Keystone, South Dakota | Client: South Dakota Department of Tourism | Photo © Christy Hydeck 

Keystone, South Dakota | Client: South Dakota Department of Tourism | Photo © Christy Hydeck 

Just a few of the clients that I have been fortunate enough to work with!

Just a few of the clients that I have been fortunate enough to work with!

Meet Chrysti - Her Personal Introduction
Start here. My personal thoughts, the reader's digest version of my life story and love of wordy run-on sentences summed up in a quick + easy read. Plus, you learn if it is really Chrysti or Christy. Those wasted minutes (or seconds) of minimal curiosity - solved! 

Meet Chrysti - Her Professional Bios
Hey! Featuring me? Sharing my content? Was I unintentionally absent-minded in getting a bio to you? Have a passion for reading short biographies? Then this is so totally the place for you. Bios of different lengths to accommodate (almost) any purpose. 

Hire Chrysti
Ready to work with me? Wondering which clients I have worked with before? Whether you are a marketing agency, magazine, tourism board, a couple getting married, a family wanting photos, an art collector, a billionaire with gads of money to spend or an individual - you can learn more about the services I offer & how to get in touch by heading here. 

Chrysti's Book: Photo Craft
Co-Authored with Susan Tuttle in 2012, my first book was met with rave reviews. Find out more about how it came to life, some behind the scenes information, where to get copies, bonus content, reviews, sneak peeks, links to contributors and so much more! 

About This New Website - May 2016
This has been 5 long, long, long years in the making. Along the way I have had a plethora of  emails go unanswered by squarespace site designers (which there aren't enough of)  and a string of other situations that ultimately made me decide to buck up + take action myself. So, I took a few months off of travelling + doing shoots to work (almost) solely on this site. While it isn't perfect, I can confidently state that no corner has gone untouched.  I am working on adding 4 years worth of content that I haven't published! So check back often, lots coming your way.

AlwaysChrysti.com Disclosure
I wholeheartedly believe in transparency. Familiarize yourself with my policies on reviews, sponsorships and my relationships with companies + products. I also spill the beans on how I monetize the blog, affiliate programs I belong to and why it matters. 

Meet Chrysti + Carl
Somehow, in this crazy, crazy world swimming with people - we found the place we were supposed to be, with each other. We are the best of friends + keep the people around us entertained with our antics. Consider it an intro to a bit of our not-so-traditional love story.

Why We DIY + About Our Condo
For the past few years we have taken on some pretty significant home renovations. We made a decision early on to do most of the work ourselves (we are gluttons like that) and have documented a lot of it along the way. Find out how we got ourselves into this mess by visiting here. (Spoiler alert, Carl is the king of bad timing.)

About Our Travels + Adventures
We want to see it all, do (almost) all of it and continue to fill up our lives with an abundance of memorable experiences. You can find out a bit more about what places make us swoon, where we want to go and how we made it happen. It only gets better from here!

Looking for my old, old content?
 In an effort to get the new site up faster, I deleted a lot of old posts that did not import properly and weren't really relevant today. Many of those posts are still up at my first blog home - which you can find here. I didn't ditch it all though, you will run across some of them on my blog. Personally, I enjoy seeing how much both my mixed-media art and photography have grown. I know it isn't considered the most professional way to present material, but it is a part of my story, my personal history and part of how I got here. If seeing my journey inspires even one person? Yeah, so worth it.