"Crystal has the exquisite ability of capturing a sense of time and place that leaves you not only remembering but feeling the moment."

- Rose Sellery, Artist & Gallery Director

"Crystal has an innate ability to capture images that support the larger communications strategies we develop for our clients at Miller Maxfield. We’re looking forward to more projects with her in the future."

- Bill Maxfield, Miller Maxfield, Inc. 

"Crystal does an amazing job of teasing out a person's essence and inner smile. She has a gift for seeing and capturing more than a good shot. Highly recommend her."

- Lance Wexler, Nexus Wealth Advisors

"...A picture is worth a thousand words and the ones you captures of us have helped us grow our business."

- Santa Cruz Coastal Living

"Crystal's understanding of people and space is phenomenal. She can coax a magical experience from your expressions, the light, and the surrounding environmental, and capture that magic in a picture. Her pictures tell your story in a beautiful way. I can't recommend her enough!"

- Susan O'Hara, City of Santa Cruz

"Crystal has accomplished what seemed impossible, she has captured the joy, presence, dedication that dance can bring. Every image of an event or class she has captured for Motion Pacific has truly embodied the values that we aspire to bring to the arts.

Our students and staff love having Crystal in the space and marvel at her ability to capture such engaged imagery while seemingly always being unnoticed. We can not thank Crystal enough for her time and commitment to documenting the arts and Motion Pacific."

- Abra Allan, Motion Pacific

"We hire Crystal for UCSC events and she is always so professional and her photos are just beautiful. Her shooting style really captures the moments and makes you feel like you were there. Her prices are also very reasonable. I would highly recommend hiring her for any events or photo shoots - you won't be disappointed!"

- Carolyn Lagattuta, UCSC

"I have engaged Crystal to photograph numerous events and will continue to do so. There are many great event photographers who are able to capture the excitement, vibrancy and celebration of an event, and there are many portraiture photographers who masterfully reveal individual personalities, emotion and character in their subjects. Crystal somehow is able to do both in the same frame. Her eye for composition coupled with her extraordinary placement and timing have resulted in some of the most magical and joyous photographic documentation imaginable. As an event producer there are many details to worry about, but in terms of getting great photographic documentation the only detail is to make sure we call Birnsy!"

- Chip, Downtown Association of Santa Cruz

"Crystal is easy to work with and efficient. She captured exactly what we hoped for in creative and attractive ways.  Her images are of the highest quality and she remains the first photographer we think of whenever we have a documentation project."

- Janis O'Driscoll, Santa Cruz Public Libraries