Travel Blog

23 Jan

The Proof: Crystal Brown

I came to Whistler eight yrs ago, and fell in love with mountain culture. My first few years here, I came and left a few times to pursue some adventures.  I spent some time in Vancouver, to complete a Professional Photography Program, and then jumped on a plane with my main man to South America for a year to live in our tent and explore the culture and surroundings.  This all eventually led us back here, Whistler.  I love to be able to call Whistler my home.  No matter where I go, it’s always so good to return, take in a deep mountain air breath and smile.

Now, it’s not just the mountain life that keeps me here, it’s the people. This town is filled with truly incredible people.  People who are stoked on life and determined to focus on those things in their lives that light them up!

Photography is a passion that I am dedicated to.  Time moves forward from experience to experience; photography has this ability to preserve a moment. Perhaps allowing us to feel…just a little longer than time would allow in the moment.  It is also, a beautiful expression and platform for communication and I love it.

The Photos 

01 My favorite little nook in my house.
02 Beets! I love them.
03 A recent outing, and how I like to spend my days off in the winter.
04 My dog fast asleep.
05 This is me.
06 I love a coffee with a view.
07 A vista from the Top of Peak Chair, on Whistler Mountain.
08 Purple heather from one of my favorite hikes last summer.

The Questions

What Neighborhood do you live in?
I live in Alpine, in a little red cabin with a wood burning fireplace and our dog Bella.  I’ve lived in many neighborhoods in Whistler over the years, and Alpine is definitely my fav. Being so close to the dog park and the surrounding mountain biking trails is awesome.

What do you do?
I do my best to keep myself open to new opportunities to learn and grow as a human being. I photograph weddings, and families in Whistler, BC, and absolutely love it.  Sometimes I work for a cat skiing company and get to photograph and ski powder all day long, which brings a huge smile to my face.  When I’m not photographing, I teach yoga, spend as much time in nature as I can, and recently spend time with a particularly sweet little boy helping him in his classroom at school.  Whatever I’m up to I pour my heart and soul into. I’ve always been like that.

What are you working on?
I just finished up shooting and editing my first destination wedding in Mexico. Now, I have a little obsession with trying to shoot more of these.  I love to travel and particularly enjoy seeing the sun during our rainy seasons in Whistler.

Where can we find your work?

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