holiday greetings.
There will be some props available but you are more than welcome to also bring your own! 

Your Single or Family Session can be scheduled for anytime in 2013 or 2014, as a studio or on-location session.
Both sessions will come in the form of a gift card and may be kept for yourself or given away as a gift.

Click HERE for session pricing & information.

To take advantage of this special offer or for more information, please contact

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Crystal Pettit Photography's 3rd Year Give-Away

It is that time of year that I get to (especially) reflect on the Lord's goodness to me through this place of photography, and the gift of working with the wonderful clients in my life. This year marks three years of that goodness. Is anybody ready for a give-away?  It's simple this year, just tell me what you want to win and enter for your chance.  Happy finger triggering those votes, everyone!

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Can He Get Any Cuter?!

It's smash cake time and what a Key-yoot-E-Pie!!!

I first met Mr. B and his family last year at the Christmas Photo Fundraiser.  He was just a wee one then.  His mama had this great idea of putting him in a wrapped box with his brothers.  It was pretty adorable.

Then the family came in for another session for Valentine's.  Another great idea came with them...

Don't miss out on all the cuteness that happened in the studio this time!  Click on the image below to view the complete gallery.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sibling and Cousin Fun

What a fun family!  I have had the privilege of watching two of these little ones for the last year as their hard working mother has attended classes for school.  Her children are the sweetest and my own kids have loved having them play at our house!  This will be one of the last times their extended family will be able to get together for awhile.  Some of them moved away this weekend.  It was such a delight to capture their love and personalities as a group before the move.  Come check out the rest of their gallery by clicking on the image below.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pretty Girl

Newborn "K" is now 6 months old!  Where did the time go?!  This session was exciting for more than one reason.  The first is that it was my first "outdoor studio session".  We actually shot in the backyard of my client's house!  Yay for summer time in Portland!  The second reason this session was so exciting is that I had a lot of little helpers, and one determined photographer in training... she was too cute!  And the last reason is that my client is actually one of my best friends, who lives way on the other side of town!  We had some time to hang out afterwards which made my long hours and hard labor totally worth the drive!  Oh, the life of a photographer! ;)

Who doesn't like a little sarcastic, melodrama every now and again?!  I love my job. :)

But on to the cuteness!!! Click on the image below to view the whole gallery!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Out and About with Little Sprout

I first met this mama-to-be four years ago.  My family was renting out a room in our apartment for a couple months and she was looking for a temporary place to stay, transitioning from Colorado to Oregon.  The timing worked out perfectly.  Fast forward a few years and since then, we have both moved.  My family to a house in a neighboring city, and she now lives in Kansas!  Well, thanks to the workings of facebook, I noticed she was looking for a photographer during the same time my family would be passing through Kansas from Colorado to Oklahoma.  Again, it worked out perfectly for us to meet up, this time for a quick visit and an even quicker maternity shoot.  We snapped a few shots indoors and then headed out to a park, only to be greeted by a a quite welcoming rain cloud and heavy down pour!  We had to cut the session short but we managed to squeeze in a few good ones!

Click on the image below to come see the full gallery.

Monday, July 8, 2013

High School Sweethearts Plus One

It seems just like yesterday that I was taking pictures of this (then-expecting) couple.  What a pleasure it was to meet up with them recently for their child's first birthday!  I can't believe how fast that time flew by.  A few things about this session... 1. The little one took his sweet time warming up to me, but his parents were amazing at getting him to smile (for two seconds at a time:).  2. I finally found a good East Portland location, yay! :)  3. Sometimes puppies mistake your clicking and high pitch "baby noises" as a welcome to lick your face when you are mid-session, elbows-propped-up, tummy-on-the-ground.  Thank you, law-not-abiding citizen for the-tongue-in-mouth doggy love... at least your furry friend got my client to look!

So which picture was it?  Come try to find out!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Fun in the Sun

Hats off to this family for all the wonderful prop ideas they brought along for their session.  There are too many to mention so you will just have to come take a look!  Click on this post and then the link below to view the complete gallery.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sunny Days

Summer is coming!  Right???  I don't know about you, but this Oregon weather is throwing me for a loop.  I was all excited for the first day we had to use the A/C, but then two days later and we're wearing sweaters, again!  I was glad when sun was in the forecast for my session with these repeat clients.  They are SO cute!  Come take a look by clicking on this post and then the link below.


Monday, June 10, 2013

One Blessed Baby

This couple was so adorable that I *almost* forgot it was a maternity session.  You would think that fact would be a little hard to miss!  All I can say, that is just how cute these two expecting parents were together!  They are going to have one blessed child!

Click on this post and then the link below to see their full gallery.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Dancing in the Rain

This little beauty stole my heart right away.  Her mama told me she had picked out her outfit by herself.  We had a few fun minutes in the rain and that was all we needed to find the smiles.  What a cutie!  Click on this post and then the link below to see the rest of her gallery.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

No Room For The Crankies

Imagine yourself peacefully asleep to the quiet, steady hum of the car.  The a/c is turned to just the right temperature to complement the sun's beams pouring in.  Ah, the sleep is so nice... But then, before your dreams even have time to vanish, the car stops, the door is opened, and there is a woman with an interesting object in her hand. She just won't get out of your face, and... she wants you to be happy about it!  There was no room for the crankies in this family session.

Click Here To View The Complete Gallery

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Catch Me If You Can!

The little one is this family just started walking and was not interested in me one bit!  That didn't stop us from finding some smiles though.  It may have been a workout for Mom & Dad, but I would say it was well worth it!

Come take a look by clicking on this post and then the link below.

View The Whole Gallery

Monday, May 6, 2013

Miss L. Graduate Session

She walked in wearing her simple but well coordinated outfit, and her beautiful smile.  My first impression of Miss L., jewelry, hat and all, was CUUUUTE!  Her ease in front of the camera made her formal outfit just as charming.  Come take a look at this natural beauty!

Did you know that 15% of every graduate fee is donated to help fund the ministry of Open Arms Ukraine.  They are a dedicated team that currently lives in Sumy, Ukraine working with the lost and broken orphans residing there. These fatherless children are desperately seeking hope in a depressed country within a suffocating system.

Only 10% of orphans will successfully transition to adult life. The other 90% will do their best to try to survive with 60% of girls turning to prostitution and 70% of boys turning to a life of crime. When forced to live in a world they are unprepared for, desperation takes over and life becomes a struggle to endure.

Open Arms Ukraine desires to change these statistics by working with orphans starting at the orphanage and walking alongside them in the years following the orphanage as they make the difficult transition into society. Through programs and individual relationships we seek to build trust, guide, and share the love of Christ in tangible ways with these forgotten children.

To find out more about their ministry, please click the link above.  If you are interested in learning more about outher ministries supported by Crystal Pettit Photography, you can take a quick visit to the Ministries We Support Page located at the top of this blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Newborn "T" & Family

This little guy was the perfect angel after a few "mishaps" in the beginning of the session.  After Mom changed outfits a couple times, it was smooth sailing!  We even managed to snap some cute ones of the elusive big brother.  Click on this post and then the link to come take a look!

Click Here To View The Complete Gallery

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Extended "B" Family Session

The weather couldn't have been anymore perfect for this extended family session.  With three little ones you never know what you are going to get, but on this day a whole lot of cuteness was captured! There were so many great shots, I had trouble selecting previews to post on my facebook page.  Fortunately, no one has to wait too long though... the whole session is up on the blog already!

Click Here To View The Complete Gallery

And stay tuned to see more cuteness with the twins in the studio next week! :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

News From Crystal Pettit Photography please click to view complete post

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all have been enjoying 2013 so far. I cannot believe how fast the time has flown by!  And wow, to think it has been almost three years that I have had the opportunity of taking pictures for so many of you.  Thank you, it has been so much fun! 

There will be some more fun heading our way next month for a Spring Mini Session Fundraiser.  My good friends over at have begun the process of adopting a special needs boy from overseas.  It has been an amazing journey of seeing how the Lord has worked in the hearts of their family to prepare them for what is in store.  You can follow along in their journey by clicking the link above.  There you will find plenty of opportunity to show them support.  Booking a spot at The Spring Mini Session Event is another way!  

If you are in need of some new pictures, the cost for the Spring Mini Session is only $75, and $25 of every session fee will be donated to the Claus Family to help aide in the adoption costs!  It will be held on Saturday May 4th at Rood Bridge Park, Hillsboro & Cathedral Park, Portland.  Please be sure to check out the Spring Mini Session Fundraiser for more information on this event.  If you are unable to attend because of the location, please let me know because it is quite possible I can arrange for part of the day to be at another location closer to you.  For everyone else who is bummed that they cannot make it that day, or would like their pictures done later in the year, there is more opportunity for you!

If you are planning on booking a session with me later in the year, please be sure to check out my current rates vs. the new ones.  If you want to lock in the current rate for your session, gift certificates can be purchased through May 1st for the current session rate and may be redeemed anytime in 2013.  In addition to cutting costs for you, and helping Ministries Currently Supported by Crystal Pettit Photography$25 of every gift certificate will also be donated to help the Claus family bring their new family member home!  

Oh, and I almost forgot!  If you haven't stopped by The Tanasbourne Insomnia Coffee Location, please be sure to do so sometime this month!  There is a fabulous new artist showcasing her artwork... okay, it's me!  It is my first time showing my work somewhere, so it's pretty exciting for me.  All of Insomnia Coffee's locations are a great place to hangout, so it's even more exciting!  I hear that some of my work will be in the backdrop of a short film being shot there too!  Stop in for yummy coffee, smoothies, or tea, enjoy some artwork, and possibly step on the set of a short film, that would make for an exciting day!

If you have made it this far, thanks for reading everything!  I hope to hear from you soon!

Crystal :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Mini Session Fundraiser

Spring Mini Session Fundraiser
Saturday, May 4th 2013

20 minutes/10 Images
Copyright Release
Picture CD

$25 of every session (plus an additional $5 per session when each of the last four spots are filled.  That's an additional $120 you could help raise!) will be donated to help my good friends, The Claus Family, provide a loving home to a special needs child.  Please visit their blog, insearchofpearls, for more details about their adoption.

Rood Bridge Park, Hillsboro          Cathedral Park, Portland
9:30 - 10:30 A.M.                             3:00 - 4:00 P.M.

Click To View Location                                                 Click To View Location

Rood Bridge Park, Hillsboro

9:30 -- K.G.
10:00 -- OPEN
10:30 -- OPEN

Cathedral Park, Portland

3:00 -- H.H.
3:30 -- OPEN
4:00 -- OPEN

Please email with inquiries.

Hope to see you there!

Ever After Part IV

Please click HERE to view the rest of the ever after cuties!  There were a couple emails that did not work for me, or were missing.  If you have been waiting to view your pictures and never received an email from me, please send a message to 

Thank you and Enjoy! :)

Ever After Part III

I almost forgot to post these!  There is one more batch of Ever After Cuties coming up.

Click HERE to view Part III of the Ever After Event

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ever After Part II

 It is so much fun looking over all these adorable personalities!  

Click HERE to view the second batch of Ever After Cuties.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ever After Cuties

I heard about the Ever After Resale events last fall when a friend of mine passed my name along as a photographer who might be interested in taking pictures at their fall event.  I absolutely had the best time shooting all day.  Kids in, kids out... the day was full of lots of laughs, lots of smiles, and curious looks from the kiddos.  I knew I had a lot to look forward to when I was able to get on board for the Ever After Spring Event.  Come take a look at the first batch of Ever After Cuties by clicking on this post and then the link below.

If your child is pictured in this gallery, but you have not received an email for me, please email me at to claim your images!

View The Complete Gallery Here

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

J & T

These two are always so much fun to work with.  Although they made me work to capture their sparkling eye smiles, they are just about as adorable as adorable can get!

Come check out the rest of their gallery by clicking on this post and then the link below.

View The Complete Gallery Here

Friday, February 22, 2013

2013 Pricing

I have been getting a lot of inquiries stating that my pricing link is not showing on my page and/or it comes up blank.  I'm grateful the responses coming in.  Until I can figure out how to fix everything, please try this link if you are interested in booking a session.

Session Pricing

And please, feel free to email me at with any questions!


Crystal :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The "S" Family

What do you get when you cross Valentine's Day with three cute boys, some fun ideas, and a little bit of love?
One great photo session, that's what!

Come take a look by clicking on this post and then on the link below.

View The Complete Gallery Here

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mrs. B Maternity

How can you not have a great time with a gorgeous, pregnant woman full of ideas for a maternity session?  I think it's impossible!  Aside from spending time with my lovely subject, my favorite part was watching my daughter's wheels turning when I got to tell her that Mrs. B and I have known each other since were about as young as her. It's fun to be a stay-at-home-mom/photographer! :)

Come check out all the fun ideas this soon-to-be-mama-of-TWO brought my way by clicking on this post and then the link below.

View The Complete Gallery Here

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Newborn "K" & Kids

Newborn "K" didn't want to settle down for her debut photo session.  So, I just haaaad to hold her... and rock her, and pat her, and sush her, and stare at those cute-squishy-little-chubby-cheeks.  Oh, the torture!

I'm kidding, I'm kidding!  I didn't want to put her down.  Holding her felt like I had the sweetest most precious thing on the earth in my arms.  What a little love!   

Come check out the rest of her gallery by clicking on this post and then the link below.

View The Complete Gallery Here

Friday, January 25, 2013

The rumors are true...

I am preparing for my first Public Art Display!

Please click on this post and visit The Art Extension portion of my site for details.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Extended "F" Family

I have been blessed by having so many extended families come in recently.  The weather turning colder and the larger groups visiting, have created the necessity to add some artificial light and larger backdrops to the studio space.  It was so much fun seeing what we could do with this extended family of THIRTEEN!

Come take a look by clicking on the link below.

View The Complete Gallery Here