Nutcracker Costume Portrait Sign Ups 2018

Nutcracker is quickly approaching!

Costume portraits will be available once again from Crystelle Marie Photography Saturday, December 22nd. I plan to photograph during BOTH shows.

Inspired by everything Dancers and Dogs does, I will be using a sky blue seamless backdrop and studio lights this year (sorry, no cute puppies!)

***  Please Note  ***


I will still do as many group shots as possible with as many dancers as possible, but I will only be doing individual portraits for those that have been signed up a head of time.

Friend shots are always my favorite and at least one dancer needs to be signed up – this means that you may still have the ability to buy some costume portraits in gallery if your dancer is photographed as a group or with his/her friends. 

The sign up form will close at 11pm Friday, December 21st.


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I don’t normally offer mini sessions at all and only allow current clients to take advantage of my VIP mini sessions after a $1000 invesment, but I’m currently offering OPEN ENROLLMENT into my VIP Annual Pass program.

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(Enrollment is $750 for an outdoor session.)

Enroll before December 23rd and save 20%!


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Michaela Graduating Class of 2020 | Southern Oregon Teen Photographer

Michaela | Class of 2020

This is my little sister, Michaela. We haven’t done her portraits in a few years now, so my mom asked if I’d do them now that she’s 15, almost 16.

I’d have killed for an awesome big sister who was an amazing photographer as a teenager (heck, I’d LOVE to have ME as a sister. Period!). The teen years can be so tenuous and full of insecurities and self-doubt. I think we all struggle to some degree with that, but having a beautiful portrait of yourself goes a LONG way in seeing your own self-worth and building your confidence.

I photographed this same street just two weeks before for this high school senior session and it was completely green. I drive by this street nearly every day and love how gorgeous these trees look both green and as they change into bright red/orange. Just a few weeks later, and they have already dropped most of their leaves.

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It was cold and the clouds were rolling in, but we lucked out downtown and captured some amazing sunlight streaming through the trees.

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I always like to chase the light, so we jumped in my van and headed up toward the hills. I pulled off in a business park that had a little field behind it and it was magical! The light was magical – there was actually deer poop every where and it was pretty cold!

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I wish I had a pull-back for the bottom two shots. There was a giant wild rose bush next to the parking lot with an old pallet laying on the ground next to it. It wasn’t actually very pretty to just look at this time of year, but the rose hips on it where a very beautiful shade of red. I asked my sister to tuck inside a little open area of the bush and, sure enough, it was awesome!

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Michaela Jeanne, I love you to the moon and back! You are amazing, kind, smart and wonderful. Always remember how unique and beautiful you are.

xoxo, Crystelle

Talli graduating Class of 2018 | Southern Oregon Senior Photographer

Talli | Class of 2018

I don’t get a chance to photograph high school seniors often, but when I do, I LOVE it! Especially, when the high school grad is as sweet and gorgeous as Talli.

I photographed Talli’s family a few years ago and I was so excited when she contacted me in early August about doing her senior portraits. We set a date and I kept my fingers crossed the blasted wildfire smoke would clear out of the valley by September for her session. It did finally clear out, but we were left with a very dreary, overcast day, and we even got sprinkled on a little. I’d planned for some awesome sunset shots, with a sun-drenched background, but we made the best of the cloudy day and her images came out amazing!

Talli started with professional hair and make up with Jayme of JLM Artistry, who is freakin’ fabulous, btw!

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We started her session in my studio, using my black v-flats, which I’ve kind of been obsessed with lately.

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We then hit up a little side street and small park on our way toward downtown Medford. I drive by this area just about every day taking my kids to ballet and had always wanted to stop and photograph there. I’d wanted the glowy sun streaming through the trees, but they ended up turning out beautiful without it.

We then went under the I-5 overpass downtown where all the bums and transients like to hang out (not really, but they do pass through this area so I’m always on guard). I really like this little spot because it has gorgeous light anytime of day and there is an awesome foot bridge over Bear Creek.

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We walked around a small area of our downtown. Our town isn’t really old enough to be really cool, and there’s not much in amazing architecture, but there is some fun textures, and, most importantly, pretty light.

These were some of the last images of our session and ended up being some of Talli’s favorites.

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Talli, you are smart, sweet, kind, and beautiful inside and out. I truly LOVED getting to photograph your your high school senior portraits and I hope you love these forever!

xoxo, Crystelle