VIBRANT. BOLD. UNIQUE.

Anchorage, Mat-Su, Palmer, Wasilla, Girdwood, Alaska & Hawaii. Family Portraits, Senior Portraits, Child Portraits, Wedding and Engagement Photography

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Hi there! I’m Christal and I’m so glad you are here on my site. I am an Alaska photographer based in the awesome little town of Palmer. I have been married to my husband Justin for 16 years, and we have 4 kids. I love them to death! We enjoy the outdoors as a family, and love to go hiking in Hatchers Pass. My interest in photography began in high school. We had a darkroom, and I thought my table partner was a pretty cute guy. Going to the dark room and spending time with him was pretty fun:) Over time my love for photography and obsession with light made starting a business the obvious choice.

My goal is to create timeless, creative imagery that you’ll love. Photography that will hopefully be able to take you back in time.

I believe in timeless portraits, killer documentary style shooting, all paired with beautiful light are the way to go. As a professional photographer its my job to create images in any situation, so I use both natural light, and manufactured light. I specialize in showcasing connection in the beautiful landscapes around us.

These moments deserve to be documented, and the photos will tell your unique story.

the GALLERIES

PORTRAITS

SENIOR, CHILD, MATERNITY, FAMILY

WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT

HEADSHOT

AND BUSINESS PORTRAITS

BIRTH STORIES

AND FRESH 48, NEWBORN

the ARTWORK

WHAT DO OTHERS HAVE TO SAY?


I just wanted to say that it was a blast having you for our photographer. Both Stephen and I's previous wedding experiences left us not looking forward to the "draining experience" of doing all the photos and only hoped we'd have a little energy left over for the rest of the day. However, much to our pleasure we had a total blast doing it and didn't feel tired or stressed and perfectly enjoying trying to come up with witty comments.It was fun and relaxing.Thanks to you we are able to say that we very much enjoyed every single minute of our wedding day.So much fun!:)

-Annie & Stephen, Alaska

First of all, Christal is an absolute joy to work with...and it didn't even feel like work! The session was actually fun, and that's because she is patient, understanding, humble yet assertive, and just generally a kind and pleasant person to be around....and in my opinion those things make a huge difference!  Also of note, we did end up getting rained out during the first appointment, but she was willing to make a go of it if we wanted, in addition to rescheduling for a better-weather day...her flexibility and understanding showed her integrity and professionalism.

But, the best part...the photos!!!  I was literally moved to tears...Christal was able to capture *us* so beautifully...perfectly imperfect, enjoying tender and hilarious moments with our daughter and each other. I had hoped for a few good shots of the three of us...instead what I got was an encompassing collection, each photo unique and precious, each invoking a smile or a laugh or a tear or "Oh my gosh, how did she get that???" Not to mention the gorgeous sky and mountain backgrounds, even in the photos that got rained out!

Seriously, I can't say enough good things about Christal...she should be anyone's first choice to photograph their special event...that is, if she isn't rich and famous before you can get her! :). We are lucky to have her art in our home, and are very much looking forward to the next photo session. Thank you so much Christal!!!

-Erin

We absolutely loved our wedding photos from Christal Houghtelling Photography; they are amazing! She captured the emotions so well and made us so comfortable-it was best photo shoot we’ve ever had. We love her candid style and the interactions that she captures in the moment are priceless! Very professional and easy to work with. She knows what she’s doing and knows how to make any special moment memorable. We recommend her to anyone.

- Angie +Michael, Palmer, Alaska

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As a photographer, I have the joy of documenting the most important moments in peoples lives. My number one goal is to create beautifl images for you. Whether it’s a wedding, or family portraits now is the time to get it photographed.

EMAIL: INFO@CHRISTALHOUGHTELLING.COM

T: (907) 982-5409

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