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working with krystal
Our goal as wedding photographers is to create emotional, heart felt, fine art images that tell the story of your day. Our clients have a discerning eye, value quality over quantity and place a high priority on wedding photography. We not only capture timeless memories for our clients, with a background in Relais and Chateaux, we also create an experience and level of service that they will never forget. We dedicate our hearts and souls into every wedding, putting clients at ease while being both interactive and discreet throughout the day.
Krystal Kast is such an amazing talent and a delightful presence that we flew her across the entire country to shoot our wedding in Santa Cruz, California. Perhaps that's all you need to know! Being able to relax and be present throughout our wedding day, knowing that Krystal was there to capture everything in her signature dreamy style was the greatest gift anyone could have given me. As a professional, Krystal has the perfect balance of efficiency, ease, and humor that make her a pleasure to have as part of your big day. The photos themselves were absolutely stunning -- beyond what I had even envisioned. Krystal will go above and beyond to get that perfect, iconic shot...including clambering over giant deadwood trees on a rocky public beach in California. Thank you for everything, Krystal!
- sarah + gus
"A Photographer's Photographer!"
When I think back to our wedding day, Krystal comes top of mind because she truly was one of the biggest reasons the day was so perfect. Going back to our first shoot with Krystal for our engagement photos, she made us feel incredibly comfortable and confident. Krystal supported us throughout the process of postponing our wedding and was helpful in every way. Fast forward to our wedding day, we cannot say enough good things about Krystal. Besides being an incredibly talented photographer but she is organized, thoughtful, responsive, direct, patient, flexible, and her overall positive and bubbly personality is felt throughout your wedding day. I titled our review "The Glue of the Wedding Vendor Team" because I truly think that is a representation of how Krystal works. She is so prepared and organized and thought through in advance how to efficiently and effectively photograph our wedding day to ensure everything we wanted was delivered - and then ensured to communicate it to us!! If you want a photographer that is truly amazing, professional, and supportive, you should be booking Krystal now.
- Brittany + Andrew
"The Glue of the Wedding Vendor Team."
Where to begin with Krystal? I could not ask for a better wedding photographer. In addition to delivering an absolutely stunning wedding album, Krystal was communicative, accommodating, supportive of my crazy ideas, and incredibly knowledgable about how to make the most incredible pictures fit seamlessly into my wedding day.We chose to work with Krystal because of her timeless, artful, documentary-esque style of photography. We wanted to remember our wedding day exactly as it was, without all of the trendy filters and stiffly-posed portraits, and Krystal made that happen. She had the uncanny ability to wrangle all of our wild family and friends into beautiful, authentic portraits, capture all of the tiniest details and make them look beautiful, and simultaneously be everywhere at once without being intrusive. She was able to capture every photo on my shot list as well as every. single. guest at my wedding. My favorite part about Krystal is her reception photos -- she didn't shy away from the fun, candid photos, and I will always be grateful to have those moments captured. All in all, can't recommend her enough.
- carly & daniel
Krystal was an absolute DREAM. She captured every moment of our day and you can see our emotion in every shot. Going through our pictures truly felt like reliving the day. I could not be any more happy with the way our wedding day photos turned out. She also did a fabulous job for our engagement photos, even traveling to meet us in the city we currently live. She is so talented and definitely knows how to get the best lighting, angles and backgrounds. She even got to the location early to scope out all of the best spots. I wish I could describe better how fantastic our pictures are. Not only were the pictures gorgeous and perfect, Krystal was so amazing to work with throughout. Out of all of our vendors, she was so professional from our first phone meeting and continues to be over communicative even now that our wedding day is over. I knew I could count on her from our very first phone call. She also has the best demeanor and was such a calm and fun presence on our day. I felt so relaxed in all our pictures because of the environment she helped create. Krystal is truly the BEST! I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend for your special day. You will not regret it.
- hunter + craig
"An absolute dream"
Krystal is an incredibly talented and thoughtful photographer. She surpassed all our expectations and are so grateful for the forever memories she captured. She truly made our day special by being with us!
- hayley + chad
To put it simply, Krystal is the best wedding photographer in the business! My husband and I felt that Krystal put her entire heart and soul into our wedding. We would give her 1000 stars if we could. I would frame every single photograph if that were possible! Working with her was a dream, and my husband and I continue to be blown away by the quality of her work. Going into wedding planning, photography was a high priority, and choosing to work with Krystal was the best decision ever. She is an incredibly talented artist, and also a wonderful person. She put me at ease from the first moment we met. She was also proactive and organized, and shared an amazing guide to wedding photography to help us with our planning. All throughout the process, she made things so easy and it was so clear that she cared about us as a couple. On the wedding day, Krystal’s presence was calming and joyful. Being around her was honestly so grounding, and my mind was completely at ease because I trust her completely and knew she would capture every special moment beautifully. My jaw actually dropped when we received our wedding photographs. Somehow, Krystal was able to capture every single shot we had requested, and much, much more. Our wedding photos are even more breathtaking and dreamy than I ever could have imagined. Her work with natural light is just stunning. She perfectly captured the emotion, tenderness, and beauty of our wedding day. If I could do it all over again, I would choose Krystal in a heartbeat. She is an incredible person who we now call a dear friend, and we will forever cherish her photographs of the best day of our lives. She went above & beyond for us and we could not be more grateful. Thank you Krystal-- we love you!
- hannah + habib
"The best wedding photography imaginable!"
Where do I start...Krystal is absolutely amazing. She is an extremely gifted, talented and spectacular artist. Her photography transcends traditional wedding photography into pieces of fine art. Beyond that, Krystal is a wonderful human being. She brings total love, kindness and support to every interaction. She was so great to work with before, during and after both engagement and wedding photo shoots. The personal connection that she creates is evident in how amazing the photos are. I can't imagine having anyone else as my photographer to capture these special moments and be there on such a special day.
- evie + fritz
"transcends traditional wedding photography into fine art"
We hired Krystal Kast for our engagement photos and wedding. She is the absolute best for so many reasons! First, she is incredibly talented. Simply put - her photos are stunning and timeless. Second, Krystal makes her couples feel so comfortable. We had never been professionally photographed together, and yet she made it feel like a natural process so our pictures radiate genuine happiness and comfort. Even my husband didn't mind the experience ;)
Lastly, Krystal truly cares about her couples. When we had to cancel our original wedding due to COVID-19, Krystal was beyond understanding, cooperative, and communicative in helping us work out an arrangement despite many moving pieces. She's a fabulous photographer and all-around person...you can't go wrong choosing her to capture the most special moments of your life!
- taylor + patrick
"Stunning and timeless"
You will not find a better human or photographer than Krystal Kast! In a year that proved difficult for brides and vendors alike, she exuded positivity and remained overly communicative which put my partner and I at ease. We couldn't have asked for anything more!
Krystal successfully captured the depth, emotion and magic of our 25-person wedding day that was originally supposed to accommodate 150. In fact, I've had a tough time avoiding creating a wedding shrine in my living room. Each timeless photo brings out the best in our relationship and the unique personalities of our loved ones. It's just incredible! 15/10 would recommend including Krystal as a partner on your special day!
- cameron + duncan
"could not ask for anything more"
Krystal was an absolute GEM to work with!! Given that our wedding took place in July 2020 during the pandemic, there were a good bit of road bumps and changes to our ceremony and reception. Krystal was so incredibly kind, understanding and creative the whole way through! We had originally contracted for two shooters, but when we had to change things logistically she was seamlessly able to bring in a third shooter. To me the fact that she was able to bring someone on so last minute was truly a testament to how much people must enjoy working with her. And I can see why, Krystal is incredibly genuine, kind, professional and passionate about her craft in a way that is unparalleled. I couldn’t imagine a better experience with a wedding photographer!! Krystal! Thank you SO much for capturing our special day for us, especially during such unique circumstances!!
- kathryn + evan
"The absolute best ever!"
We unequivocally recommend Krystal Kast Photography. Krystal has such a fantastic demeanor that taking pictures (something we were not completely used to doing) felt easy and natural. Krystal captured the emotion of each event and she captured everything! Krystal was like a ninja--she got fantastic photos of each moment from absolutely every angle possible, but she wasn't obtrusive at ALL. Most importantly, all of the photos--the portraits, the action shots, the candids--are excellent. We can't count how many times we've gone through and looked at all of them. Krystal is the best of the best--you absolutely cannot go wrong choosing her to be your wedding photographer. We are so glad we chose her to be a part of one of the most important days of our lives.
- lauren & charles
"Krystal is the best of the best!"
Hiring Krystal as our wedding photographer was the best decision that we made regarding our wedding. I know that this seems overstated, but I mean this in all sincerity. Krystal is friendly, professional, and very good at what she does. As with many things regarding our wedding, we had no idea where to start when it came to picking out a photographer. As fate would have it, we had heard great things about Krystal Kast from a friend who had used Krystal’s services for her wedding. We met with Krystal and knew right away that she was a great fit for us. Your wedding day and all of the events leading up to it can be a very stressful time. It is important to choose vendors that you can get along with and that have a calming influence on you. Krystal’s experience and professionalism shine through when she is in action and I was always comforted by the fact that I knew we had her on our side. We did not think that we could be any happier with our decision to have Krystal shoot our wedding, but our happiness was multiplied after we received the photos from our wedding. We had a brunch wedding set for noon on a sunny day, which make for very hard conditions to shoot. Krystal captured the day perfectly. We could not have been happier with our photos!
- brandy & nate
"comforted by the fact that I knew we had her on our side."
Krystal is amazing! She is a delight to work with...so professional and warm. She is a genuine artist and her images are exceptional!! The photographer is the most important vendor that we hired because those photographs allow us to relive the day so completely. She captured every moment in such a meaningful way. She responded to what we expressed as most important to us and got the photographs to us so quickly. We are having genuine difficulty narrowing down our choices to order! She is the perfect photographer in our eyes...everything we hoped for!
- emily and mike
She is the perfect photographer ...everything we hoped for!
I NEED 10 STARS to rate Krystal Kast Photography! From our first meeting with Krystal (and having met with 2 other photographers), we knew immediately we had found THE one. From the beauty of her photographs, to her easy and warm demeanor, she was everything we had hoped for in our wedding photographer. The icing on the cake was her responsiveness, attention to detail and follow-through. Her planning (which guided us) helped us ensure that we got every detail and all the people we wanted to be to sure to remember in pictures. She was so easy and fun to have around all day and all evening, knowing just when to step up and be directive and when to fade into the background and just snap away. The photographs are AMAZING and have captured the essence and detail of our special day. You can't go wrong with Krystal -- highly, highly recommend!!
- tyler & powell
"Krystal is the best of the best!"
If you want gorgeous photos to treasure forever, look no further. From the beginning, she was a joy to work with. She made us feel comfortable with her laid back vibe and yet you could tell she she had a high attention to detail. She was flexible and ready for an adventure when we broached the idea of heading to Hanging Rock for our engagement shoot. On our wedding day, despite being quite behind from hair and makeup, she managed to keep me calm and not compromise on getting the photos I wanted. She was constantly moving all day long capturing details of our day. She meticulously stores your photos so you know they are safe. We absolutely loved working with Krystal and would definitely choose her again given the chance!!
- nicola & jack
"If you want gorgeous photos to treasure forever, look no further."
Krystal is truly an artist and was absolutely amazing to work with. She made the entire process such a breeze. I honestly could never have dreamed that our wedding photos would be so amazing. She captured the absolute best parts of the day with perfection. Amazing value for service and quality that is unparalleled. HIGHLY recommend!!!!
- grey & stephen
"I honestly could never have dreamed that our wedding photos would be so amazing."
Without a doubt, there is no better decision that we made during the planning process than to work with Krystal Kast. From the engagement session through the end of the wedding, she made everything such a BREEZE. She made my (now) husband and I feel so at ease through the entire process - and was a total PRO when it came to every single detail. For this type-A planner, she was so organized and on top of everything, that I legitimately did not have to worry about a thing. Not only does she have such an amazing temperament and personality, she is an absolute MASTER at her craft and her work with light is to.die.for. I hope that I have another event in my life that allows me to work with Krystal again, but if not, I hope everyone I know hires her for their special moments!
- erin & alex
"an absolute MASTER at her craft"
We absolutely love our photos from Krystal. They’re beautiful, bright, and clean—exactly what you want for wedding photos. She was also really good at incorporating the kind of photos we wanted—we asked for documentary-style photos, along with staged portraits of specific groups, and we were so happy with the results. Krystal was also great to work with—her manner put us both at ease and made it easy to take photos for so long, something neither of us were used to. She worked incredibly hard, shooting for 12 hours partially in the July heat, for which we are very grateful. Another thing we really appreciated was that though Krystal captured every moment, she was really discreet— not intrusive or distracting in any way during the ceremony, but she still captured everything somehow! We couldn’t recommend Krystal more.
- india & lukas
"We couldn’t recommend Krystal more."
If I could give Krystal a 10 of out 5 I would! Krystal was absolutely amazing to work with from our engagement pictures, bridal portraits and wedding pictures! She put my husband and I at ease, and I felt like we had known her for years. After getting our wedding pictures back I am in absolute awe of her work, she did such an outstanding job! I feel like I was there every step of the way during our wedding day from the pictures. The memories she captured will last a lifetime. All our guests commented on how amazing she was, and she is definitely the most hard working photographer out there. I would highly recommend her, you will not be disappointed!
- meghan & dru
"If I could give Krystal a 10 of out 5 I would!"
Krystal is hands down the best decision we made for our wedding day. From the first time my husband and I met her when we had just gotten engaged, we knew she was perfect for us. Her personality is so easy to get along with and she makes you feel right at home as soon as you meet her. She is easy to communicate with and very responsive. It was an added bonus that she was so familiar with my venue (Fearrington) so she knew the secret spots. The quality of her work is AMAZING - I cannot recommend Krystal enough!
- mary katherine & levi
"Krystal is hands down the best decision we made..."
Krystal Kast the most talented photographer I have ever seen! Her photos are stunning and she'll make you look absolutely flawless! She is somehow able to capture sweet special moments with such grace and skill that you don't even know she is there taking pictures, it's awesome. For someone who doesn't like being the center of attention and photographed and all the things that happen when you are the bride, she is able to make you feel comfortable in all the chaos, which in turn made us more photogenic and that is a HUGE deal. Even months after our wedding we still have people comment on how professional Krystal and her team were and how they blended into the crowd seamlessly. We never thought we would be sad about not getting to hang out with our vendors after our wedding...but alas, that's what happens when you have such a fun and awesome photographer! I still can't believe we were so lucky to book her for our wedding! #dreamteam
- paige + kristine
"she'll make you look absolutely flawless"
Krystal was the best decisions we made for our wedding. We fell in love with her the moment we met her. Krystal went on to photograph every step of our journey: engagement pictures, bridal portraits and our wedding day. Krystal always made us feel at ease during each and every photo shoot. Krystal was able to capture every special moment of our wedding day so beautifully. The lighting, the candid shots, the portraits and every tender moment in between; each picture she took was stunning! Krystal’s passion for photography shows in her breathtaking work. Not only is she a master of her craft, she’s also a wonderful person. She truly cared about my husband and I as a couple. We are so thankful to have had Krystal as our photographer and will always think of her as we relive the best day of our lives through our wedding photos. Thanks for capturing every moment of our special day Krystal - we love you!
- lauren + roy
"Krystal was the best decisions we made."
I literally could not have survived without Krystal! She is the best and continues to be the best! I love every photo she took and love living through every moment!
- julia + will
"I literally could not have survived without Krystal!!"
The moment I met Krystal I knew she was the best photographer I could have picked! She exceed our expectations and created the perfect memory of our wedding day, engagement and my bridal portraits. We first met Krystal on the day is our engagement photos. I felt like I had known her for years. She made us feel comfortable and laugh through the whole shoot. Krystal made everyone feel as ease on the day of and made the wedding day jitters disappear. She was flexible and patient throughout the entire day. Our friends and family have raved about Krystal from the moment they met her on the wedding day and now after seeing all the pictures. Krystal delivered a breathtaking gallery of pictures. She captured every detail perfectly. I can’t wait to hang these pictures in my house! Krystal is the best!!
- kayla & matt
"I felt like I had known her for years."
Krystal captured perfectly the emotions and excitement of the day. She was somehow able to get us to relax, focus only on each other and be totally present in the moment. The results are amazing - creative, romantic, and beautiful. Krystal was also instrumental in helping create a wonderful space for us on a day that was emotional. When you choose a wedding photographer, you are choosing the individuals who will be with you in the hours right before and after your ceremony. Those moments can be emotional and stressful, and if the people around you are demanding, the stress can be magnified. In choosing Krystal, we chose wisely. She was in complete control of the photography, and we simply followed her lead. Choosing her as our photographer was THE best decision out of the hundreds we made in planning our wedding.
- allison + michael
"THE best decision out of the hundreds we made."
Working with Krystal Kast was the best decisions we made for our wedding. She was knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with. She made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. Our friends and family were so impressed with Krystal throughout the entire wedding. She knew all of the best places to take photos yet also worked seamlessly behind the scenes and did not take away from any personal moments we had. The finished product is also impeccable—our photos are beautifully finished, artistic, and everything we asked for and more. I would highly recommend working with Krystal. She is fantastic.
- shannon + robert
"the best decision we made."
We first met Krystal at a friend's wedding and after seeing the results, we knew we had to have her as our photographer despite the fact she didn't even live in our state! Krystal was beyond accommodating and agreed to travel for our celebration. Not only was Krystal a pleasure to work with, but she has an amazing eye. She was able to perfectly capture the emotion of the day blending beautiful candids with photos that would look at home in the pages of a magazine. The final results were beyond amazing (especially for a bride who does not consider herself to be photogenic!) and I would emphatically recommend Krystal to anyone.
- shayna + charles
"perfectly captured the emotion of the day."
We were so lucky to have found Krystal!!! She is so amazing to work with. Her personality helps make the day stress free! She knows Fearrington like the back of her hand, so we didn't waste time trying to figure out where and when to take pictures. Our goal was to get all pictures done in time to go to cocktail hour and she made that happen! She listens to your ideas and works with you to have everything exactly how you want! She is extremely talented and her photographs are beautiful. I would highly recommend Krystal!
- jordan + luis
"Her personality helps make the day stress free."
"There is not one thing I would change about the experience I/we had with Krystal - not one thing. I had a large number of photos that I wanted, and Krystal snapped each one of those on our big day, without making me feel stressed/rushed/etc. I would consider myself a bride that worried about every little detail of the day, but I honestly didn't find myself worrying about Krystal, the job she would do, etc. It almost felt like she knew which moments would be hard for us to remember - but when we received our photos, it was like reliving our big day all over again. Lastly, if you are getting married/having your reception at Fearrington, you may as well not even entertain the thought of any other photographers. Krystal's familiarity and knowledge of the Fearrington grounds cannot be matched - and that, too shows in any photos that are taken. We love Krystal and can't thank her enough for her hard work!"
- taylor + taylor
"we love krystal."
I am so glad my husband and I chose Krystal Kast to photograph our wedding. From our first phone call with her to the last email she sent us with our images, she was thoughtful, responsive, and professional. We were planning our wedding from out of state and appreciated how quickly she responded to emails. On the wedding day, she and did a wonderful job of making sure all of the images we had requested were captured, as well as many more that we never could have imagined. She got us in and out of Duke Chapel easily and efficiently. My husband and I don’t love having our picture taken, but she made us feel immediately comfortable in front of the camera. She has an excellent eye and captured truly beautiful and intimate moments between us and with our friends and family. We also loved all of the mix of portraits and candids. Working with Krystal was an absolute pleasure from start to finish, and she has given us pictures that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.