Crystal Lewis | Palm Springs, CA

My family grew up listening to Crystal Lewis on cassette in the mid 90’s. Yes, cassette:) We slowly transitioned to CD’s in the late 1990’s which seemed like the biggest new invention since sliced bread! Crystal Lewis was our family’s soundtrack. You can imagine my enthusiasm when I actually began working for Crystal for about 3 years as her Website Designer, CD Designer, and also having the privilege of photographing her in 2006 for the first time for promotional photos. It truly was a dream come true. She’s had NUMEROUS #1 hits, multiple Dove Award accolades, and nominated for multiple Grammy’s. But through it all, she has remained the most humble and down-to-earth person Natalia and I have ever met. She is extremely funny, kind, and truly loves the Lord!

Moving from Southern California to Northwestern Montana with her husband and children 7 years ago, we lost touch for a few years until the beauty of social media kicked in – specifically Instagram –  which reunited us after so long. We had discussed the possibility of shooting again together when our paths crossed. Crystal wrote me earlier this year that she would be in Southern California for a few performances and perhaps we could get together for a fun photo session! I was all in! We decided to have a fun little session in Palm Springs, CA at the ACE hotel. I loved the outcome! The photos from this shoot will coincide with the iTunes release of Crystal’s newest Greatest Hits project titled “25” which will include 25 of Crystal’s greatest hits throughout her 26-year successful career, along with 2 remade mixes of Crystal’s absolute GREATEST hits, “Beauty for Ashes” and “People Get Ready.” Below are a few of our favorite images captured during our time together.

Enjoy!

Sammy

“Sing a new song to the Lord!
Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!”
Psalm 96:1

Morgan + Brenen Expecting | Orange County, CA

We’ve been friends with Morgan and Brenen for over 5 years now. We first met in our dating days when we attended a weekly College-age Bible Study held on Friday nights, called The House. Brenen was the drummer for the band and Morgan was always his biggest supporter. We celebrated along-side them as they tied the knot just three short months before we said our very own “I DO’s.” We witnessed them take a huge leap of faith as Brenen and Morgan both felt the call to plant a church in Orange County almost 2 years ago called Regenerate, and have been faithful with that calling from the very beginning!

We are so excited to see our dear friends in a new season of their lives: expecting the arrival of their first child. The gender of this blessing will be unknown until the day he or she arrives! Baby Beeler will soon be here and he or she will be so blessed to have such amazing parents! We are truly excited for Morgan and Brenen and cannot wait to meet the newest member of their beautiful family very soon.

Below are a few of our favorite moments captured during our Maternity Session in Orange County. Enjoy!

God bless,

Sammy + Natalia

“Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from Him.”
Psalm 127:3