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!
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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 shoot 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. On my smaller package that only has 1 photographer he is my assistant and on the other two packages he is my second shooter/assistant! I love working with him!
Do you correct and edit your photos?
Yes I personally edit all my photos and it includes some basic Photoshop and skin retouching, and some artistic editing on select photos.
Do you give a high resolution DVD of my images?
I provide a digital copy of all your images, I have a couple different options to do this that we can discuss. One of them that clients are loving more than DVDs is 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 vs only 1 DVD that can be lost or scratched. Clients are loving and preferring this over a DVD copy.
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.
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 are completed within 6-8weeks, depending on how big the package is and have found I’m usually faster than that because I take a limited amount of clients each year.
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 ; )
Your wedding fee would be reimbursed to you in the extremely unlikely event that we are both in that condition.
*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.
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