Love Yourself. Fiercely. | Boudoir Photography | Fort McMurray, Alberta Photographers

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I did something I’ve never done, it was completely on a whim.  The thought literally came to me one minute before it was posted on Facebook, and the messages and comments began.  I asked for someone to be my boudoir model; someone who would be completely okay with their photos going public and being used in marketing materials; and, someone that reflects my average client.  In return that lovely lady would receive a free boudoir session.

I was absolutely overwhelmed by the response, I had no idea the post would attract so much interest.  Although, I hadn’t asked for personal stories, they started pouring in.  I’m not going to lie, I had no idea how I was going to choose.  How could I choose between stories of low self confidence and weight loss journeys?  What scale or grading system could possibly be used to measure such things?  And, did I even want to be the judge of that at all?  My husband tells me that I overthink everything.  Maybe I do.  I knew that no matter what I decided I would offend someone and I did, negative messages were private messaged to my Facebook page.  It bummed me out.  My husband tells me that I can’t please everyone.  I think there’s no harm in trying.
Alas, I made a decision.  One woman commented simply stating her age and the ages of her two children.  I creeped her Facebook page.  Her cover photo stated “Just in case no one told you today…You are good enough”.  Something kept pulling me back to her, I wasn’t sure why, but I went with it.
She showed up with her 20 year old daughter for support, a story that broke my heart, and a spirit that absolutely moved me.  The question of why I was drawn to her was answered.  She needed this, she deserved this and the universe brought us together to make sure it happened.

On your journey to self love, a boudoir session may be the beginning, somewhere in the middle, or it may be a celebration of allowing yourself to love yourself fearlessly and fiercely!  The most important thing is that you remind yourself everyday that you are worth it – the universe will take care of the rest.  xoSpecial thanks to two wonderful ladies who always make our girls look and feel amazing in the “getting ready room”…

Hair:  Mel Houston
Makeup:  Angela Dean



















Chrystal Stringer | Edmonton Boudoir Photographer

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Hi, I'm Chrystal (she/her) and I'm so happy you're here! 

If you're looking to feast your eyes on couples in love, raw emotion and vibrant scenes, you've come to the right place.

I'm an Edmonton wedding photographer for couples madly in love, and those who love to laugh right from their hearts (and bellies).  Over the past 10 years I've been very lucky to photograph weddings of all kinds and sizes including Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Fijian, Chinese weddings and all sorts of fusions.  I've photographed teeny tiny elopements to grand celebrations, LGBTQ+ weddings and inter-racial weddings, as well as destination weddings in places like Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Las Vegas, Canmore, Banff, and Newfoundland - in addition to the beautiful Edmonton weddings and Fort McMurray weddings I've had the privilege to be a part of.  

I would love to here more about you.  LET'S CONNECT!