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Kelly Family Photoshoot!

It’s so amazing when someone is expecting a baby!  I absolutely LOVE pregnant women.  However, I was once pregnant (3 times over) in fact.  And, I know how it can get uncomfortable you want your body back, and want to move.  So, I keep my hands to myself.  I don’t touch other peoples belly’s.  Reason being.  I get all personal and in ‘yo business’ during a photo shoot.  I don’t want to push my limits on groping a belly as well.


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We had to break this session up into 2 sessions.  We first did a pregnancy announcement/gender reveal.  Revealing this sweet mama is expecting a baby boy to go along with her already two daughters!  We had so much fun.



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The funniest part about the second photo session was the fact that it rained.  No, it DOWNPOURED!  We had to get their photos taken in ten minutes flat and the rain came.  We were able to get the photos done so I was super relieved.  We finally had all the daughters and mom together, looking super cute and the weather decided to not cooperate!



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I was just excited to capture beautiful moments like this!  It’s not everyday you have a baby, or have the ability to carry a child.  These moments past so fast, it’s always amazing when you can stop for a moment and enjoy the time you have.





I want to say thank you to this lovely lady, for letting me capture her beautiful moment.  She also participated in a movement I am trying to put together.  Kelly is such a lovely person, if you don’t know her you are missing out!  She lights up the room when she walks in, and has such gentle soul.  She’s not only a great mom, she’s an awesome friend!  And an amazing Zumba instructor!

Contact me today to schedule your appointment!!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com

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Throw Back Thursday! (Krogel Family)



Throw back Thursday to this beautiful family!!  I am so blessed to be able to photograph these amazing people.  I met the Krogel’s at a church that the both of us used to attend. Jillayne approached me to photograph their lovely family.  Of course I said ‘YES’.  Look how great they photograph! This family is so giving, loving, sharing, kind, generous, motivational and most of all God loving!

It’s not everyday you meet people like this.  This family would give you the shirt off their back.  And the way Bruce and Jillayne look at each other.  The gravitational pull they have towards one another is not possible to duplicate.  Bruce looks at Jillayne like she’s the last woman on Earth.  And, Jillayne looks at Bruce like he made the moon.  These two have a marriage that people need to learn from.  The support they give one another is absolutely amazing!  They are amazing role models when it comes to love, THEY wrote the book.

And their kids!  Just as awesome.  Lindsee is the sweetest, and most motivated young lady!  She is beautiful in the inside and out.  Lindsee will accomplish great things in her life.  Alec, is such a sweet young man.  He loves sports, and has the most gentle heart!  His smile could light up a dark room.  It is such an amazing experience to see young people grow and mature into the adults they will be.  And, to see their potential at such a young age, is a true blessing!

Thank you so much for letting me capture your precious moments!!!!!

This family has so much love for everyone.  I wish more people had their giving nature.  It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet a family like this, and I have been blessed enough to know them!

Please contact me anytime to schedule an appointment today!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

krystalthorntonphotography@gmail.com

Words for Wednesday (How to love yourself in Photos)

Ok, so here are my words for Wednesday.  They are quite motivational and need to be read several times to get them through.  How to love yourself in photos!

We as humans tend to be the hardest on ourselves.  I’ve heard this time and time again from people.  I will love a photo, show it to them.  And, they HATE it!  Hate everything about the photo.  I go home edit the photo and post it to Facebook.  And then they LOVE IT!  LOVE it to the moon and back, absolutely L-O-V-E IT!  Why?!  It’s not because I edit the photos very much.  I do slight touches here and there. But, for the most part it’s the exact same photo.

There is one reason why I think people dislike the photos at first when they see them in the back of my camera.

  1.  Because they have a complex with themselves:

First and foremost people have a major complex when it comes to themselves.  I have had several photographers that I know take a beautiful photo of this GEORGOUS person.  And, the person hates it!  Because they pick at everything about themselves.  There is this one thing that no matter who takes the photo they will always see it in the photo.

So, I have started saying this to people when I take their photos.

“It doesn’t matter if it is a million dollar photographer that takes your photo.  If you have a complex with something about yourself, you will see it in the photos!”

“With me you don’t have a complex, this is about you!  This is meant to be fun, exciting, amazing, and I give you permission to LOVE yourself!  Love yourself like you always mean to love yourself!”

I don’t take photos for someone to look back at them and think ‘YUCK! I don’t like how I look in that photo!’

And here is the reason why I think they love the photo after it’s posted to Facebook:

  1.  Because they post it to their page and get a bajillion ‘LIKES’ from family and friends.  With everyone saying how great the photo is.  They get that outside gratification that they needed.

The best part about that is when it comes time to do another photo shoot.  They are more relaxed and have more fun the second, third and so on, times.

Well, here it is people, LOVE YOURSELF!  I give you permission to love the photos, to share them, brag about them.  And, most of all to enjoy the time you have with me.  It’s meant to be fun and exciting!

 

 

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



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



Always Available Mini Sessions!!!

Always available mini sessions!



Ever just think, “Hey, I just want a quick photo session of my family to document this (enter reason here..) In our lives??!!”  Well here is the session just for you.

Want to celebrate a birthday?!  BAM!!  Here it is!!

Want to celebrate the 376 days you have been together with your significant other and don’t want to break the bank??!!

Here is an all time ‘Always Available Mini Session”.  This is for those quick want to document moments!  These sessions are a half our and you get 4 digital prints included.  Any questions please contact me anytime!!!

www.kthornphoto.com

(269) 599-2094

Small print here!

  • The sessions need to take place in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • If the sessions run longer than a half hour then the price increases to a minimum purchase amount of $100 and the $50 session goes out the window.  This means you need to be prepared when you get to the location and be on time.
  • If you are looking for a specific pose, or idea you may have then I will need a list of ideas a WEEK before the session.  (NOT the night before).
  • I am willing to discuss the amount of people to be in the photos.  However, you need to be aware that there will only be 4 photos of MY choosing that will make the cut. And again, it needs to last less than a half hour.