Cristal Bennett
Cristal Bennett

Cristal Bennett

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Introduction: Hey there, I'm Cristal. I'm a love + story photographer based in Bellingham, Washington. I've been working as a professional photographer for over 10 years now. Before that I had another career as a dual language elementary school teacher. Sometime during those years I realized the emotional impact of having your loved ones in the frame. My photography is about the connection between you and your loved ones. It is often candid. It's about capturing those those luminous, fleeting moments that we all wish we could savor just a little bit longer. Each and every client experience is fully customizable.
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Current Top Pro

Hired 40 times

2 similar jobs done near you

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1 employee

10 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo

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Facebook, Instagram

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Jan - Jun

Current Top Pro

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Featured Projects

298 photos

  • Peace Arch Park Wedding

    Wedding and Event Photography

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Deepti D.
Sep 28, 2021
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Cristal was our photographer for my baby shower and I can’t say enough about how professional Cristal is and the quality of work that she provides.She has an amazing eye and was so easy to work with.I loved all the pictures taken;she captured all the love,joy and emotion felt during the event beautifully.

Details: Bridal or baby shower • Fewer than 25 guests • Indoors • Flash drive

Wedding and Event Photography
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Shannon S.
Aug 1, 2021
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Cristal was an amazing blessing to have for our wedding! We couldn't be happier with her services as well as her personality, professionalism, patience, and sincerity. We were blown away by how comfortable she made us feel, and how sweet she is - you can instantly feel how truly kind she is. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a genuinely heartfelt photographer. Upon meeting her we could tell that she was exactly what we were looking for. I would hire her again with zero hesitation, and I hope you do too!! Honestly we so incredibly happy with the entire experience from start to finish. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer than Cristal, and wouldn't change a single thing. The photographs are beyond beautiful, and we are forever grateful for your lovely talent and vision to capture our special memories. Thank you again for the amazing service you provided for us!!

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Pranaya S.
Jul 3, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Cristal is amazing! We had such a fantastic time shooting our engagement photos with her! She captures all of the special moments and makes it a fun shoot! Her photos came out beautifully

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Traditional posed • Candid • Artful composition and lighting • Natural or environmental • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • Physical proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc.

Engagement Photography
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Mackenzie m.
Jul 3, 2021
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Awesome experience! Cristal is extremely professional, easy going, and direct in her intentions for the shoot. Beautiful pictures with minimal effort as the bride. She was very supportive with us enjoying the party and not feeling taken back by the photos. Highly recommend!

Details: Wedding • 25 - 49 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download • Flash drive • CD / DVD • Physical proofs or prints

Wedding and Event Photography
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Crystal L.
May 30, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Cristal saved me from a not so good experience with another photographer...she's very personable and easy going yet professional. Her photos were beautiful, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and she has the eye!

Details: Home • Outdoors • Website • Fashion / jewelry • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I customize each wedding package to each couple. The overall price is based on the location, the number of people attending an event, and how in demand my schedule is on your wedding date. All images are edited and delivered via an online gallery. These are high resolution with a print release. Wedding galleries are delivered in 4-8 weeks and engagement sessions 2-4 weeks. Engagement sessions, second photographers, prints, wall art and albums also available for purchase

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I communicate through a series of emails, meeting in person or having a video call or two, and text messages. I am friendly and try to provide my customers with the information needed to be their most successful and happy selves.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Sam Houston State University. During my time there I immersed myself in the darkroom, developing and printing 35 mm to medium and large format film and prints. One of my favorite classes was an alternative printing class where we were introduced to a variety of non-standard photographic processes. I was trained in studio lighting. I also was able to learn Adobe Photoshop from people who had used it since it had come out. Before moving to a 4 year university, I attended photography classes at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. I spent a lot of time taking color printing classes. I also won my first photo contest here for a black and white print.

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