Thursday, September 30, 2010

Shoot Dates and Times Still Available

Hello everyone!  I just had a hurt-child cancellation, so that leaves a couple more slots open for anyone who has been contemplating getting pictures done.  I'll be in the Clackamas area Friday afternoon and evening, and on the West side of Portland on Saturday. This may be the last weekend I have open for awhile and my packages and rates will be adjusted at the beginning of the new year. So grab a session while the weather is still good! Some of the sessions will close once others are booked. I'm only looking to fill one of those spots on Saturday.  So if you want it to be for your family, email me at crystalpettitphotography@gmail.com . Be sure to include a phone number with your message.  It's going to be another beautiful weekend!


SEPTEMBER SHOOT DATES & LOCATIONS
9/24 Friday
Evening--NORDYKE

9/25 Saturday
Late Morning--RAHKOLA
Early Afternoon--WACHSMUTH
Early Evening--ATKINSON

OCTOBER SHOOT DATES & LOCATIONS

10/1 Friday
Evening--MELANIE

10/2 Saturday
Early Morning--BURLEY
Late Morning--BURLEY
Evening--PIERCE
Evening--STOCKTON

On a personal note...

So, a little bit of my story...  I am just an amateur when it comes to taking pictures.  That simply means I've had no professional training.  During high school I picked up my first camera.  It was also then that I took a photo 101 type of class, and that was it.  That was the beginning of one of my favorite hobbies, and the end of my "professional" training...

Truth be told, it's been four years since I've felt inspired to get behind the lens.  I purchased something fancy shortly after our second child was born, and in an even shorter amount of time, I broke my camera.  What do you do when you have a newborn and no camera?  Well, you buy one.  So I did... I purchased a different camera (hey, our first child had a couple of her own... you've got to make things even when you have more than one child!) and whatdayaknow... I broke that one, too!  (Can anyone guess why it's been four years?:) 

I'm trying my hardest to take care of the newest addition to our family.  No, not baby number four, but camera number... 8, I think? The goal is to at least get it to pay for itself.  Thanks to all of your support, by the end of this upcoming weekend we will already have reached our goal!  And lest any of you should think you have entirely lost the Crystal you know, next week I'll be announcing a fundraiser I'm hoping to host in honor of the Lord "from whom all blessings flow."  He is the one who has given me this passion and ability, the love for photography that I have.

In my short life, I've learned this one simple truth.  He is great, I am not.  I am well loved and blessed, an honored recipient and no more.  He makes me all that I am, to Him be the glory.  I honestly desire His will to be done in my life, that many be blessed, and that I step aside and let it happen.  I know I had more to say, but for now I leave you with this...


Because, well... a  picture is worth a thousand words.  And it's time I head to bed! :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Liam

Phew!!!  The first gallery from last weekend is complete... stay tuned, there's a lot more coming your way!  Click on the collage or the link below to view all of Liam's photos.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

FALL PHOTO SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Four photo sessions down, two more to go, and I still cannot let this good weather go to waste!  Due to how quickly the Oct 2nd shoot date filled up, I've added a few more dates and times for this Friday and Saturday.  Everyone has spread out a little, so there is plenty of room for more!  This may be the last weekend I have open for awhile and my packages and rates will be adjusted at the beginning of the new year.  Act fast and grab a session while you still can!  Email me at crystalpettitphotography@gmail.com to reserve your spot.  Be sure to include a phone number with your message and I'll book as many of you as I can.  Some of the sessions may close once others are booked.  It's going to be another beautiful weekend!

SEPTEMBER SHOOT DATES & LOCATIONS

9/24 Friday
Evening--NORDYKE

9/25 Saturday
Late Morning--RAHKOLA
Early Afternoon--WACHSMUTH
Early Evening--ATKINSON


OCTOBER SHOOT DATES & LOCATIONS
10/1 Friday
Late Afternoon (4ish Milwaukie/Gladstone/Oregon City/West Linn)--OPEN
Early Evening (5 pm, same locations as above)--OPEN
Evening--MELANIE

10/2 Saturday
Early Morning--BURLEY
Late Afternoon (any area)--OPEN
Early Evening--OPEN
Evening--PIERCE
Sunset (6:30, Cooper Mountain Park)--OPEN

Click Here for Pricing Information

Monday, September 20, 2010

Andreea

Fun props, a beautiful location, and a few songs on the violin.  Who could ask for anything more?  Andreea, your sweet spirit adds volumes to the depth of your beauty.  Thank you for allowing me the privilege of snapping some shots of you.  I'm looking forward to seeing where you will go in this life! More Photos of Andreea

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Richard

Walter

Douglas

The Burley Boys Preview

Finally, they're here! The gallery is finished and posted for viewing, and don't these handsome guys (and their mother's love) just make you smile?! This photo session was a real breeze. With 3 boys as well behaved as they are charming, no photographer could go wrong. Keep up the good work, Mom! Baby sister will definitely be blessed with her brothers watching out for her...(and teaching her how to climb a tree:)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Iosea, Luca & Esra

The Leontescu Family

There is only one thing better than having a camera in a gorgeous location... and that is being there with a beautiful family to take pictures of! When I first stepped out of my car for this photo session, I was struck by awe of the scenery around me. And after my subjects arrived and the relationships between the family members began to emerge, I knew this was going to be a great session. God's design in nature and family is undeniable. Thank you, Leontescu's, for allowing me to share these moments with you. Enjoy the photos! MORE PHOTOS OF THE LEONTESCU'S