Cristal Bennett
Cristal Bennett

Cristal Bennett

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Introduction: Hi! I'm Cristal. I'm a love + story photographer based in Stanwood, Washington. I am so happy you stopped by. The photographs I create are about the connection between you and your loved ones. It is often candid and always emotive. I strive for my images to be timeless. When you look back at these images, my intention is for you to remember exactly how you felt in those moments. My approach is relaxed and easy going. I understand that you want natural photos without hours of posing. The one thing I love hearing from clients time and time again is that having portraits taken was easy and a really enjoyable part of the day. By working with people I connect well with and by taking the time to get to know them, I am able to work quickly and with intentionality on the day. Your love story is unique and that is why each and every client experience is fully customizable. Let’s chat about what your vision is and what kind of tangible art you’d like when we are done. I'm also available to help with planning, tips, or advice before or after the session.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 43 times

Background checked

1 employee

8 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

Top pro status

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2020

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2021

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

340 photos

  • Summer Wedding at a Nursery

    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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Alicia M.
Jul 11, 2022
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Cristal is the absolute best. I am blown away by her talent. She is such a quick thinker and can work so fast with the situation given to her. I got married on a particularly sunny day and Cristal worked hard to keep everyone in the shade and find the perfect lighting--often putting herself in the blazing hot sun! Not only did she produce stunning photos, she had a pretty amazing turnaround time. I was very pleasantly surprised. She's also just a flat-out amazing, funny person. It was so easy to be myself and relaxed around her, which is hard on a stressful day like your wedding ;)

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Pranaya S.
Jul 3, 2021
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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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Anna H.
Mar 20, 2022
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Cristal was amazing to work with!! She was so relaxed and professional, working with us on our timeline and getting all the photos we hoped for. She left Polaroids behind which was such a fun way to have something to remember the day, immediately. We can't wait to see our photos!!

Details: Wedding • 25 - 49 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Cristal Bennett's reply
Thanks so much Anna! I had the best time and your photos look amazing so far! It was so great to meet you and your loved ones.
Wedding and Event Photography
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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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Valerie R.
Jun 25, 2022
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This was a very small, private function and Cristal was the utmost professional. She did her job as unobtrusively as possible and captured beautiful moments. We were truly pleased with the results.

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

Wedding and Event Photography
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Cristal Bennett

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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