My name is Crystal and I’m the voice and photographer behind Giggle & Hugs. I’m lucky to share my life in Toronto with my incredible wife, Jessica and our amazing daughter, Lily. For as long as I can remember, I have loved photography. While my friends all had their locker doors covered with celebrity posters, mine was a perfect collage of whatever photos I happened to love at the moment. This passion has only increased as I have grown and realized how much I cherish the photographs of my own life events. While I always feel as though no experience is complete until I’ve written about it, what brings any experience together for me is having a photo that speaks volumes about what was happening during that time. I have always felt that there is just something magical that happens when you look at a photograph that you truly love: the emotions become real again and you’re brought right back to that moment in time. I love nothing more than to capture those moments in my photos
I’m a lifestyle photographer with a passion for natural light family sessions. While posed photos are incredibly beautify (and I love taking them)l, I feel that no photo shoot is complete until I’ve managed to capture a few of the unexpected, intimate moments: a shared giggle between siblings or a running hug to burn off some energy. I shoot in a very relaxed manner so that these moments happen naturally – like I’m just an invisible observer to a typical, or extraordinary day, in the life of your family. But don’t get me wrong, I’m also not above acting like a total and complete goofball who is happy to pretend to fall down if it means coaxing a shy smile to appear. So please, take a look around and if you would like to get in touch, then I’d love to hear from you!