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Crystal the Artist's journey into photography began in High School where she had her first experience shooting manually and developing B&W film and prints. She couldn't get enough. Her camera was a constant companion. Soon recognized for her creative eye and technical abilities, she was asked to join the school newspaper/yearbook staff, and shot her first wedding during these years. 

Shortly after High school, the artist was married and started a family. With her family as her main focus, her creative development was placed on hold. It wasn't until after her fourth child was born that she decided to give professional photography a shot. Focusing on improving one aspect of her skills at a time, she slowly relearned how to shoot manually. Crystal Pettit Photography was born. Ten years later, she is still learning and going strong--shooting now as Crystal the Artist, and perfecting her craft along the way.

Nowadays, this photographer primarily shoots outdoor, semi-casual, family portraits. She loves working with families and is known for her use of natural light. Her clients describe her as laid back and easy to work with. Comfort is the name of the game when it comes to her directing style. She has a warm heart and a good nature which helps alleviate the stress that family pictures can easily cause to surface. Some of her other photography work includes: newborn, child, mommy & me, graduate, maternity, engagement, weddings, events, and creative landscape & street art in and around SW Portland, Beaverton, and Tigard OR.





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