Crystal has been writing, producing, and editing her own film projects since before college… and she hopes no one ever unearths those early works.
She earned a degree in Media Communication from Taylor University, and also spent a semester in Los Angeles writing screenplays and editing short films.
Neal is a commercial airline pilot. But he has been watching films ever since he can remember, so he’s practically an expert. He spent a semester flying back and forth between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles while Crystal studied there.
Then he proposed, and the rest is history.
Crystal worked as a writer and marketing manager for indie clothing company ModCloth.com, and built the company’s video department. Then, after having two beautiful babies, she began creating films of her own again. She has directed, written, and produced award-winning short films that have screened from Pittsburgh to Seattle.
Neal is still an airline captain, but now he also shoots video footage across the country with a drone, GoPro, and iphone while he’s away on trips.
In 2014, Crystal began assisting her friend, Allison of Captured Memories by Allison, as a second shooter during the busy summer wedding season. She loved seeing the unique personalities of each couple, and wanted to venture out on her own and create entire wedding projects from start to finish.
And so, Bluebirds & Bliss began!
We’re a boutique wedding film company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But – thanks to Neal’s flight benefits – we can also travel across the country (and the world?!) to capture special weddings or elopements. Do you have a destination in mind? Let’s chat!
Neal is an FAA-certified Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Pilot, which means he can fly our DJI Phantom 4 drone with precision to capture beautiful aerial shots at special events.
Crystal is eternally indebted to Allison for all of her wedding wisdom. They still partner together on wedding and non-wedding-related film projects when they’re not organizing playdates for their kiddos.