Crystal Lee 


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Here, I share your stories. Beautiful weddings from some of my favorite venues, bright and colorful photo sessions of the cutest babies you've ever seen, studio updates, product spotlights and even a few of my own personal images and musings. 

Within each post you'll see tags that you can click on to explore even further! Many posts are marked by location, vendor or color scheme. 

So take a look around. If you like what you see, let's connect! I would love the chance to give you a portrait experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

Specializing in

& baby's
first year



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I’ve always had a soft spot for good quotes. Growing up I was the girl that wrote cheesy love poems and convinced myself that the lyrics of every Backstreet Boys song were pulled directly from my life. A good quote can serve as motivation, inspiration or simply remind you that you’re not alone. Think about […]

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Catching sweet, fleeting newborn smiles is one of my favorite things about being a newborn photographer! While smiles are never guaranteed at any session, over the years I’ve learned to read the signs of the newborn sleep cycle and anticipate when a smile may be coming. Newborn smiles and the sleep cycle Newborn smiles typically […]

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I’ve been sitting here for at least 20 minutes staring at a blank screen, trying to figure out how to begin this post. Does anyone really have the words to describe 2020? I certainly don’t. But as crazy as it was, 2020 brought a whole lot of sweetness into the world. I got to meet […]

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We could not have asked for a more perfect December day for Tori & Matt’s Christmas wedding at 21 Main Events. The sun was shining, the air was warm and everyone was filled with excitement. Tori’s simple yet elegant blush-colored bouquet was one of my favorite things from the day, as it was wrapped with […]

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Once upon a time, a genius decided to take the words “cake” and “smash” and put them together… giving us this seriously adorable first birthday tradition! The cake smash is my absolute favorite way to end a milestone birthday session. We can do this session one of two ways:– 2 portrait outfits followed by the cake […]

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Digital backgrounds are a great way to expand your client galleries and create beautiful artwork without the need for buying extra props, building elaborate sets, or lengthening your session time. I love using them for sessions that have themes or colors that I may not have props on hand for. It’s also a wonderful surprise […]

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“‘If I am thinking correctly,’ said Pooh, ‘a new baby is probably, undoubtedly the grandest gift that could ever be.’” I am SO excited to introduce you to my handsome little nephew… meet Jayson Shaymus, just 11 days new! I’ve snuggled hundreds of newborns in my career but this little guy was quite possibly the […]

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– Updated February 10, 2021 – There is no doubt that COVID-19 has changed our lives in ways we never expected. Making sure that I can provide a clean, safe space for your baby is more important now than ever before. While we still don’t know what our “new normal” will look like, I am […]

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“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda LeShan It was a gorgeous November evening when I photographed Katrina’s maternity session. She is an absolutely stunning Mama! We walked around The Market Common for a few sunset photos and then went back into the […]

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Introducing Heléna Lyn, just 18 days new! I styled her sets to match her beautiful purple and teal mermaid themed nursery. I adore how these colors look together! And of course, since Santa is making his grand appearance in just a few weeks, we had to add in a holiday set as well!