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Camilla + Sam | Fort Chipewyan Wedding

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Bride and groom standing on rocks

Camilla and Sam’s gorgeous outdoor wedding has definitely been a highlight of Summer 2019. The beautiful scenery and friendly people made this trip everything I thought it would be.

I was thrilled when Camilla contacted me about her Fort Chipewyan wedding. I had heard that it was gorgeous, and looked a lot like Newfoundland, and was incredibly excited to shoot a wedding a there.

The journey to Fort Chip started on a little plane that seats only 8 passengers. We flew north of Fort McMurray for one hour. When we landed I found myself in the middle of very familiar landscape of rugged rock and a very large body of water. I started envisioning the wedding photos immediately. Camilla met me at the airport and we took a drive through town. The more we drove, and the more we explored, the more I couldn’t wait to get started!

The wedding day started with rain (hello 2018 and 2019 weddings…every. single. Saturday). But it eventually cleared up and left the most beautiful sky over a gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony site. A teepee overlooking a massive lake was the scene. This is where the town of Fort Chipewyan came to witness Camilla and Sam’s commitment to each other. They cheered as Camilla entered and cried as Sam cried. It was an amazing scene. One that I won’t soon forget.

Engagement ring
Bride getting ready
Bride with bouquet
Grooms shoes, tie and cuff links
Groom getting ready
Groom getting ready
Outdoor wedding ceremony with teepee
Outdoor wedding ceremony wildflowers
Bridesmaids at outdoor wedding ceremony
Groom crying at outdoor wedding ceremony
Outdoor wedding ceremony
Outdoor wedding ceremony
Outdoor wedding ceremony
Outdoor wedding ceremony
Bride and groom under veil
Bride and bridesmaids
Bride and Groom at outdoor wedding
Bride and Groom at outdoor wedding
Bride and groom with vintage fire truck
Bride and Groom at outdoor wedding
Groom and groomsmen
Wedding party walking
Bride and groom laughing
Bride and groom walking
bride and groom standing on rocks
Bride and bridesmaid dancing
groom and groomsmen
bride and groom standing on driftwood
bride and groom walking

Camilla and Sam, thank you so much for inviting me to join you in Fort Chip! It was a pleasure to spend time with you and your wedding party (so fun!). And, thanks so much to Sam’s dad for use of his van, and his thoughtfulness and generosity. He definitely made sure we were hydrated and fed at all times. Everyone was just so incredibly friendly and giving. We are so grateful for the experience.

Camilla and Sam’s Wonderful Vendors:

Dress: The Bridal Boutique

Guy’s Suits: Bob Barrett Mens Apparel

Flowers: The Flower Studio

Hair: Edmund Mercredi, Ponytails + Horseshoes

Other outdoor wedding ceremonies we love:

Sherwood Park Wedding Photography | Leah + Nick

Melinda + Tyler | Married in Janvier, Alberta

Laura + Steve | Greenland Garden Wedding in Sherwood Park, Alberta

Sheena + Michael | Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Fort McMurray, Alberta


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!