Meet Crystal Vaughn of Candid Crystal Photography
I officially started my business in 2016. For a while, I was just posting edited cell phone shots of my kids for fun and people started asking me how much I charge for sessions. I thought to myself, “if people want to pay me for cell phone pictures, I may need to start a business!” lol. I have always had an artistic eye and being a stay at home mom really lit a fire in me to go further and pursue a business of my own, so at the beginning of that year I bought everything I needed professionally to begin a photography business. I filed for an EIN and registered my business name known as Candid Crystal Photography. I continually educate myself on software, posing and the business aspect of photography. I chose the name Candid Crystal because my goal is to capture real and candid emotions, which is what we all want to look back on and remember.
There will always be struggles in life but I believe that is how we get stronger, wiser and motivated to be better. The key to success is to NEVER GIVE UP. In the photography industry it can be very competitive and there is always something new to learn so I promised myself in the beginning that I would give myself grace to learn and not get so caught up on trying to be an overnight success. Greatness takes time and that would be my advice to anyone starting out. It’s ok to make mistakes and never compare your journey to anyone else’s. Just keep striving for excellence and you will do well in your own time.
I specialize in families, senior & college graduates, branding/headshots, maternity and engagement. I am known for my friendly, down to earth personality. I do my best to make my sessions fun and relaxed. Some people have never even had professional photos done so I want it to be an enjoyable experience.
The images are only a fraction of my service. My goal is to give my clients a memorable experience that will leave them with the desire to come back and quality heirloom products that can be passed down from generation to generation.
I am most proud of the friendships and bonds I have formed with my clients. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. The trust and wonderful experience I give my clients is what sets me apart from others. I genuinely care about people.
Success is defined by doing your best and setting goals. It is believing YOU CAN achieve anything you put your mind to. Success is balancing work with passion because work without passion creates undue stress and empty achievements. Success is understanding you cannot keep what you don’t give away, You will only succeed at the level you help others. It’s overcoming fear and learning something new each day. Success is NEVER GIVING UP in what you believe in.