Monthly Archives: March 2016

Model Call!!!!!!!!!!!



Looking for 3 newly Engaged couples for an Engagement photo session.  The session will include:

  1.  1 hour long session
  2. 1 outfit change
  3. location to be determined between myself and the couple
  4. 15 digital prints

Requirements for Engagement session:

  1.  There must be an engagement ring
  2. If a permit to take photos at the specified location is needed the couple will have to research that and obtain the permit
  3. Clients will need to keep their Facebook profile picture or cover photo a Krystal Thornton Photography photo for a month.
  4. After receiving the digital prints, when they are uploaded to social media there will need to be a link to my website.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!!!

Contact Info

Kalamazoo, Michigan

and surrounding areas

Phone: (269) 599-2094



Christian Cake SMASH!!!!

Happy 1st Birthday to this handsome little boy!!!!





I was so excited when Briana and Jermaine asked me to to take Christian’s 1 year photos!!  I couldn’t wait, Christian was so funny we laughed the whole time.  Christian is such a sweet little boy.  We played while I took his photos.  After the photos were taken I took him to the sink and washed him off.  He played in the sink kicking and splashing in the water.  He was such a trooper, even though he didn’t eat the cake like we thought he would.  Christian loved to kick the cake and smash it just like babies do!!  I love this little guy, he is so adorable and such a joy to be around!!!

A special THANK YOU!!  To MOM and DAD, these two people are such wonderful, caring and generous souls.  It has been such an honor to get to know this family.  I am truly blessed to have met them!!!

What Photographs Mean…



The best part about photography is remembering the past.  I would have to say that the reason I started my photography business is because of someone I lost a few years ago.  My husband’s grandmother Jackie Butterfield passed away of cervical cancer in 2012.  She was monumental when it came to deciding to open my business.  While she was saying good-bye to us I took a photo of her and my daughter.  Their hands created a shape of a heart, while the background was the lake that Gram so desperately loved.  I know that, that photo was the last photo that was ever taken of her.  Gram passed away a few days after that photo.  Gram was an amazing woman, and she was always behind the camera.  It never failed during every holiday that we celebrated at her house she was holding a camera.  She had years and years of photos of everyone.  Except herself…  It was so hard trying to find photos when the time came to make a photo collage of her.  We hardly had any photos of Gram.  In fact we had to duplicate some photos and it was so depressing.  It was so upsetting that none of us thought to take the camera from her and take a few photos of Gram.

I promised after she was gone, that I would take photos but I would also be in front of the camera as well.  I know there are times when we ‘want to lose 10 pounds’ or more sometimes.  I know that there are times when we feel we don’t look the best.  However, the photos that you are in are not for you.  The photos that you are in are for your FAMILY!  These photos are for your parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren.  The photos that you are in are your legacy that you leave your family.  When you are gone the photos of you are what we will have to remember you by.  Make a choice to be photographed, because in reality it’s not for you!


Photography Season…



I have been receiving lots of calls, emails and Facebook message lately scheduling dates and times.  Here’s some information on scheduling and when the best time to take photos are.  Make sure you call sooner rather than later to make your appointment.  My weekends are filling up fast with events and family sessions already.

I like to take photos in the shade during the day on the weekends.  They say that the best time to take photos is an hour before sunset and an hour before sunrise.  While the sun gives the best golden haze at this time.  I enjoy taking photos when it’s convenient for my clients.  As long as we have shade I am good to go.  And my absolute favorite day to take photos is on a perfectly cloudy day.  This way we can take photos anywhere, and not just in the shade.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time!

(269) 599-2094