EST.D 2009 Crystal Chanel A photographer for creative, heart-strong, joy-seeking adventurers. • Oahu, Hawaii •

Aloha & Welcome

Hey you.  This is my story.I was sitting across from the ER President at my dream job interview, ER Physician Assistant, at the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Hawaii."Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Would you be willing to work a weekend shift if it meant not getting to shoot a wedding?" I fumbled awkwardly with my hands under the table, the words fell silent like heavy rocks at the back of my throat.(Crystal, hellloooo...say something...18+years of school for this very moment. "Yes, absolutely! I'll do whatever it takes to show my commitment to this position.") Instead, my hesitation was evident for a split second too long.  My enthusiasm and eager expression waned.  I cleared my dry throat and stuttered, "Uh, of course."That’s when I felt the lie deep down in my gut.  The kind where it hurts to realize that what you worked so hard towards becoming, is no longer who you want to be.  More than anything, I still wanted to photograph people in their wildly fantastic, amazing, fleeting life.

Crystal Chanel Photography intuitively creates an unforgettable experience with your favorite people.  I have a gift for documenting the authentic dynamic of couples wildly in love.  I can effortlessly see the beauty and uniqueness in individuals.  After our photography session, I’ll give you a tangible keep sake documenting your relationship with your favorite people, beautifully remembered in priceless, frame worthy, fine art prints.  My photography is creative, dreamy, and fun.

In college, I lived in Zambia and Kenya for a year, running WHO bush clinics, vaccinating babies, and loving orphans.  Part of my heart will always belong to Africa.  Therefore, every time you book with me, together, you and I will partner with the International Rescue Committee, to change a little girl's life in a developing country and send her to school for an entire year.  I've told you my story.  I can't wait to hear yours and be a merrymaker and create your portrait.

With warmest aloha,

Crystal Chanel

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