Costa Rica Wedding

  A little over a year ago, I photographed a gorgeous wedding in Costa Rica, and I realized I have yet to blog it! It truly was a dream to photograph. Cristina Elena and I flew in to the capital, were hosted by the dreamiest family, and explored Costa Rica as we prepared to photograph the most relaxed…

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Revamping Inspiration

Chattanooga is the perfect place to get inspired. All of the architecture & nature is so exquisite. I’ve been in a bit of a creativity rut recently. So I attended the Chattanooga chapter of Creative Mornings with my old friend from college. The message at Creative Mornings was simple: start doing work that you enjoy, and start…

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Kirsten & Stephen

Kirsten loves cats. And Stephen’s last name is Purpura. PURRpura. It was meant to be. On a more serious note, these two are the definition of a power couple. They are so full of love for others and so open to hearing from the Holy Spirit. I love their commitment to each other. They each have carried…

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Falls and Vineyards

Friendships are beautiful things. You get to experience God’s creativity and faithfulness in a fresh way through another set of eyes. I’ve been blessed to have spent the last few months learning and exploring with Cristina Elena. A friendship with her has allowed me to grow in photography and to be encouraged in adventure and…

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Crumbling

This is about Kosovo and a wine factory in ruins. A collaboration between Elizabeth Endara (writer) and Crystal Ward (photographer)

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Adventure Abides

Adam Downs’ great grandfather hitchhiked from coast to coast  as a pencil salesman in the 1920’s. Adam has always wanted to hitchhike. “Ever since I learned that about my grandfather, I knew I needed to do the same thing.” This summer, he and Easton Dennis decided to make that dream a reality. After two weeks…

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Waterfall Portraits

I visited the Cochran Mills Nature Center in Newnan, Georgia for a beautiful evening shoot with my new friend Kayla Hood. She had many impactful revelations over the summer about her identity, and wanted photos to celebrate who she knows she is in Jesus. Identity is so important. I am consistently learning more about how glorious…

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