Ashley & Nic
“To the beautiful Célestine,
Thank you for the magic that is your eye for seeing the best kind of love. When we met 3 years ago, capturing our first pregnancy high up on a mountain at sunrise, we just knew that it would only be you to by our sides on our wedding day. We have been reveling in our album secretly for weeks. We are in awe of how you were able to truly capture every single feeling we had that day. The detail is stunning (the photos of everyone’s folded hands during the prayer take one’s breathe away) The lighting is beyond perfect. You are so at ease with your camera. You so easily made us all feel like it truly was just a day of hanging out in the mountains, with a really cool chick taking photographs of us and our besties.
Thank you for the FaceTime date before our day, when you took the time to go over every detail that couldn’t be missed. That time spent meant so much to us. It showed just how much you truly care.
Thank you for being on time at the beginning of the day and taking out your camera the second you arrived, we appreciate your promptness to get to the job done.
Thank you for all of the extras like borrowing me your jacket when I most definitely forgot to bring one. Coming to our rescue numerous times throughout the day with your wedding magic aka safety pins and advice.
Thank you for making us laugh all day.
Thank you for being willing to be adventurous with us, trekking through creek-beds and tall trees to beautiful still mountain water. Or climbing up small mountains. We will adventure with you any day, Momma!!
Thank you for being authentic, with such a kind demeanor when it was just us and yourself. You made us both feel so comfortable when a time could feel so silly.
Thank you for staying late to make sure that each dance was captured with every step.
Célestine, you have the kindest heart and are so pleasant to work with. You are professional. You are smart. You are unbelievably talented. We were elated to be surrounded by those we love most on our wedding day and could not have ever imagined having anyone more perfect to capture our day for us. Each image we will cherish for as long as we both live. That feeling we both shared on our wedding day will forever be in our hearts and now in our hands. For that we thank you a million moons over.
You are a gift Célestine and you have an undeniable one too. We are so so grateful for you and the memories you have given us. We love you forever and always. We simply cannot wait to work with you again.
Alexandra and Connor
"We can't recommend Célestine enough - we had such a wonderful experience with her for our winter wedding in Canmore this year.
Her communication style is prompt, clear and she was so easy to coordinate with during the planning process - a few quick meetings and she instantly felt like a friend. She was genuinely invested in our experience and easily put together a package that worked for us.
On our wedding day, Célestine arrived early, just as we were re locating some of the bridesmaids to a different cabin, and she set down her bag and jumped right in- helping carry suitcases next door. Her work speaks for itself but that is just a small example of how, in addition to her talent, she is also a genuinely lovely person. Her presence was the perfect balance of helpful, efficient, and non invasive. Shooting with her was relaxed and easy ... even in -18C and in front of a camera, we both felt at ease.
Célestine captured our day perfectly- we're thrilled with the photos. Her eye and editing choices were on point. She didn't miss a single detail – viewing our photos is just like reliving the day all over again. We are definitely grateful that she was recommended to us, and that we were able to have her involved in our day.
There are many talented photographers in this industry, and we were able to meet with a handful of photographers throughout our planning process, but we are both so grateful that we went with Célestine. To be honest I’m not sure we would have been able to say all of these same things about our experience with someone else. The photo quality is important, and Célestine’s talent is clear in her work, but as a photographer her presence, personality and genuine nature are an important element to what makes her stand out. Schedule a time to meet with her and see for yourself."
Michael & chelsea
Chelsea - "Célestine photographed our wedding back in July, and did an incredible job (in really difficult lighting as well!). We chose her because she was excellent at landscape and people, and we couldn't have been more happy with the result. Incredible shots of the location, and we now have family photos that we'll treasure for a very long time, as well as the perfect candid shots of our guests to remind us of the day. She was professional (and lovely) to talk with up to the date, and even stayed later than we had asked to capture some shots in twilight. I only wish we had more time to hang out with her during and after the wedding :) If anyone needs a photographer in the Canmore area, I can't recommend her enough. She produces beautiful work and is clearly invested in capturing the most heartfelt moments of the day. Thanks again Célestine, from both of us!"
Michael - "Celestine was the perfect choice to photograph our wedding. Not only was she a pleasure to be around, but she got excellent results in difficult lighting conditions (our wedding took place in the bright midday sun with a lot of contrasty-shadows). Our family, our friends, and my wife and I all very much enjoyed the photographs, and I'll definitely book Celestine as the photographer to my second wedding. Couldn't recommend highly enough."
Ben & Bhumi
“Célestine is not only an incredibly talented photographer, but she is one of the kindest people we have ever met! She made us feel so comfortable during our session. We were so lucky to have her do our engagement photos in Banff National Park. She went above and beyond and our photos turned out beautiful. We have received so many compliments from our friends and family. We hope one day we can have her photograph us again. Would recommend her to anyone. Wishing her all the best!”
RACHEL & MATTHEW
“Absolutely the BEST!!! Since our wedding we have not stopped talking about how amazing Celestine was that day. She was so prepared for the elements (we were married outside during a snowfall). She was so thoughtful and brought little hand and feet warmers for me!!!! She took the time to try and get to know my husband and me - she really made the experience very personal, and in turn our photos were so much fun. She is also so talented, our photos are absolutely perfect. The photos feel like they captured the moment; no awkward posing which can happen so easily in wedding photos. Instead, real pictures that are so full of life and love. Having Celestine do our pictures was without a doubt the best wedding decision we made and would recommend her to anyone.”
Patricia & Royce
“I cannot say enough amazing things about Celestine! She was so easy to work with prior to our photoshoot and so professional and friendly during the shoot which made me instantly comfortable working with her. She gave us great instruction, was a trooper in the cold, and really delivered the maternity photos of my dreams. She is a true talent and it shows in her work. Would 100% work with her again.”
TARA & KYLE
"We cannot speak highly enough about Célestine. She photographed our wedding in August and it was absolutely perfect. She made the entire day so easy and managed to capture every moment! Our guests loved her as much as we did! The day would not have been as special without her."
Chance & Jillese
"Celestine did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. The one thing about our wedding that I really did vast research on was photography. After browsing through many different sites and recommendations we booked Celestine. Celestine's style and talent when it comes to photography is captivating. Her photos really do capture the true raw emotion in those beautiful candid life moments. Celestine is so great to work with, from the day we met her we knew we made the right choice, she has a contagious bubbly personality behind the lens that shines through showing her passion for photography. She went the extra mile when it came to our engagement photos -- out in Peyto Lake in the winter, hiking her camera gear up the mountain side with a smile on her face. During our wedding photo session she turned the chilly hours we spent outside into fun with our wedding party -- everyone was laughing and smiling. I highly recommend Celestine Aerden Photography. Life is too short not to capture the amazing moments in your life with a great photographer :)"
David & dianne
“We traveled from the states to have Celestine photograph us for our engagement photos. She did not disappoint! We are so in love with how the photos turned out. Celestine was very personable, nice and very easy to get along with. She definitely has an eye for photography as she was always on the look out for great backdrop to set up for our shots. She's prompt and clear on her communication and was easy to coordinate with given that we live in the states. I would definitely recommend her! :)”
andrew & kristine
"My wife and I worked with Celestine for our fall wedding as we were very impressed by her photos and love for capturing nature. She was very prompt and professional when we had to meet or discuss details via email. She is very easy to talk to and willing to do all she could to make the day special. When the big day came everything went according to plan and we couldn't be happier with the results. Would definitely recommend working with this wonderful professional photographer."
brandi & louis
"My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Celestine to shoot our Christmas/pregnancy announcement photographs. Celestine is a very talented individual who is patient, makes you (as the client) feel incredibly comfortable, and is full of creative ideas. Our photos came out better than I could have imagined! Celestine is professional, dependable, and insanely skilled. It is very clear that photography is her passion. I am hopeful that we will one day get the opportunity to shoot with her again!"
Melody & Tin
“We had a wonderful experience with Celestine from our initial online communication to meeting for our engagement photo session. She is so sweet and comfortable to work with! It was our first time having our photos taken by a professional photographer and we really appreciated her help and patience guiding us the whole way. It was a lovely experience and we'd recommend Celestine to anyone!”
Aimee & Colin
“Celestine was such a dream to work with. As two people who get a bit shy around a camera, she helped us to feel totally comfortable. We were traveling from California for a mini-vacation and wanted some updated photos of us while in Canada and she captured our love and the location so perfectly. We now have memories that will last a lifetime and can't wait to return to work with Celestine again!”
Jane & clayton
“We are so grateful to have had Célestine photograph our wedding day for us. She made the process of having our picture taken feel fun and natural, and was able to capture such beautiful, genuine moments of love, joy, laughter, and connection. Célestine was a pleasure to work with from start to finish!”
kyla & vince
“Celestine is the best!
She is so fun to work with, and made us feel very comfortable. We had a very overcast, dreary (and freezing) evening, but somehow she made our pictures look gorgeous!
Thanks Celestine 💕”
Sana & Adil
“Celestine was a wonderful photographer. She had a wonderful artistic eye and captured our photos in the most beautiful manner.
She was professional, kind, and very responsive with our questions.
I would highly recommend Celestine! She is awesome!!”
Lisa & Johnny
“Célestine is incredible! She did my maternity photos and we are absolutely obsessed with them! She was amazing to work with and very personable but still professional!
I will definitely be working with her again!”
marise & josh
“Celestine is an amazing photographer!! So happy we chose her to capture our wedding.”