Fort McMurray headshot photographer does a self portrait

Crystal Mercredi of Life and Portraits 

OBSESSED with photography (obviously), coffee and my 3 family!

Why should you hire me to take those photos?

You deserve for your photography to be custom, because you are not a copycat. You don’t want images just like everyone else’s. You need someone who is an expert at what they do so they can create custom art that is meaningful for you. I am that expert. The truth is, anyone can say they’re a professional photographer, but a close look through my portfolio shows you that you are getting more than a click of a camera, and there is even more behind the scenes that you won’t know you’re missing until you experience custom photography from an expert in the field. I am an award winning photographer, and am recognized by The National Association for Professional Child Photographers, Child Photo Competition, and The Accredited  Professional Newborn Photographers Internationale. Plus on top of all that I have a BEd and have been working with children my entire life. I use professional gear, and study constantly alongside world renown artists in order to continue growing, always pushing to achieve better imagery with each shoot, so your session will be my best yet. My sessions provide you with heirloom quality imagery to be enjoyed for generations.

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” —Benjamin Franklin

So what makes this process special?

First of all, we plan your session, we don’t hope everything falls into place. Then we shoot until we get what we wanted, because time limits don’t create magic. I hand edit your images because each piece of your custom artwork is unique. Your images are loaded into backups to ensure they’re safe, and onto a client portal so you can choose what you’d like to purchase. You will be guided towards what you need and what will improve the quality of your everyday life, not left to try and guess or buy what you think everyone else is buying. I don’t make you pay for images up front, because I am confident that I will deliver images you will love enough to purchase after seeing them.

I am not an assembly line with you as my product, I am an artist with you as my muse.

Trust your family photos, special occasion photos, and once in a lifetime photos to a custom photographer who will ensure you have a gallery of beautiful of artwork to immerse yourself in. Trust me to be the catalyst for a great day, and create a full gallery of images you won’t be able to stop staring at.


Studio Located at 195 Westwood Crescent (by appointment only)

Fort McMurray, Alberta