Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December BOGO

What a great year! A big thanks to all the families that made this year such a joy for me. Please share this offer with your friends and family. This is a limited time offer and my rates will be adjusted at the beginning of 2016. I'm looking forward to what the New Year will bring and I hope to see you then!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Crystal Pettit Photography and doTERRA Giveaway

There are 5 ways to enter ONE of THREE amazing prizes.  Click on each option below to enter.
The prizes include:

$275 - One Lifestyle Family Photo Session for 2016 - for more information about a Lifestyle Family Photo Session please send an email to

$60 - One Glamour Set from doTerra - for more information about the doTERRA Glamour set please visit and browse the "shop" items in the "special offers" section of the website or send an email to

$30 - One Large "Family" Photo Frame - more details about the frame will be added soon.

BONUS BOGO: For each gift certificate purchased this month for a photo session with Crystal Pettit Photography, you get to choose your favorite item from the doTERRA glamour set to be included as a gift for you or a friend!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Enter the Crystal Pettit Photography Baby Bundle Give-A-Way

Are you ready to enter the Crystal Pettit Photography Baby Bundle Give-A-Way?

Click through all the images to view the amazing product in this Baby Bundle that are perfect for the expecting mother and for those with new additions in the family.

Then click on each of the five ways to enter listed below and follow the instructions for each way to enter the giveaway.  It's that simple.

BONUS BOGO:  For each gift certificate purchased this week for a photo session with Crystal Pettit Photography, we will also be sending you your favorite item from the Baby Bundle.

A new Give-A-Way will begin next week!

If you have questions, please contact

Thanks for stopping by!

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Click through the images below to view item descriptions.

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More Information will be added upon request.  

Monday, October 5, 2015

Matilda Jane Clothing Customer Appreciation/Fall Fundraising Event

Just in case you were sad you couldn't participate in the Senior Portrait Package event to benefit Open Arms Ukraine.  Here is another opportunity for those of you that have young girls in your life (there are some adult items, too!).

Crystal Pettit Photography is teaming up with Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper #691 to raise support for Open Arms Ukraine.  10% of the sales from this virtual event will be donated to their ministry.

Browse and send your wishlists to

Each purchase comes with a Gift Certificate from Crystal Pettit Photography, too.

The clothes are ADORABLE and there are some amazing deals attached!

Please message me on facebook or email me at for more information about this private event.

Senior Portrait Package to Benefit Open Arms Ukraine

High School graduation is a time of excitement in a young person's life. As many families come together to celebrate and support the graduates in their life, many graduates go without this kind of family support.

For an orphan, this time of celebration is also interwoven with the fact that he or she will be losing the support from the orphanage that they reside in.

Crystal Pettit Photography is teaming up with one of our supported ministries to provide you with an opportunity to celebrate the High School Graduate in your life while also supporting an orphan in Ukraine.

Open Arms Ukraine is a faith based ministry that seeks to help the orphaned, abused, and neglected youth of Ukraine by providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support through Christ's love. Their hope is to reach the orphans and at-risk youth of Ukraine with open arms and bring them healing in Christ.

Ever year this ministry hosts different graduate events as a part of one last attempt to establish a loving relationship with the young adults (as young as age 14) who will soon be off on their own.

Now, through November 7th, 2015, Crystal Pettit Photography will be offering a special discounted Senior Portrait Session, with $75 of each session being donated to Open Arms Ukraine's next Grad Camp.

We are also seeking other photographers that would like to join us in our efforts to provide 10 sponsorships for orphan graduates.

For more information about this unique opportunity please email or message us on facebook.

Please stop by and take a look at the work of Open Arms Ukraine by visiting
Thanks so much for reading. We hope to hear from you soon!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Schedule

Can you believe it, fall is already here!?  As promised, my September Schedule can be viewed at the bottom of this post.  My October schedule will go up in a couple weeks, but don't let that stop you from snagging a spot before the weather turns sour.  Please take a moment to view the following details in regards to booking a session:

Please send all inquiries to

This month only, when you book a Regular Session for September or October 2015, you can add a Mini Session for a later date for only $75.  This would make a great gift for someone you know, or you can save it for your own family for next year.   

Session details can be found by clicking on the "Session Pricing" tab at

While there are a lot of spots left on the calendar, I will only be taking three sessions per week.  That means, once three sessions are booked, I will be taking down the remaining open session spots.  This will insure that you will continue to get quality work in a timely manner.  No one likes waiting weeks for their photos or having a burnt out photographer.

As of right now, it currently takes 1-3 days from your session to have your images up for viewing on your private online gallery and about a week until your Photo CD arrives.  

The days/times listed are my preferred times to shoot, but I am always flexible!  Please contact me if you would like to book a session but you do not see a date/time that works for you.

The session times listed are for outdoor sessions.  Please inquire about the specifics of booking a studio session.  Spaces are limited.

If you are visiting my page for the first time, please be sure to shoot me an email or like me on facebook HERE to keep up to date with all my current news and promotions.

What else?  Hmm... I think that is it!  Please email me with any questions you might have.

Thanks so much for reading.  I hope to see you soon!


Thursday, August 20, 2015

It Isn't Always Easy ~ The Cutest Kids on the Planet, Portland Oregon

Take a quick look and the cuties below.  Precious, right?

But for reals, parents, I get it.  The family picture process isn't always easy.

These are my children.  We don't wear perfectly coordinated clothes everyday.  My son will only wear a jacket in the middle of summer.  Not just wear it, but insist on wearing it.  And my daughters, always adorable, but... #1 cannot sit up straight to save her life, daughter #2 doesn't understand why her super-short shorts (that look exactly like underwear) don't suffice as the shorts/leggings needed for under her dress (or is it a long shirt?), and daughter #3 is most comfortable in screen print shirts and character hats.

I get the frustrations that come with getting the family ready for picture day, and the stress you feel trying to get everyone looking at the camera and smiling (or at least not crying) at the same time. The lady meditating in the garden (or trying to) for the twenty minutes it took to get a couple good shots, yeah, she gets it too.  I would be lying if I didn't admit the only reason all four of my children are sitting on these steps is because the dogs we are watching (not our dogs) were going to be in the picture.  (Thank you friends and editing software!) 

I get it, BUT... I love my kids.  Having a chance to capture their personalities at each phase in their life is a joy.  When I look at these pictures, I forget the stress and the imperfectness of everything.  Seeing them for who they are, it warms my heart.  Truth be told, I could study their faces for hours.  

I want to remember the details.

It isn't always easy, but it is always, always, definitely worth it.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Outdoor Family Session ~ Portland Rose Garden, Portland Oregon

I can't believe that the summer is almost over!  Have you noticed that the leaves in the trees are already changing color!?  I think it going to be a beautiful September for pictures!  I am trying to get my schedule up asap but please send your inquires to if you are interested in booking sometime this fall.

This was a fun little session at a beautiful location.  I had some friends in town that I hadn't seen in awhile.  We had a playdate at Washington Park and took the opportunity to snap a few pictures of all these adorable cousins at the Portland Rose Garden.. It was the perfect excuse to try out the location before deciding if I should start offering sessions there.  With all the beautiful light and gorgeous scenery, I think that is a YES!!! Anyone interested in being my first session!?  

Take a look at all the cuteness below.

Outdoor Extended Family Photo Session ~ Cook Park, Tigard Oregon

55 years of marriage is big deal!  I was delighted when this family contacted me to arrange a family session during the weekend of Grandpa and Grandpas's 55th wedding celebration.  We met up for an outdoor photo session at Cook Park, in Tigard, OR.  The natural light was perfect for the evening, and the family was wonderful to work with.  This is definitely one of my favorite spots to shoot.  Come take a look at photos below!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Outdoor Family Pictures ~ Rood Bridge Park, Hillsboro Oregon

Family sessions can be so much fun.  These two little girls made our time together just fabulous!  My new clients and I met at one of my favorite locations, Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro, Oregon.  We spent a good hour casually strolling through the park and stopping to capture some precious moments between the family members.  With the beautiful summer backdrop and a family to match, it was hard narrowing their photo gallery down to just a few of my favorites.  I hope you don't mind that there are more pictures than normal!  There was just too much adorableness, I couldn't help myself.  Come take a look for yourself, and scroll through the pictures below.

Family Photos ~ Private Residence, Lake Oswego Oregon

Going back to work after a month of vacation is never fun... never fun unless you are a child and family photographer!  Photographing a group of eight children is risky business, but this group of photogenic cousins made my job easy.  We met at a private residence in Lake Oswego, and they had me smiling the whole time.  It was so much fun letting the kids coordinate themselves, and helping them to execute their own ideas for the pictures.  Scroll down to take a look at all the cuteness in the photos below.