Crystal Carr | SD Photographer@crystellaphotography

Capturing light and love throughout your crazy, beautiful life in sunny San Diego. Boy Mom who loves chai tea lattes.
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These high school sweethearts took photos to celebrate their wedding anniversary at their alma mater where it all began. ❤️

University City High School - Home of the Centurions Official Site

51 Reasons Why {#15}: Number 15 on the list of reasons I love photography is Photography is Art. Making art is good times. And, by default, I am considered an "Artist" which I am not in the least mad about. 
I took this photograph around 2000 or 2001. I was an assistant for a portrait photographer and he handed-me-down a Canon A-1, 35mm film camera. He was my first mentor. Using what I had learned watching him take Senior portraits, I took some shots of one of my childhood friends who was getting into acting at the time. I was using a vivid color negative film. My favorite detail about this images is the way the light hits her hair in certain spots.
Anyway, that's the short story of this old scanned image and another reason I love the art of photography! Hope you have a great Wednesday.


This time change is cutting out my cherished morning snuggles and I am not thrilled about this. The longer days are cool, but the early mornings are rough! We were late for the second school drop-off this morning and I was cursing daylight savings! Who's feeling it on day two? ⏰


One of my favorite inspirational quotes. 🙌


The outtakes tend to be my favorites.


51 Reasons Why {#16}: The 16th reason I love photography is it's a Creative Outlet for me. If I come up with a vision of some art I want to create, I have the tools to make it happen! My creativity especially thrives during styled sessions. I had so much fun shooting this recent boudoir shoot. 💜


I've photographed this lovely gal's family photos twice, plus her backyard wedding. She contacted me a couple weeks ago and asked if I could take a headshot for her. Yes, ma'am, I take headshots too!"

harry griffen park

A smile is the most beautiful curve on a woman's body.


This is the bible verse listed in my planner for this week. The full version reads: Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." ☀️


51 Reasons Why {#17}: The 17th reason I love photography is it makes people happy! Who doesn't cherish photos of the people they love the most?! Seeing the final images from a family session makes people feel so happy 💛.

San Diego Museum of Man

Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden. 💐

La Jolla Shores, California