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Spokane Senior Girls

& High School Seniors.

Finding what worked for Kaitlyn was pretty easy, as every backdrop for her high school senior shoot only heightened her simple, stunning style and sweet demeanor.  We traveled to a few spots here in Spokane that offered up the right colors and feel to really show off who she is as a high schooler.
I really enjoy the variety of images we captured of Kaitlyn, because as a girl, there are always more than one side to capture, and I feel we nailed it with her shoot.  The water front offered up the soft and sweet side of her, while the old wooden bridge and her leather jacket gave us the edgy side that every girl has in her.
I always have such a great time working with my high school seniors, and Kaitlyn was no different.  I hope to work with her again down the road, because she rocked the camera and made my job so easy!

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Crystal
Crystal@CrystalMadsen.com
509-499-1090
114 W Pacific #209
Spokane, WA 99201

Fun Senior Girl Photographs

& High School Seniors.

Courtney came to me with a ton of ideas about what she wanted to do for her shoot, and I was incredibly excited to shoot with her because of that.  She wanted to really show off her fun and unique side as much as possible, while still giving us the subtle smile and sweet look for everyone to see.
With all of the locations and ideas flowing out of Courtney, her mom and myself, we had a great time capturing the perfect photographs.  Some of the best were the school bus shots.  I have never shot in a school bus before, and thanks to Durham bus services, we set up her idea and she rocked it.
Senior photo shoots like this one, make it so fun for me!  Thanks Courtney for bringing so many ideas and styles to your session, it was a blast!

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Crystal
Crystal@CrystalMadsen.com
509-499-1090
114 W Pacific #209
Spokane, WA 99201

Energetic Spokane Wedding

& Weddings.

Continuing on into this years wedding season, Spokane’s Glover Mansion was definitely a hot spot for weddings, and Sarah and Nick filled the mansion with some great memories.  These two rocked the Glover Mansion this spring, and their reception was one of the most energetic Spokane wedding’s I have ever seen, especially with the moves of the groom.  Now I must say, it wasn’t just their reception that was high energy and full of laughs, it really did start from the beginning of the day.
They had a small bridal party, consisting of the beautiful bride Sarah’s sister and Nick’s hilarious best friend, that kept the day energetic and moving smoothly.  The four of them cracked jokes, nailed some epic dance moves, let their inner superhero shine and were willing to do the wave to get some awesome photos to capture their great sense of humor and excitement for their day.  It is truly couple’s like these two that make extra long wedding days feel like they fly by.
They also had some killer details that were truly personalized; like their candy bar with dated to-go containers, their shoes with their wedding date sewn into them, and their bright color green/blue that was seen throughout everything.  Their ceremony was sweet, humorous, and personal just for them, which always gives me some exceptional photo opportunities.  I couldn’t have asked for more details because they brought some great ones for me to capture.
These two were so much fun to work with and their wedding was awesome.  Thank you for letting me be apart of your special day Sarah and Nick!

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Venue: The Glover Mansion 
Makeup: The Makeup Studio
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Crystal
Crystal@CrystalMadsen.com
114 W Pacific #209
Spokane, WA 99201
509-499-1090

Manito Park Engagement

& Engagement Sessions.

Sara and Jonathan’s park engagement was one I was really looking forward to capturing.  I knew the weather was looking good and since talking with them, I had found some more angles of Manito Park to work, which is always to the couple’s benefit.
As always, I enjoy the use of the different features in park engagement sessions, but Manito gave Sara and Jonathan a few extra to work with this summer.  We were able to play with reflections, stunning shimmering sunlight off the full summer foliage, and the freshly manicured landscapes.  All of these added detail and different textural elements to each portrait, as we all got to know each other better.
I really had a lot of fun working with these two as they got more comfortable in front of the camera, and showed their playful side.  I look forward to capturing more beautiful moments between them on their wedding day.  Possibly another piggy-back shot…

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Crystal
Crystal@CrystalMadsen.com
114 W Pacific #209
Spokane, WA 99201
509-499-1090

Edgy Urban Senior Session

& High School Seniors.

Edgy and urban might not always be what you think of when you hear of a senior high school session, but there are so many ways to make it happen in downtown Spokane, and we did  just that with this shoot.
You have to love a girl that is ready to show her edgy urban style in downtown Spokane, and Katelyn was definitely that girl for me this summer.  She rocked the camera with her beautiful blond hair, her killer dimples,  mesmerizing hazel eyes and her contagious smile.
We strutted the streets of downtown Spokane finding those special alleys and the hidden gems that matched Katelyn’s fun personality, while still capturing her soft and sweet side in the park and by the waters edge.
This was a well rounded shoot for sure, as we really captured the true essence of this high school senior Katelyn’s last year.
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Crystal
Crystal@CrystalMadsen.com
114 W Pacific #209
Spokane, WA 99201
509-499-1090

Sporty Senior Girl Session

& High School Seniors.

Shooting a variety of seniors is one of the best parts of being a photographer in Spokane.  This shoot landed me with a sporty senior high school girl, Cassie.
Being a former athlete myself, I really enjoy working with sporty senior girls because I have that much more of a connection to them.  Cassie was another great sports star that allowed me to capture her senior moments, her sparkling blue eyes, and her great smile.
Cassie is a high energy, athlete from Central Valley High School that is a killer soccer player.  She came to her senior shoot ready to sport her decorated letterman’s jacket and represent the sport she loves, giving us a lot of options during her vibrant shoot.  Her sporty senior session took place in all the great spots; the fresh cut field, the park and by the water.
I don’t think we could have asked for better weather or scenery for Cassie than we got this day.

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Crystal
Crystal@CrystalMadsen.com
114 W Pacific #209
Spokane, WA 99201
509-499-1090

Stunning Spokane Senior Session

& High School Seniors.

Lauren’s big beautiful smile is contagious and during her Spokane senior session, it was hard to not fall in love with her personality and energy.  She brought multiple outfits that screamed her sweet, flirty and stunning personality, which helped us capture all of the amazing portraits.
We traveled to some of the hottest spots in Spokane to give Lauren the best backdrop in her senior photographs.  We were able to snap shots of the cascading waterfall at Mirabeau park and the wind kissed golden wheat fields as they surrounded her in the park.
We really were able to capture the stunning surroundings of Spokane and this beautiful young woman in this session.  The grace and poise Lauren carried with her during our shoot was a true please to work with and the photos speak for themselves.

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Makeup by Evelyn Mauro
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Crystal
Crystal@CrystalMadsen.com
114 W Pacific #209
Spokane, WA 99201
509-499-1090

Spokane Love in Black and White

& Engagement Sessions.

It might have been awhile since you have seen a full black and white photo session, but let me tell you this one is worth the wait.  As anyone and everyone knows I love my black and white portraits, they are edgy, romantic, powerful and dramatic, which is what I love most about them.  The drama and romance that I can capture when using black and white, can truly take your breath away and this session doesn’t disappoint.
I booked Jackie at the Bridal Festival this winter, and I knew her enthusiasm, charm and beauty where going to make photographing her and her fiancé a breeze.  When I met her other half, Eric, I just knew it couldn’t go wrong.  These two were great!  We wandered the streets of downtown Spokane, strolled across the bridges and found some unique little spots to stop and capture their love for one another.  The best part of this shoot was being able to have Spokane behind them as their backdrop.  The city added so much detail and textural contrasts to these two that I just had to publish their images in black and white to show the stunning backdrop and their love for each other.
I am so looking forward to working with these two as we get closer to their wedding day, and then being there to capture their special day.

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Crystal
509-499-1090
Crystal@CrystalMadsen.com
114 W Pacific
Suite 209
Spokane,WA 99201

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2015 & 2016 High School Senior Instagram Contest

& High School Seniors, Specials, Tools of the Trade.

If you don’t know what you’re doing for your senior photos yet, it’s not too late, but it will be soon! Here’s a little contest to help you get motivated. The best part? It’s not just for 2015 seniors, but for 2016 seniors as well because its never too early to begin your research. You probably know at least one friend who has had their senior photos done by Crystal Madsen Photography. So you should know that Crystal Madsen specializes in providing high-quality images that exemplify the senior’s personality, AND they had fun doing it!! Here’s the Crystal Madsen Photography 2015 & 2016 High School Senior Instagram Contest: Senior Instagram Ad

2 Prizes with 2 Ways To win

$250 toward any high school senior portrait session or product, you must:

  1. Follow @CrystalMadsenPhotography on Instagram
  2. Upload a selfie that expresses your personality and tag #SeniorPersonality2014 AND #CMP2014SeniorContest

To win $500 toward any high school senior portrait session or product, you must:

  1. Follow @CrystalMadsenPhotography on Instagram
  2. Upload a unique photo that includes you and the Crystal Madsen Photography logo (logo can be found on business cards, a friend’s product packaging, the studio sign downtown, advertisements, website, etc) and tag #CrystalMadsenPhotographyBrand2014 AND #CMPLogoContest2014

Tag your favorite 2015 senior model in your photo to help them earn extra product! Business cards are strategically placed at coffee shops throughout Spokane, so keep your eye out for easy logo photo opportunities. Entries will be accepted through July 31, 2014 and winner will be announced no later than August 4, 2014. No other offers or specials can be combined with the prize. Photo sessions must be completed by December 31, 2015 and can only be used for high school senior portraits. Session to take place within a 30 minute drive of Spokane, WA or travel costs may incur.

 

Wedding GIF Bloopers

& Weddings.

When we have time at a wedding, I’ve been trying to create a GIF for your viewing pleasure…and of course for experimenting. These two GIFs were a riot to create. They didn’t exactly turn out how I had imagined, but I think they may be better thanks to our goofball best man :) Therefore, we now have a category for Wedding GIF BloopersFun Bridal Party PHotos This one was suppose to be a simple motion GIF where each member did the wave while the others watched, I’m kicking myself for not shooting more of their laughter! WEdding Gifs

Now this one, my biggest mistake was not grabbing my tripod AND telling Matt to stay in one spot while he danced. I had a hard time keeping the camera still while laughing at this party so had to fill in some background in Photoshop. Not exactly a keeper when we’re talking technical stuff, but the emotion and memories make it a keeper.

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