My name is Kristal Armendariz and I work in an office by day, go to graduate school by night and am mom/wife 24/7. Between us, my husband and I have nine kids ~ five still at home.

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I use flickr as a dumping ground for all my photos. Think stream of consciousness. If you want the story behind the photos, check out my blog. If you want to see dozens of pictures a day, including all the silly things I shoot with my cameraphone you are in the right place!

Find me here: blog, twitter, facebook, gmail

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    SKgiraffe says:

    "Kristy K has a unique talent for capturing value in things most of us just pass by without a thought. She also captures the true grit of living in a large and noisy family, showing life as it really is -before makeup. I treasure her photostream because it allows me to watch my grandkids living life and I am somehow a part of it all. My thanks to you for taking the time, every day, to share slices of life with us all."

    March 30th, 2009

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    weaker vessel says:

    "Kristal Armendariz, a photographer based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, likes to document the often-overlooked flashes of beauty and meaning that drift across the landscape of everyday life. The mother of seven, she’s had plenty of opportunities to hone the fine art of lining up shots with a fussy baby balanced on one hip. When she’s not counting kids or experimenting with one of her cameras, you’ll probably find her sketching out plans for the family’s next road trip.

    Thanks, Kristy, for the wonderful peephole into the lives of your beautiful family, and for the loving, creative, masterful documentation of the very unique town you call home!"

    January 28th, 2008

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    cathymccaughan says:

    "Kristal is the mother of seven and wife of one. Her big family adventures and sense of humor are documented on her website, Her love for life and ability to see the beauty in the mundane is captured in her photography collection at Flickr. Kristal inspires me to see the world as though everything is deserving of a photograph. Kristal is the blogger I would most like to meet in person."

    January 26th, 2008

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    girlwonderful says:

    "Kristal's photostream is candy for the eyes and senses. Her photos are bright, vibrant and so full of life. They are a testament to her passions and it shows in every shot."

    March 18th, 2007

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    Mattie & Den says:

    "Kristy's stream

    leads you into her

    sometimes crazy

    often interesting

    intoxicatingly beautiful

    painfully true

    and expertly captured


    Thank you for sharing..."

    March 16th, 2006

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    jon madison says:

    "i can't even explain...i can go through dozens of shots at a time (well, because she's that prolific anyway:) because i know i'm going to get hit with something wonderful.

    there's a real realness about her photos that's...just...uh...yeah. it's dope."

    January 5th, 2006

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    mamarosa says:

    "Kristal's photos are amazing. They are unique and give the viewers an incredibly beautiful peek into her very rich and love filled world. She inspires me to be more creative and to find beauty in all of the little things that surround me."

    August 17th, 2005

Kristal Armendariz
August 2004
Las Cruces
New Mexico, USA
I am:
Female and Taken
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