For as long as I can remember, my calling has always been to care for babies, mama's and those around me. Early on, I had two dreams. One, to become a national geographic photographer and two, to become a NICU nurse. While those dreams didn’t exactly play out the way it was in my head (anyone else?), what WAS birthed was a dream and a passion to beautifully blend the both.

I have been a NICU nurse for the last 8 years and have found myself in love with the beginning of life and the breathtaking process of birth. My love for this stage of life has taken me all over Cincinnati and all over the world. As a travel nurse, I have worked in the majority of nurseries and delivery rooms in the tri-state area and I’ve taught neonatal resuscitation to midwives and nurses in Madagascar, Benin and Kenya. 

I am married to my amazing husband Zach and prefer to live life as simply and gratefully as I can. He truly is my better half and reminds me daily to pursue life joyfully, purposefully & expectantly. We love Jesus, our families, our fur babies & are passionate about marriage ministry at our home church. More than likely you’ll find a coffee in my hands and about five books in my bag. I love traveling, documenting our life, writing, being outdoors, living life simply and spending time with those I love. 

I'm Krystal!

Hey mama, I'm so glad you're here

the Nurse & artist behind the lens

Where there is perfection, there is no story to tell

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books & iced coffee

4. can't live without:

Christmas for sure!

3. my favorite season of the year:

My husband Zach


Mission Viejo, California

1. I was born in…

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8. My favorite pasttime:

Reading, traveling & spending time with family & friends

My puppy Moose

7. The best gift I got:


6. My favorite food in the world is

Anywhere in Africa.  It is a huge part of me.

5. My dream destination is...


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