Behind the Lens

Krystal Blase

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Hello there! I am the short girl behind the lens who is always laughing and goofy while bringing your best self out in front of my camera. I was born and raised in Boston, MA and moved to Jacksonville, FL in 2001, I consider both my homes in their own way. When I am not navigating around a wedding dance floor, chasing light with beautiful people in front of my lens or in my office editing… you will usually find me traveling, in the gym and spending time with the people I love most, including my best friend and better half, Todd. I am a lover of random adventures, crossing places and things off of my bucket list, binging shows on Netflix, breweries, interior design, sushi, tacos, chai latte’s and my fur baby Milo. Fresh flowers make my heart insanely happy and I love always having them in my home (peonies, ranunculus and tulips are my favorite)

I took the leap of faith in 2010 to quit my day job and go full time with my passion and make West House Photography my career. It was the scariest and best decision of my life. I picked up my very first camera when I was six years old and I continued to shoot as a hobby as I slowly built a portfolio entering into my teens and early twenties. My dad shot film photography in his younger years and I grew up seeing his images from when he bicycled across the country from Boston to San Francisco (I wish I was on his level of cool like that) Those images resonated with me and piqued my interest in this art at such a young age, and for that I am forever grateful to him. I love shooting real moments of love and life that are sometimes candid and imperfectly perfect. I tend to find beauty in unexpected locations and moments and my absolute favorite thing is shooting authentic images with natural light that bring a romance and wow factor to each shot . I would say my style is a mixture of light and airy with some moody and dramatic vibes thrown in.

This journey has taken me to some beautiful locations to shoot some gorgeous weddings all over the state of Florida to as far as Cancun Mexico, California, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Georgia. Now almost ten years later.... with hundreds of weddings, thousands of clients and countless locations far and wide with some amazing people, I am beyond grateful I get to be a part of the most amazing moments in peoples lives. From weddings, engagements, pregnancies, births and watching families grow... I absolutely adore what I do. It makes my heart so happy to have clients who love my work and trust me with their precious memories through the years.  I truly love documenting love in all of it’s forms.

Every person I welcome into the West House family is near and dear to me, so if you are planning a wedding or just looking to book a session for a special moment or life event, say hello! I can not wait to meet you and document your story!

 

 

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