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Sparks Maternity

It was one of the most beautiful Days this far in 2017.  It was such a joy and pleasure to photograph this lovely family once again.  I have had the honor of photographing both pregnancy announcements and now the maternity session for one of the twin sisters.  Nichole and Jessica are both pregnant with baby number 1 and due around 10 weeks of each other.  Nichole and Matt are having a baby girl and Jessica and Steve are having a baby boy.

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The sun was strong and it was a few hours before sunset.  We were at my secret location and were able to find a beautiful tree for the girls to lean up against.  They came up with this pose from Pinterest and wanted to incorporate it into the shot.  I Feel this photograph describes the relationship that Nichole and Jessica have, along with how they want their children to grow up.  Bathed in love and the ability to communicate. With a friendship from the beginning that will last beyond a lifetime.

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I absolutely love their dog Lily.  She is such a spunky, silly, fun life loving dog.  She’s so full of energy and exceptionally lovable.  She loves water, running and the outdoors.  I always get a great photo of this pups personality!

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Lily is most definitely Nichole and Matt’s baby.  She’s always in the photos and always part of every adventure they have.  She’s been such a joy to photograph and always makes me laugh!

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When two people love each other it’s always easy to photograph.  Love is not easily posed and you cannot capture it if it’s not there.   And when it’s there, it shows!

I cannot wait to meet these sweet babies!  I wish these two families all the best!!


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Why have a ‘Pre-Session’?

There are several reasons to have a ‘pre-session’ before your actual session.  However, I will only name a few…

  1.  We get to meet each other face to face…  This is probably the most important reason to have a pre-session.  If we don’t meet until the day of the session we have .04 seconds to get comfortable with each other.  During the pre-session, we get to talk and get to know each other.  I get to understand your goals for the session and you get to see you who you are entrusting with capturing important moments in your life.
  2. I get to meet your kids…  This one is just as important as number 1.  This may be the first time your kids are meeting me.  Even though we may have talked on the phone, Facebook or email.  I am a complete stranger to your children.  Kids are usually pretty comfortable in front of me, but if we have a pre-session I get to meet them and they are not as uncomfortable during the final session.
  3. We get to brainstorm on your session…  During the pre-session, we get to discuss ideas that you may have, and what you are expecting during the session.  Each session is custom made…  YOU get to decide HOW, WHEN and WHAT you want your session to look like.
  4. Questions answered…  Any questions you may have you can have answered beforehand.  YOU get my complete and full attention so not only is your session custom made for you, you get even more time with me to have any questions or concerns you may have answered.  Don’t worry, I even come to you for the pre-session!  This stress-free consultation is extremely beneficial for your session to be the best that it can be!

Now that you know why we have a pre-session, feel free to make an appointment today!!!


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

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Krystal Thornton Photography NEWS!!!



As you can see from the photos above I am pregnant.  VERY PREGNANT!!  In fact I will be going on Maternity leave August 1, 2015.  However, please feel free to contact me in regards to any questions you may have.  And, please feel free to ask if I am available to do a photo shoot. Depending on what the situation might be, I may be able to still do the photo shoot.  I have not decided when I will be back fully from maternity, so please feel free to contact me and ask me 🙂

Thank you for your interest in Krystal Thornton Photography!

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KGLRC/WMU Bowling Extravaganza


On May 31, 2015 I had the pleasure and the privilege of being the event photographer for the KGLRC/WMU Bowling Extravaganza.  There were hundreds of people that attended the event from young to wise 🙂

My favorite part of the event were all of the smiles and happy faces, even if they were only getting gutter balls.

I met an amazing family where the little boy makes all of their outfits every year for Pride Week.  This year the shirts said ‘Keep Calm and Pride On’.  Very moving and uplifting coming from such a young person.  It was an amazing experience that I know I and my daughter will never forget.

After the event, I realized how amazing things could be if we just had the patience for one another. If we allowed each other to fail at our own pace, and that we accepted each other for who we really are.

I once heard that the one thing that keeps us from truly succeeding is ourselves.  Is it true with relationships?  Are we afraid to love others unconditionally?  And if we did love them unconditionally we set ourselves up to be hurt.  It’s one thing to love someone, it’s another to love them without fail, to love them no matter what, to love them unconditionally.  This means that when they make a mistake or do something that you don’t agree with that you will love them.  You will love them even if they no longer love you.

How painful of a thought, to love another human being without fail.  To love them beyond all the stars in the sky.  And, is it possible to love someone that you don’t even know?  Can you love someone you don’t know?  What if we did?  What if we stepped up humanity by loving each other without fail?  By loving the person that cut in front of you in line, cut you off on the road, stole your wallet or that person that was rude to you at the gas station at 3 am.  Can you love them?  Could you love them?

Why not?  What’s holding you back from loving someone, anyone?  What holds you back?  Is it knowing that there is not a single person in this world that is perfect?  Is it knowing that you could possibly one day be hurt?  Is it because you were hurt?  Is it because you don’t know how to love?

And if you love someone, are you loving them unconditionally?  Do you know how?

What if humanity did?  What if we loved each other for every bit of person we are?  What if we just loved? Is it possible?  I think it is, I think anything is possible as long as we are able to love.

Just Love.