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. 

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



Years In




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Let’s talk about rollers! That sweet in-between stage when your baby is no longer a newborn but hasn’t hit that big milestone of sitting up on their own yet. These sessions are most often requested by Mamas that missed out on newborn photos and want to have their baby photographed before they hit that big […]

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What could be sweeter than a brand new baby girl surrounded by flowers? My studio is filled with beautiful floral backgrounds and buckets of blooms in almost every color. If there’s a color combination that I don’t have, then there’s a chance that I may be able to find a digital background to use. Ways […]

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Your baby is turning one! And what better way is there to celebrate this journey into toddlerhood than with a cake smash photo session, styled just for you. But how do you even begin to choose a theme for such a special occasion? It’s easy to fall down the Pinterest rabbit hole where suddenly inspiration […]

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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 […]