We had the good fortune of connecting with Krystal Ruiz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Krystal, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
As cliche as it sounds, people. The reason I love portraits and wedding photography is because I get the chance to learn about different people and their lives, and document the important moments. Knowing my clients have that trust in me to tell their individual story is such a great feeling. Every couple I shoot are different in their own ways and it’s such a fun experience to get to know them and make sure their personalities shine through their photos.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve been pursuing photography for the past 10 years and ventured into many different avenues of the photography world before I fell in love with portraits and weddings. I’m a photographer drawn to the dramatic and emotive ways in which we connect with each other and our surroundings. A session with me is wholly focused on taking the time to slow down and really appreciate long embraces, the art of discovery, subtleties of affection, and making time to say the words we don’t always stop to say. It is my desire to create photographs that do more than serve as proof that you existed, I want to show that you lived passionately and loved madly.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Secret Garden is a must see here in Houston. I am a plant lover so the greenhouse type scenery is gorgeous and the cocktails are amazing. Travelers table would also be at the top of my suggestion list for anyone visiting Houston. They were able to take a concept and really bring together a variety of world wide cuisine that just works perfectly together. Khao soi is one of my favourite dishes there but honestly everything is A++. Edith Moore sanctuary is a great place for any outdoor lovers and of course the Houston Art Museum. It’s my favourite place to get lost for a few hours alone.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family and boyfriend Will. They are beyond supportive always pushing me to try new ideas, promoting me to others and just my hype team in general. So thankful for my brothers, sis in laws and will.