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When you get to work with beautiful brides and energetic high school seniors for a photo shoot on a weekly basis, you tend to fall in love with your job. When you get to work with a gorgeous and warm-hearted makeup artists on a daily basis, you tend to fall in love with her too!
I first met Evy at the 2012 Bridal Festival when she was in search of a Spokane photographer for her own wedding. Once I convinced her to hire me…there was no denying that an amazing friendship was about to blossom. If you’ve had the chance to meet Evy, you know what I mean when I say she is simply beautiful inside and out. When we have the opportunity to work with one-another, whether it be at my studio or a wedding venue, I love observing her interact with our clients. If you were with me, you’d assume they had been friends for years. She immediately makes them feel at ease by asking questions about themselves, their family, their big day. Soon jokes, giggles, and laughs are heard errupting from her beauty-bar stationed in front of the window. On wedding days it makes me smile behind my camera as I get to capture the pure joy on both of their beautiful faces.
I’m sure you are all aware of my love and trust in her work. I honestly believe she one of the best and most talented makeup artists in Spokane. Her extensive knowledge in skin care and years of experience in cosmetics cannot be matched. Evy is always experimenting and following hot trends to stay current. Bottom line: Hire her! I’ve never heard a complaint. Ever.
So why the post? Well, Evy sent me a text message asking if she should update her year-old headshot. My response, “Yes! Photoshoot!!!” One week later, we were in my downtown Spokane studio dancing to my Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Pandora station while popping the strobes. We had more fun than I anticipated. It gave me the opportunity to experiment with no pressure to deliver a specific product, which I’m not sure I have done in the past 3 years. And could there be a better subject? I think not! The photoshoot was suppose to be for a simple headshot, but turned into two girlfriends strutting their style on the urban streets of Spokane.
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Check out more of here work and give Makeup By Evelyn a call!
Want a fun photoshoot like this one? Let’s schedule it up and get yourself an awesome collection!
Crystal
Crystal@CrystalMadsen.com
509-499-1090

Stunning Outdoor Senior Session

& High School Seniors.

There are many places in Spokane to take senior photos, but you have to find the right spot to get the best shot for that senior.  When working with high school senior Kylie, we found her perfect locations on opposite sides of town.  One being in downtown Spokane, where the pops of color and vibrant life of a bustling downtown surrounded her.  While the other was at Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley where her stunning outdoor senior session took on an entirely new feel as she walked through the wheat fields.  Her ease and great personality was such a pleasure to photograph making my job that much easier and enjoyable.  Kylie’s comfort in front of the lens was evident as she embraced different poses and styles to make the photo breath-taking.   Her subtle details that she would add to her wardrobe, gave that special touch to make everything showcase who she is.  It seemed that everything was cascading around her perfectly, even the sun was falling around her in just the right way to highlight her beautiful hair and soft gaze.  It was a true pleasure to photograph such a beautiful young woman.

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

Check out my latest senior photo sessions on my Facebook page.

Bright and Airy Spokane Senior Session

& High School Seniors.

Some of the things I first noticed about Sydney was her beautiful blonde hair, sweet smile and impeccable fashion sense, especially in regards to her accessories. I knew right away that we would have to highlight these aspects in her bright and airy Spokane senior session.  The day of Sydney’s shoot was a beautiful summer day, and as the day faded into evening that sun created an incredible soft glow that was perfect for her bright and airy session. We headed out to Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley which happens to be one of the most popular places to do senior sessions. The park offers a variety of backgrounds that make it seem like more that just one location, including a waterfall, a sprawling wheat field and beautiful shaded areas filled with rocks and trees. You get a little bit of everything with this park and Sydney and I definitely took advantage. We worked with a lot of different poses making sure everything felt natural and unforced which allowed her real personality to shine through as well as her accessorizes to be highlighted. It is always fun to work with someone who has a sense of fashion as it definitely brings a little something extra to the overall outcome of a session. It was a beautiful session and Sydney was fun to work with.
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Crystal
CRYSTAL@CRYSTALMADSEN.COM
114 WEST PACIFIC AVE #209
SPOKANE, WA 99201
509-499-1090

To find more photos and the most up to date information go to my facebook page.

Spokane Valley Senior Session

& High School Seniors.

I have been so blessed this year by having such wonderful models for my studio. They are bright, vibrant, beautiful young ladies and Rachel, from West Valley High School, was no different. We started out her Spokane Valley senior session at my studio with Rachel getting her makeup done by Makeup By Evelyn and then continued to spend a few hours in my building.  Our plan was to venture out into Spokane Valley to hit up one of my most popular locations, Mirabeau Park, as well as her high school’s neighborhood of Millwood, however a Spokane summer rainstorm kept us inside. Despite this change of plans, we had a blast in the studio and my building as we searched for a variety of spots to complete her indoor session.  We ended up with some beautiful studio shots as well as some dramatic ones, once we stumbled upon an awesome stairwell in the back of my building.

Although Rachel and I both loved the studio shots, we still wanted some beautiful Spokane Valley shots, and so rescheduled the outdoor session for another day. We kept our original plan, and explored her high school neighborhood of Millwood in Spokane Valley and finished up at the beautiful and unique, Mirabeau Park.

One of the things I love most about my seniors is the relationship I build with them. They are fun, spunky, creative and we always have a great time on our shoots coming up with both beautiful poses as well as some fun ones.  Thanks Rachel for a great shoot and I wish you the best of luck in this coming year!
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CRYSTAL@CRYSTALMADSEN.COM
114 WEST PACIFIC AVE #209
SPOKANE, WA 99201
509-499-1090

To find more photos and the most up to date information go to my facebook page.

Beautiful Senior Session

& High School Seniors.

The first thing I noticed as Amanda walked into my studio was her big vibrant smile, and as the day went on, I came to recognize it as a constant fixure on her face. This was one of the things I wanted to make sure to showcase in Amanda’s beautiful senior session. We started out in the the studio, coming up with a variety of fun photos that would show off her sweet personality as well as her excitement to be entering this phase in her life. We wanted to make sure we incorperated a variety of poses in case the rainy Spokane weather kept up its act and kept us indoors.  Amanda’s energy kept this shoot fun and light as we played around, which included venturing out of the studio and into surrounding areas in search of a change in indoor scenery. Lucky for us, Spokane decided to cooperate and by the time we felt satisfited with our studio photos, the sun had come out, bursting through those beautiful Spokane clouds.  Amanda would get her beautiful outdoors senior session afterall! The three of us (me, Amanda, and her sweet mother) hurried outside and found some awesome spots just outside my downtown Spokane studio. We started on the streets as we utilized the beautiful evening light and interesting downtown textures, creating angelic shots of Amanda. We then worked with the beautiful post-rain clouds and the gorgeaus sunset to create some dramatic urban shots.  We had a blast, and I loved getting to capture Amanda’s beautiful senior session!
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Crystal
CRYSTAL@CRYSTALMADSEN.COM
114 WEST PACIFIC AVE #209
SPOKANE, WA 99201
509-499-1090

Unique Senior Photos in Spokane

& High School Seniors.

Brooklyn. It’s not hard to remember Brooklyn. Not only was she full of ideas for unique senior photos, and a ton of fun, but I have confetti all over my studio 3 months later :) I first met Brooklyn during her sister’s senior photo shoot a couple of years ago in Spokane. Immediately Brooklyn let me know that if I ever needed a senior model to represent my studio, she would love to do it. I was sold on her immediately, especially after I got to listen to her making her sister laugh by singing a capella in the middle of a grass field.

Brooklyn knew she wanted to do some downtown Spokane shots to show her urban side, but also wanted to show off her softer side by prancing around in a formal gown at the park. This definitely provided Brooklyn unique senior photos! One of the benefits of being one of my senior photo models, is that they typically get a bit longer sessions. There were a couple of very specific unique senior photo ideas that we had, that required us to try and try again, spending at least 20 minutes on each one. But we did it and we scored!! The photos of Brooklyn sitting under a blossomed cherry tree is one of our favorites, as well as Brooklyn tossing confetti in the studio.

Another benefit Brooklyn received by signing up to be a senior photo model was having her makeup applied by the talented Evelyn with Makeup By Evelyn Mauro. I also provide this with my 2 and 3 location senior sessions. Professional makeup adds that perfect extra touch to soften the skin and make those gorgeous eyes pop! If you’ve considered professional makeup for your photo shoot, come talk to me or Evy!! We will steer you in the direction that is right for you!!Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photos Unique senior photosCrystal
CRYSTAL@CRYSTALMADSEN.COM
114 WEST PACIFIC AVE #209
SPOKANE, WA 99201
509-499-1090

High School Senior Girls Session

& High School Seniors.

As I go into my third year of having high school senior representatives, I continue to be amazed at these senior’s that I choose to represent my work.  I choose my models based on personality, unique ideas, and how well I think they will positively represent my studio.  The seniors get benefits from representing my photography, and I get to benefit from photographing beautiful accomplished high-schoolers that are ready to take on the world in front of them.  In this high school senior girls session I had a great time shooting model Molly as we showed her personality and her style all over Spokane, WA.

Molly was a great representative for my 2014 high school senior girls sessions.  She was representing Central Valley High School, and she did so with grace and flair.  Not only did Molly exceed my expectations in all of my desired categories, but we had an absolute blast during our session. We began in my downtown Spokane studio to capture some bright shots, then made our way to CV’s track to spotlight her success in track.  We ended up stopping a few times on the way as we stumbled upon a few new great urban locations that caught both of our attention.

I believe we truly captured Molly and she was a perfect representative for my high school senior girls session portfolio.  I know she will go far and continue to represent herself well. Stay tuned to my blog I’ll soon be releasing a video of Molly’s senior photography session.

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

Check out more of my high school senior girls sessions on my facebook page.
Makeup By Evelyn Mauro

Spokane High School Senior Portrait Models

& High School Seniors.

High School Photo Models in SpokaneAre you the type of teen that LOVES having your picture taken? Do you change your Facebook profile picture weekly? Or Daily? When you and your friends hang out, is it a requirement to snap the perfect picture to show how much fun you are having together? Do people tell you that you have a contagious smile?Spokane Senior Models If you answered YES to ANY of these questions, then you’ve GOT to consider becoming a high school senior portrait model for me!Each year, I select a handful of models to positively represent my studio to help grow my business and get my name in front of as many high school teens as possible. Ask any of my former models and they will tell you how much fun we had on our photo shoots, how great the benefits are, and what a great experience they had.
I choose representatives who are responsible, dependable, FUN, outgoing, creative, original, stylish and who are involved in extra-curricular activities. I want people who love to show off their unique personalities and who cannot get enough camera-time!Unique Senior Picture Ideas This year, the following benefits will be included in my modeling program:
-Free modeling photo sessions
-Makeup application provided by Makeup By Evelyn Mauro and hair style with an artist TBD
-$10 Product credit for each booked referral
-Multiple watermarked Facebook marketing images
-25 Personalized representative marketing cards
-2 Mini-Accordion marketing books
-50% off of an additional summer photo session if model chooses to do sospokane senior pics boysIf this sounds like a program you are interested in, you’d like to have your senior photos taken for FREE, and you truly believe you will be the BEST Spokane High School Senior Portrait Model, then please go to the link below and fill out the application. If I believe you and I will make a great team, I will follow-up with an email with further instructions!

http://crystalmadsen.wufoo.com/forms/senior-portrait-model-application

I will choose my models by March 15th, complete our photo sessions by April 15th, and have marketing materials in your hand my May 1st.
I am so excited to meet you!!
Spokane Senior Portraits PhotographerCrystal
Crystal@CrystalMadsen.com
114 West Pacific Ave #209
Spokane, WA 99201
Find me on Facebook to follow all of our awesome photo shoots!!

A Nature-Perfect Senior Photo Session

& High School Seniors.

When you meet a high school senior as genuine as Bethany you are really taken back.  Her mature personality and good natured sense of humor are one of a kind, I knew working with her was going to be special and I was eager to catch her natural beauty at any location she wanted.

When deciding where she wanted to have her senior photo shoot take place, she couldn’t decide, but when I asked her about her summer events she was beaming ear to ear about the camp that she has been attending for years.  This camp is Shoshone Base Camp, a sister camp of  Lutherhaven, and is a special place to a lot of youth in the Spokane area and without a doubt it is a special place to Bethany.  As she talked about her experiences there I could only focus on one thing, this is where we had to do her shoot.  The place is gorgeous and unique, giving any photographer a perfect setting for a senior session and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to capture Bethany’s last year there.

The natural landscape takes your breathe away the minute you arrive to the camp grounds which are cut in around the large evergreens, the smooth running river,  and the hidden trails.  The perfectly constructed log cabins are placed precisely and give the kids a great place to hang out and share memories, which is just one of the spots we stopped snap Bethany in her summer element.  Bethany’s beautiful blond hair and soft blue eyes glowed all day long among the beauty around her, giving us perfect shot after perfect shot.

I hope to go back to this fabulous spot and enjoy it maybe a fraction of the amount that high school senior Bethany has over the years.  It was my pleasure to work with Bethany and I wish her luck as she walks down the many roads into her future.

Location:  Lutherhaven Camp in Northern Idaho

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

An Autumn Senior Portrait Session

& High School Seniors.

I met high school senior Morgan by chance really.  She was coming into town from Montana to visit her brother at Gonzaga University and thought that it would be the perfect time to capture some unique, original and completely different than her classmate photographs, so I of course was ready show off my home town and her style right in downtown Spokane.

We walked through downtown for over three hours finding the perfect places to highlight Morgan’s beauty and style.  The shopping district, as any girl knows, is a great spot to bring out the fun and vibrant side of a girl, so we snapped some shots in the streets that are lined with some of the best shops.  We also wandered through the beautiful Riverfront Park that is located in the center of downtown Spokane.  The river runs through it, the falls drop by the gondolas, the Bloomsday statues stand for something special to our town, and the beautifully manicured grounds are a piece of art themselves in this exquisite park.  The park screams come take photographs here and that we did.  Morgan wouldn’t have gotten any of that in her pictures in Montana, so I think we meet and exceeded her desires in this photo shoot which is always what I strive for. Morgan’s crystal blue eyes and fun personality make each photograph beam.  Working with her made my job so easy that those three hours flew by, I truly could have worked with her for an entire day.

I wish her luck and maybe when she heads this direction again we can do a follow up shoot!

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