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El Matador State Beach Surprise Proposal + Engagement Picnic | Malibu, California | Crystal Lily Photoraphy

If you’re looking to get engaged on a beautiful, rocky beach with cliffs beside the ocean, then El Matador State Beach in Malibu, California is for you. S. reached out to me in the fall to ask if I was available to photograph her and her girlfriend, B., because S. was planning to propose and […]

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This LGBTQ engagement session at Vista Hermosa Park near Downtown Los Angeles was so sweet to photograph. These two met in such a unique way online when Jenna (shorter) found a Youtube vidoe by Jasmine (taller) and reached out to chat about the subject matter. “I found her Youtube video and sent her a message […]

LGBTQ+ Engagement Session at Vista Hermosa Park | Downtown Los Angeles | Crystal Lily Photography | Brand & Lifestyle Photographer

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Cloudy Morning Sunrise Venice Beach Engagement Session | Crystal Lily Photography | Southern California & Destination Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

When you plan for a sunrise engagement session in Venice Beach, but end up with a cloudy morning instead, you end up with vibrant pops of color against a gray backdrop that is nothing short of eye catching. I met Alexis and David at the main entrance to the Venice Boardwalk while the street lights […]

An interracial couple hold hands, looking at each other on the beach.

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It’s here!  That time of year, where a LOT of people get engaged (or not, but a new chapter of some kind is still ahead) and plans for the new year begin to unfold.  If you’re shopping for a photographer (or if you’re a photographer, hoping to attract new clients), you’re probably wondering why the […]

lesbian couple smiling at each other over coffee

Core Values & Why They’re Important | Crystal Lily Creative | Wedding, Lifestyle & Boudoir Photographer | Southern California, Florida, & Destinations

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5 Places to Take Engagement Photos That Will Highlight Your Personalities | Crystal Lily Photography | Los Angeles South Bay | California + Florida + Destinations

Engagement photos aren’t a requirement and not everyone wants them, but having an engagement session is a great way to get to get comfortable with working with a professional photographer before your wedding day. Plus you’ll get wall worthy photos of you and your favorite person together that weren’t taken on an iPhone, haha! If […]

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What’s more fun than taking engagement photos with your high school sweetheart? Taking THEMED engagement photos! This Harry Potter inspired, spring engagement photo session in a Melbourne, Florida beer garden outside of Orlando was more than worth spending a little extra time away from Los Angeles for. Alex and Darek wanted to do something a […]

Harry Potter Inspired Spring Engagement Photos | Melbourne, Florida Beer Garden | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer | Crystal Lily Photography

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The Ruby Street | Los Angeles Church Turned Hip Wedding Venue | Southern California | Crystal Lily Photography

TheRuby Street on the East side of Los Angeles is high on my list of wedding venues I’d love to work at with an amazing couple! This place is fantastic and what makes it so unique is that it used to be a church! I’ve mentioned this on social media in the past, but I […]

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Sunset engagement photo sessions in Florida are always a good time, especially when they’re playful and met with pretty colors; like this photo session on Cocoa Beach that ended up looking like cotton candy in the sky! Amanda and Nick originally wanted to take their photos on another part of the beach, but there was […]

Cocoa Beach engagement photos

Playful Sunset Engagement Photo Session in Cocoa Beach, Florida | Crystal Lily Photography | Los Angeles & Central Florida Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

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Muddy Boots & Magic Skies | Irvine Regional Park | Orange County, California Engagement Photos

This Orange County, California engagement session in Irvine Regional Park with Danielle and David was so laid back and dreamy! Danielle found me on Facebook and from our first conversation I knew we were going to get along.  I knew this, because she had also seen an ad where I was basically my complete self […]

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I couldn’t be happier with this wedding elopement anniversary session in Joshua Tree National Park just outside of Palm Springs, California. After moving to Southern California in 2012, leaving to travel in 2017, and returning periodically for clients over the last two years, I FINALLY made it to Joshua Tree!  AND I got to photograph […]

Joshua Tree, California | Wedding Elopement Anniversary Session | Palm Springs

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