The CIP Engagement Experience


Hi! I'm Crystal a destination photographer specializing in luxury wedding photography. When I'm not running our full time wedding business you can me on the beach or anywhere I can find sun, sand and water! I love adventure and I'm willing to travel, where ever that takes me.

Throughout my many years of shooting weddings I have received quite a few complaints from brides whom we've never met before. They would approach me with something like " OMG I booked a photographer and after our engagement session I realized we're not a good fit for each other. But now I am stuck in a contract with them." I've always felt so bad for these sweet couples because photography is not something you want to be unhappy with on your wedding day!

That's when I decided to create a system that allows us to work together before having to make that big decision of booking your photographer. I am are proud to say 90% of brides who tried us out, have booked us for their wedding. The difference is, this time they KNOW for sure that they won't be disappointed on their wedding day!!

Kind Words ~ from past couples

"You're freshly engaged and within a few hours of starting your planning you're already overwhelmed. But I'm here to tell you that you should start and end your search for the perfect photographer with Crystal. To say she brought out the best in us is an understatement. My husband is tough to get a real smile out of, but she managed it during both our engagement shoot and our wedding day. She goes above and beyond and just made us feel so comfortable."

Sarah & Cody, Arlington, VA

The Process

When it comes to engagement sessions they are natural and easy going portraits (without the big ugly flash and way less pushy). We focus on documenting YOU. Who you are, what you enjoy together, the little quirks that make your love strong. The very first step to planning your engagement experience is to schedule a phone call to get to know you. This is a 15 minute meet & greet to learn more about what your visions are for your photographs.

After we chat on the phone we will follow up with you in an email and send over what's included in the engagement session as well as our available dates for the shoot. You will also receive a complimentary style guide that will walk you through choosing your outfits!

During the session we will make work to make you feel as laid back and comfortable as possible. Think of it as, the two of you hanging out together, laughing, playing, and loving on each other. And we're there in the background, documenting it all.

After the session we will set up an online web chat meeting to go over your images, pick out your free goodies, as well as answer any of your questions you have about our wedding packages. You will be offered the opportunity to purchase any additional products or digitals from your session if you'd like. When you choose us for your wedding, the entire engagement session is gifted to you!

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What's Included

Thank you!

Thank you so much for considering us to be a part of your wedding planning! If you’re interested in working with us, the next step is to set up a time to chat and to reserve your session time! Send us an email @ cip4you@gmail.com