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Hello my name is Cristal King, I’m a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

How can I help you?

I am happy to offer a wide range of photography services, that include weddings, engagements, graduations, anniversaries, family and newborn sessions! I also enjoy collaborating with clients for business or personal photos. Whether it’s a milestone event or the everyday moments that you would like captured, I like to put my clients at ease by helping them to relax and give them the needed direction while maintaining a high level of professionalism that will ensure you have memories to treasure!

Send an email now to book your session!

Q & A about our Wedding Photography

Here are a few questions Brides and Grooms have asked to get to know what kind of service we will provide on their wedding day. This of course won’t answer all your questions or explain exactly how fun and professional we are to work with but we’re confident you’ll get to know us very quickly and feel completely at ease when you meet us! Please email us with any further questions you may have.

What do you consider your photography style?

I can’t say that we use only one style. We have found a mix of styles produces the best results as most brides and grooms like to have some of the classic portraiture that comes from a traditional style and candid moments that come from shooting in a photo-journalistic as well!

Do you bring your own lighting?

Absolutely we bring our own lighting and back up equipment!

Do you provide color, black and white, or both?

We always shoot in color but I may provide some photos only in black and white, these will be a select few tho that I feel are better suited to B/W

Do you bring an assistant or second photographer?

Absolutely! My techie husband is my secret weapon! He knows my style and I have carefully instructed him on each individual wedding we photograph. He acts as my assistant and second photographer on all of our wedding packages!

Do you correct and edit your photos?

Yes I personally edit all my photos and it includes some basic Photoshop and some selective skin retouching.

How do you deliver my images?

I provide a digital copy of all the best select photos, averaging 100photos/hr. I have a couple different options to do this that we can discuss. Our clients are loving their own online gallery which you can download your high resolution images from as well as share with family and friends and on social media as many times as you wish. This gallery link is emailed to your email address, so keep an eye on your email inbox the weeks after your wedding date

Do you work from a shot list?

I do not carry around a piece of paper with specific shots on it, we have learned the standard ebb and flow of a wedding day and the highlights to be captured, coupled with good communication with any vendors, coordinators and especially the bride and groom we are confident that we are able to capture the special moments of your wedding. We do request a specific shot list from the bride of family formals which we bring with us the day of the wedding. We stick to very closely to it as we do not know the exact family dynamics of each client and their extended family and guests.

Can I request certain images are taken at our wedding?

Absolutely, with good communication, cooperation and advance notice, we usually find we have sufficient time scheduled in the wedding day for photos you would like to request. We find this best achieved when everyone runs on time according to the schedule as planned.

How many hours are included in your package?

We have 3 packages that range from 4 hrs of basic coverage to a full day package, with flexible hrs.

How much does an additional hour of coverage cost?

Any additional hrs after the contracted hrs have expired is $200/hr

How long does it take to see the proofs from our wedding?

I like to share a few images within a couple days and usually have a sneak peak ready within a week, photos will be delivered within 6-8weeks, depending on how big the package is and how busy the photography season is. Because we take a limited amount of clients each year we find we are able to significantly cut that delivery time down so you can have your photos faster

Is an album included?

To help keep your initial wedding expenses lower an album is not included in my wedding packages, but may be purchased additionally if desired.

What is your plan if you are ill or there is an emergency and you can’t photograph my wedding?

In the very unlikely event that I am extremely ill, in the hospital or dead I will send my second shooter to photograph your wedding as he is already trained to shoot in my style and will be instructed on every detail of your wedding. I trust him with my own children ; )

We would absolutely do everything in our power to find you a suitable replacement, in the very unlikely event that all of the above is out of our control, your wedding fee would be completely reimbursed to you.

*When is our date officially booked?*

Your date is confirmed as booked when we receive the $600 booking fee and a signed contract, until that time, the date is still available.

How much is the deposit?

We charge a non-refundable booking fee of $600 to secure your wedding date when the contract is signed.

When is the balance due?

The balance is due 48hrs before your wedding date, this way none of us are carrying around money during the day and is one less thing for you to worry about on a very busy important day.

What is your cancellation policy?

In the unlikely event that you would need to cancel our services the booking fee is non-refundable.

 

Check out my galleries and also find me on these other social media sites to see samples of my work:

“Cristal and her husband Tyler are AMAZING!!! I honestly couldn’t say enough wonderful things about them. We brought them to Mexico with us for our wedding and it was the best decision we could have ever made, even the guests at our wedding couldn’t stop raving about how awesome they were. If you’re looking for a sweet, energetic, talented and fun photographer these are your people!” –  Kirsten Spek

“Cristal and her husband Tyler are AMAZING!!! I honestly couldn’t say enough wonderful things about them. We brought them to Mexico with us for our wedding and it was the best decision we could have ever made, even the guests at our wedding couldn’t stop raving about how awesome they were. If you’re looking for a sweet, energetic, talented and fun photographer these are your people!” – Kirsten Spek

“Love love love! Cristal is beyond amazing! Such a genuine person, she is so lovely inside and out! Cannot recommend her enough, she is very professional, prompt with communication and follows through with an amazing vision.” –  Dianna Houle

“Love love love! Cristal is beyond amazing! Such a genuine person, she is so lovely inside and out! Cannot recommend her enough, she is very professional, prompt with communication and follows through with an amazing vision.” – Dianna Houle

“Hi Cristal we got the link they look amazing definitely got “the one”!! It was so great working with you and your hubby we had lots of fun and got amazing pictures couldn’t ask for anything more!” –  Christina Allison-Hull

“Hi Cristal we got the link they look amazing definitely got “the one”!! It was so great working with you and your hubby we had lots of fun and got amazing pictures couldn’t ask for anything more!” – Christina Allison-Hull

“I absolutely love all of our pictures from Cristal and Tyler! She is so kind & talented! I could not have asked for a better photographer to capture our special day. Thank you so much!!” –  Taylor McAtamney

“I absolutely love all of our pictures from Cristal and Tyler! She is so kind & talented! I could not have asked for a better photographer to capture our special day. Thank you so much!!” – Taylor McAtamney

“I cannot recommend Cristal King Photography enough. She has photographed our family a few times and every time I have fallen in love with the photos she’s done. From newborn to extended family sessions she is amazing. She has an eye for getting the perfect shot and works so well with crazy toddlers. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!” –  Jodi Baker

“I cannot recommend Cristal King Photography enough. She has photographed our family a few times and every time I have fallen in love with the photos she’s done. From newborn to extended family sessions she is amazing. She has an eye for getting the perfect shot and works so well with crazy toddlers. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!” – Jodi Baker

“We have had many photos done by Cristal and they have always exceeded our expectations. You have been so amazing with our kids and capturing honest, true memories. Can’t thank you enough for all the great shots” –  Raegen Maurer

“We have had many photos done by Cristal and they have always exceeded our expectations. You have been so amazing with our kids and capturing honest, true memories. Can’t thank you enough for all the great shots” – Raegen Maurer

“Wow, incredible energy and spirit. Probably one of the best photographers in the city. Open to try new things and gave out amazing directions and ideas. Love love love.” –  Tyler Phillips

“Wow, incredible energy and spirit. Probably one of the best photographers in the city. Open to try new things and gave out amazing directions and ideas. Love love love.” – Tyler Phillips

“A fantastic and very fun photographer to work with! She is very energetic and has great vision for capturing the moment. I absolutely love how our engagement and wedding photos turned out!” –  Jeff Pridmore

“A fantastic and very fun photographer to work with! She is very energetic and has great vision for capturing the moment. I absolutely love how our engagement and wedding photos turned out!” – Jeff Pridmore

“Oh my good gawd I LOVE THEM!! You have a gift, amazing talent. They’re fantastic!! Love the black & white, very classy!! Thanks so much!!! It’s like reliving the whole day. You captured it all!” –  Crystal Barclay

“Oh my good gawd I LOVE THEM!! You have a gift, amazing talent. They’re fantastic!! Love the black & white, very classy!! Thanks so much!!! It’s like reliving the whole day. You captured it all!” – Crystal Barclay

“Cristal! I love the pictures!! The one with the bridal party is so awesome, I love Kenzie in that picture and how we’re all just hanging out having a good time. And dang my heels look good! I don’t even know what to say, I can’t thank you enough.” –  Shayla

“Cristal! I love the pictures!! The one with the bridal party is so awesome, I love Kenzie in that picture and how we’re all just hanging out having a good time. And dang my heels look good! I don’t even know what to say, I can’t thank you enough.” – Shayla

“Thanks so much. Everyone loves them!! U did a great job!” –  Susan Stark

“Thanks so much. Everyone loves them!! U did a great job!” – Susan Stark

“We have logged on to PASS and viewed the photos. We love them! You did such an incredible job. It was nice to hang out with you for a few hours on our wedding day – the photo session at Echo Dale was a bit of time for us to breathe and the results are just fantastic (how did you make us look so good? ha ha). We also really appreciate the photos you took of our guests. We will treasure them for years to come. Thank you so much.” –  Matt & Michelle

“We have logged on to PASS and viewed the photos. We love them! You did such an incredible job. It was nice to hang out with you for a few hours on our wedding day – the photo session at Echo Dale was a bit of time for us to breathe and the results are just fantastic (how did you make us look so good? ha ha). We also really appreciate the photos you took of our guests. We will treasure them for years to come. Thank you so much.” – Matt & Michelle

“Oh my gawd I love them all” –  Bridgette

“Oh my gawd I love them all” – Bridgette

“The photos are phenomenal!! Our favorite one is when you captured him smiling with his little smirk! The PASS is a great tool. We are appreciating the ability to show people pictures anywhere without having to take our DVD everywhere. As far as feedback goes, you both were so professional, open and honest. You were great with Roan! You could really tell that you were there to help us get what we wanted. I had no idea before we talked what I was looking for but you helped pull exactly what we needed together! The revisions were fast and you both were so laid back and great to work with. We will definitely remember you for our future photo needs! Thank you again for coming out and taking our photos on such short notice!!” –  Jennifer Matt

“The photos are phenomenal!! Our favorite one is when you captured him smiling with his little smirk! The PASS is a great tool. We are appreciating the ability to show people pictures anywhere without having to take our DVD everywhere. As far as feedback goes, you both were so professional, open and honest. You were great with Roan! You could really tell that you were there to help us get what we wanted. I had no idea before we talked what I was looking for but you helped pull exactly what we needed together! The revisions were fast and you both were so laid back and great to work with. We will definitely remember you for our future photo needs! Thank you again for coming out and taking our photos on such short notice!!” – Jennifer Matt

“Just wanted to send you a quick message to say how much we LOVE the sneak peak photos!!! We can not stop looking at them!” ” We love the photos!! Seriously can not stop looking at them. SO many good shots too! Love!! We can’t thank you and Tyler enough” –  Tawny

“Just wanted to send you a quick message to say how much we LOVE the sneak peak photos!!! We can not stop looking at them!” ” We love the photos!! Seriously can not stop looking at them. SO many good shots too! Love!! We can’t thank you and Tyler enough” – Tawny

“Love!!! So so so sweet!! Wow you are quick!! Thanks!! I’m getting so tech savvy just in the short time knowing you Thank you for capturing them in their bliss :)” –  Sonia

“Love!!! So so so sweet!! Wow you are quick!! Thanks!! I’m getting so tech savvy just in the short time knowing you Thank you for capturing them in their bliss :)” – Sonia

“We loved them. I actually meant to tell you that we traveled home for Thanksgiving and were able to all spend some time together looking at them. It was awesome and everyone was so happy with them. We have never had something like that done and I think it was probably the perfect gift for my parents. So thank you!” –  Ryan Mohr

“We loved them. I actually meant to tell you that we traveled home for Thanksgiving and were able to all spend some time together looking at them. It was awesome and everyone was so happy with them. We have never had something like that done and I think it was probably the perfect gift for my parents. So thank you!” – Ryan Mohr

“Hi Cristal. We just want to thank you and Tyler so much for making our wedding so amazing. Everyone had a blast doing photos with you guys. We can’t wait to see them. Dave has already confirmed that he would like you two to do family photos, baby photos whatever other pics we need. You are Amazing and I’m bubbling over with anticipation!!!” “Oh Cristal I am so in love with them all. I bawled and my cheeks hurt from smiling. I love them all. U blow my mind. You have captured everyone’s personality and the love. You’re amazing.” –  Eryn & Dave

“Hi Cristal. We just want to thank you and Tyler so much for making our wedding so amazing. Everyone had a blast doing photos with you guys. We can’t wait to see them. Dave has already confirmed that he would like you two to do family photos, baby photos whatever other pics we need. You are Amazing and I’m bubbling over with anticipation!!!”
“Oh Cristal I am so in love with them all. I bawled and my cheeks hurt from smiling. I love them all. U blow my mind. You have captured everyone’s personality and the love. You’re amazing.” – Eryn & Dave

“Love the photos! We’re so happy with what you did with the photos” “Oh they’re beautiful!! Thanks for being the best photographer!!!”  –  Colton & Alanna

“Love the photos! We’re so happy with what you did with the photos” “Oh they’re beautiful!! Thanks for being the best photographer!!!”

Colton & Alanna

“It was so wonderful working with you. Thanks for making us over-thinkers so relaxed and comfortable. These are above and beyond what I ever dreamed. Many years of waiting to have “family” photos. Such a gift to us. Thank you again so VERY much.” –  Rachel Miller

“It was so wonderful working with you. Thanks for making us over-thinkers so relaxed and comfortable. These are above and beyond what I ever dreamed. Many years of waiting to have “family” photos. Such a gift to us. Thank you again so VERY much.” – Rachel Miller

“Awesome! Thank you so much! I sent the kids pics to everyone and they all loved them!” –  Lacey

“Awesome! Thank you so much! I sent the kids pics to everyone and they all loved them!” – Lacey

“Love them all!!!! Thank you so much!!!! Thank you so much for making the special trip. I’m so happy with them!” –  Jacquelyn

“Love them all!!!! Thank you so much!!!! Thank you so much for making the special trip. I’m so happy with them!” – Jacquelyn

Regarding photographing  “A Day at Work at MY96 Radio station”  Kim had this to say “Hey it was great meeting you and spending the morning with you here. It’s great connecting with my fellow Sask-ites! I really admire your work and I’m a big fan! Be sure to include your card so I can recommend your work to our management! Lots of great comments on your work. Thanks again.”  Regarding (top 50 under 50 article in the Hat…) “Fantastic work! Love it. Thank you again for helping me out with this project, anytime you need a favor just say the word! I will put in 110% effort with whatever you need!” –  Kim Johnston

Regarding photographing “A Day at Work at MY96 Radio station” Kim had this to say “Hey it was great meeting you and spending the morning with you here. It’s great connecting with my fellow Sask-ites! I really admire your work and I’m a big fan! Be sure to include your card so I can recommend your work to our management! Lots of great comments on your work. Thanks again.”

Regarding (top 50 under 50 article in the Hat…) “Fantastic work! Love it. Thank you again for helping me out with this project, anytime you need a favor just say the word! I will put in 110% effort with whatever you need!” – Kim Johnston