Friday, December 15, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Girls Day Out
This weekend Kristi and I got to get out and shoot all day . It was the funnest day I have had in a while. Log Cabin for lunch, parks, pictures and Sonic drink later on, plus more laughter than we could handle at some points. Thanks for a great birthday Kristi!

Sometimes we have too much fun together.....

Childhood memories...if we had only known then!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Who is she?

My name- Crystal A. Garcia
My hometown- I moved around a lot, San Diego, Seattle...But I call Ruston, Louisiana "home."
My style- Fun and revealing.

If not a photographer I would have been a... Well since photography is not a business for me its a hobby, this question doesn't apply. However for your info I want to be a MOM!

My strength in my profession is... I laugh a lot!

My weakness in my profession is... wanting to give everyone everything they want.

A vendor you should know about... And

Something that is overrated in my industry... Digital editing-Do it right first, and stop covering up the uniqueness that makes people who they are!

3 things I bring with me on every shoot... My camera, a random fun object or jewelry, and a rag or Kleenex, you never know what I might need this for!

Where I get my inspiration from...Everywhere, especially Jenn Kilpatrick of Ever since she shot my wedding and I saw this pictures I have fallen in love with photography!

At 2 P.M everyday you can usually find me... checking my email and doing homework.

Something I'm still learning... Photoshop

One thing I can't part with... My camera, duh.

3 things you'll find in my purse... Arbonne Foundation, my Razor phone that makes me feel way more trendy that I actually am, and pictures that I either need to give people or ones that I want to show my friends.

Something that bores me... people that complain too much.

Something on my Christmas list... a gift card to B and H, an underwater camera, a pivoting flash, a flush mount album of my wedding, and a diamond ring!

Something you'll always find in my refrigerator...Sweet team and soy milk.

The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning...hit snooze and kiss Brian before telling him to get up.

One thing I am going to do this winter... decorate every square inch of my home for Christmas and go on a trip to play in the snow.

My snack at the movies...Sour Patch Kids

My best feature...My ability to make you feel like your butt is small.

What a Day
Last night and today were not great days for me. I had tons to do but I was extremely sick! And to top that off my kitten Cali got stuck in a tree. She was about 30 feet up in a pine tree with no branches between the one she was on and the ground. Our neighbors were nice enough to call one of their friends that had a ladder and climb up the tree and get her because apparently the fire department will no longer save kittens. As far as everything else, well I manage to just barely get my homework assignments in and that was about it! Hopefully tomorrow will be much more productive.

This is Cali after being rescue and then getting a bath since she wasn't smelling that great after spending all night outdoors.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Some Old Stuff
At the end of this past summer my Junior High small group got together for a swim party. They girls keep asking me about these pictures and I keep forgeting to get them printed for the youth room. Here are a few of them. We had tons of fun, as you can tell!

Monday, November 06, 2006

I Heart These Kids
Last week I was privileged enough to get to watch some of my favorite children while their mom went out to a meeting. We went to the park and got to play for a little while before it started raining. Once the rain hit we went under a shelter for a picnic lunch. Here's a glimpse into our day.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Meet Al
This is one of my best friends, Allyson or Al for short since she is (hehe). We hung out in Jackson, Mississippi a while back and here are some of the pics I happened across on my computer today.

Today is a day that I am so thankful for friends, for without them I think I would become a recluse because of family. Families, it seems are the worst communicators. They beat around the bush, accuse, judge, and scowl with at every occasion. I wonder why I prefer my friends.... I wish that they would just be honest but kind in their speech.
I am contemplating how I can leave everything behind and take Brian and travel the world photographing pregnant women with their Big Bellies (haha) and babies coming into the world. And on that note, why do some people seem to live on this earth to suck passion out of everyone else's life? If you are passionate about something then do it and do it in the way that fulfills the desires of your heart. What one should not do is see a man's passion and try to have that same passion or do what that man does but without passion. For the passionate man may become drained when he sees what others have done with his dreams. Live your life because there is plenty for everyone and do not seek to be known in the world or to know about what everyone is doing it is pitiful and makes you look foolish.
Well I do believe that is my venting for today, I hope that you read this and become offended if you feel as if this was directed at you, since because of your vanity it is.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I haven't posted in forever! So sorry, not like anyone has been missing them I'm sure since all of five people know that this exists. Anyways, I had a great weekend, got to see lots of friends and I got some more painting done around the house. I also got a WONDERFUL present from one of my best friends Kristi Cherry! It is a whole book of maternity photography, and it is AWESOME! Jenn and I had so much fun looking through it! Speaking of, Jenn's house is so beautiful I got to go help her clean a little yesterday. This past week Jenn was nice enough to help me with my camera (she's so sweet!) and I have made a commitment both to my camera and to Jenn that I will only shoot completely manual with my camera. I did it Sunday and I loved it was hard at first but it felt so good. Here are some pics from the weekend!

Friday, August 25, 2006

So long since my last post, summer is now almost over now and the pace of life is picking up. This summer has been one of new friendships, and new beginnings for old friendships. I feel like God has grown me in new ways and shown me a lot of things about myself that have helped me serve Him and do His will for my life. I feel like God is showing me more about Himself and that His desire is for us to share Christ with people. I knew that already but I feel like I haven't really taken it seriously. I thought that by living a moral life and being nice to people "my light" would reach them and that's not true. You have to tell people about Jesus and how to accept salvation if they are going to know Him. My commitment this year is to share Christ with people and teach others to do the same.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Brian and I had a nice trip to Seattle to visit my family. Here are some pictures from our trip. Now I'm just trying to catch up and everything now that I am back home.

Friday, July 21, 2006


My little man is growing up so fast. I want to remeber every one of his little boy smiles! Here's some I'd like to share with you.