I don't create the story, I tell YOUR story. Photojournalism is my specialty, and I am an award winning photographer and proud member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Don't get me wrong...that doesn't mean that I don't give any instruction. I understand that most people my feel awkward and may not naturally know how to pose for photos. When it comes to the "formals" part of your wedding day, I will give you just enough instructions so that we can get the most natural and genuine reactions.
I have been known to carry random solutions in my fanny pack...
Me, not you! Climb trees, bike handlebars, squeeze into tight spots, crawl on the ground, wade in streams - the things we do to get the photo. This is why I wear shorts.
We will all do lots of this. From our initial meeting to the day of the wedding we will have the best time together! Happy is my favourite, which probably why wedding photography is my first love.
Take a glimpse of life outside of wedding photography
In addition to great images that tell the story of your wedding day, I want you to have the best experience from the first consultation meeting to the delivery of your images, and beyond. Below is just a peek into what it is like to work with me.
A Wife, a Mom and a Dog Mom.
We are a blended family with 5 adult kids between us. All girls. Even the dog is female.
Concert Goer & Music Lover.
Fave concerts: Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga
Currently on repeat: Maggie Rogers
Anywhere. Anytime. Have passport and camera, will travel.
Fave places (so far): Barbados & New York City
Former Resident of Remote Communities.
I lived in some of the most remote areas of Canada before settling in Alberta 18 years ago. I was lucky enough to call Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, Kujjuaaq, QC and Kujjuaraapik, QC my home, where I experienced living in 24 hour daylight in the summer time and darkness during winter; I took part in traditional celebrations of the Cree people, went dogsledding, and waded in the Arctic Ocean.
Enough about me, I'd love to know more about you!
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I am incredibly blessed to have images recognized by peers through professional wedding and portrait photography competitions! This is a true testament to the amazing couples I get to work with each and every wedding day. Their trust in me to create something unique and special means everything. Of course, accolades are just the icing on the cake. True joy lies in giving couples the best experience and the most beautiful images that tell the story of their day - images that they will love forever and ever, and that will remind them of every detail of their wedding.
I loved your style when I first found you and
I KNEW YOU WOULD TREAT MY WEDDING WELL.
yet very personable to us and all our family and friends. You just fit right in. Thank you so much!
Chrystal, thank you so much for being so wonderful.
The day was crazy, but you never broke a sweat! You are so incredibly talented, it was an honour watching you in action!
I must have re-acquainted myself with the woman in the photo about 50 times last night. It was an everyday thing that you ladies do for women, and for me it was life changing. Forever grateful.
I can't even say a simple
I am so thankful we had you capture our special day!
Her shots were breath-taking and her unique charisma and techniques left me with photos that were far more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. It doesn't get much better than her.
FEATURED WEDDINGS ON THE BLOG
A Muslim wedding at Edmonton's Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, full of tradition and creative ways to maintain social distancing.
A gorgeous fall COVID wedding at the Sturgeon Valley Golf and Country Club in St. Albert.
An Edmonton micro-wedding at the Hotel Mac. A pandemic friendly, physically distanced and joyful celebration!