light and fluffy | dfw newborn photographer

There is something so fresh about this newborn session that I just love.  It literally feels like a breath of fresh air.   Little Ghirin holds a special place in my heart because I got to document his arrival!  I can’t wait to share those images with you as well, as long as mom and dad give me the thumbs up.  I have had the pleasure of getting to know Matt and Callie this last year. I photographed them right before they learned that the little man was on his way and I was over joyed when they were the first to answer my birthing call.  I’ll tell you more about that experience later, but for now, I can’t wait to share these images with you.

There were so many adjectives popping in my head while editing this session.  Fresh, calm, organic, peaceful, light and fluffy are just a few. There was a natural softness to these images that required something really unique from me.  Callie and Matt have a togetherness that is difficult to explain, and they are just so easy to be around.  Getting to know them and share them with you through my lens has truly been a highlight of my last year in business.

Hope you both enjoy your sneak peek! I can’t say thank you enough for allowing me to be apart of this amazing journey!  I just want to squish him (in a good way 😉 )


It was fun to learn that Mr. Matt was a thumb sucker.  Considering Ghirin looks identical to his daddy, all that’s missing from this photo is Snoopy 😉 (Matt’s prized stuffed animal as a child)


One of my favorite things about Callie and Matt is that they are so nostalgic.  I love how they incorporate meaningful things throughout their home and now, even with the birth of their son. Ghirin is named after Matt’s grandfather in honor of  “one of the greatest men to walk the face of the earth” as Matt so affectionately stated when explaining to me his name.  This cradle was handmade by Callie’s grandfather.  There are little plaques mounted on it with the names of all the loved babies who have slept in it.  I was honored to photograph its newest edition.


Does anyone else suddenly smell clean laundry and dryer sheets after viewing these?  Maybe I’ve lost my mind considering its 1:00 am!

Kari Kirkham: Oh my goodness Callie, he is absolutely precious! He is so cute, I just love the pictures and can't wait to see him in person! (Aug 14, 2009 at 10:14 am)
Karen: These shots are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing. (Aug 10, 2009 at 23:55 pm)
Jeanne: Lucy, you are soooo fortunate to have such a beautiful daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. No wonder you are proud! (Aug 10, 2009 at 20:48 pm)
Marla: Awwwww, he's a sweetie too! Your newborn shots are just awesome, Crystal! (Aug 10, 2009 at 18:54 pm)
Veronica Abshire: Simply Beautiful! He could not belong to two greater people. (Aug 10, 2009 at 15:50 pm)
Andrew Abshire: Yo Ghirin, What up man? Your pics are cool. I especially like the one where you are sucking your thumb. I prefer my fingers. See you soon. (Aug 10, 2009 at 15:44 pm)
Tiffani Rice: Beautiful Baby! Congratulations and welcome to the journey of parenthood.... (Aug 10, 2009 at 15:03 pm)
Bonnie Blue: What a beatiful baby! I knew he would be..Can't wait to see him when we get back to Dallas. His hand gestures remind me of Grandpa Newton, especially the one sucking the thumb! Love you guys Bonnie and Tom (Aug 10, 2009 at 14:51 pm)
Sandra: These pictures are amazing. Congrats! Ghirin is adorable! (Aug 10, 2009 at 14:00 pm)
Julie: These are awesome pictures!! Everyone looks beautiful. Ghirin looks very peaceful. Thanks for sharing! (Aug 10, 2009 at 13:23 pm)
Linda Isbell: Ghirin is precious and is lucky to have such loving parents. I know Grandma Lucy just beams everytime she talks about Ghirin. The photographs Crystal took are beautiful and will bring wonderful memories in years to come. (Aug 10, 2009 at 11:32 am)
Randy: What a gorgeous baby!! The photos are wonderful! (Aug 10, 2009 at 10:22 am)
Dan and Kirsten: Congratulations!!! So begins one of the best chapters of your lives. Enjoy every moment- even the "poopy"ones! Hope to see you both soon. Dan and Kirsten (Aug 10, 2009 at 07:42 am)
Susan White: BREATHTAKING! As I've said before, I just wanna EAT HIM UP! He's so stinkin' cute. Crystal, your talent is indescribable. Literally! Every word I think of just doesn't do you justice!! (Aug 09, 2009 at 19:55 pm)
Kerry & Johnny: Amazing pictures of love and loves result! (Aug 09, 2009 at 19:35 pm)
Crystal: My eyes welled up with tears reading all of your kind and thoughtful words! XOXOX. (Aug 09, 2009 at 16:51 pm)
Meryl Bass: What adorable pictures. You have a beautiful family. Little Ghirin is so precious! (Aug 09, 2009 at 13:48 pm)
Barbara: Since I'm 3800 miles away, I'm very grateful to meet this little angel with such diversified photos! I can just sit here and hug him in my imagination! Thanks! (Aug 08, 2009 at 20:08 pm)
Whitney Crider: I love these! He is so cute and these are timeless, wonderful photos that Matt and Callie can cherish FOREVER! (Aug 08, 2009 at 19:52 pm)
Tom and Sheila Bain: We are sending these beautiful photographs to Matt's old buddy, Thomas. Crystal captured these magic moments perfectly for the parents and grandparents. (Aug 08, 2009 at 18:57 pm)
Tom and Sheila Bain: Tom and Sheila, we are sending these beautiful photographs to his old buddy Thomas. Crystal has captured the magic moments that can only make parents and grandparents so proud. (Aug 08, 2009 at 18:54 pm)
Kathy and Mike: Ghirin is precious and the pictures capture the love shared between Callie, Matt and Ghirin. He's a special little boy. I'm so glad you've shared the pictures with us. (Aug 08, 2009 at 18:43 pm)
Grandmommy: I love the baby...and I love his parents. I love the pictures, too. (Aug 08, 2009 at 18:40 pm)
Patti and Jim: Congratulations to Callie and Matt on the arrival of little Ghirin...he is just adorable and Crystal has captured some precious moments of him in these pictures..We can see why Nonie and Papa have a tear of joy in their eyes when they talk of their Grandson. (Aug 08, 2009 at 17:54 pm)
Deberah: This little newborn is absolutely adorable. I got goosebumps looking at how beautifully you captured these fleeting moments. (Aug 08, 2009 at 16:45 pm)
Nonie: This precious little boy has come into our family. We're so proud of Matt and Callie and little Ghirin, and the beautiful family that they have created. The pictures are spectacular, and it brings tears to my eyes every time I look at them. Babies are truly God's little miracles. Thank you Crystal for all you have done to make this new life so special for all of us. Nonie and Papa Newton (Aug 08, 2009 at 12:42 pm)
Shelly: So great to meet the newest Newton thru your lens Crystal! He is just beautiful!! :o) (Aug 08, 2009 at 12:39 pm)
Kristin Jones: Light and Fluffy is right! :) The baby bird hair is just too cute. Amazing work and such a natural, beautiful family. The shot with the cradle is a one of kind too. Thank you for sharing! (Aug 08, 2009 at 12:31 pm)
Lucy: Jackie - I am sure that Crystal would come to the UK to take your picture too! (Aug 08, 2009 at 12:03 pm)
Jackie: Grandmother Lucy added a link from Facebook to see the photo's of her new addition. I was amazed by the simple, naturalness of all the gorgeous photos, that I continued on through the rest of this fantastic photographer's collection! Fantastic! (Aug 08, 2009 at 11:03 am)
Carrie: What beautiful pictures! He's adorable :-) (Aug 08, 2009 at 09:30 am)
Lucy: These pictures have brought tears to my eyes. They are just beautiful as are the people in them. We are so blessed that you are a part of our lives to capture these wonderful memories. Thank you Crystal so much. (Aug 08, 2009 at 08:40 am)
Courtney: Yay!!! I have been looking daily! He is such a mini Matt. Love the green blanket - beautiful job! (Aug 08, 2009 at 06:53 am)
Callie: What a fun surprise during our middle of the night feeding! I just love them... Especially with his hands on his face since he so often sleeps like that. I am so thankful that we have you to capture all of these beautiful moments! What a blessing! (Aug 08, 2009 at 03:20 am)