Photo by Deb Schwedhelm

Photo by Deb Schwedhelm

about me

I have always loved photographs…
the stories they tell, the way they make me remember and the way they make me feel.
I love that they make my heart smile.

I have a photograph of me and my grandfather…
dancing in the hallway when I was about sixteen.
It reminds me of how he was a polka dancer, and that he was always happy when he was dancing.

I have a photograph of me and my husband…
holding sparklers while sitting on the dock of a lake, just a few hours before our first kiss.
It reminds me of how we started to fall in love.

I have a photograph of me and my oldest child…
watching him with tired, happy eyes as he slept on my shoulder.
It reminds me of how my heart changed forever, the moment I met him.

I love being a photographer…
capturing the details in life that we somehow think we’ll remember but so easily forget.

I feel as though I’ve been a photographer before I ever picked up a camera…
and I love that.

- Crystalyn