What's YOUR Love Story?

What’s Your Love Story?

Valentine’s Day is over, but it’s cold outside and we want to heat things up this winter with some love stories.

I, along with my friend and fellow photographer Dani Stephenson, am super pumped to announce our first ever photo contest. We will be GIVING AWAY a couple shoot to one FABULOUS couple.


We’re looking for a wildly adventurous, happy, goofy, natural, unique, willing to do anything, over the moon in love couple to spend the day with us for a stylized shoot at random locations of our choice (some may be gritty). Stylized meaning we will help primp you for the shoot by providing wardrobe ideas, hair & make-up ideas and direction along the way. (No we do not have a celebrity stylist on hand) You must be able to climb, hang, lay, crouch or walk on absolutely ANYTHING while flashing us your smile! It doesn’t matter if you’re married, dating, engaged…you just need to be in love!

We want to hear your romantic, funny, cute, kleenex-grabbing-moment love story, so send it along with a snapshot (no, this is not a beauty contest, contest is judged on the story not the picture!) of you and your honey to krystal(at)krystalmuellenberg(dot)com or  danistephenson(at)hotmail(dot)com

The fine print:

  1. Entry must be received by March 15, 2009
  2. Photos must be JPEG format
  3. Session will take place  on April 4, 2009 (couple must be flexible with dates due to weather)
  4. Your story must be true.
  5. Photos & story will be posted on our blogs
  6. Couples will recieve all photos from the session on DVDs in high resolution form, along with your own personal web gallery to order and share from


just a couple of notes...

~ a couple people expressed interest in buying some of my "picture a day" project pictures. these pictures are now for sale in my smugmug gallery.

~i am now actively booking 2010 weddings. and dates are filling up fairly fast, so if you are interested in hearing more about my wedding services and are planning a 2010 wedding now is the time to contact me.

~ i am sick of winter (just had to add that one in there)

~my '09 wedding season started today with the gorgeous wedding of mike and sarah. watch the blog this week for their sneak peek.

i thought i had more notes than that...but it is 2:30 am and my brain is turning to mush. i guess i will just round off this post with one photograph from today's wedding.....because i just couldn't go to bed without playing with a few.


the absolutely lovely sarah


closed for the holidays

again i want to wish you all a very merry christmas. in order to TRULY celebrate the holidays with my family, i will be out of the office from today December 22, until January 5th. if you email me or call me during this time, it may be a little longer than normal until you hear a response. thank you for understanding, enjoy your families, and see you in the new year!


how could i forget to mention this next image is by the fantastic dani? sorry!

merry christmas! and a huge gigantic THANK YOU

First off I have to extend a HUGE GINORMOUS THANK YOU to my clients in 2008. The fact that you guys continue to entrust your most cherished memories to me is just awesome. I got to be a part of such gorgeous, love filled, emotional weddings this year. You guys blessed me so! Thank you again and again for choosing me to document your days. And the families that I got to spend time with. Well you guys were so fun filled and fabulous also. So to all my clients: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! This year was a CRAZY one with me being pregnant and having a newborn, and you guys all were so patient and understanding. So thank you all!


and of course a VERY MERY Christmas from my family to yours. I hope you all have a joyous and blessed Christmas

(pictures by dani stephenson photography)

that's all folks!

well, I am happy to report that I am 100% booked for 2009 weddings. I will not be accepting anymore weddings for the 2009 season. I am now booking 2010 weddings (and yes, those bookings have started, so if you are getting married in 2010, now is the time to contact me).

I get to be a part of 28 FABULOUS weddings next year, and I am so excited. I get to travel to Las Vegas, Baltimore, the twin cities, Illinois, and all over Wisconsin, I get to be a bridesmaid for one of my best friends and I get to document my brother-in-law's wedding. WOOHOO! I really am super jazzed about next year, I know all of my couples will be great. a huge thank you to each and every one of you!

Also, starting January I will be again booking Lifestyle Sessions, after a sort-of-break from them this year. If you would like to book your lifestyle session, please contact me soon! I don't have a lot of weekend availability, due to the amount of weddings I have booked, but I do have some...and of course I have weekday availability too!

and because we all know that i can't just post without pictures, i am rounding out this post with my two favorite subjects.