I'm Crystal Cofie! Oh, and no it's not "coffee" like the drink, but "co-fee". I get to explain that all the time. haha
Now that you know my name, here's a little more about me: I'm a Believer. Wife. Mom. and Your Photographer.
I'm a small town Virginian girl that made a life here in the beautiful Queen City, Charlotte.
I am that stereotypical extrovert that loves to talk to anyone. haha! My husband, like most of my closest relationships, are introverts. I mean, someone has to do all the listening as I gab!
I'm also very personable. I truly like to know the quality of the persons I meet. So, although I'll talk to a million strangers; I take the time to know their stories. This is what's created such a great environment with my clients.
Okay, so enough about me. I'd love to hear more about you. Your family. Your story.
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
― Roald Dahl
My goal in every family lifestyle session is to cater to the unique beautiful dynamics of you and your family. We spend quality time planning your location, style, and interest. I love to intimately know a little about each family member, so that when I show up for the session, everyone is comfortable. As a mother, I understand the "momma's heart" and the pride she takes in caring and loving on her family. I want that to be captured and cherished for a lifetime.
This is also why I am so very passionate about having your session printed. Every collection comes with prints and hi-resolution digitals. So, are you ready to trust me with your heart? Then contact Crystal Cofie Photography today, to preserve your family memories!
"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; "
My focus with maternity portrait sessions is to capture the intimate bond of mother and the life that's growing within. We typically wait until 32-34 weeks before scheduling maternity sessions so that we have a firm beautiful round belly. Sometimes the spouse and/or other children are apart of the shoot. We also spend quality planning time. I also know what it's like to be 32 weeks pregnant, so I make sure that the care of the mother remains a top priority during her session. I am so very passionate about having your session printed. Every collection comes with prints and hi-resolution digitals. So, are you ready to trust me with your maternity portraits? Then contact Crystal Cofie Photography today, to preserve your family memories.
"Children are a heritage from the LORD..."
I love capturing the innocence and joys of childhood, and that's my goal with children at our family lifestyle session. I often direct the children by playing little games, or finding ways to create laughter. During the quality planning of your session, I love to hear about the unique personalities of each child. I also want to know the sibling dynamics and how they communicate with each other.
I am so very passionate about having your session printed. Every collection comes with prints and hi-resolution digitals. So, are you ready to trust me with your heart? Then contact Crystal Cofie Photography today, to preserve your family memories.
“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”
— Edward Steichen
My goal when capturing portraits of teens and adults is to remain true to your personality. I help direct the poses to display and highlight your best features. When teens are present for family lifestyle sessions, I will capture them independently in a more one on one setting. Portrait sessions are also great for high school seniors & adults that may be celebrating a milestone in their life.
I am also very passionate about having your session preserved through prints. Every collection comes with prints and hi-resolution digitals. So, are you ready to trust me with your portraits? Then contact Crystal Cofie Photography today, to preserve your family memories.
UP TO 2 HOURS OF SHOOTING
IN-DEPTH SESSION PLANNING
IN HOME REVEAL
Crystal took our family photos and we couldn’t have been happier. She was able to get our 12 and 15 year old sons to genuinely laugh while she captured shots that will warm our hearts for decades.
"She was able to get our 12 and 15 year old sons to
We had our family photos done by Crystal when our daughter turned one. It was a great experience from beginning to end. I loved her energy and excitement the day of our photos. Crystal went above and beyond to get the perfect shot... from laying in the grass to hanging from a small ledge. The reveal was just as exciting. The video presentation of our family photos brought me to tears, and the quality photos mailed to us were breathtaking. We will be using Crystal again as our family grows. She is truly gifted and passionate about her work.
truly gifted & passionate
about her work."
Where do I start about Crystal Cofie? She has officially been adopted as a member of our family because she has been there to capture some fun times and great shots. She is so ingrained in our household that even our Eslyn (3 yr old) mimics her moves while pretending that she is Mrs. Crystal taking pictures. Crystal is awesome; captures some amazing shots and always aims to capture the essence of you (or your family) in her pictures. We (Doc. Funny, Ezzie and Ella and I) wholeheartedly recommend her and sing her praises to the high heavens. Great job Crystal and we look forward to our next session.
Capture the essence of you(or your family)
"Always aims to
Amazing photographer is all I can say! Crystal goes over and beyond when you hire her! I hired Crystal to do my “28 on the 28th” photos and she nailed it! I was extremely happy with my photos and would hire her again in a heartbeat!
feel so beautiful!"
"She made me
There are not enough words to describe how amazing Crystal Cofie is!!! She is the BEST of the best!!! She is so much fun to work with and makes you feel so comfortable! Having her take my maternity photos was a true honor and I will treasure them forever! They are absolutely gorgeous!!! She made me look and feel so beautiful! She has a wonderful gift! She is so easy to work with and very helpful throughout the entire process! I just couldn't believe all of the genuine smiles she captured and we had so much fun!!! If you are looking for an exceptional experience with a fun photographer that captures stunning photos, you have found her!!!
Where do I begin. Crystal not only preserved our greatest memories, but also volunteered to speak to my students about following their dreams and owning a business. She has a heart for people and conducts the session like she is taking pictures of your own family. She is dedicated, patient, fun and excellent at her craft. She encourages others, is a wonderful person to collaborate with and worth every penny! Because of her, I finally have my memories captured. Thanks Crystal!
a heart for People."