we're in the business of bottling up romance, of seeing you and your love at its best, and capturing who you really are. together.
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 one of the most talented photographers I have ever seen! Her photos are stunning and 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
"Krystal Kast is one of the most talented photographers I have ever seen!"
Krystal was one of 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 and friend. She truly cared about my husband and I as a couple and we are so blessed to share a connection with her after our wedding. 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 one of the best decisions we made for our wedding."
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!!"
We are so happy we chose Krystal to photograph our wedding day. Krystal was attentive, organized, with us from the day’s start to the day’s end, and the end results were just what we were hoping for. No gimmicky editing, no over-the-top Photoshop additions; just great pictures that captured our day just as we remembered it. Even throughout the day, if we thought of a picture we would want that wasn’t on our schedule of shots then she would gladly accommodate with enthusiasm and work with us. She also included an engagement photo shoot in her package and made that day a lot of fun. All of those things really set Krystal apart from the competition and we would definitely recommend her to any newlyweds looking for a top notch photographer!
- liz + marshall
"No gimmicky editing; just great pictures."
I can't say enough good things about Krystal. She was easy and fun to work with, but still professional. She knows what she's doing and and will provide you with the guidance you need to get the amazing wedding photos you want. In addition, her turnaround time was outstanding. We got married on March 31st at The Carolina Inn and got over 1300 perfectly-edited photos on April 25th. If you have the chance to work with Krystal for your wedding, do it - you won't regret it!
- erica + kris
"I can't say enough good things about Krystal."
Krystal's personality is upbeat and she has an artistic eye for detail. From every location spotted to every pose directed, a story of pure love was told in our photos. Krystal was prompt, enthusiastic, and ready to capture all the intricate details that surrounded our wedding day. Both photographers captured photos at five different locations throughout the entire day including moments with our wedding party at Duke Gardens on a 90+ degree day, but the heat did not affect their ability to press on even when I wanted to give up! They made such a good impression on our guests that several complimented me on their level of service and overall work ethic. Satisfaction is an understatement! We were and still are totally blown away at the quality of our photos and never knew we looked so good together.
- gina + eleazor
"we never knew we looked so good together!"
Krystal captured perfectly the emotions and excitement of the day. Even though we are both camera-shy, 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 – which is exactly how you'd want your wedding photos to be. Krystal was also instrumental in helping create a wonderful space for us on a day that was emotional. Few people consider that when you choose a wedding photographer, you are choosing the individual(s) 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. She is an absolute delight to work with and a wonderful person to have on your wedding “team".
- 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."
Krystal was amazing, She was friendly, easy to work with, punctual, and she brought our wedding to life! She comes highly recommended and I would book her again in a heartbeat!
- lauren + curt
"she brought our wedding to life."
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 her second shooter 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 (which has strict time guidelines) 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.