Crystal Waye


Crystal Waye has been photographing architecture, interior design, hotels, high-end real estate, and lifestyle for over 15 years. She has been named one of the West Coast’s top architectural photographers in Leading Architectural Photographers and works with some of the most renowned designers, architectural firms, and resorts in the country. She is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography and is a master of photographic technology, digital art, post-production, and lighting. Her work is frequently published in shelter magazines and marketing campaigns. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and accepts clients world-wide.

• Brooks Institute of Photography - B.A. in Photographic Sciences, Specialization in Architectural Photography
• Lansing Community College - A.S. in Photographic Technology
• Best of Houzz 2018, 2017, 2016 in Design Photography and Costumer Services

Photography is the single most important way for an architect, designer, resort, or business to market to a global audience. As an architectural photographer, my specialty is detecting the story and unique ambiance of a property, and then capturing that essence to evoke a sense of what it would be like to be there, experiencing the property. Through technical expertise and a refined artistic eye, I am able to adapt to any situation and design images that represent my clients’ brands, based on their aesthetics. From our initial conversations to the delivery of mastered images, I tailor my services to my clients’ individual needs and visions. For operating properties, every consideration is taken to have the least amount of impact on operations and accommodate guests. It is my honor to photograph what is usually the culmination of years of planning, design, construction, and diligent work. Thank you for your consideration. - Crystal Waye


Resort, spa, and hotel photography • Architectural photography • Interior design photography • Restaurant and cuisine photography • Staff, lifestyle, and experiences photography • Short-term rental and vacation home photography • Real estate photography • Construction photography • Landscape design photography