five top five – Christine Wills Photography


all images by Christine Wills Photography

i was first introduced to Christine when she submitted the Alice in Wonderland-inspired collaborative shoot that she was part of, and i loved her work on that project (and apparently, so did you – the post is already one of our most-viewed).  i am now excited to help you get to know her better through this interview! enjoy!

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tell us a little bit about yourself & what you do in the edmonton wedding world!

I started my photography company in Edmonton in 2009 – I was still in university and wondering what life would look like after graduation, but knew that I had a passion for photographing people and wanted to make it work. After several years of hard work, lots of learning, and some fabulous people supporting me, I hit my stride and decided to specialize in wedding photography. I would describe my style as creative photojournalism – I really love telling the story of the couple and of the wedding day, in a genuine, artistic way. My couples are all so different, each wedding is very unique and wonderful, and keeps my job interesting and engaging – pun intended!

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top five best things about your job:

– I get to be both an artist and a business person
– Every day of work is different
– I meet so many interesting people!
– Wedding cake
– Capturing and preserving people’s memories!

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top five edmonton wedding vendors you love working with:

– Blushed Beaute
Shandro Photo
Edmonton Makeup Artists
Two Buds Floral Artistry
Rustic Charm Design and Signs

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for photographers: top five things to do when you’re not taking photos:

– Edit, edit, and edit
– Obsess over my website
– Drink coffee, tea, and hot chocolate all day long
– Take pictures of my dog
– Online shopping

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top five ways to make a wedding unique:

– Focus on your ‘thing’ as a couple – even if its weird or small, like a tv show

– Take care of your guests – think about what your friends and family like to do and put your own spin on it

– Go non-traditional in some aspects (catering by your favourite fast food place, for example)

– Make the reception interactive, so people aren’t sitting in their chairs all evening
– Be yourself!

top five things to do in edmonton:

Remedy Cafe to get a chai
– Going for a walk in the river valley in the fall
– Saturday farmers markets
– Drink a mocha from Transcend
Duchess Bake Shop – and eat everything

well, we think Christine’s awesome! how about you? give her some love on facebook or check out her website here.