Hi, I’m Krysta.

IN THE SPIRIT OF SHARING… that’s my family there on the beach with me.

My rock-steady hubby of 20+ years, two busy, noisy teenagers & one German Short-haired Pointer who is even crazier than the kids.  We’re based in Amazing Albany on the South Coast of Western Australia & we all love the beach.

I am a “people photographer” with a passion for story-telling using emotive photos.

But that doesn’t make it any easier for me to get my family to agree to a portrait session, believe me!

It took bribery & corruption to get them to behave for this photo-shoot with my good friend & colleague, Nic Duncan.   But it was worth the struggle – I will forever treasure these photos.

So, yes, I know it will take a little bit of effort, but just do it!

You won’t regret it, I promise you.

 

Some of my personal favourite blog posts…

Some other stuff about me....
I really like lists!
I love...

Travel. I have an severe case of incurable wanderlust.

Colour. It makes me happy - you'll see that in my photos.

Indian cuisine. Actually, spicy curries of ANY nationality.

Bacon, dark chocolate & a good red.

Beaches, rugged coastlines, open paddocks & Karri forests.

Discovering little-known nooks & crannies that will bring a unique setting to your precious portraits

Going to see a movie on the BIG SCREEN

Unexpected daytime naps, in the sun by the ocean while reading a good book. The ultimate luxury!

Printed photos - as books or wall art or just in an old fashioned album. Soooo much better than sitting on our computers.

DOGS!!! All shapes & sizes!

I embrace...

Hard work. I bring everything with me to my jobs - my energy, my heart, my gut instinct, resourcefulness, spontaneity, determination, professionalism and passion.

Emotion. I make sure I shoot for, capture, and deliver emotion. (Yes, I will probably shed a happy tear at your wedding!)

Collaboration. My work is always enhanced when shooting with a team of other professionals who excel in their given specialties, especially the incredible wedding industry in our region.

Community. I could never have built & sustained a successful business without a strong community willing to stand behind me. As well as my family & friends & the tight-knit & supportive "geographic" community of the South Coast, I also treasure my network of other professional photographers who are spread throughout WA - collectively we embrace each other's talents and inspire each other (you know who you are, girls x).

I watch...

Call Me By Your Name
Pulp Fiction
Casablanca
Breath (Filmed on the South Coast)
Jasper Jones
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Wild
The Fundamentals of Caring
Jirga
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
A Star is Born
Cheeseball 80’s movies like Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, St Elmo's Fire, The Breakfast Club, Dirty Dancing, The Princess Bride, and Footloose
Anything with Dame Maggie Smith in it

I read...

I Am the Messenger - Markus Zasak
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
Murder in Mississippi - John Safran
The Course of Love - Alain de Botton
The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Beautiful Ruins - Jess Walter
Istanbul Passage - Joseph Kanon
A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
Elephant Moon - John Sweeney
The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan
The Power of the Dog - Don Winslow
Paper Towns - John Green
The Shepherd's Hut - Tim Winton
The Art Forger - B. A. Shapiro
Anything by Donna Tartt, Kate Atkinson & Alexander McCall Smith

I live...

With my passport at the ready.

{dogs}
Our Rosie, The Poser

I’m a dog-lover.

This is our 2nd German Short-haired Pointer, Rosie, with her “late” boyfriend.  (RIP Charlie.)

Rosie is the office assistant at Krysta Guille Photography. If you come for a meeting with me, you might meet her too.  I can’t resist a dog! If you have precious “fur-baby” in your family, I encourage you to bring them along.

Dogs are so good at photo sessions because:

  • Dogs help to bring the family together, gives them something to bond over, give them something to do, somewhere to focus their love.

  • Dogs always help their families to relax in front of the camera because they’ll inevitably do something stupid, will probably pull ridiculous faces for the camera.

  • Dogs know how to enjoy the simple things. They just make us smile!

  • They are a part of your family, so without them, your portrait’s really not complete!

Visit the {dog gallery} see much-loved pooches of all shapes & sizes.

My Wanderlust Top 10 List

Hubby & I are planning a 3-month backpacking trip through Eastern Europe & Morocco in a few yearss but that’s just the beginning of my list!

  1. Morocco.  The blue-hued town of Chefchaouen.   The Grand Market of Marrakesh – snake charmers, peddlers and magicians.
  2. The Dalmation Coast to Split.
  3. The Aurora Borealis.
  4. The Great Wall of China.
  5. Iceland’s geothermal pools – a fabulous mixture of fire and ice.
  6. Cuba. Tour the country in a classic car.
  7. Bagan, Myanmar – Hot air ballooning over the Pagodas.
  8. Philippines. El Nido on the island of Palawan.
  9. Churchill. Deep in the northern reaches of Canada -“Polar Bear Capital of the World”
  10. Montverde, Costa Rica. TheSky Walk – a series of bridges & hiking trails running through the rainforest.

What’s my favourite country I have visited?

Egypt …. no…. Nepal … no wait, Namibia …. umm actually, probably can’t beat classic, beautiful ITALY.
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