Crystal VanAntwerpen Contact Me

Crystal VanAntwerpen

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4 Years Exp
Grand Rapids $200-$300

About Me

I love second shooting as I find that it gives me more opportunity to be creative when I’m not running the show. I find that it is easier to get all of the detail shots and close-up shots, as well as the more offbeat “Pinterest” type shots. My camera is one of the best for low-light situations and utilizing natural light in those situations when churches do not allow flash (See my full gear list below). I’m almost exclusively a wedding photographer, although I occasionally shoot architectural and concert photos for various other projects.\r\n\r\nI’m genuinely passionate about weddings. I am already married but I am always buying the latest wedding magazines (Trendy Bride is my favorite!) to keep up on the latest trends and to find inspiration for photos. I am established enough at this to know how to take beautiful pictures yet new enough to not be boring or routine.\r\n\r\nI’m a real easy girl to work with. I’m focused but don’t try to run your show. I can help you out with whatever you need. I enjoy second shooting just as much as I enjoy doing my own weddings so please do not hesitate to contact me if you are in need of a second shooter. I’m great at being a fly on the wall and capturing little moments from afar (love my 70-200!) but if you need me to round people up, carry gear, or anything like that, I can do that too! I’ve been told my best shots are my tight shots of people being emotional, details, etc.\r\n\r\nI will travel to anywhere within an hour of Muskegon at no additional charge. For locations beyond 1 hour, just get in touch with me to negotiate. :) I love going to new places even if they are far away.

Payment Details

Cash or check due upon event date.\r\n\r\nLess than 4 hours - $200\r\n4--6 hours - $250\r\n6-8 hours - $300\r\n

Camera Gear

Canon 5DIII\r\nCanon 6D\r\nCanon 70-200mm 2.8L V2 IS\r\nTamron 28-75mm F2.8\r\nTamron 90mm 2.8 Macro\r\n\r\nThe following lenses are my husband's lenses. If you need me to use one of these lenses, please inquire upon hiring as he uses them for his own gigs and I may not be able to use them for some gigs.\r\n\r\nCanon 50mm F1.4\r\nCanon 200mm F2.8L\r\nCanon 16-35mm F4L\r\n\r\nI do have Yongnuo off camera flashes and 2 alien bee 800s if you need me to use those. Otherwise I use natural light for most situations, and reception I use a camera-mounted flash and bounce it.\r\n