About Crystal

About Crystal Madsen

Hello!! Thank you so much for visiting my website! Please let me introduce myself and tell you a bit about me.

 I am Crystal Via and am a photographer in Spokane, WA. I remember being the great age of 16 when I was first mesmerized by the sound of a camera snapping a photo…I had to have that in my life! I can honestly compare it to the same love I have for the sound of a bat hitting the baseball, a basketball swishing through the net, and a golf ball falling into the cup. I could listen to all of these sounds and my camera thousands and thousands of times. Even with the new digital cameras, I tend to leave the shutter noise audible so I can hear that magnificent sound.

Immediately out of high school, I enrolled into college photography classes in Spokane, WA. I won’t give you the year, but we were still shooting film. I had received a softball scholarship and was determined to excel at both. Unfortunately the photography classes and softball schedule conflicted so I chose softball over photography. From that moment photography became a major hobby and dream for me. I played softball for another 2 years at Saint Martin’s University, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing, had two drop-dead gorgeous children and got VERY busy with life. 10 years after attempting to begin my photography career, I finally did it! I am now one of the top boudoir photographers in Spokane, a veteran high school senior portrait photographer, a dynamic wedding photographer and provide beautiful family photos, powerful commercial headshots, AND I offer photography lessons in Spokane!

Helping others achieve their creative photography goals is an absolute joy. Being able to offer photography lessons and camera classes in Spokane follows my motto “Inspire others. Share knowledge. Encourage growth. Spread love. Kickass.”


My favorite part about photography is the opportunity to get creative and capture the personalities of each of my subjects. Each person has their own style, traits, and qualities that make them unique. It is my job to work with you to capture those qualities and show the world your distinct personality. While I am known as a Spokane, WA photographer, I travel all over the world specializing in fine art boudoir, premier wedding photography, fun high school senior photos, family portraits and more.

I take pride in my ability to creatively represent you as a person AND my ability to connect with you. I really don’t know if you will find another Spokane photographer who can make you feel as comfortable, make you laugh, and help you truly enjoy your time in front of the camera like I can. I love to laugh and I love my job…its a great combination.

Thank you for visiting Crystal Madsen Photography, I hope you have the chance to check out my work and please contact me with any questions.