Crystal Salazar is a radiant human being. She shimmers and sparkles, both because glitter is always in close proximity, and she has a dynamite soul. After almost a decade as the “Head Planning Ninja” and owner of Cherry Blossom Planning Factory, she has now spectacularly transitioned into real estate. If you’ve ever dreamed of working with a realtor that wears bomb glasses and is always prepared for a champagne toast, then this Virginia realtor – and native! – is an actual dream come true.
These pictures are just a tiny glimpse into her mega-personality.
This gallery actually captures Crystal at two separate times. The beginning few images were taken in January of this year. We met up to do updated headshots, in and around her home. (Although, if I’m being honest, I really just wanted a sneak peak at her developing capsule wardrobe!). We enjoyed a delicious cup of coffee at Cure in Norfolk before changing into sweatshirts and sneaking in cuddles from her dog. Her husband, Steven, made a guest appearance which was perfect. They are one of the most sickeningly awesome couples you will ever meet.
I would meet her a few months later for her surprise birthday party, which included an incredible “Happy Birthday” sign at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk. (Remember when I said Steven and Crystal are freaking adorable?? Her husband was behind the birthday sign!) When you have someone that is always celebrating others, it is genuinely amazing to see them on the other side of the table. Crystal is usually the one with confetti cannons. To watch her getting showered in colorful swirls of paper was magic.
Crystal, you are a gem and a treasure. You are an entrepreneur that never values business over people. I love how your intentionality expands beyond your carefully curated closet into your relationships. Tiaras were simply made for you. You are a damn good realtor and person. There are few people more perfect than you to help people – all people – find a home. You embody the type of love that can’t help but be of service to others, and Trophy House Realty is proof of that.
Cheers! May your champagne always be chilled and your coffee always hot!
Fun fact: Crystal is part of the OWN Real Estate family! It isn’t too surprising considering they work with some of the coolest realtors I’ve ever met.
Have you ever wondered how many head shots you actually need? This gallery is the perfect example of how head shots don’t always have to be the sole intent.
Our April photo shoot was really about riding the high of birthday surprises and celebrations while wearing a gorgeous dress in one of the most beautiful parts of Virginia. It was about having fun and using our environment as the inspiration. Those images translate beautifully to Crystal’s business, because they showcase Crystal – the business woman and realtor that you will be working with. When you look through this gallery, you feel like you actually learn a little about her. Hopefully, you leave this blog feeling like you know her and would want to grab a coffee with her. That’s what we are aiming for. We are looking to showcase who you are as a business and as a person so that your ideal client feels comfortable with you from the first time they reach out.