My name is Crystal Alba, and I'm based in Blue Ridge, GA, but I travel all over the north Georgia area and Chattanooga, offering portrait, event, and animal photography. I've been working as a photographer since 2004.

My goal is to create whimsical, unique portraits with rich colors, worthy of framing.  Locations and time of day are carefully chosen to help bring your portrait to life. 

My husband, Mario, is an artist and we live with 3 horses, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.  Mario often accompanies me as a second shooter for photo sessions, events, and weddings.  Sometimes we'll even collaborate and add his artwork into the photos.  Mario also does custom artwork and illustrations, including portraits, logos, and more. Email him at mario_dae@hotmail.com for more info. 

Several days a week, I volunteer at local animal shelters, taking adoption photos of the animals. I try to get happy, bright photos of the dogs to show off their amazing personalities.  Often, we'll even take the dogs to off-site locations, like homes and parks. The shelters I volunteer at include TLC Humane Society, Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, the Atlanta Humane Society, and BullsEye Rescue

I also work full time on the care staff at a chimpanzee sanctuary in north Georgia. Part of my job is photographing the chimps. You can learn more about the work we do at the Project Chimps website. 

I love meeting new clients and putting together a photo session tailored specifically for you. Please get in touch and let me know what you have in mind.  We'll make it happen!

I look forward to meeting you!