Krystal Donovan

Why Hello there!


My names Krystal Donovan, excuse me, Festerly. I am a full time creator, photographer, baby wearing, adrenalin chasing, tea consuming, mountain climbing, jewelry fiend, wife and mama of three. Editor in Chief at, a parenting magazine and community I created with the birth of my second daughter. A California girl, born and bread, living in sunny San Diego with my little family. I married the love of my life. We had only been in  each others presence twice in the ten years we'd known each other. Our friendship was built on letters we wrote to each other throughout the years, until one day, he came to visit me. I was living in San Francisco at the time, pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography, and the rest is history. We have two amazing daughters together, Eleanor and Maxine with a little one on the way. Life in a word is, blessed.

I can't remember the first time I took a photograph. Documenting life as it comes is like breathing to me. It's as if I've always known that life is fleeting, that it's nothing but mere moments stitched together by our memory. Since I was young I've viewed moments outside myself. That is to say, when a moment happens, yes I'm there, fully immersed in it, the smells the feels, but mostly I'm outside. It's as if I'm watching myself and everyone else live in that moment, while I revel outside of it, as if it's already time passed. It's just that everything's so precious to me.

The quiet, the way your hair falls, the looks you give when you think no one is watching, the face you make when you are in the most private part of you mind and soul, your child grasping at wisps of your clothing as you wash dishes, the way you watch the ocean roll in. These are the moments I cherish, these are the moments I seek to capture everyday. Organic slices of time.  It's why I do what I do, I'm a romantic at heart, life as it were, is, romantic and beautiful.

Finding beauty in the everyday is how I view life, taking photographs is how I manage to hold on to them. No one event holds precedence over another, they all are precious and magical to me. From weddings to births, families to friends, lovers to food. I love to capture it all.

I absolutely love to travel and will joyfully go where ever you need me to be in order to photograph your moment in time.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Peace & Love,