Written by Elisabeth of Aronawalsh.etsy.com

I am happy to introduce you to Crystal Zacharias!

 Crystal is generously hosting a giveaway for two of winner's products (12" or smaller) to be photographed for listings, winner only pays for shipping to and from! To enter please go to Crystal's shop and pick your favorite item then come back here and tell us what it is!
 Shop name: CrystalPhotography, but I go by Crystal Gayle Photography.

My most enjoyable hobby has become available to others to purchase. I enjoy photographing almost everything including nature, still life, and children. My photography is based from Altona, Manitoba and surrounding areas. Some of it has been taken in different areas of Manitoba’s Whiteshell Provincial Park. Most of my inspiration comes from God’s beautiful planet He’s created. I love that He has given us such miraculous creations in nature that sometimes we fail to see. I also take inspiration from other photographers and their work.

-How did you get your start on Etsy?
A friend had an etsy shop, so I checked into the rules and such, and decided I'd see if it would be a place to get my photography seen by others than friends, family, and local people.

-How did you choose your shop name?
My shop name reflects my name and what I do...Crystal Gayle and I do photography :)

-What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day is at home with my children.  Exploring outside, maybe doing some baking or cooking and cleaning inside or even crafting, but taking our camera with us to find something new to capture!  I've also started with product photography, so if I have product that needs to be photographed, I try to get that done as quickly as possible so my customer can list their product with new professional looking photos!

-If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?
There's so much of the world I'd love to see but only for one day?  Maybe Europe.

-What is your favorite Bible verse?
Proverbs 3:5-6

-What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?
I can't say I have a favorite item.  My favorite changes every time I come in to find a new great shot on my camera!

-URLs to where else we can find you on the internet (Facebook fan page, Twitter, your own dot.com, your blog, etc)




http://www.facebook.com/photographypropsnmore is another site for photography props that I crochet as well.

Thank you so much for telling us a little about you and your beautiful work Crystal! Everyone go check out Crystal's shop and her links!

And the winner of last week's featured artist post (Eliza Lenore) is Angel of Bamcrafty Mommas. Someone will contact you soon!

Comments (11)

On August 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM , Crafty Mommas said...

beautiful work! I love that scripture too!

On August 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM , Julia Badgley said...

Your work is gorgeous. It's nice to meet a fellow Canadian:)

On August 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM , Allison Ross said...

Great shop! I like the set of 3 animal book marks the best!

On August 10, 2011 at 11:42 AM , First Christian Church said...

Lovely feature! I enjoyed visiting Crystal's shop...beautiful work!


On August 10, 2011 at 2:11 PM , Faith Caroline said...

It's great that you have found a way to sell your services as well as your products. Good idea!

On August 10, 2011 at 2:39 PM , krafterskorner said...

All of them are beautiful, but I think the sunset at the lake is my favorite!

On August 10, 2011 at 6:11 PM , Lizzi said...

I LOVE the swing and pretty much all the fruit pictures, but especially the one with the kiwis :-) Thanks you for sharing your work with us!

On August 10, 2011 at 8:06 PM , Lorrie said...

If I have to pick one it is the apple blossoms pic but I also loved the inventive use of the Scrabble tiles and coffee.

On August 10, 2011 at 9:23 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

Lovely photographs.



On August 10, 2011 at 11:37 PM , Kelly said...

Awesome photos!

On August 11, 2011 at 8:13 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Your photos are so clear and sparkling. Love them. Great to meet you.