Category Archives: K Thorn Updates/News

Throwback Thursday Family Session

Thomas, Charles (1-W)



Throwback to my very first clients!  This family started it all.  They have helped me along the way, thank you Thomas’s.  I was going through these photos not too long ago and it’s crazy how much Zoe has changed in just two years of photographing your beautiful family.

Laura is extremely intelligent and I can definitely tell that Zoe is going to be just like her mom.  I love going there and hearing all of the stories of how Laura helped with Zoe’s Girl Scout troop.  In fact they my go-to family for Girl Scout cookies.

Rolo and Addie are such beautiful dogs.  I am always happily greeted at the door when I stop by their house.  It always takes some time but Rolo eventually comes up to me to pet him.  Addie however is extremely friendly.  She loves people and loves attention.

I met Charles at a place I used to work at a few years ago.  He was a regular there, EVERY SINGLE DAY!  I say that in a good way.  He is always, always, always positive and fun loving.  He’s very rarely in a bad mood and genuinely cares about everyone.  There are very few people like Charles.

One year Charles, Zoe and I were all running in the same 5K.  Our numbers were all in sequence because of the first three letters of our names are the same.  I was shocked when I went to get my number for the race and saw these two right next to mine.  We do have a photo roaming around Facebook somewhere with the three of us together.

Charles is extremely lucky to have Laura, she keeps him in line.  I love seeing this wonderful family.  The love they have for one another is timeless.  Their family is so relaxed and welcoming.  I wish more families had their welcoming nature.  The world would be such a better place with more Thomas families.

Contact me with any questions about sessions!

http://www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com

 

Words for Wednesday

Well, here is something about myself.  I am such a softy.  I have been to so many weddings in my entire life.  And, I still find myself crying at each and every one of them.  I am so emotionally invested in weddings.  They are such a happy and beautiful time.  In fact I keep tissue in my camera bag because of this!

It also amazes me how well the bride and groom hide their nerves on the wedding day.  Even after all of the weddings I have been to, it’s amazing how much love is there during that time.  There are some many people that cry during the ceremony and the reception.

If you find yourself thinking ‘I don’t want to cry during my wedding’.  Ignore that voice.  Go ahead and cry, let the tears flow.  Blubber like a baby, ugly cry if that’s your way.  Do what YOU need to do to express yourself on YOUR wedding day.  Don’t feel that you have to stifle any emotion.  EVER!  Whether it’s your wedding day or not.  It’s NOT human!

So, here’s a secret for you.  YOU are SUPPOSED to cry on your wedding day.  You are SUPPOSED to feel an overwhelming amount of emotion.  This IS an emotional day.  If people that go to weddings don’t even know the people that well.  And, THEY cry.  Let it go.  Cry!  Cry those extremely overwhelming happy tears!  This is supposed to be a once in a lifetime experience and the whole point is to enjoy it in its entirety.

Besides, when you have your make up done they use waterproof make up, and usually spray some solidifying spray to keep it from running in tears or sweat.  So, if you hold back your emotions, it’s not because you think your make up will run.  It’s honestly because you are afraid of what other people will think.  And your wedding is NOT the day to worry about that!

Tuesday’s Wedding and Dress shoe tip

 

Ever wear high heels to a wedding, event or anything outside?  It’s the worst isn’t it??!!  I was in a wedding a few years ago in a field.  Here I was wearing this short beige dress, with these super cute silver heels.  And I had to walk the length of the entire aisle on my tip toes.  Every time I put my heels down they went right into the soft dirt.  I had to spend the entire ceremony on my tip toes.  The ceremony was short.  However, my calves were feeling it when all done.  I then had to do wedding party photos in these heels. (Insert Fake Happy Smile Here!)

Fast forward several years…

This year I was at a wedding that was going to be in a field as well.  I looked down and saw this clear looking thing on the heel of one of the brides high heeled shoes.  When I asked her what they were, she told me ‘Solemates‘.  These plastic rubbery covers easily slip on and off your heels.  Not only are these ‘Solemates‘ awesome for in the dirt.  They are just as awesome on steady solid ground.  They help with balance, coordination.  And, lets be totally honest here.  We could definitely use some balance and coordination when we have a couple of drinks.  Which makes them super awesome for wedding receptions!  I have not had to use them.  So, this is not from experience at all.

I personally would purchase them because of the usefulness of these.  Not only are they super useful when it comes to walking in high heels which is a skill all on its own.  They are small and come in different colors to match your shoes.  And, to top it off they come in different sizes as well!  If you plan on wearing high heels for any reason in the near future I recommend looking into these!

Feel free to contact me anytime!!!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com

Booking 2017 Weddings



Now Booking for 2017 and even 2018 weddings.  If you are planning on getting married in the next year or more it’s best to schedule your free consultation with me now.  Especially, if you are planning on a destination wedding.  Once you book your wedding date you get a complimentary engagement session.  This is great for those ‘Save The Dates’ that you will be sending out here shortly.  It’s also great to get some couple photos of where it all it began to remember the journey you have had as a couple.

In the end photos are what takes up back to those precious moments.  It’s what we can tangibly hold in our hands that is left of the specials days we shared with our loved ones.

Make sure you get ahead on scheduling that FREE consultation TODAY!!!!!!

Contact me anytime with any questions you may have!!!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com

Receive a free gift with a minimum purchase amount!!!!



I like to give back to my clients as much as possible.  Now, when you spend a specific amount you get a gift from me in return.  Here are the guidelines:

$100 on product you receive an 11 X 14 Print ($37.00 value) with code:                100minimum

$300 on product you receive an 8 X 10 canvas wrap ($366.00 value) with code: 300minimum

$500 on product you receive 11 X 14 canvas wrap ($454.00 value) with code:    500minimum

$1,000 on product you receive a 20 X 30 canvas wrap (947.00 value) with code: 1000minimum

***ONLY ONE CODE CAN BE USED PER COLLECTION***

ALL ORDERS ARE FINAL, THEY CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED OR CHANGED ONCE SUBMITTED!

(all orders are sent to an outsourced printing company and I am unable to change or fix the order once it’s submitted please review your order carefully before submission)

How to use the coupon codes.  WAIT until you are completely done with your order you can use these coupons only once per collection.  Make sure you have everything you would like to order before you type in the coupon code, including the portrait that you will get for free.  When the coupon code has been entered the cost of the portrait will be removed. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com

Emily Pregnancy Announcement



It was so amazing to hear that Joel and Emily were expecting baby #2.  Their oldest son James is going to be the best big brother, he is such a calm, caring generous little boy.  I absolutely love James, in fact all of my kids love James as well.  It is going to be such a joy to see this new little precious bundle of love!!!  I can’t wait!!!!!!!!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a session contact me anytime!!!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com



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Why Book Krystal Thornton Photography



What you get when you book with Krystal Thornton Photography.  You get a customized email just for you on Clothing, Make-up, Skin and Posing tips to help your session run as smooth as possible.  There are NO session fees so you only pay for product and photos you WANT!!  You get to customize your very own package without being told what items you can and cannot get.  You get at least an hour of photographing, and each image fully edited for online viewing in your very own gallery.  And that is just for family, senior, engagement boudoir and other smaller sessions.

If you book me for your wedding day, I come with my wedding box.  In it there are emergency supplies like: extra toothbrush, bug spray, sunblock, tide stick, clothing tape, sewing kit, ponchos and so much more!  It is my goal to make sure that your special day runs as smooth as possible.  You not only get a photographer you get a friend for life!!!

Here are reviews on my website from past clients: Krazy for Krystal

Be prepared to be awed!  I am here to help you through every decision in your photo session.  Customer service is a huge deal to me and I want to make this experience one that you and your family or significant other will remember forever!  Contact me anytime day or night with any questions you may have!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotograph@gmail.com



Jesse and Russ Wedding



On August 27, 2016 Jesse and Russ were married!  It rained for over half the day.  We were slightly worried that things were going to be quite wet.  Around 1 pm things changed.  The clouds parted, the sun came out and it was SMOKING HOT!!!  And, I’m not talking about the weather.  These two had such an beautiful, awesome, amazingly gorgeous day!!  It was such a joy and honor to be a part of their wedding.  I wish these two all the joy in the world!!!

Contact me anytime to schedule an appointment today!!!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com



Toby’s Cake Smash



Tobias Alexander turned 1 on August 27.  This little man has been such a joy!!  I know he’s my baby.  However, he is such an awesome little boy.  Toby loves everyone and loves attention.  He is so smart and such a loving little baby.  He has slept through the night since 3 months old.  We never knew we were missing anything until we had you!!!

Contact me anytime to schedule your child’s 1 year cake smash today!!!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com



Kalamazoo Strong Event

 



On Saturday August 13, 2016 Kalamzoo Strong’s first Golf Outing!

After the tragic events earlier in 2016 Kalamazoo Strong a non-profit organization was created.  This was the ‘First Annual Kalamazoo Strong Golf Outing’.  This fundraiser was to help with funds for families that may need help during a crisis or tragic times.

It rained right at the beginning of the day but it tapered off and ended up being great weather.  We had a lot of fun and loved every minute of it.

Contact me anytime to photograph an event you may be hosting!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com