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Crystal Snider Photography - West Michigan Portrait Photographer

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my style

My goal is to provide timeless portraits that capture the color and tones of the real world through a combination posed and lifestyle photography.  

the experience

During our session I hope to learn more about you, your story, your life and the things that truly bring you joy.  I hope we belly laugh as I tell you a ridiculous joke or provide a prompt to incite pure emotion.  I hope you openly laugh at me when I forget to turn on my camera or am laying in mud for the perfect shot.  

I hope you welcome me to capture the intimate moments of your life.  

Hello there and thanks for stopping by.  Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Crystal Snider. I am a wife, a mother and the girl behind the lens.  I enjoy laughing, creating and of course photography.  I love that a photograph captures a single moment in time, a cherished memory, a smile, a face, a feeling.  I am truly passionate about documenting life, family and moments. 


Photography has always been my passion and creative outlet.  ​My affection for photography started back when I began studying graphic arts and photography in vocational school. From there I went on to study photography at Grand Rapids Community College during the days of film & darkrooms. My education took an alternative path & I later obtained a BSBA degree from Grand Valley State University.  One thing remained consistent, my love for the camera. 

Today I am grateful for the opportunity to combine my business skills with a love of photography.  From the moment of our first contact my goal is to convey how important the small details are.  I believe in connecting with my clients not only through providing beautiful photographs, but an overall experience from start to finish.



random facts

life enthusiast.  seeker of beauty.  wild at heart.  colors outside the lines.  lover of all things retro.  loves talking to strangers.  wife. mother.  collector of vintage.  most likely to be found at a thrift store.  enjoys laughter.  free spirit.  

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